Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love fall. I really can't get over it.

Here are a few of the fun things we've been doing lately.

Last weekend we went on a little road trip to St. George for Rodney's marathon. He's been training for months. Between working full time and getting an MBA at night, it was not easy for him to find time for it, but he somehow did. We were both able to get work off on Friday so we headed down Thursday night. The next morning we slept in, played some tennis, and picked up his race packet.

The rest of the day was filled with shopping, eating, more shopping, and being together. He was sure to carbo load his brains out the night before. Pretty much the perfect day.

On Friday my family, Cheryl, and Marianne came down to watch Rod cross the finish line. We (including Rodney) anticipated him crossing the finish line sometime between 4 hours 15 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes. My Aunt Misty and her family were a little ways down the line from us and at about 3 hours 50 minutes she text me saying he was on his way! We scrambled to get the cameras out to capture his victory. Of course being the entertainer that he is he couldn't just run across the finish line - he had to dance across the finish line. I was trying to switch the camera from picture to video and I missed the whole thing! I was so mad! He officially finished at 3 hours 55 minutes!! An amazing time for his first marathon. We are all so proud of him.

We spent the rest of the time watching Conference and resting. Rod was surprisingly mobile after the race. It was such a great weekend! Hard to come home.

Lately I have been spending my free time putting up decorations and baking fall treats. I love having my own house to decorate and fun neighbors to do things with!

I think I have finally re-mastered my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I  made these all the time in Hawaii, but turns out baking in Utah is wayyy different than baking in Hawaii on account of the altitude and humidity changes.

The weather has been amazing

Even Remy and Winslow are feeling festive

And our house is very cozy.

Yesterday my dad took our whole family to Lagoon's Frightmares. We used to go every year when I was little and it brought back so many fun memories. We had a blast.


Going into the haunted house. I wish I could un-see the video they make you watch at the beginning. Horrific!

I thought it would be funny to not tell my mom that Wicked goes really fast at the beginning. Not as funny as I had hoped.


Now we just need to figure out what we are going to be for Halloween . . . any great ideas?