Monday, May 26, 2014

Medford and San Diego

I am SUCH a terrible blogger. This trip was all the way back in May and I am finally posting pictures from it. haha! So, instead of a play by play of what happened I will mostly just let the pictures speak for themselves.

I spent about 5 days in San Diego with my sister, Devrey, and her awesome family! Then I flew up to Medford to see my parents and Hannah and Hope at home. It was such a wonderful trip and we made so many amazing memories together. Family is everything!

Oliver and Hope eating gogurts in Dad's truck

I love my sisters!

Mom presented dad with the bouquet after winning our croquet match! haha. So cute!

Our "sneak out girls night" at Shari's! It's tradition!

Hannah and Hope playing in the river with Oliver.

This kid doesn't care about cold. I love it!

Auntie Hope helping Oliver look over the bridge.

Oliver loves his Mimi!

Our family spot! 

Oliver playing in the dirt with Papa.... diaperless. haha

He tolerates my kisses!

I love my handsome little boy.

Devrey literally lives next door to the San Diego temple. It was gorgeous!

We took walks on the grounds almost every day.

Luke and Oliver playing at the beach

More beach time!

Carousel ride with Oliver and Dev and Luke!

We all hiked to Black's Beach together (it was actually a nude beach.... haha)


Luke and Ollie in the tub together. They will LOVE this pic someday. ;)

Chris and Dev and I got a sitter for the kids and had a night out together!

I love my sis so much I can hardly stand it!

Dev and Chris! Such an amazing couple!

Renting a surrey to explore San Diego together! I love that the boys match!

Sea World!

Oliver loved the dolphin show

I love my bailers!

The orca show

Hand feeding the sting rays.... haha! My face says it all.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I completed a New Year's resolution! Hooray! I ran my first marathon in May with Austin by my side. He and I trained all year (even in the snow) for this day and we did great! We finished in just over 4 hours (I think the exact time was 4:11)... so not SO great... but still. For my first marathon I didn't care what time I got. My goal was just to finish the entire thing without walking at all. And, we did it! We ran the entire time.

For the first 13 miles I had a really hard time. I was suffering from morning sickness and all the farm smells really got to me. I don't mean to use my pregnancy as an excuse but MAN those smells! UGH! I about died. And when anyone with strong perfume ran by I wanted to chase after them screaming, "who the heck wears perfume for a race, you idiot?!!". Austin thought I was being pretty hilarious! It was so great to have him there encouraging me and helping me through the first half.

Then, I miraculously got a bunch of energy around mile 13 that kept me strong the rest of the time. So, when we hit mile 20ish and Austin started getting shaky I was able to push him on and keep him running strong until the end!

We made such a great team! I'm so lucky I had him as my running partner. 

We didn't take any pictures except this one... and it's not that great. But, here you go!