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Birthday Girl… Playing Catchup! 

November 15, 2015

Thursday November 5th: I met up with Amber this morning early! It’s my 3rd daughter’s 7th bday today so I wanted to get back earlier than normal (even though I usually get home before everyone wakes up). The run went well. My legs are tired but that is normal. I did head over to the school to help in my Kindergartener’s class… Then we ate lunch with the birthday girl at school. 😊

  A friend of hers came over after school… She opened a couple of presents…
  Then opened a couple of more at dinner. We decided to go out to dinner to a new Chinese restaurant in town. Yeah the kids were not the best but we managed to get through dinner quickly. 😁
 We of course had cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday…   Our 2nd child was a little pouty over who knows what but soon got over it when we were eating cupcakes. 
Friday: I went out for an easy 8 miles this morning. It was nice to have only 8 to run. I dropped the kids off at school and then headed to meet an old friend of mine from high school. It was so fun meeting up with her (Amber Miller)… I think I’ve only seen her twice since HS. We had a great visit and the food was good!  (We went to Zuppas.)

 I went to another friends house to see how she was doing. My youngest and her daughter are really cute friends! 

 I ran to my 3rd daughter’s class for her animal show and tell. She wanted to show off her kittens… I found them out in the field eating the chickens scraps. I promise we do feed the kittens. After school many of the neighbor kids came over. 
  We had about 12-13 people come over for game night and snacks… We had fun playing some “old school” games I played growing up. 
 I went to bed way too late! It was about 12:45 a.m. 😕 I am getting up early to run with a friend. 
Saturday: I met up with a friend from Park City (Danya) for my wonderful 16 mile run… It turned out to be a great run. We ran the 1st 9 in a 7 min average pace and the last 9 in about a 6:10-6:20 pace. I am so glad I met up with her to run. We pushed each other and made what could have been a long, boring run, a fast and enjoyable one. It was quite the workout!   

 At home we had our typical Saturday… Chores (which usually our 3rd daughter is the only one who really cleans… And is way good at it), yard work, and then fire time in the barrels.  Corom did head over to that sheriff’s house to plant a new pear tree for him. (On Halloween night Corom knocked over his tree by backing into it with his bus.) Trees, I come to find out, are not cheap!! Way to be responsible, Corom! 
 I just had to take this picture because it was too cute! 
Sunday: Today went smoothly with getting the girls ready and attending church. They listened and were good! We had a few families over for dinner and then a church fireside at our house. All the youth (12-18) in our ward came over for scones and message. We had a great turnout but I guess when you tell the kids there will be food… They will come! 

 Then my girls were just having fun with the camera!  

 My kids are way too cute! 

Monday: I started off my day with a 12 mile run. It was a no faster than a 7:30 pace. It was hard to get going this morning that I don’t know if I could have gone faster than 7:30. It was cold and dark but I got it done.  I helped in my 3rd daughter’s 1st grade class this morning. I absolutely love working with the girls. 

  Then Corom, my youngest and I met up during his lunch break and went to buy a tree for our yard…I didn’t want to go at 1st but  Corom and I have had a rough couple of weeks, so I thought it would be good to spend more time like this together. Now if only he would grow up! 😉 Totally joking because that’s what I do love about him is his ability and personality to have fun whenever and wherever we go. Anyway… Fun times on getting a tree.   I had CC practice this afternoon and sent the kids on a hilly, long run. 
  For family night, we played games…  And then I took the 2 older girls with me to my indoor soccer game. I really enjoy playing with my sister, sister-in-law and good friends. It is so much fun! It was also fun to have the girls with me… They were the perfect cheerleaders (maybe too loud at times 😑). 
Tuesday: Another morning run of 10 miles. I felt pretty good this morning and held onto a pretty consistent pace of about 7:20.  I got back and as we were getting the girls ready, realized we didn’t take our trash can out as the trash man was already across the street heading down the road. Our trash can was full! Crap! On my way to dropping the girls off, I saw the trash man coming down our street but across the intersection… I called Corom to run our trash can about a quarter of a mile down the road. I didn’t think he would really do it, until I saw him when I was driving home. 😊 Yes, I picked him up and drive him and our trash can home.  

 I ended up in my Kindergartener’s classroom again and then helped with PTO stuff…  

 The girls had friends over and then it was a pretty quiet night. 

Wednesday: I went out for a very hilly run this morning. I met up with Beth for 8 miles and continued on to total 15 miles. I went well but the hills were brutal! I was tired the rest of the day. My youngest and I went with my friend Misty and her daughter (and misty’s sisters) to lunch for Misty’s daughter’s birthday. The girls had fun!  

 My girls and I headed to CC practice…  

 The 3 older girls had piano lessons and then the little City dance class. 

 corom came home early tonight (Wednesday is his late nights) and I went on RS visits. Busy day! 

Thursday: I struggled through the easy 10 mile run this morning. But once again, I got it done! I am substitute teaching today for the Kindergarten class at my girls school (the other kindergartener class from my daughter’s). It was so fun but also very draining. I don’t know how teachers do it day after day! I learned a few kids names very early on! 😁 I really enjoyed it and it was fun to have my girls visit me throughout the day.  

 For CC it was another hill/speed workout. It was tough.  

CCorom had church meetings and the girls and I hung out. I started reading Harry Potter to them… That took up most of our evening. 


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  1. Your girls are so adorable! You seem like a really awesome mom too 🙂

    • Thank you, you are so kind! You are only seeing the positive, fun times. 🙂 My kids will probably say differently a lot of the time! 😉

  2. Ashley Solis permalink

    Way to go on the substitute teaching! You’re seriously super Mom!

    • I don’t know about that but I figure I am down at the school all the time so I might as well get paid for it. 😉 Thanks Ashley!!!

  3. I love your family adventures. Sometimes with just one I feel so exhausted and like Rock and I lack time together. You remind me that it can be done!

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