Monday, April 29, 2013

Monkey Business

 Emerson and Kingston, how cute are they?!
We met friends for a spontaneous date at the Sunset Zoo, it was a gorgeous day for it! I am embarrassed to say Kingston has never been to the zoo and it has probably been 4 years since I have been. A whole lot of ground to cover without a whole lot of animals, think we should be good for another 4 years.

GNO

 Kenzie at prom, I feel like she was just a little girl, beautiful!!

 Kenzie and David
 another spontaneous girls night out to watch the promenade at the mall, I was very thankful to be bringing our girls home and not sending them on to prom

 who doesn't fit in, these crazy moms?!!
 We ran into Sam!! Wow, did she look gorgeous, have only seen her sweating it up in a leotard at practice.
what a perfect night for prom, the girls loved looking at the dresses and hair, did there share of practicing afterward.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hostess with the mostess

 My sister is awesome, if only we could recruit her to Kansas, she is one of the most creative, fun, organized people I know!
 She was our best cheerleader, seeing us at several spots and documenting/scrapbooking the whole thing. She met me at mile 19, a rough one and snapped a shot of my dad running with me for a bit.
and joined me at the finish, also sacrificing a parking ticket along one of the marathon stops. 
her trio, another one of my favorites, I don't get to see enough, Henry didn't even get my name right by the end of the trip!
and Stellie, I bought her hideous Hello Kitty stuff, took her on a bike ride, colored with her, played soccer, and she continued to ask for Angie during our stay!
one of the scrapbook pages she made
Jess hooked Tia and I up at this spa, these people knew how to rub, wow was it needed!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One & Done, Salt Lake City Marathon 2013


Phillippians 4:13 
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

One of the most emotional things I have ever done, but so glad I did it, thanks to my two older sisters for talking me into it, and for the younger smart one for being our best cheerleader.
Not sure if the rain in the forecast was more of a distraction or the Boston marathon bombing all over the news. We prepared ourselves with trash bags to keep us dry pre-race, here is Tia trying them on for size. 
The first person I recognized when I finished bachelor Jef Holm, a Salt Lake Celebrity, super nice congratulating me, we were both marathon virgins.

they handed out these dry fit Run for Boston shirts, I was excited about this one

Loved seeing my high school bestie Michele, she ran the half with my dad, love this girl.
Kenzie, Jess and I at the finish at 4:09 when a group of Boston marathoners planned to finish, (time of the bombing in Boston 5 days before). This was a tearjerker, but you couldn't tell through all the rain!!

pre-race pic
and after.. Cold and wet, but so worth it!
Headed to hotel after, for the best hot showers ever, I hope I look this good when Im 43, good job Ang!
me and my dad after our practice run on Thursday before the race, this 64 year old ran a half in a little over 2 hours, he is amazing as well.














Cheers to Tia's 40th, we wouldn't have signed up for this without your strong willed self!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Covered Wagon

 I put Trav and Xander in charge of making his covered wagon, talk about pressure when the letter home says parents are supposed to help:) The only stipulation is you could not use legos. Xander wanted to use a shoe for the wagon, ok, well lets just say you have to use your imagination with this one.
Cole lent us the baseball player and Zekas the horses.
Time spent minimal, money 0.00, laughs A LOT! Bring on the Westward movement, although I don't think there is going to be much moving for baseballs as wheels.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

GOT MILK?

Kingston got to give Stubby the calf his bottle this morning, he was more than excited to put on his boot and head to the farm this morning. Thank you Grandpa & Grandma!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lord, I need you


Already just a wee bit anxious about my first marathon in a few days, and the tragic events at the Boston marathon today don't help the anxiety for sure. Prayers that people in Boston and all over will come together and God's grace and peace would carry the families effected and me to the finish line:) xoxo

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Insta Weekend

the only pic I got from the Marlatt Fair Friday was Beckham's cute lizard face paint, that is because my 2 year old is wild and runs without looking back, a great time for the whole family
 on Saturday Jen graciously took Monroe along with her own girls for dance pics, they are growing up so much!
I love our costumes and songs this year, both jazz and ballet

 what happened to our little ballerinas?

Sunday hit 70= Tad's Snow Shack 
me and my King

good thing he is cute, or he would get the boot

Friday, April 12, 2013

Run to Eat

With upping my mileage, even though it has been a few weeks since I have done a long run:), I am obsessed with eating, so here are more recipes. The first one is a 2009 post from the Pond family, but so worth the re-post!

HOLY GUACAMOLE 

my little helper


2 avocados
1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (wear gloves, people.  i burnt my skin and eyes.)
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 T cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 t salt

Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mash together until smooth.  


INSALATA ESTIVA








1(6 cups) cherry tomatoes
4oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
15 big basil leaves 
1/4 cup capers (or more to taste, yum)
1 small red onion 
4 tablespoons olive oil
pepper salt

Wash cherry tomatoes and slice in half across. Put them into a salad bowl and heavily salt them. Wash fresh basil. Roll up each leaf and slice into strips. Dice red onion. Slice mozzarella cheese into bite-sized cubes. Add basil, onion, mozzarella, and capers to salted tomatoes in salad owl. Add vinegar and oil. Add pepper to taste and toss
Add additional lime juice or salt to taste.  For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalapeno seeds.  

Enjoy with some chips. , seeded and minced (wear gloves, people.  i burnt my skin and eyes.)
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 T cilantro, finely chopped2 avocados
1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (wear gloves, people.  i burnt my skin and eyes.)
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 T cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced2 avocados
1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (wear gloves, people.  i burnt my skin and eyes.)
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 T cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 t salt

Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mash together until smooth.  Add additional lime juice or salt to taste.  For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalapeno seeds.  

Enjoy with some chips. 1/4 t salt

Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mash together until smooth.  Add additional lime juice or salt to taste.  For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalapeno seeds.  

Enjoy with some chips. 1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 t salt

Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mash together until smooth.  Add additional lime juice or salt to taste.  For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalapeno seeds.  

Enjoy with some chips. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Shrimp on the barbie

Chipotle Grilled Shrimp , its whats for dinner. Excited to try from a Pioneer woman recipe from 2011.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spin City

 My parents came in town for a day and a half for my kiddos birthday and Easter and unfortunately I had to work the weekend. We decided in lieu of gifts they would take the kids to Spin City to skate.


 I wasn't expecting Trav to take Kingston, but he loved it!  I think being littler may be an advantage, he was very independent, danced and even did the limbo.
 I heard Jude clinged to the wall at the beginning.
My mom is not athletic, but she is a skier, a skater and a hula hooper, so this was right up her alley. 
video
I grew up going to the skating rink on the weekends, Im sad Manhattan doesn't have one. Unfortunately driving to Junction, would be breaking my 5 min rule to get anywhere we go.