Monday, September 19, 2011


my good friend, Erin, and I ran the
Camp Pendleton Heart Break Ridge Half Marathon
13.1 miles
(actually according to my mine and my cousins gps, it was 13.6 miles)
every STEP is worth documenting in my book! 

we carb'd up the night before

It was pretty humbling running next to these guys during the race. They wore ALL of their gear: gas masks, heavy backpacks, big boots, and some even carried a flag while running! I couldn't help but get a little teary eyed when I passed a couple of them and I patted one of them on the back and the sweat just gushed off of him where I touched him. It was so symbolic of what these men and all of those who fight for us do everyday in our behalf.   Incredibly humbling.

Pre-race with our good friend Brett

my cousin who has ran a marathon recommended trying jolly ranchers throughout the race. 
GREAT recommendation.

finish line. this feeling doesn't get much better.

Erin was such a great partner in crime. 
COULDN'T have done it without her.

Krystle's dad ran with Brett, and Krystle came to support the crew

I passed out 6 feet before the finish line and this is how I finished.. in the arms of my Prince triumphantly carrying me across.
Okay, that's not true, but would have been a pretty awesome story to tell, right?

Thursday, September 15, 2011


we had a fiesta going away party for our sweet friends, the CLAWSONS
so sad to see them go, but feel SO blessed to have gotten to spend so much time with them over the last year.
they really are salt of the earth kind of people that we will never forget. 

dax came dressed the part. 
just look at that cute little thug. kills me.
like father like son

i know what you're thinking.. she absolutely gorgeous.. it's true.
and whats even better is that she is even more gorgeous on the inside. 
one of the classiest women i will ever meet. 

theres no playing around with jeremy.. 
broke the pinata AND the broom. punk.

i have LOVED having DAXTON so close in age with London (they are about a week and a half apart), they are so cute when they play together.. oh i just love that little boy.

oh, we'll miss you Alice, Corbin, and Daxton! 
Congratulations on the job, and GOOD LUCK with the next phase of life! 
so exciting for you guys! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

the dryer

she's in there for about 23 hours of the day.
well, she would be if i would let her.

i don't think i need to say much more, the pictures pretty much tell the story. 

a new day.. but same ole story.. 
(yes, those are piggies.. can you even believe it? she looks 13 years old in this pictures to me.)

..and i'm sure history will repeat itself today as well.