Sunday, March 19, 2017

13.1...Moab Canyonlands half

Judy turned 85 last week and wanted to celebrate by going down to Moab to run the half marathon. Part of the Generation Gap running group went down for a quick trip to run the race.

Some went down earlier on Friday, and the rest of us arrived Friday evening. We had dinner together and celebrated Judy's birthday with cake.

Everyone started getting ready for bed around 8:30. I have never gone to bed that early in my life, and I knew there was no way I was going to bed yet. A few of us stayed up a while longer. Most everyone was in bed by 9:30. I caught up on social media and finally went to bed a little after 10:00.

Even though the race didn't start until 10:00, we got up early to get the house packed up to leave right after the race.

riding the bus to the start line

at the park waiting for everyone and the bus

Leanne, Teresa, Robyn, Andrea, Donna
Alyson, Carolyn, Judy, me, Joann, ReNae, Sharon

Walking the 1/2 mile up to the start line

waiting for the race to start

start line

The race was absolutely beautiful!

Carolyn and JoAnn ran together

With Judy at the finish
picnic lunch before heading home.

I've been running pretty well recently so I was hoping to do well. It was hot-really really hot so that definitely affected my performance. It wasn't my worst, but it also wasn't my best. I did better than last time so I am happy about that. It was a beautiful course and very pretty day. I'm so happy I went down to celebrate with Judy. We finished the race, had a nice picnic, and hopped in the car to drive home. It was a quick but really fun trip. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

bloggers at the barre

Pure Barre Draper hosted a blogger night. We took class, had fun giveaways, ate some snacks, and socialized. It was the perfect low key evening. 

Major thanks to our sponsors 
Pure Barre Draper
Spa Trouve
Lala lovely boutique

It was fun showing these blogger babes what pure barre is all about. 
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

blogging the bach 21.this season is finally over

by this point we all know none of us here at monday night tradish are that invested in the season. i had a hair appointment tonight that went a little longer than usual. by the time i got to celsey's i missed a good portion of the final dates.

we really like raven, but we all agree that none of us really see it happening with raven. their interactions seem pretty surface level, and there just seem to be much there.

neil lane walks in and nick has the option of the biggest ring ever. we didn't pay attention enough to know if he picked that ring or not.

raven gets out of the limo minivan first, and we all know what that means. raven is broken hearted and doesn't know if anyone will love her. as megan pointed out, if raven can have a successful boutique in the middle of nowhere alabama, certainly she can find love.

vanessa is up next. is he going to propose? will she say yes? an obvious yes to both. vanessa and nick are engaged and we all wonder if they are still together. i didn't make it through all of after the final rose, but according to my mom they still are.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

unblogged bloggable-christmas 2016

I spent part of Christmas break in California again this year. It's much more fun to go where the kids are. My break started a little later this year so I didn't get there until right before Christmas. 
traditional looking at lights on Christmas Eve 
Christmas pajamas 

Since Christmas was in Sunday, we all got new Christmas outfits for church. 

We opened gifts after church. Chelsea got some new shoes. 

I gave the kids the bible origami book. 
Kenzie loves her Minnie doll. 
love love love this dog eared necklace 
We played pie face showdown and laughed and laughed. 
The weather was pretty decent part of the time. We got in some good time on the trampoline. 
The kids worked out with me a few times. 
More pictures with the kids 

I also gave them a few new games from Grandpa Beck's games. We had a fun time playing games. 

I enjoyed the week in California. It's always nice to be with Chelsea and her family. The kids were so excited which made it even more fun. 
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

blogging the bach to last week

who's watching-celsey, alicia, amanda, megan

we can't commit to 3 hours tonight. i don't feel well, and due to my serious lack of interest in the season, i am not sure how long i'm going to make it.

we started the show while eating dinner and for some reason turned it off. we chatted and played with the kids and finally started again an hour and a half later.

we missed whatever happened with the end of raven's date.

we watched rachel and nick's date but didn't really pay much attention. we all assume she is going home after this date. if they already announced rachel as the bachelorette and stays until the final 2 that would be crazy.

vanessa and nick seem like the most likely couple. is nick actually going to pick the one that makes the most sense? they have real conversation about things that matter.

nick says goodbye to rachel-no one is surprised.

we skipped women tell all. what did we miss?

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Monday, March 6, 2017

one little word-march

*nightly gratitude journal-✔
*do something that scares me/pushes me out of my comfort zone-✔-i went to hot yoga with mandi. i have always wanted to, but i have also always been really scared to try it. i almost told her no. i'm so glad i did it. i loved it.
*attend temple 12 times-i planned to go one of the last days of the month, and insert excuse here. i will make it up another time.
*monthly journal-
*csatt goals-

*bed by 10pm-total fail. 11:00 is more reasonable for me although i still really want to try to get to bed earlier than that. i am sick again, and it's probably from running myself ragged.
*clean out closets-i've made some progress, but i still am not done.
*catch up on blog-same as the closets-i made some progress, but i am still not all the way caught up
*kiss my brave workouts/APF weekly goals/lemon water and acv-✔ sort of. i did really well with the kiss my brave workouts and APF weekly goals. i started out with the lemon water and acv and didn't keep it up. i don't notice any difference from doing them so it is hard to keep the motivation to do it.

*bed by 11pm or earlier-preferably earlier
*finish cleaning out closets
*finish blog catch up
*take 20 pure barre classes

did you choose a word for the year? how are your goals going?

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

february empties

Bath and Body Works body cream-love
Bath and Body Works foaming hand soap-love
Batiste dry shampoo original and cherry-love the original
Volcano candle-one of my faves
Dove spray deodorant-I've been using spray deodorant lately and really like it. 
Contact solution-necessary 
Nail polish remover-I always buy the purple. I have no idea why. 
Hempz lotion-love
Joico leave in treatment-love
Intuition razor refill-love
Essie gel setter-love but it gets goopy fast
Sally Hansen quickdry-like. My nails dry really fast but Essie lasts longer. 
Bare minerals primer-like
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

blogging the bach 21.the season is almost over

who's watching-celsey, shawn(if we're lucky), alicia, amanda, and megan

we all forgot we haven't seen the rose ceremony yet. we also forgot that andi came to the door at the end of last week. nick isn't going to get engaged just because he's the bachelor. somehow i don't really believe him. we have no idea what she is doing there other than to give him permission to enjoy the fantasy suites.

we finally (part of that might have been our fault for too much chatting) get to the rose ceremony. what? he keeps rachel? corrine needs to get home and prepped for paradise.

they fly to finland and the overnight dates start. raven gets the first date. at that point i got up to peel hard boiled eggs. you know things are bad when i'm peeling eggs instead of watching the show. i like raven just fine, but in the words of megan nick looks like he would rather be eating a cheeseburger than listening to raven. the show ends before their date is all the way over.

next week is 3 hours??? is this a joke? we like the show, but 3 hours is completely absurd.

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