Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crazy, Busy Fun

Jeff's parents came to visit us over the weekend and to go through the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house. I am so excited to be in this new temple district. I've had the privilege of going through the open house twice, and both times it just feels like home in a way that the Jordan River Temple never did. I know that temples do the same things all over the world but this one just feels like home. My kids did amazingly well. They were quiet and listened to what we were saying and were much more attentive to this temple than the Draper Temple. We're going to go one more time this weekend with my parents and my grandparents.

Lyndsi also had her dance recital that night. She looked beautiful in her costume (which is probably my favorite one she's had so far). Her dance was great and she knew it all. It's so fun to watch her sweet face light up on stage. My parents and Jeff both gave her flowers afterwards and she was thrilled to get two sets of flowers (a total of 4 flowers).

Saturday morning Jeff and I woke up at 5:15 a.m. to get ready to run the South Jordan Country Fest 5k. (Another reason his parents came to visit-we needed someone to watch the kids.) Admittedly, I was nervous before hand and wondering why in the world I was doing this again. I've never enjoyed the competition of a 5k. This one ended up being quite enjoyable. The route was fairly flat (yay!). I ended up passing people instead of them passing me, and I ran the whole time without really wanting to stop and walk. These are HUGE things for me, especially the last two. My finish time wasn't that great, but my placements left me quite happy-7th out of 23 in my age division and 22nd in overall the womens division. Jeff did AWESOME however! He runs much faster than me and took 3rd in his age group and 19th in mens. It was a great morning. (Thanks again Alan, Laurie, and Cami for watching the kiddos!)

(Seriously. You didn't think I'd post a post-race picture, did you?)


Cami said...

You are totally awesome when it comes to accomplishing your running goals!
Good for you!

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

your family is so beautiful! How exciting that your kids get to see the inside of the temple! And congrats on your race! I think you are super woman!

Jennie said...

Congrats on the race! I wish I could have seen some of the race pictures...then maybe I wouldn't feel so bad for not running (who wants to be hot and sweaty?) Matt took my kids to the open house while they were there. When I asked them what the temple was like, they said, "there were a lot of people pointing and telling us where to go."

Anisa said...

How fun... I'm going to run a 5k someday!

I still haven't been in the temple yet.... soon.

Tams Family said...

Congrats on the race. We just went through the temple yesterday and it was beautiful. How nice that you get to be so close!