Friday, July 18, 2014

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon 2014

I had so much fun at the Bryce Canyon half. Half of the fun being the race but the other half was the time I got to spend with my family.

We started out Friday driving up to Cannonville, Utah. That was where packet pick up was. It was crowded and they were getting ready for the fun run. So my bonus child, KaitLynn, and I jumped out and went in to get my packet. Neither of us can pass up a photo opp soooooooo





 Then we drove up to Panguitch where we stayed for the night. We stayed at the cutest little motel, Church's Blue Pines.

It was right across the street from a very yummy ice cream shop called Scoops from the Past. We had yummy treats and they had photo props!!



 I text this picture to their mom. She said not to bail them out.

Her dad's favorite is John Wayne
 
This little town is filled with amazing photo props. We only had to go two blocks and we had so much fun.

I was able to catch the shuttle here, which is about 20 miles from the start line. This was great cause my family got to sleep in a bit before coming to see me finish.

I had a very crowded ride up to the finish but met some very lovely ladies. I was able to meet up with the others running from Kanab.


We were set!!! Ready, Set, RUN! they let off fireworks even. It was almost like my favorite Disney races.

This race is an amazing downhill race and I took advantage of the downhill and just kept running. Normally I run 2 min and walk 30 seconds. I felt great. No knee pain.

How cute are these mile markers?
Beautiful right?



Around mile 9 it started getting warm and I started getting tired. I look it right.


Oh and I forgot my Garmin and so the photographers caught me doing this...oops.


I started walking a little and then a little more. I think I was running 1 minute and walking 1 minute.  I was so glad to see my family. I had a plan to run with Shelby through the finish.  I stopped and got tangled up trying to take off my hydration pack. Grabbed Shelby's hand and jogged with her through the finish.

That was my favorite moment. I then met up with all my friends and cheered some on as the crossed the finish line. I was trying to get a good time. I didn't think I did good at all. I finished with 2:38:15 and my last 2 halfs were 2:42 and 2:38:52  so I had done it. I ran strong. I finished.



Great medal and #11 is in the books. Time to eat.


We went to Clarkes in Tropic to eat. Not the greatest food but it filled my belly. The kids got to color and I stole a pic with my honey.





It was a great weekend and I will definitely be back next year. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What to do with instagram pictures?

So I have been printing off my pictures from my instagram feed. I used Persnickety prints to get them done.
I was in awe when I got them.
Perfect packaging...check

Awesome quality....check check
Sweet note on my invoice....check check check

I am in love with this company.

I wanted to put most of them in the kids scrapbook. I also don't want them in a book no one sees. So I decided to take my extra clips from my Silhouette Advent calendar frame and get creative.
I got out my magnet tape and put it on the back of the clips. I have had this magnet frame hanging on my wall and never use it. So today I put all these things to use and got this......


I am in love. I can switch them out and everyone get to enjoy them.

What do you do with your insta prints?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Royal Celebration 4th Birthday

We all know Shelby loves princesses. After our trip to Disneyland in January I knew that her birthday would be princess related.

I had the grand idea that I would theme her birthday and present together. Part of her gift was to take her to the live production of the Little Mermaid at Tuachan Amphitheater. So naturally I thought an Ariel party would be so cool.
I asked her if she wanted an Under the Sea party.
NOPE!!!
I want all the princesses she said. Oh ok. Great. How the hell am I going to pull off an all princess party.

Pinterest to the rescue. I found these printables that had all the princesses. I had them printed locally. I then found this awesome banner. I figured it would be perfect to hang in her room after. So we left the age off of it.

The week of her birthday finally came. We enjoyed celebrating all week. The day finally arrived to go to the Little Mermaid. It did not disappoint. I dressed her up like Ariel. Everyone commented. She thought she was a princess.









We loved the play and were so ready to finally have our Royal Celebration.



















I am pretty sure they had fun. I am not sure how I will top it next year. They ate pizza and decorated crowns and wands.

















 Here we are. The best BSF's in the world. We almost had matching outfits. Glad she brought me a new shirt from Cake.
Why yes I did dress up. I was asked to by Shelby. I never disappoint. 

The Royal Celebration was a hit. I loved seeing her with all her friends. 

Cupcakes and Cakepops from : Simply Cakes by Camberly
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