Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We are grateful!!

We had SUCH a great Thanksgiving!
Taylor's famous pumpkin cinnamon rolls that he makes once a year, they were awesome!
Purple girls!
Suzanne making some perfect gravy.
Grandma McAffee and George.
The McAffee's
Kenny and Andreas best friends came from Arizona, thanks Buckmasters for making it more of a party..as you can see :)
Dad hit Dane in the head with a Frisbee on accident...but he doesn't look very sorry to me!
We went swimming at the indoor pool, the kids LOVED it so much we also went the next day. Brynne was being really brave and jumping off the diving board over and over. She was walking up the steps to the board and slipped and somehow did a flip and landed on her head. It is quite the bump and scape, she is fine unless she looks in the mirror :)
Temple square lights

We are so grateful for all our family we got to see and the fun that we had!
Highlights of Thanksgiving
- We got to babysit my newest cousin Cruz
- We got to see the Jensen side of the family
- We played volleyball
- Went shopping
- Watched Jane Eyre
- Went swimming twice
- Went out to dinner at Macaroni Grill
- Grandma McAffee and George came from AZ
- Suzanne and Troy came from Rexburg
- Roy and Elliot came from AZ
- Mom and Dad came from CA
- Kenny and Andrea came from Orem
- Went to temple square
- BYU Basketball game
- The Creameries Almond coconut ice cream and Graham Canyon ice cream
- Dehydrated way to many onions
- Went to the Springville Art Museum
- Played games and card
- Cracker wars with the Jensens
- Ate way to much food
- Taylor and I ran a 5k
- Slept in

I am Grateful for so many things this year, I'm feeling very blessed today!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


I don't know where Brynne found this binky...but thank you to whoever left it at our house. A very needed nap on the kitchen rug!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween and Halloween Half

Brynne had SO much fun this year! But who wouldnt have fun in her costume!
Taylor and Dane have authentic German costumes that Taylor got when he was on his mission...I guess he was pretty confident he would have a son someday!
The first house!!

The pumpkin patch in Springville, we got our pumpkins on Halloween, it was a gorgeous 65 degree day!

This is the forced "say your sorry and give your brother a hug" hug.
(Hopefully this doesn't sound like I'm bragging, I'm just excited i'm done!) On Saturday I ran my first half marathon! It was such an anticipated day for me! I first decided to run a half marathon with my roommates in college but I chickened out about a month before the race, and have always regretted that decision! Then I was going to run one with my aunt in Chicago after Taylor and I got married, but I got pregnant.

In May my friend told me she was going to run one so I decided I would do it right this time! When I first started jogging in May I could barely run one mile! In July I started training on a schedule where I would run 4 days a week. Usually a 2 mile, and two 3 mile days, and then a long run that was 6-9 miles. It was hard, but Taylor was great at watching the kids, and that was a great incentive to go :)

I had the thought more that once where I felt like this experience related to the atonement. I had had several opportunities to run a half marathon before that I didn't take, it would have been a lot easier because I was in shape in college, had not had 2 children and everything that comes with that, and had all my time to myself. But I eventually took the chance to get it done, even though it was MUCH harder. But I am so grateful for the opportunity to really push myself and accomplish a long time goal!

It was a Halloween marathon so everyone wore costumes, it was a really fun atmosphere! It was from about 4 miles above Sundance down to the riverwoods in Provo along the Provo River. It was mostly downhill. I finished about 1/2 hour faster that I had thought I could, I am so thrilled to be done!

Thanks Taylor, Brynne, Dane, Kenny, and Andrea for coming to watch and the cool signs!