Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Yesterday, Seth was singing "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam". Then he suddenly stopped and said, "But Mom, we are not beans!" I was caught off guard, and started laughing.

He has been telling Mia, "I will put you in time-out, Mia. One....Two...Three. Okay, Mia you have to go to timeout!" This is where I jump in to explain who the parent is in this situation. He is so bossy...I wonder where he gets it:)!

A couple of weeks ago, we were leaving our little playgroup at the park and he said, "Mommy, Macy sure looked pretty today at playgroup." I was stunned...he is 3! Isn't this a little young for a first crush??? However, I must say that I am proud of him for finding one friend that he doesn't growl at (while pretending he is a T-Rex and they are his prey).

I am sure there are more...I will have to update this!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Picking

Okay, so nobody pass out....I have updated my blog for the 3rd time in less than a week! This is a remarkable accomplishment!

I just had to post these cute pictures of the kids picking their own pumpkin out of Grandma Bell's amazing garden. They loved it!

Seth and Jacie sitting on their pumpkins!

Mia watching Grandma Bell cut her pumpkin off the vine.

Seth and Mia enjoying the company of their cousins, Jacie and Maddox.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Marathon

Here is Scott at mile 16...looking strong!

Here are the kids staying warm and waiting to cheer dad on.

Here is Natalie (in the red shirt), Scott's cousin, at mile 23.

Scott at mile 23....almost there.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I thought you said this was 2.62 miles!

We are just chilling in St. George after watching Scott run the MARATHON! For those of you that are not familiar with the marathon, it is 26.2 miles (I emphasize the .2, because after 26 miles that .2 is KILLER!). It is a grueling test of mental strength, physical endurance, and sheer will to finish. I am so impressed with him! He did awesome despite St. George record lows and pouring rain for 5 hours (we finally saw blue skies as he finished!).

The kids even endured the rain to watch "daddy" run! Scott's parents and my parents and sister were the rest of our cheering squad.

We also cheered on Scott's uncle, Brent, who qualified for the Boston Marathon by running a 3:31!!! Also, Scott's two cousins, Natalie and KristiAnn ran the marathon strong (even despite injuries for KristiAnn). We also cheered our fellow Crosspointe Ward members: Kevin, Ron, Maurice, Eric, and Ray! Good work all!

I am seriously so overcome with the determination of the runners I saw. They all set this goal, worked towards it, and attained it today. I am inspired by them and their examples!

Let me explain the title. My friend, Camille (her husband Kevin ran the marathon also) and I got together this week to make posters for our running husbands. Camille found this quote online that said, "I thought you said this was 2.62 miles!" I thought that was pretty funny, so I put that quote on one of my posters.

I have pictures I will post later. I just wanted to update you all.