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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Things that fell in chocolate...

"Fallen in Chocolate 5k" was a fundraiser for Alli's friend, Kalina who has ovarian cancer. You can read her story here. I am amazed at how people who have cancer can have such a positive outlook on life. She is beaming with life and is SO SO SO sweet.

Here are a few pictures before/during/after the race taken by Chase. You can see the one's my dear friend Alex took here. She is donating money that she sells from the pictures to Kalina and her family in her fight.

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Alex getting ready for lots of good race pictures

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Alli and I
Pre-race - matching capris and matching tops... Yeah we're twiners! :)

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Pre race - listening to Kalina give thanks for everyone that is participating.

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Getting ready to run! :) starting my time.

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We did a loop and came back around past the finish line then did another loop and came back to the finish. This is the first loop done. LOTS and LOTS of hills! Hip flexors and calves are killing even after 4 days!

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Alli coming in strong 
She has an awesome husband who supports her (you can see the back of him in the left cheering her on)

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See the "I'm going to puke" face, every race. :)

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Sprinting! Wanting to beat the lady to the left of me in the picture. Which I did...

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I didn't get my PR, but I'm getting faster - with the amount of hills that we had too!

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After running and cooling down for a bit, Alex wanted some good finish line pictures. :)

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Running together as friends. :)

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Alli is definitely smiling more than I am. :)

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Alli and Kalina. Kalina even got her post treatment PR! :)

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Even though I had just met Kalina, she was such a sweetheart to me, and couldn't thank me enough that I came and supported her in her race! :)

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Me, Kalina, Alli

I had a lot of fun, even though those hills are killing me today! Oh my time was 31:28, not my best, but pretty good since there were several hills. Me + Hills = killer body! ;) Can't wait for the next 5k! Which one will it be? :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Things a guest blogger would say: Makin' Waves Collection

I'm a guest blogger over at Scrapbooksteals.com blog today! You can check it out the blog here.

I'm so happy to be posting here again at Scrapbooksteals.com! I went on a wonderful vacation this past summer and was excited when they gave me "Makin' Waves" by Imaginisce. It goes SO well with my pictures! :) I love how this kit is packed full of details and cute summer sayings.


The paper I used for my first page was perfect for the beach trip we just took. I thought the cute boy and girl in their swim attire matched perfect with the hubby and I in our swim attire.

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The next page I included all the backs of the paper in a hexagon shape using my silhouette--which I bought from ScrapbookSteals.com! The shapes were perfect for adding multiple pictures to a page, which is what I'm all about!
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Finally, I created a card; what's a project without a card?!  It's bright and fun and is perfect for accompanying sweet summer treats to a friend or family member.
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Thank you so much Kristy and Brittany for letting me guest blog, again! Hopefully I'll get to do it again soon! :) 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Things that need to stay in Vegas! Day 3

Day 3 started off with us going to Denny's for breakfast and hitting up Ross, where Alli & I got some super cute shoes. After that we took the tram up to the Venetian and picked up our tickets to go see that night's performance of Phantom of the Opera.

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After we picked up our tickets to the show we rode the tram back to our hotel to change and go to the pool. We get down to the pool and it was hot and ridiculously crowded. We get into the pool and the pool was all foggy from all the sweaty people. It was really gross and I WAS NOT impressed. Plus they allowed booze in the pool. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had a kiddy pool where alcohol wasn't allowed, but whatever. I actually like to play in the pool not just stand around talking. 

After the pool (like 1/2 hour - seriously how lame it was) we went back to our hotel room and watched some Olympics. Then got ready to go to see Phantom.
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Alli and Me - Chase's fingers. 

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Love the face

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The volcano - not as cool as what I remember the last time I saw it.

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The Venetian
 
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We had a little time to kill so we went to a few of the shops there. Chase loves Twizzler's and we found a huge bag at this shop. :) He was so excited! :)

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All of us in front of the theater.

The next day we headed home. We stopped in Beaver and took a few pictures at a huge rocking chair.

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We had a lot of fun! Hopefully I won't get lung cancer from inhaling so much cigarette smoke. I probably won't be back to Vegas for a long time. Well, I guess I just said all that should have stayed in Vegas... :) opps!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Things that need to stay in Vegas! Day 2

Our second day started off with a "live it up again!"
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Our first stop of the day was going to be the temple, but remember that I forgot my temple recommend? Well I had a talk with my bishop and he said all the temple would need to do would be to have the temple call him/someone in the stake to verify that I have a valid recommend. 
So I tried calling a bunch of people in the bishopric to have someone besides the bishop verify me (because Bishop was going to be camping and no where near phone service). Could not get a hold of anyone to verify me. Well Brad suggested that I at least try talking to them. Chase gave his recommend to the temple worker and got talking to him about where his Palmer's ancestors were from. Then Chase mentioned that I had forgotten my recommend at home and the temple worker said "you look like temple going people" and he let me in. Then Brad said "wanna see her garments!?" :) Thanks Brad. :) I did feel very odd, like I had gotten in without paying, if that makes any sense. 
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Las Vegas Temple

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It was SOOOOOO hot outside. 

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This temple is SO pretty

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All 4 of us at the temple

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Boys hot and ready to leave

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Can't you see it on Chase's face? :)

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Alli n Me

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Brad & Alli

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Now us, still so hot we were going to die! :)

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For lunch we went to my FAVORITE restaurant in the whole world! Panera Bread. mmmm Interesting fact that I have to share... They don't have Panera Bread in Utah. Panera Bread bought out a company called Paradise Bakery. But one thing to point out is that it's NOTHING like Panera and is 5x more in price and the food isn't really that great. Plus they don't have my favorite muffin - Pumpkin Muffin, nor do they have a good bakery at all. So it was an awesome treat to go there and have lunch, this time NOT getting the Mozzarella & Tomato Salad. :)

After that we checked into the MGM Grand, and Brad got the nick name "Grabby" :) Story: We were just checking in and for some reason Brad grabbed the lady's monitor and then she was explaining the mini bar and fridge and said "watch it grabby." :) 


After we checked in we headed out to the strip! We went to the M&M factory & The Coca Cola Factory.
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We watched a movie at the M&M factory. We took this picture of us. :) It was 3D, hence the glasses.

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We met up with Brad & Alli's friends who live in Vegas.

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Alli doing her cool hand stand, this was the best one I got of her.

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Then Melissa, Alli & I tried doing it too. :)
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Then another good one.

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Alli, Brad, Dougie, & Melissa

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Then us...

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Bellagio Fountains

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Pair Hotel

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Inside the Bellagio hotel they have a really cool botanical gardens.

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Colorful water

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Big lady bugs - out of flowers, they are REAL!

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Little froggie!

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Cranes

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Chocolate Fountains

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We ended the night with meeting Las Vegas Super Hero's (we really did want wonder woman in our photo too). They invited us down in October for an event. Which we may go down there for Chase. Plus it would be fun to see our friends too. :) 

Onto our final day - Seeing the show what we came for! :)