Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Things that are Highlights of 2014

This year has been fun! Just reviewing what we have done is exciting!

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We watched the Speed Skate Trials at the Olympic Oval Track in Kearns.

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Chase and I hopped into a bobsled. Can't believe people get into these in less than 5 seconds! It was so crammed in there too.

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We went snow shoeing for the first time and hiked up to Donut Falls. It was a lot of fun and hope we can do it again next year.

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We did the run for Philippians and it was cold and freezing.

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My sister came home from her mission a few days after her birthday!

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Went to Youth Conference with our girls we had a blast and we went snow shoeing again! So much fun! I was happy the girls got out and enjoyed themselves!

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At the end of March I did the Lake to Lake relay with 1 friend and 3 new friends! Chase was our driver and he did awesome at making sure we helped out each other while we were running.

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We went to the Real Salt Lake (soccer team) Open House. It was a lot of fun and were able to see a few of the players up close and hear some Q&A.


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Chase was Iron Man for a little boy who had a Super Hero party!


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Chase, and his Dad drove his brother up to Alaska because he got a job up there. They drove through Palmer, AK and took lots of pictures.

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They were gone a full week and were able to go to visit the Alaska temple.

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I ran the Elevate 5k in May - which was my first race back after a long Iliotibial band recovery. I ran with some great friends and my only goal was to just run the whole time.
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Chase and I also did a trail run and found a new park for the dogs.

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We ran the dirty dash!

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With some really cool friends! Chase made a video of the Dirty Dash with our GoPro: here.

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Alli and I went on a trail run in Provo and it was hot and very hilly! I felt like I was gonna die!


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We started the month off with a run on July 4th!

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For our anniversary we went and saw Wicked at the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake.

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We enjoyed it like always and it was fun comparing when we saw it last year in London. 

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For our actual anniversary we went and did sealings at the Timpanogos Temple in American Fork.

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The week after our anniversary I went to Girls Camp with the young women in our ward. I had a lot of fun even though it rained every day while we were there.  


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  Chase and I took Carolin to Paramore when they came to the UCCU Events Center in August (it was her belated birthday present).

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They always do a fantastic job at entertaining and I will probably always go to their concerts whenever they come!

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We moved at the end of August. It was a big mess in our front room. 

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The last day of August we did a Footsteps for Fertility run. It was a fun run, and even though we didn't get a grant from them, they were able to raise enough money to give 11 other couples a grant.

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At the beginning of September we went with some friends to go through the Ogden Temple open house. They completely re-did the temple, it is nothing like how it was before. 

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It is such a beautiful temple. If you get a chance to go to a temple open house I highly suggest it. It's the only opportunity to visit inside the temple. 

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Chase and I did the Rivalry Relay with 4 other friends.

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Chase and I had fun and we both did great on our legs that we ran.

 At the end of September Chase and I got to go to Disneyland! We got a great deal on it and we had a TON of fun!
 We were able to get a front row picture of Sleeping Beauty's castle. It was fun and we can't wait to take our kids there some day!


We ran the Haunted Half together which was really fun! I can't believe how well Chase did with having no training and wanting to stay with me. I gave my review of the race here.


 We ran the DomiNATE race together, which was a lot of fun. I ran pretty hard and pretty fast even with an uphill close to the end of the race.

 Ran the Turkey Trot with Alli. It was fun and I ran faster than anyone expected.

 We had a combined family Thanksgiving minus Sister Carolin who went to Oregon with her boyfriend. It was definitely fun hosting dinner at our house.

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December has been a very relaxing month for us. We had a good Christmas and just relaxed. Nothing eventful.

I'm glad for what this year has brought us, and I'm excited to what the new year will bring us. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Things that are Disney Vacation 2014 Part 1

The vacation started on a Saturday, we drove to Vegas and stayed with our friends that live in North Las Vegas. Sunday we headed to San Diego. The traffic on the roads during that time was horrible! Maybe they should make it 3 lanes from Vegas to California now?

We made a stop at Baker and took a picture. It really wasn't 100 degrees. I think it was in the mid 80's.

We finally made it to San Diego by night fall. Went out to Mission Park to watch the sunset. It was so pretty.

The next day we had a lot of stuff we wanted to do... We first went to Old Town and went to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. It was pretty neat, and explained what the saints went through and helped out in building San Diego. We got our picture taken by them and became "Honorary Members of the Mormon Battalion".

I really loved the flowers outside the Mormon battalion site. 

Then we went to Balboa Park. We just walked around and took pictures cause we didn't really want to go to the San Diego Zoo. 

We saw the replica Shakespeare Globe theater. I saw the "real-er" one in London last year. 

Our next stop was the LDS San Diego temple. Unfortunately the temple was closed and we only got to walk around the grounds. They were definitely doing a deep clean to the grounds while we were there.

I love doing hand stands. And I've gotten better and better as the months go on. 

Our next stop was Del Mar beach. It was fun! I did not go in the water because it's too dang cold for my bum! I love east coast water! It's by far a ton warmer and you don't have to wear a wetsuit to be in it.

I went for a little run on the beach. It was a bit awkward for me running without my shoes on. I think it wouldn't have hurt me so bad if I did have shoes on too... It was fun to see that the beach goes on for miles and miles. Something that I can't see when we go to the beach out east.

Our next stop was Sunset Cliff. It was so so so so pretty.

There were people jumping off into the deep water. I thought about it for a split 0.01 second and realized that I did NOT want to jump off!

Our last day in San Diego I wanted to go for a long run (6 miles)! I spent a while the night before trying to plot out a course for me to run. I ended up just running on a main road because I was too scared I was going to get nabbed (I always think this way when I run alone) if I went on any side streets, plus I didn't want to get lost.
It was really foggy that morning. Kinda creepy and eerie.
I had weird perspiration on my face and chest that I couldn't feel while I was running and only noticed it when I looked in the mirror. It was kinda gross! Next we were off to Disneyland!