Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wildflower Pedalfest 2014

My sister Natalie talked me into doing a race in her little hometown of Mountain Green, UT. She's about 30 mins northeast of me. We signed up to ride 35 miles.

It was quite the eventful day for me. When I was pumping up my tires on my bike the morning of the race, my back tire was flat. Justin came home 30 minutes late and I was nervous I wasn't gonna have enough time to fix my tire and get my packet for the race.

Well I made it up the canyon and to the race in record time and luckily there was a tent with guys helping out with bikes. I gave them my new tire and they put it on for me. I grabbed my packet, met my sister and we started.

After the first 12 miles or so, my back tire felt wobbly. I got off and sure enough, it was flat AGAIN! I couldn't believe my bad luck. A truck drove by about 30 seconds after and picked up me and my bike and took me to the feed stop, which was only about a mile or so away from where we were.

Once again, there was a tent set-up and they had a tire they gave me and the nice guy fixed my 2nd flat!

Here I am waiting my turn to get my bike fixed. I couldn't believe that this was the first time I had ever had a flat and then it happened again!

I'm so glad they had support at each feed stop. Otherwise I would have been done unless another rider knew how to help and had an extra tire. I don't even know how to fix a flat! Bad!

All in all, it was really fun and we had a great ride. We just went slow and steady and chatted while we went! After the race they had a yummy catered lunch and frozen yogurt bar! Every detail was thought of and it was a really fun time. I hope to try 50 miles next year!

Davis county fair

Last week the fair was in our county! They advertised a free princess show and I knew that Ali would love it (Molly is in school or she would have too!).

It was pretty fun. We saw most of the princesses and they sang a song from their movie.

We did a bunch of free activities and got to go to the petting zoo.

They even got to milk a cow! We went to the rodeo on Saturday night as well. We stayed until 9:30 pm when Ali had fallen asleep on Justin's lap and we figured we should get our kids to bed. Too bad we missed the bull riding. But we did see mutton busting, kids chasing cows with money on them, barrel racing, calf roping and a few other events.

Ali got her boot off! We went in last week and got new X-rays and we could see where she was growing new bone. That was the green light so we could take her boot off! 

We've been playing with cousin Elise while she's been in town for the past month and a half. Here they are dressing up at grandma's house. Emily and I made maxi skirts for our girls and a few bows.

Star Valley family reunion

We went to Star Valley a couple of weekends ago for a family reunion. We arrived on a Thursday night before most of Justin's siblings arrived. On Friday, Molly was anxious to pull her tooth out! 

This first pic is a before shot.

After! Nice gap :) We tied floss around her tooth and Justin yanked it out! We have a video and it's pretty funny. Molly looks terrified and it hurts for a second, but then she's fine. The tooth fairy found her and she got $2! The WY tooth fairy pays big!

We went on a short hike with the whole family to Intermittent Springs. It was such a pretty day and not too hot. The springs were pretty!

Here are all the grandkids. 11 in all now.

Grandpa, Justin and Jackson. They hiked up to the top of the springs.

 Our little family.

Justin's uncle David and his whole family were also there. Two other sets of aunts and uncles came for one night as well. It wasn't the entire extended family, but we got to see a bunch of family we don't always get to see. We had a fun time!

Uncle David brought the karaoke machine up. Everyone had a fun time singing their hearts out!

Ali had to get a boot on after her brother pushed her off the barstool and she landed on the tile floor. This happened at the end of July. She was in it for about 3 1/2 weeks. She was a good sport and didn't really complain. She could take it off at night. Although for the first week she wouldn't walk on it and she would crawl around in it. We finally forced her to walk on it and then she was fine.

 Playing the park before our hike.

We stopped in at the county fair on Saturday afternoon. This is Molly, Ali and cousin Laney. They were having elephant rides, but at $20 a person, we said they could just look at them instead!

We had a fun time! We ate yummy food and enjoyed great company.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Train Ride

We went to the S&S Railroad for a train ride last weekend. It's just a few minutes away from us. It's only open the first Saturday of the month in the summer from 10 am to 4 pm, so it can be tricky to go.

I've only been once before and that was when my nephew Mitt turned 1. And now he's 10 :)

We rode the short train and it was a 20 minute ride. They have 2 larger trains, but this one was the most fun and the longest ride. It was so fun! They have done such a good job. There are tunnels, waterfalls, train cars to see, farm equipment, etc. 

We've been wanting to go all summer and I'm so glad we finally did! It was fun to have Major, my nephew with us too! Everyone had a great time. If you live close to Farmington, you should check it out! It's only open til September I believe.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Layton Triathlon

This past Saturday my sisters and I were in the Layton triathlon. We did the mini sprint distance, our favorite! (300 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1 1/2 mi. run). It's the smallest one you can do, but we like it! It's like a good workout :) My time was 48:35 (I think).

Here we are getting ready to begin. Natalie on the left and Emily on the right. We convinced Emily to do it with us since she was going to be here in UT for it.

This was my 3rd year doing this tri. And I would probably say that I was least prepared this time around. But that's ok! It just meant I was tired quicker :) The race vibe is pretty fun and encouraging though. I think this is the perfect race for people doing their first, or those of us who aren't into long distances ;)

Amazingly, I made it to the podium. I took first in my age group. Wahoo! They gave us a medal for placing. And this year they gave everyone finisher medals.