Thursday, June 30, 2011

I got a little blog crazy...

and posted four blogs at once so be sure to check 'em out...

Cousin's (from the Wilkins side for once)

Caleb's family is spread all over so we never get to see them. His sisters that are twins came to Utah for a friend's wedding and stayed with us a few nights. I'm not going to lie...I was not sure of how it would turn out. But we had a good time. Shane (the older one, whose mommy has the shorter hair) had no idea who we were and didn't really warm up to us too much but he was sure cute to watch! Isaiah (the younger one whose mommy has the longer hair) also had his world rocked whenever his mom left his sight, but we had fun with him to. Porter had no idea why they kept crying and would look at them, pat them or laugh. It was fun to get to know these girls too. I haven't seen Laura in years and had only met Leah maybe twice before. It was great for Porter to meet some of his Wilkins side of the family. This was the first time either one of these aunties had seen Porter too!

Fourth Half Marathon-Provo City May 7, 2011

This was my fourth half-marathon and if I were a quitter it would be my last. I woke up Saturday morning not feeling well at all. So, I took some meds. I found some pills in the cupboard and an old nasal drip so I sniffed that. Probably the worst thing to do before a race. Oh that and not train. I also did NOT train for this as well. (This race was three weeks after the SLC 1/2 that I trained for 3xs and finished in 1:55 or something) My sister Katie also ran it with me. She kicked my trash. And if you know how competitive I am, you know this was a bruise to my running soul, but I am happy and proud of her. Anyway I ran the first mile in 7.45 and continued that pace for the first 3 miles. I felt good. I felt fast. Then I felt sick. Like throw-up sick. And thirsty. And suddenly very sleepy. Note to self: don't self medicate before a race ever again. And that's pretty much the end. The other 10 miles all I could think about was drinking anything and finishing this stupid race. Katie caught up to me and I said good luck and never saw her again. I walked and walked and walked. It was like I was a pioneer. I walked more than a mile. And I drank 3-4 cups of whatever I could get my hands on at every aid station.I hated pretty much every minute of this race. I even yelled at the people standing near the finishing line that were not cheering. They sucked. The only cool thing were our bibs. Mine was 714 and Katie's was 909, both of which were our old area codes. But 2 hours and ten minutes later I finished. When I finished I cried. Only because I was mad. I wanted to shove that race in its race face. But Caleb told me to learn from it and grow. So I did. I got a trainer. That's right. I have a running coach. And I am loving it. My running has improved so much and I'm pretty sure I am going to ROCK St. George FULL marathon in October!

Four Years- Four Pounds (of Chocolate)

This was our first wedding anniversary where we both had to work. We wanted to go somewhere fun but neither of our work schedules permitted so we went on a date to the Melting Pot in SLC. We pretty much go there every year and it never gets old. We totally didn't go get dinner before hand either so we don't feel bad about eating all that chocolate :) Just kidding we went to Noodles and Co. I had to negotiate with Caleb about how to get him to give me his cheesecake because he doesn't even care for it. All it took were two marshmallows. It would have been three but somehow I ate one during the negotiation. We had a blast talking and giggling (mainly me). It has been a VERY long time since we went on a one-on-one date and I think we need to do it more often. We're obviously concerned about getting our moneys worth and worth hunger, so we cleaned the bowl. Don't judge, you would have too!

Summer Loven'

I have been off of work for one month tomorrow! And man has it been amazing! Porter and I love having ALL day EVERY day to play play play! Usually we go out and do my training runs and then go to mommy and me swim lessons and then play like there's no tomorrow. So far we have gone to the Living Planet Aquarium and the Zoo (with my sister Katie who gets us in for free, totally gets awesome sister points for that) we go to the water park and long walks with friends. I have really loved every day of this summer so far. I have only had 3 nightmares about work (and I love my job so now you know how stressful it is). I have also been able to RELAX. Man was I a stress case. I have started lots of crafts and read lots of books and enjoyed this time. I get so intense when I work that it is work, play with Porter, run, eat, sleep. I am cleaning this house like its spring for the first time in a LONG time. I feel pretty spoiled getting to have Porter all to myself. We are loving summer!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I just wanted to say "Happy Father's Day". I love you Babe. Porter is so lucky to have a dad like you. Watching you with him is inspiring. You are a remarkable Dad. It almost makes me wish I was more of a breader. More kids deserve to have a Dad like you. You are his best friend. Thanks for being an amazing DAD!

Happy Father's Day to all those Daddy's in the world. Especially MINE! Happy Dad's Day!

P.S. Please don't mind Porter's nasty grease hair. We spent ALL day at the Zoo and the pool and he wouldn't keep a hat on so I slathered his head with sunscreen. Should have taken the picture first :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

This here is an S.O.S.

1) Switching to the sippy
I've made the switch from bottle to sippy cups. It has not gone well. Porter wont drink. Is this normal? How do YOU do it? Help please....

2) Losing weight
I feel like I'm stuck. I lose 2 lbs and then gain 1 and go back and forth and back and forth. I have increased my workouts. I'm working on decreasing my intake but I'm just not seeing progress. How do YOU do it? Count calories, diets that work, alli???

3) That's all my S.O.S. I just need help figuring out this whole sippy cup thang and any insight, tricks, known weight buster help. Thanks ya'll. Have a happy Friday!

Friday, June 10, 2011

You know it's time to clean your room when...

Your 14th month old walks in and says "oh-uh". Yep. Thanks for the motivation Porter. Porter has been so fun lately. It's my first week of summer break and we are loving it! I may not have worn makeup for 48 hours, or done my hair! We go for runs and walks and play play play! We went to a mommy and me gymnastic class, the water park, the library and hopefully the aquairum again soon and mommmy and me swim lessons start next week. This little man is my favorite buddy. He loves to dance and play. He says: "oh-uh", "ma-ma", "da-da", "no", "ya", "dog","ball", "hiiii", "mo" (for more), "mmmm" (when something tastes good)and "vroom" (when driving a car) and signs: more, all done, dog, water, milk, food. He blows kisses, gives kisses, graces your mouth with his forehead for a kiss, and waves. About a week ago he started waving bye to us when we put him down for bed or naps. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever. He just waves and blows us kisses and then falls asleep. I love babywise. He is curious about everything. He is still very much a daddy's boy but is very protective over his mommy. This week I had a Dr's apt and needed Caleb there to hold my hand ( I had two moles and a toe nail removed, you would want someone there too) and couldn't get a babysitter so we brought Porter. When the nurse put the pressure cup on my arm Porter started yelling and waving his arm. Then when Caleb was checking my back, Porter started yelling and ran over to rescue me. So cute. Needless to say I love this kid. This stage is probably my favorite right now. He is cuddly and interested in everything.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

17 weeks

I wasn't going to tell people. Probably because I'm nervous, probably because I'm scared. Maybe it's because I didn't think it would happen so soon. There are so many reasons. But it's real. It IS happening. There's no turning back now. I shouldn't be too's not like it's my first. I have done this before. I survived (barely). But maybe that's why I am so nervous. Because I HAVE been there...I know what its like. I know how HARD it is. I know it HURTS. But the reward at the end is so sweet and obviously worth all the work. This time I am going to be much more prepared. I am going to learn from my past mistakes. I am going to rock this! Right? I can do the pep talk in my head but that little voice of doubt comes in and makes me scared. Terrified. But excited. How can one person have so many conflicting emotions going on at one time? YIKES! Wish me luck...

Oh, I hope you didn't think I was pregnant! Of course I'm talking about the Saint George MARATHON I got into and am RUNNING OCTOBER 1, 2011.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Four Years

That's right. It's been four years since this guy and I got hitched! It's been one amazing ride. I love you hubs. A few things to recap over the past few years:
* Three Countries
* One degree
* 10 jobs
* 5 apartments/homes
* Four wards
* One pregnancy
* One awesome kid
I have had a blast these past four years. Hubs, your perfect for me, what other husband would wear matching tye die or bow tows?!? Of course I love for more than what you wear. I love you. What do you say we go for four more?