Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"If I knew you were comin' I'd 'a baked a cake..."

Riley gave me cake decorating classes for Christmas and I started them last week. It is a BLAST!!! This is my cake from last night. Last week I just did the non exciting star tip on cookies. Stay in tune for next weeks cake which will be covered in maybe not-so-pretty roses and pom-pom flowers....


My good friend Aubry, (in high school I affectionately called her 'Aub-dawg') was in town. She currently lives in Spokane so we hardly ever get to see each other. It was so good to see her and her adorable, spunky little Claire.
Can't wait to see you for the HALF in May.

To Run or Not to Run? Is it even a question?!!!!

Last year along with my sister and bro.-in-law I ran/jogged in the Idaho Potato race. I did a 10k. I accidentally stopped training two weeks prior so it was a hard race, but fun. For whatever reason, this year I have decided to do a half marathon ! I wanted to get inspired so I looked up some quotes about running. Here's what I found:

" It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are theives or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him."

" We can't all be heros because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by."

"I run so my goals in life will get bigger instead of my belly."

"Running is a mental sport...and we're all INSANE!"

"Life is short...and running makes it seem longer."

"Jogging is very beneficial. It is good for your legs and your feet. It's also good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."

"The trouble with jogging is that by the time you figure out that you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."

"Act like a horse. Be dumb, just run."

I feel so inspired.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Pirate Gavin!!!

Today we had Gavin's 3rd birthday party. Pirate Gavin the Good ( Gavin let's everyone know he's a good pirate). I didn't even get a picture of the birthday boy!!! You'll have to go to Sherstine's blog for those pics I guess. The cake was so cute as you can see. If there's anyone who can throw parties my sisters can! And if there is an opportunity for me to act more like a kid I take advantage of it! Oh, by the way Gavin wants to marry me so... Sorry Riley, you leave me, you snooze ya loose :) Love you Gavy boy!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Trying to Keep Busy Without Daddy!

Life without Riley is hardly bearable. But we try to keep busy to make the time go by. We're so grateful to be living with Grandma and Grandpa Spjute. Not a day goes by that Grandpa is home that I find Emmy with a treat in her hands. One of these day I hope Emmy decides she wants to sleep again. This week she's been up on average 3 hours a night. Oh, joy. Riley finished basic yesterday! He will be heading to Texas in a week for his training as a trama field medic. He said it is a mandatory work out in the morning and the rest of the day is just like college. He'll be able to e-mail and call more often. YES!!! We miss him terribly....