Monday, February 6, 2012

Color Run

Here's a photo journey of our trip to Arizona! 

We couldn't start the trip off without a stop at a gas station -- Thank you Melanie, for staying off the animal!

This stop was really cool.  This monument celebrates the Quilt Walk by some settlers of Panguitch.  the men walked on the quilts their wives made to keep from sinking into the mud as they went for much needed food. 

Here we are at the beginning of the Color Run!  We are wearing nice clean white shirts - which we know will get DIRTY!

Less than a mile in and we see the first color throw!  So do the 6000 other 'runners' . . . ...Can you believe how many people there are here?  There's still more behind us waiting to get to the yellow color.

This is a great photo because you can see the lake we run around.  In the distance you can see the green and purple color that's being thrown at people.

Melanie celebrating her finish!

Jaime celebrating!

Me, with a super duper close-up!

Mom, came with us but didn't run.  She did join in the color party at the finish line (they did a HUGE throw every 15 minutes at the finish).  Ha!  It was so cool to see my mom in color and having a good time!

After the race we found plenty to do!  We went outlet mall shopping and then to Bahama Bucks for some Hawaiian ice.  It really was FABULOUS!

Sunday morning we headed home.  But that got all messed up as we kept detouring to see EVERYTHING!  Here we are at the Mesa Temple.

And here we are, stopping at every piece of art on Mesa's main street!  So fun!

To show how crazy we are, we took a huge loop to Lake Havasu so we could have an antipasta salad at Mudshark's!  DELICIOUS!  (Only we would drive 2 extra hours to eat a salad!)

Can't miss the London Bridge if you are in Havasu!  Here's Jaime hanging with the brilliant men who decided to buy the bridge and move it to the middle of the desert.

Popeye's!  Need I say more?  Guess I could say it three times - as that's the number of times we ate here in three days.  Sad . . .really sad.  But so TASTY!

Man, do we know how to pack in the fun in three days, or what??!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let me be BRIEF

Went on a shopping trip with Josh yesterday.

He needed a new suit for his upcoming region meet.

(That means that his other suits have sat in the bottom of his swim bag and gotten all NASTY!)

Anyway, Josh opted for a BRIEF suit,

Instead of a normal jammer . . . . .

Ummm,  Hello?  That's way more of my MAN child than I was prepared to see.

Holy cow!  Where did my baby boy go?

(I'll try to capture a photo of this 3/4 naked swimmer and post it later)

Meanwhile, good luck Josh!  Swim hard in the 200 and 500 yard races.

Friday, January 13, 2012


How long's it been since you went to a Woods Class?

You know, the class in Jr High where you make candy machines, keychains, pen sets, etc?

Wednesday I'd have told you had been 25 years.

But today, I can tell you it's been 1 day!

It was fun (for me).

Ethan didn't seem to enjoy his mommy going to class with him though. . . . .

But what's a mom to do when her son is getting an "F" in the class and there's two days left in the term?

This mom does what she says she'll do when there's more than one missing assignment --

And I show up in class to "help".

Ethan was mortified!

But he's getting an "A-" as of this morning!

Guess it works to have mommy keeping you on track in class.

(Someone needs to get my kid therapy)