Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Goodbye 20's HELLO 30's!!!

My pretty flowers

My balloons with Mikaila playing in them I love this pic!
No pic of banana pancakes I ate them too quick!

Opening presents with the kiddos

At my 2nd b-day party, LOOK at the size of that cake!!

Yes you read that right! I turned the big "3-0" on January 6th. I had a wonderful day it started off with Mikael waking me up with Banana pancakes, balloons and roses! What a great husband it has taken me 5 years but I think he is almost trained ;) Isaak took a nice long nap so I was able to color my hair, shower, get ready, play games with Mikaila and take a nap myself. It was so nice. My friend just had a baby so I was able to make her dinner she couldnt believe I was making her dinner on my birthday but I was so happy to be doing something for her. So in exchange she made me a yummy chocolate cake and sang Happy Birthday to me! Then later that evening Mikaels parents came over for cake, ice cream and presents. Mikael got me an IPOD shuffle, I've been hinting I need one so I'll have music when I'm running. I received a lot of phone calls, emails, texts and messages of Facebook. It was a really GREAT day and I felt so LOVED!
Then Friday a couple of my friends had a Birthday Party for me! It was so fun talking with everyone and catching up. Jessica's husband Erik made my birthday cake and WOW!! it was the largest cake I've ever seen. Complete with trick candles that relite...stupid candles! Anyway after food, cake, ice cream, singing, talking, laughing, balloons, no kidS and presents the party came to an end. I don't think I've had a birthday this fun in years!! Thanks to everyone who helped out and who came it truly was a memorable night!!

So something I have been thinking about and have decided is that since I am 30 this year I would cross off 3 things on my TO DO list. The first one I've decided is to Run a Marathon, I am going to run the Portland Marathon 10-10-2010 it is 9 months away. I have found a program to follow from www.halhigdon.com it is a 30 week program so it starts March 16th but I am going to start training now slowly until then. Although I am in great shape I am not in runners shape.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and all that is in store.
As for the other two things I'm not sure what they are yet but I've got all year to figure it out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Long overdue update!!

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged. Christmas has come and went, new years is the past and my 30th Birthday is right around the corner.
Mikaila also danced in her first dance recital. She was so cute performing she did a great job! A few days before we left for Utah we had an early christmas with Pearce and Nana and Papa. They gave all the kids pajamas and books. They all LOVED them!! We traveled to Utah for Christmas this year and since Santa has so much to bring we drove, 14 hours in the car with two kids is something I do not recommend! This was Isaak first long car ride and lets just say we won't be doing that for a long time!!
We had a great holiday season baking, decorating, shopping and celebrating Christ. A few of our activites included Black Friday shopping (thanks Lynette for going with me) there is something about waking up at 4am to go shopping. Ice skating in Sherwood with friends, decorating our house and tree, it took me over 4 hours to do just the tree! building and destroying the gingerbread house, lights at temple square, dinner with friends (without kids) and baking cookies for Santa. I took Mikaila to the mall to see Santa and she asked him for a dollhouse and he told her he'd bring her one, good thing to know the day before Christmas. Needless to say Santa followed through...barely! We had a great Christmas with family and friends. One tradition is Christmas Eve at my mom's house. She moved back to Utah in September and we stayed at her new place with her. Every year gets better watching my children faces light up as bright as the tree. Christmas morning we went to Mikael's sisters house for breakfast then drove to Evanston, WY to spend sometime with my dad. My parents are divorced and it has been 15 years since I have seen my dad on Christmas day. We had a great visit and Mikaila got to see the horses. She can't wait to ride them in the summer.
As for my birthday well that's tomorrow. Look for a new post coming soon ;)