Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ragnar 2013: Wasatch Back

Exhausted. That is one word to describe how Josh & I feel the day after we crossed the finish line at Park City High School. This was our first Ragnar experience and it was an experience! Our team was the Roseman Dental School team. I didn't know anybody before we started but it was fun to get to know everyone! We had a few people back out the day before so lucky for us, Kari got to join our team.

The first part of our Ragnar experience started the day before. They had a Ragnar pre-race party at Scheels. Bree, Beckett, and I rode Front Runner down (our first time) where Josh picked us up in South Jordan. We headed to Scheels and decorated our van.

We were in Van 2 so we didn't have to get up to our starting point (Eden) until about 10-11 am. There was a mini-party going on up there, it was a lot of fun. We had to wait a little bit for Van 1 to get there and hand off to our first runner.

 My first leg was short, only 2.6 miles right outside of Eden, I finished in 23 minutes. It was hot, hot, hot.
 Josh's first leg was shorter as well, 3.8 miles and he finished close to the base of Snow Basin. he finished his leg in 28:15.
I didn't get any picture of our night legs (leg 2). It was, of course, night time and hard to get a good picture. My 2nd leg was down a canyon road, 5.9 miles and I finished in 50 minutes. It was actually one of my most favorite runs, I started it at 11:30 pm so it wasn't TOO late in the night. Josh didn't start his 2nd leg until like 2 am, I don't know how he did it. I was so tired at that point. His 2nd leg was 7.5 miles through some small towns, he finished that one in 60 minutes. Our last runner (Kari) finished just after 5 am. We were finally able to pull out our sleeping bags at on of the exchange areas and take a nap.

Day 2 of Ragnar was the hardest for our van, I think. We were all running on 2-3 hours of sleep and we were starting to feel the soreness in our muscles. My last leg was 5.5 miles (mildly uphill the whole way) through Heber & Midway, finishing at the Homestead resort.

 Josh's last leg was Ragnar Hill. Boy, oh, boy was it a hill! It was 4 miles long and he gained 2400 feet. He killed the first mile but then the hill took over. He did a great job though!
 The view from the top of Ragnar Hill.

 We finished at Park City High School, here is a pic of the best team ever!

Here is a picture of our 'kills' a.k.a. how many people we passed on our different legs.

Like mommy like son.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bree's Birthday, Father's Day & more!

It's been just over a week of summer vacation and it has been jam packed with fun! Friday was Breanne's 18th birthday! I can't believe how old she is getting....and tall. Bree wanted to see Beckett on her birthday so we went to her house and watched her open presents in the morning. The whole family headed out to Kneaders for a birthday lunch. Num num num. That night they held a traditional family birthday party in my parents backyard. It was a fun time and she sure got spoiled! Happy 18th birthday, Bree!

On Saturday we decided to venture over to the downtown farmer's market. We went to a few farmer's markets last year but never to the one downtown. I didn't realize how big it was! It was sort of awesome. I absolutely loved all of the vendors, homemade fresh food and vegetables. It was a tidge too crowded for my taste but it was still worth it. I had the BEST peach lemonade I've ever tasted.
Josh enjoyed a nice homemade pickle on a stick and Beckett loved looking at the gazillion dogs roaming around.

Isn't Beckett the cutest when he's sleeping? :)
I hope Josh had a good Father's Day. We sure do love him around here. We got up and he opened his presents, a air compressor he'd been wanting. Then we had a nice big breakfast for the man of the house. After church and the typical Sunday rituals we headed to my grandma Petersen's house for a family dinner. The food was delicious and as always it was a wonderful time.

Lastly, today we decided to go on a hike up at Mueller Park. It was beautiful and the weather was perfect. We had a nice picnic lunch afterwards. Lately, Beckett asks to take a picture out by our tree in the front yard every time we are getting ready to go somewhere. I can't complain, it is nice to have him sit still and smile in a picture for once!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Boy

 It seems like I'm always updating our blog about Beckett. But let's be serious, he is the center of our lives. He grows so much every day that I feel like I need to do a new update. I don't want to forget a thing.

First of all, let's talk about that picture. Today we were getting ready to get in the car when he looked at me and said, "picture!" Then he walked over to the tree and posed. This boy is going to be a lady killer.

The past few weeks he has been talking like crazy! He is picking up new words everyday and his sentences are getting longer. Some of my favorite comments that he makes are, "So good" (which he says when he is eating). Another is "I need kishes, I need wuvs." I have trained him well, now he asks me for kisses and loves instead of me always having to ask him.

He can be a picky eater, but we can ALWAYS get him to eat berries. He asks for them constantly. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are his favorite.

He is still pretty much all boy. Balls and trucks catch his eye the most. He isn't interested in much else....well he likes dirt too. Surprise, surprise.

I must say, as a lady, I do have an influence on him. There have been a few times lately when we're getting ready to leave the house and he has asked for a bag and flings it over his shoulder like it's his purse. He also likes a good, long, colorful necklace. Like momma, like son....right? Regardless, in my very biased opinion, he is the CUTEST boy ever.

Monday, June 10, 2013

First Weekend of Summer Vacation

Oh boy, I have really lived up my summer vacation thus far. I mean it's only been like 4 days. I love summer!
We started off with a BBQ at our house with all of my good high school friends. It was so good to see everyone in one place again. The best part was seeing all the little kids, this was the first time they were all together. So cute!

I have been able to spend a lot of time with Beckett boy. I have been waiting for this for a long time!

Today, Josh got the day off from! We lived the day up. We went for a family jog, Josh & Beckett went fishing, then we spent the rest of the day at the pool. I love those sun rays.

{The life and love we create is the life and love we live}