Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy Feet?

We did it! We finished the Portland to Coast (walking) relay race! The Hood to Coast race is a running one and it goes for 195 miles. Our team name was Happy Feet, and I tell you my feet aren't so happy today!!! Anyways, our first van started at 9:00 am on Friday morning and walked until about 4:00 pm, then it was our turn. I was the first walker. 5.89 miles, 85 degrees, up and down all these hills. I didn't even go one mile before I was wondering how the heck I had gotten involved in this! I thought I was going to melt and die!!! Anyways, between me and the other 5 people in my van, we walked until about midnight Friday night, then woke up the first team so that they could continue on. We slept - really only about 1 hour because others around us thought it would be fun to have a party at about 3:00 am - and then it was our turn again. I started again for our team at about 5:58 am, dark, raining, but only like 4.08 miles this time. Much better! Our van ended the final leg of the race in Seaside, OR, right on the beach. In total, our team walked 127 miles in a bit over 24 hours. In our category, which was male mixed walking, we came in #25 out of 134 teams. Not too bad, huh?

A lot of work, and boy, did we smell bad when all was said and done, but oh, so much fun! I will definately do it again next year! And Liz (one of my teammates and friends) and I committed to look really good in Spandex by then!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

Will post pics as soon as I get them!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Home again!

Chad and Reed "WANTED" at a BBQ at Aunt Margaret's house in Salt Lake City
The kids at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Isn't it pretty?
Twin brothers separated by 11 years!
Chad and McKay at the water park.

Well, we made it home! Had a great time in Utah! Didn't get to see all that we wanted too - sorry Meehan's and Tweetie! I really wanted to see both of you, but just ran out of time! Next time, I hope!.. but had a great time, nonetheless!

Anyways, the kids had a great time at Seven Peaks, a water park in Provo, and as I mentioned earlier, I had a great time with all the shopping, and walking to the Mt. Timpanogos Temple, a mere mile and a half from our friend, Teresa's house. It was amazing!

Speaking of Teresa... special thanks to her and Jim and their kids (the ones living at home, at least - fun to play with Kathryn though!), Scott, Ben, Ryan, McKay and Annie, whom we kicked out of beds, but were especially nice to all of us and Susie and her family too
(just an extra 11 people for a few days! nothing major!)! As Teresa kept saying, it was just one big giant slumber party!
Oh, and we got Macy's other tooth out too! Aunt Susie pulled it out one night and now Macy is my "toothless wonder"!
Now, I'm getting ready for the Portland to Coast Walk tomorrow. I'm on a team with 12 people and we are starting in downtown Portland, taking "legs", walking 127 miles to the beach. Takes about 24 hours! Pretty crazy! Will let you know how it goes. Wish me luck!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Scrapbook Heaven

So, we made it! I've already been to Pebbles In My Pocket, only my favorite scrapbook store (dropped off Chad, Luke, cousin Annie and friend, McKay, at Toys 'R Us); Robert's Crafts, like Michael's, but WAY better (while I sent the kids to Burger King); Super Target and WalMart (these were Chad's choices!). So many choices of good places to shop! Now we're just getting ready to go to the wedding reception, then we'll see where we end up tomorrow!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

On the road again...

Headed to Utah today. Why you might ask... why not! Nothing better to do! My nephew, Jon, the one who got married two weeks ago, is having a reception in Salt Lake City tomorrow night, so we thought, "why not"... again have nothing better to do! So, we're just sitting here waiting for Susie and her kids so that we can get on the road. We were supposed to leave by 6:00... but obviously that hasn't happened (oh, and we were supposed to leave yesterday, but that didn't happen either!)! Oh well!!!

Don't be surprised if we randomly show up on Utah doorsteps! We like to do that, ya know!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Odd coincidence

So, last night we went to the Body Worlds 3 exhibit. For those of you who have heard of it, it's all these bodies, that have been donated, which have been "plasticized" in different positions so that you can see all the nerves, bones, arteries, etc. It's actually really cool! A little strange, but fascinating all the same.

Anyways, we weren't too sure how gruesome it would be, so we left Macy and Haley at a friend's house. The friends' grandma had passed away some years back, and yesterday was her birthday, so they were all going to the cemetary to visit with her.

Later, I thought how strange it was, that while we were seeing dead bodies on display, Macy and Haley were visiting dead bodies at a graveyard. Random thought, I know, but strange all the same. Just wanted to share.

Wii Wars

That's supposed to be her "mean" face. Not too sure about it though!
Don't I look ferocious?
And Reed... don't want to walk into him in a dark alley!

This is what happens in our house when no one is looking... Wii remotes turn into light sabers, and even the nicest of us, turn to the dark side!

Announcing Jon and Nancy Huckvale!

This past weekend we were able to be at the sealing (wedding) of our nephew, Jon, to his bride, Nancy, in the Portland, Oregon Temple. It was beautiful! And it was really cool because our grandpa Huck was the one that got to seal (marry) them. What a neat experience that was for all of us!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Calling the Tooth Fairy!

Macy has (had!) 3 loose teeth. Her top two front teeth, and one on the bottom to the right. They've been driving her crazy for weeks! Yesterday, her friend, Sierra, was over and when Sierra's dad came to pick her up, we mentioned to him that Macy had all these loose teeth. He's an orthodontist, so he told Macy to get a tissue and he would pull one out. Sure enough! Just like that, he pulled out one of the top teeth. Then, just a bit ago, they were all jumping on the trampoline, and she comes in with blood on her face, saying that Chad accidentally kicked her in the face, causing her other top tooth to come out. (Unfortunately in all her excitement she dropped it in to the bushes surrounding the trampoline and is currently writing a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining why her tooth is missing.) Now... exactly how to get the bottom one out?