Tuesday, August 25, 2009

For the love of Spandex

Weekend in review: Devin went to Chicago for a two day seminar on nutrition and exercise. The babes and I decided to stay home this time, and instead got to watch all of our studs for friends not only complete a triathlon, but ROCK it. Almost all of them placing during their first ever triathlon! It was SO exciting! I was sure glad I got to enjoy it, by watching, and not competing as was planned originally. Maybe next year, maybe... NOT. I was a really good fan. So maybe I have found my niche. Cheering. Here are some pictures from that fun morning!

Swim. bike. run.
(the order of the race)

Brennan was the first person to come in on the bike. They start in different waves, so not necessarily meaning he was in first, but we knew he and Mary weren't in the first wave, so to be coming in from the bike first meant he was doing pretty darn good to say the least. The picture on the right is of Cade and Sam giving high five after Brennan went by.
I thought it was pretty sweet how excited they were about their friend doing good.
It looked pretty cool to see Brennan being the first one finishing the race. MILES ahead of anyone. Just jogging down the street. The only people in sight were those just starting the race.
Mary was in second place when coming in from the bike, then took a 3 minute transition time (forever!) so basically gave the girl a 5 minute head start) and then blew the girl to smithereens in the run. She started 5 min after but came in a good 6 minutes BEFORE the next girl. She is amazing. Her running split time I think was faster than Brennans. AND she could have pushed harder, she said she didn't want to make herself throw up AND when she crossed the line, you could tell she had more in her.. genetic superiority does exist. At least in Mary.
Here is a picture of the first man and first woman across the finish line. They were like: "Hey your super fast like me, we should date!" Just kidding, they are already husband and wife(and have 4 children together!)

If this award existed, Summer would have also won the beauty queen award. While everyone else passed looking like they were either gonna die or kill someone, Summer smiled, posed for pictures , cheered back at the crowd and just looked super cute while doing it. She is so funny. Crossing the finish line, she lost the smile and started to feel it, Cade ran with her the last couple of yards giving her that extra boost. They are so cute. Oh let me just brag some more for my friend, this girl broke her collar bone 2 months ago, and despite her chiropractors advise NOT to race(ahem Devin) she still took 2nd in her age group! Shows how much her chiro knows. Haha. Just playin.
Here Brennan and Rick doing awesome race faces. Brennan is showing us the face you need to come in first place. It helps. Haha. Rick, I think took 1st or 2nd in his "Clydesdale" division. (big muscle guys over 200lbs)


Here is everyone that is in our ward that did the race. Marty and Tracey did the long coarse. Which is like a mile swim, 30mile bike and then half marathon run. Astounding. Gerard ( the skull cap) finished the race with what may be a torn shoulder muscle! Devin taped him up the night before and he did it anyway! Anyway, Devin and I looked at these pictures and said: "How come we always find friends that are WAY cooler than us?" Talk about stamina! I guess they have a HUGE group picture of all the people in the stake that did the race including the stake president AND his counselors. Pretty fun! Why do Mormons like triathlons so much? What weird people ;) Good job everyone!

And because "some" get annoyed at me for not posting pictures of ourselves here are a few of Naomi on "The STOOP." She hangs out here well, Most of the day. Favorite spot.


Cache has taken on the responsibility of getting Naomi when she wakes up.
Usually by climbing in and then they just hang out for a bit. Nay usually loves it, except on days when Cache is a bear.(Like this day)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

How did we ever Not know this face?


Nicknames:Naye,Yo yo?, Nanny, Nemo, Naye-bird, Nanny nooners
Clothing: 6-9 months and some 12 months.

teeth: two little toofers

Favorite things: Doggies,(screams until you let her pet them, then she's all smiles!) swinging at the park(giggles the whole time), sitting on mommies left hip, her silky pillowcase, slinkies, her babydoll, emptying anything and everything, "beeping" her nose.
whole peaches and plums(don't mess with her when she's eating these), "The stoop"(pictures to come),brushing her own hair, swimming and bathing,Buttons, being read to.

Dislikes: having to wait for food, being told "no", being rocked to sleep. The bathroom door(they are always fighting, I'm not sure why but she hits it and yells at it.)

Talents: blowing her whistle! making a fishy face, crawling like Mowgli from the the Jungle book.
Love that baby girl.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A picture from our backyard


Naomi is the only one with cute enough undies to dry on line. The rest of ours have to settle for the bar stools in our Kitchen, so until our dryers repaired.(In 2-3 weeks) Please don't think us rude if we take more than a few minutes to answer the door.
We gotta hide our skivvies!

Side note: (Or I should say side blessing) Our electric bill will hopefully be much cheaper, we are way more careful about wearing aprons in the kitchen and using napkins at the dinner table(instead of our pant legs). So manners are improving. We somehow magically create less laundry than before. And I never realized that how quickly it dries on the line. Seriously 20 minutes guys. Faster than the dryer! wwwhat? And every time I go out at night to hang our bring in laundry, our neighbor gives me tomatoes from his tomato plant. It's actually been quite lovely. I'm totally feeling all pioneerish.

I can now better relate to one of my favorite poems:

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren't his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.
- Ruth Hulbert Hamilton

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dream Car...

If I could drive ANY car in the world ...

I cannot explain my attraction to this car. I just love everything about it from it it's leather seats, quality of build, sweet imitation wood paneling, even it's speedometer. I just love it. Well driving to Nauvoo there was one for sale on the side of the road and I almost drove into the ditch. Yes, I'm coveting SO bad. Good thing I don't know anyone personally that owns one. Anyway I just thought I would share. If you ever see one for sale tell me!

On second thought.. don't tell me.
no really tell me.

Friday, August 7, 2009



When not wanting to do something Mom and Dad say, usually Cache just pulls out the:
"well I said it's okay, so it dus(just) fine."
Which is always followed by a:
"Cache, it matters what MOM and DAD say,, NOT Cache."

Well he finally had heard that enough and beat us at our own tactics.
He figured out how to trump Mom and Dad.


Cache: "Dad can I have a popsicle?"
devin: "Yes when ALL your chores are finished."
devin: "You did one chore, but you have to do ALL your chores."
Cache: " oh NO dad, how bout I eat my popsicle and DEN(then) do my chores and DEN get another popsicle."
devin: "That's not how it works buddy."
Cache: "OH Dad, HEAVENLY FATHER told ME, you do ONE chore, den you get ONE popsicle."
devin: " oh really?He told you that?"
Cache: "Yep ONE chore, den ONE popsicle!"
devin: "Oh, so when did you talk to him?"
Cache: "Dus(just) yesterday."
well that's that, and here are some pictures of Sarah.
oh little danny boy, we already love you.




So, those are not super professional or anything, I blame it on the weather and carsickness, so most weren't in the mood for pictures(especially Sarah). But even bad pictures can't hide Sarah's perdy face :).