Monday, June 20, 2011

Is that Robert De Niro??

Just wanted to give a shout out to a couple of my favorite fathers out there!! 

 I seriously could not ask for a better dad for my girls. He loves them a ridiculous amount and it really shows! I know he would do absolutely anything for them, and I hope they know that too.

He is always willing to "babysit" them for me when I want to go out with the girls or go running. He LOVES to spend time with them, and who wouldn't they are pretty cute! ha ha 

There is nothing better than watching the girl's faces when they see dad walk through the door at the end of the's pure bliss. 
We did this really fun question and answer thing in primary yesterday with the kids and I thought I should see what Chloe thought her dad liked. SO i asked her a few questions. here are her cute answers...She might be a little small for this. she was pretty confused with most of the questions....but it was still cute!
How old is dad? six
what is dad’s name? reedan
what is dad’s favorite color? blue
what is dad’s favorite food? french fries
what is your favorite thing to do with dad? paint
what does dad do at work? go swimming
why do you love your dad? cause i love my dad 
why does daddy love you? cause he loves me

She gave me the weirdest most confused look on those last duh. he loves me cause he LOVES me. ha ha she is adorable! 

Thanks for being such a great dad. Love you hunny!

And then there is my AMAZING daddy-O.

Bet you didn't know he was a twin did ya??

Ok maybe not the best picture to compare them, but seriously they look like brudders. 

Steve has got to be the best guy I know hands down. He has taught me so much about being a good person and working hard (though you probably wouldn't have guess that I knew that) He is just a genuinely wonderful person and I am sure everyone knows it. He is always going out of his way to help people and always does the right thing. We always call him the "safety dad" cause he always follows the rules and never breaks em. He is always honest and is very wise....I always think of the wise owl from Mr. dressup when I think of my dad. I would follow his advice any day, he always knows what to do. He is very quiet and hilarious at the same time. We love him so so much! 

He is also a great gandpa, all his grandkids love him so much!  You are the best papa steve!! LOVE you! Happy FAthers day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6 years.

Yup its been 6 years since I married this stud muffin. And it's been grand. I mean we have had our ups and downs of course, who hasn't? But I wouldn't trade it for anything! I LOVE YOU REGAN! 
Happy Anniversary to us!! 

You gotta love our scanned in old pics eh? I have been forever sad that I lost the cd with all my pictures on it. :(  maybe someday when I am that skinny we could get the dress on and take some more pics...BA HA HA I am hilarious. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

geez louise.

I have been having neck pain, since i don't know....forever? but It comes and goes and I just kind of live with it. I have changed my pillow numerous times to try and help, but it was never bad enough i thought i needed to see someone about it really. But since I have been running it has been EXCRUCIATING! uggh i haven't been able to look behind me for days (better not be behind me when I back my truck up!) So my sister finally convinced me to go to a chiropractor. We are covered so I figured it couldn't hurt. He told me I was in rough shape and probably shouldn't be driving! ha ha (like i out!) so he sent me for an x ray yesterday and today i went back to him, where he showed me my x-ray. it looked a little like this:

 The picture on the left is a normal neck "curvature" or so they call it. and the picture on the right is my perfectly straight piece of crap spine.  I have an abnormal cervical (neck) curve, which could be caused from lots of things but I am sure it is due to my extremely bad posture. So the doc told me that cause I have no curve to my neck it is just putting pressure on all my vertebrae and disks and blah blah big words i didn't understand. so I came home and looked it up, and Kyphosis they call it is also called the "hunchback" disease. aaaaawesome. so what your telling me is if I don't fix it I am going to start looking like this guy??

Well I guess it could be worse, at least he had a girlfriend right?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

run fat girl run

Phew i did it! my first 8k ever! 
It was a really great run, the weather was awesome, my legs didn't hurt, I didn't die. good times all around. I may not be able to walk NOW but thats what happens right?  I seriously don't know what is wrong but the top of my left foot hates me. Every time i run i can't walk for a day weird. and this time was the worst of all (I blame the westside hill of death) But it was so worth it. I think. ha ha but really it was a great run and i aaalmost ran the whole thing, until i got to the aforementioned hill. It was killer, to say the least. I NEVER run hills and my hips weren't happy about it. BUT i finished and thats what counts right?? 
Bring on the 10k!
Me and my favorite ladies in the land! Seriously they are the best. we even went garage sale-ing after the run and it was awesome! (and i DO own another tank top other than this one i swear! if SOMEONE would just do that laundry once in a while...jeesh!) 

All of the running buddies we could find! i think we are missing a couple. Sure wish i would have put on my jacket for these pictures, but i am sure you all love a little cleave right? ha ha  I was a little tired, I am always the LAST one to be done. 

I think we are missing a daughter in there....Sam?? ahem.   

And my west side running buddy! she killed me by like 20 minutes!! 

Aaaaand in case you were wanting a little more than just lame pictures of sweaty ladies who just ran their butts off. Here are some cute pics of the kids from the park the other day!
Me and my girls. love them!

 Ash sitting in the rocks just WISHING she could walk so she could go play....someday smash. 

Chloe was being a monkey. ooh ooh aah aahh! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Runnin fool

So I don't think I talk about myself much on this blog. which is weird since it is MY blog. but really besides my IUD incident I don't really feel like I do anything of interest. my life is pretty darn boring actually. I am pretty sure nobody wants to hear about how I sit on my butt all day and play with my kids, feed and bathe them, clean up on occasion. gets pretty monotonous. 
I was going to the gym way back when, but then my realiable gym buddy had to get herself knocked up and I quit going.  So then I decided I better do SOMETHING. so I joined the "learn to run" group at Runnersoul. Which i have probably done twice before and never gotten to the end. once after I had Chloe (i DID do a 10k after that one) and last fall i tried to do it again but my hips had another idea. so this time i was determined to finish. and i did! 3 weeks early! ha ha 
If you don't know what the learn to run club is here is the lowdown. we run a 5k every week, we started with 1 min running and a 5 min walk. then you up your running and decrease your walking every week. so eventually you run the whole thing! I was doing pretty good and we were up to running 5 minutes and walking 2 minutes. but it was HARD. my legs were always just KILLING me. and then my mom made me sign up very last minute to do the 5k with them in calgary so i did! and I did awesome. ha I am not going to lie it was my best run/race i have ever done! I ran the ENTIRE thing without stopping. now i know all you runners might think that is peanuts but i was only up to FIVE minutes in my it was a huge deal for me. And it just seemed like something clicked, like i figured out how to keep pace which is WAY easier than running and then stopping to walk all the time. and I have felt great in all my runs since and have hardly had to walk! yay for me! ( I am allowed to brag right?) 
Anyway i really like running all the sudden, so lets hope we can keep it up and lose some of this baby weight shall we?  sounds good to me. and as always here are some pics from the lovely event. 

Team Steve with our awesome medals! 
Dix and teen ran the half, lanny, pam and derick ran the 10k and me and shelley ran the 5. 
I don't know where kim and kole went....she must be taking the picture!

 Here is my fat butt crossing the finish line. ha ha ok i dont' really think i am that fat, but seriously they sent me a video of me crossing the finish line. it wasn't pretty. I think i have a severely distorted self image....I think i am way skinner than i am! ha ha

 My mom with all her cute kids!! 

This is where we hung out for an HOUR before they started their run, ya we had to be up at 4:00 AM cause somebody thought they needed to be an hour early. and i didn't have to run until 9. it was a long day. (but a super fun one!!)

And completely unrelated to this post in the slightest. check out chloe's cute dress i made her! She thinks she needs to wear a dress EVERY day so i thought i would make her a comfy one out of on old t-shirt. I used this tutorial, it was super easy and turned out way cuter than i thought!

And i just came across these random pictures and thought they should be on here too!

Ash rockin her sublime onsie!
Chloe reading Ash a story. love it when she is nice to her :)
ha ha love her face..."mom why the crap aren't you helping me get my arm out of this stupid book?"

that's all folks!

The Muffin Man

 It's hard to be ONE. Its hard to walk. It's hard to try and pull yourself up on things, especially at church in your dress. It's really frustrating that the boy who is months younger than you can stand up and look out the window while i am glued to the floor. Maybe i will try reeeeallly hard then i can look out the window too. I will just grab onto this moulding it can't be that hard..........
      Well I tried. thats all that matters right?!
(pictures don't really do those bruises justice but man are they ever ugly.)

On another note, I was going to send this recipe to tina and thought maybe you ALL wanted a yummy recipe for strawberry muffins. you DO?? oh perfect, you're welcome. 

Strawberry Muffins
         1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
                1/4 cup Brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped strawberries
                1/2 tsp vanilla
                1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oil a muffin tin, or use paper liners.
2. In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, and egg. Beat lightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour. Pour in milk mixture and stir together.
3. Fill muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Puddle Jumping

Fun in the Rain!
 (to the tune of "Three Blind Mice")

Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain

Dribble, dribble, sploosh!

Dribble, dribble, sploosh!

Grab your boots, your coat, and hat,
Jump in a puddle and go kersplat!

 Stomp about and become a drowned rat,

Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain.