Ever since we moved to Davis County, both kids get really excited when we drive past Lagoon. Tess would tell me all about the roller coasters she wanted to go on and Kade would talk my ear off about how brave he would be if we went there. We finally gave in and went last weekend. 

Frightmares just started, so we got to do some of the fun Halloween stuff in addition to all of the little kiddie rides. Despite all of her big talk, Tess did not want to ride on much. We got her on some car rides and the carrousel and forced her onto a little roller coaster and the log ride, but she was pretty mad about it. On the other hand, Kade was super tough and would have gone on just about anything.

Fall was a good time to go, since it wasn't nearly as hot nor as busy as a regular summer day. I guess we can go again next year.


Red Rock Relay 2014

Another relay came upon me quickly, and I have to admit that I was not feeling super excited. I wanted to hang out with my friends, but I didn't really want to run and go without sleep, especially because I know how crappy I feel during these races. But alas, I had agreed to do Red Rock again and had even recruited Heather to join me.

There was some big flooding in Nevada the week prior to the race that resulted in I-15 being shut down. Unfortunately this meant that all traffic was diverted onto the highways between Vegas and Cedar City. Much of the relay goes on these highways, so UDOT revoked the race's permits. Instead of cancelling the whole thing, the organizers decided to run the first third of the race. The 12 legs between Brian Head and Cedar City would be run by each van. Basically our team of 12 became two teams of 6. While I was a little disappointed because there is nothing quite like the overnight relay experience, I was also relieved to get out of middle of the night runs and feeling like death.

Our van ran the 60 miles in about 11 hours. I decided to run the first leg with Heather, as well as my own two other legs, totally just over 13 miles for the day. I still felt pretty crappy by the end, but not as bad as normal! The weather was perfect, the leaves were changing, I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people, and I made it home on Saturday afternoon to spend the rest of the weekend with my little family. Can't beat that!


Uintas Camping Trip 2014

For some reason we have put off our annual camping trip until after Labor Day the past two years, but it has worked out so well both times. It is not nearly as busy or hot and we have been able to stay in some beautiful places.

This year we decided to head up to the Uintas. Chad had never been to this part of Utah, and I had only been there once when I was 14 for my fourth-year Girls Camp overnighter. After discussing some options with people at work, Chad decided that Washington Lake would be our best bet. And he was right!

We left home Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday morning. While there we hiked around the lake, fished, played cards, rested in the hammocks, and ate a lot of treats. The kids even made friends with some other kids in the spot next to us. We did get a little bit of rain, and it was pretty cold at night, but we had a good time!


Tess' First Day of Preschool

I decided to put Tess in preschool this year, partly because I think she needs it and partly because I need it! Since Kade had such a good experience with Miss Lori, I signed Tess up for her 3-year-old class. So far she has loved it! She has a few kids in her class from our ward, and she has made some other new friends, too.

Hopefully Tess will learn more from Miss Lori than she would watching TV while I work!


Kade’s First Day of Kindergarten

Summer is officially over and the school year is in session. Kade entered the public school system last week, and while he seems to be doing just fine, his mother is not. Somehow our little baby has turned into a kid who has to go to school every day. This is not OK with me. After I picked him up on his first day I realized that I had to take him back the next day! No! There have been a few tears from the both of us, but I think that once we get into the routine of things
we will both be glad to be at school.


When I dropped Kade off at his classroom, he didn’t even need me to stick around. The next day he told me that I didn’t need to walk in with him and that he could do it on his own.
Well, I guess so, Mr. Brave-pants. This independence is too much!

Some of my friends in Enoch made giant chocolate chip cookies for their kids on the first day of school, and I thought it was such a fun idea that I would try it this year. My first attempt was a fail, but the smaller version worked alright, and Kade thought it was really cool,
so I guess that was a success.

Tess was pretty lost with Kade gone. She kept asking when we could go pick him up. She starts preschool on Tuesday, and I think that will keep her from being too bored with mom. I’m not really very happy that summer is over, but fall is looking to be pretty fun around here.


Cedar Express, AGAIN!

My Enoch friends were nice enough to invite Chad and me back for the Cedar Express Relay for a rematch between Kiss My Fast and the Half Fast Husbands. We dropped the kids off at my parents and headed down for a fun little weekend getaway with lots of running, laughing, and good times.

Those boys wanted to win, but the girls were able to hold them off by less than one minute! It was a close one! We had a fast team this year and were able to finally take first place in the women’s division. Woohoo!


Me, Teresa, Rebecca, Wendy, and Tawna at the starting line.