Thursday, May 25, 2006

Coleman loves to get his picture taken! Posted by Picasa

Cooper is now 9 mos. old! Posted by Picasa

I think I'm getting old...

Last week at tennis I turned my ankle while going for the ball and my leg crumpled underneath of me. While I was in some pain, I was still able to finish my lesson with no problem but ever since then I've been dealing with knee and hip problems related to the fall. So I have to ask myself, "Am I just getting old?" Ten years ago, I would've walked it off and it would never have been a problem. It is a sad realization to know that you aren't recovering as quickly as you used to. So, right now I'm trying to decide if I should see the doctor or not. I'm continuing to exercise but I fear that I may be making things worse. Yep, I'm definitely getting old...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Living Traditions Festival

Today we took a family trip to Salt Lake City to go to the Living Traditions Festival. We've gone each year for the past 4 years. It's really fun. They have a long row of food booths and all of them had foods from a different country- anything from Irish to Lebanese to Hawaiian. We sampled food from the Thai, Tongan, Bosnian, and Sudanese booths today. Oh, it was all so good! It's really a nice day out for us. It's all outside at the county square, so there are plenty of big shade trees to sit under and eat. They also have entertainment on two stages throughout the day. While we were there we got to see the Tongan Brass Band. Coleman really liked listening to the music. He really likes to watch people play instruments. I'm considering buying a keyboard for him to mess around with. Who knows? Maybe he has some natural musical talent. I guess we'll see.

Oh, here's some big news. I'm now a proud owner of an mp3 player! I know, I know. I am the last person on earth to get one. I got a good deal bidding on a used one on eBay. I'm not one to spend big bucks on an iPod. This one is the generic brand and it holds about 50 songs. It's perfect for jogging! It's nice to have something that doesn't skip. Oh, and it even has an FM tuner so you can listen to the radio if you want. I'm so tech savvy... ;)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Happy Mother's Day to me!

I'm starting to notice a bit of a trend in my hubby's ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Last year, I got an apron with an iron-on picture of Coleman and the words "Country Cookin' Makes Me Good Lookin'." And this year I got a t-shirt with an iron-on pic of the boys that said "Happy Mother's Day." I wonder what he'll put an iron-on on next year? :) Honestly, I think that it is so adorable that he really tries to put some thought into my gifts. I've got the sweetest husband! And as long as he's making them, I'm wearing them (even if they're cheesy)! Hmm, I wonder what'll I'll get him for Father's Day?

I have to admit that I did splurge and buy myself a little something for Mother's Day. I found a fantastic digital camera on clearance at Target. It's a Fuji Finepix F10 6.3 Mp camera, originally $329 on clearance for $82. I just love a great deal! I got really lucky because the sales guy said that they found that camera in their storage area and Target doesn't carry that model anymore. That's why it was such a deep discount. It's really awesome. The battery takes 500 shots per charge! That was my biggest problem with my last digital camera. The batteries would die as soon as I took it off the dock. So, it's really nice to be able to take as many pics as I want. I am going to try to get the old camera in better shape and give it to my sister who says she wants it.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Boy, Coops is such a cute baby! Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 08, 2006

I did it!!!

I ran my very first 5k on Saturday! I was really nervous when we were on our way there. I knew that I could run 3 miles because I run 3 miles/ 3 times a week but I always run on the treadmill so I didn't know what to expect running on asphalt. Come to find out, it's really a lot of fun. In fact, I ran the 3.1 miles in under 3o minutes outside (29:21 to be exact). I think it usually takes me about 35 minutes at the pace I run on the treadmill. Anyway, it was a great day out for the 4 of us. I made Will push the jogging stroller with the boys in it. So, he had to run pushing 60 lbs. of boy and 30 lbs. of stroller! I really felt bad when we were going up that first hill. After the 1st couple of minutes it became clear that Will would be running slower than my regular pace so I ran on ahead. He was such a trooper. Even pushing nearly 100 lbs., he never stopped and finished the race soon after me. And he's still psyched to do another 5k next Saturday! I guess that's our new thing- running as a family. I couldn't think of a healthier way to spend a Saturday morning. And we also get a chance to donate money to different causes so it's good all around. Next Saturday is the Komen Race for a Cure in Salt Lake. From what I've read they are expecting about 12,000 runners. Should be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I survived a night alone!

Will had to go to Clear Creek yesterday for Lehi Jr.'s Leadership Camp, so I was all alone in this big house! (Well, not completely alone. Of course, I have my two strapping boys here to take care of me. All 60 lbs of 'em!) I really have a hard time sleeping when Will's not here. My imagination runs wild and at 3 o'clock in the morning I'm awake sitting in bed and listening to every little squeak or creak the house makes thinking each one is a potential ne'er-do-well inching his way towards me. I'm so dependent on my husband to make me feel safe. I don't think that's a bad thing, though. It's a great thing to have someone in your life that you trust that much. When he's gone, everything just seems off. And when he's home, everything feels right again. And then all is well in the land of Alicia.

Let's see, I haven't posted since Friday. So what has happened since then? Oh, Saturday, I decided to skip tennis and go to the Enrichment activity but I only went for about an hour and a half. I'm really glad I went. The one class I got to go to was on marriage and the speaker was really funny. He talked about how to communicate with your spouse, which actually is not much of a problem in our marriage. Will's a great communicator. It probably helps that he's had lots of couseling education and experience and will soon be studying to become a licensed therapist. He wouldn't be much of a counselor or therapist if he couldn't communicate.

After Enrichment, I took Coleman to a birthday party down the street. He had such a great time. All the kids got their own super hero cape and they got to play in a cardbourd box that had been converted into a Batcave. It's so nice to see him developing friendships.

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