Monday, November 30, 2009


Our Thanksgiving holiday started with the Turkey Trot. Jasmyn and I ran it again this year, and then were able to meet up with my SIL, Emily at the finish. Nothing like burning 600+ calories on a day of feasting. And feast we did!!!
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the beautiful spread.
But I've got a picture of the well fed!
Then the next day instead of shopping, we put up the Christmas tree and still had Jack and Aubrey around to help.

Unfortunately the fun had to end and the Taylors went home. :(
But I seriously LOVE this time of year. Can't wait to finish decorating and start Christmas baking!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

bake sale

Yesterday Gwen kept asking if she could have a table out front to do a bake sale. I told her I'd make some goodies and she could do one tomorrow. So today while she was at school I whipped some up and when she got home Tara helped her make a sign.

She sat in front of the house for an hour and a half and had four non-family member customers. Eli was the number one customer buying a rice krispy treat for a dollar! (we sold everything for a quarter) It was so adorable! Funny thing is, she came up with all of this all by herself! What a little entrepreneur we have!!!!
In other news, the kids are loving having the Taylors stay with us!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

my running baby

So Gwen has loved going to my races, and envies my medals. She has been saying that she wants to do a race and earn a medal. Well, I found the perfect first race for her. Part of the Arizona Ironman is a kid run that I entered her in. She's been practicing and this morning was her time to shine!
It was 48ยบ so Drake stayed huddled in this blanket for a while.

They grouped the kids according to their grades, so Gwen was with other kids her age.

So Gwen's making a funny face here, but this was the only picture with her medal that she's so proud of in it.
Way to go Gwenny bum, we're sure proud of you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

my kind of mudflap!

Seriously, I want this. I mean really, how is it okay for dumb men, excuse me, I mean boys to drive around with a naked silhouette of a hooker on their cars? Smart is sexy to me!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Holy cow!!!!!

Seriously!? So uncalled for. Good to hear that she's been suspended indefinitely.

Phoenix Children's Museum

We ventured out for the free night at Phoenix Children's tonight. So we learned, played, explored, and crafted to our hearts content. Or at least my heart's content, the kids could have stayed all night. Luckily the lure of Golden Spoon got them in the car.
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Thursday, November 05, 2009


Last weekend, we were moving some stuff from the old house to the new one, and I was carrying a load, couldn't really see around it until it was too late. I saw Drake sitting on the floor in the garage, doing a wind up with Ryan's long board, and sent the long board sailing into my feet. Well I was carrying year supply food. So oatmeal and beans went everywhere! And I was left with a bruised foot. It was so tender where my toes meet my foot. And I saw the look in Drake's eyes while he was putting his evil plan together. I know it was no accident. I now lock the door to my room when I go to bed so I don't wake up with all my hair cut off or my pajamas lit on fire.
Then yesterday I was unpacking- STILL, and I picked up a giant glass jar by the lid. (dumb I know) Well the lid popped off the jar, and it fell right on my same foot. So that bump pictured above doesn't mean that I'm preggo with a swollen foot. Instead I just have a mutilated foot.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Everybody be excited. H&M is coming to Scottsdale! And for some reason I got an invite to the VIP event for it's sneak peak before opneing last night. I RSVP'd a while ago, but when it came down to it yesterday I didn't have anyone to watch the kids and I was sweaty and yucky from the gym and didn't want to get dressed. But when Ryan didn't go to his meeting last night, I called up Tawnya (at 9PM) and we drove on up so we wouldn't miss out on 20% off total purchase. When we got there we knew we were out of our element. Tawnya had on jeans and a t-shirt and I was in my sweaty gym clothes with my crazy sweaty hair pulled back with a head band. Well this place was valet parking, red carpet, and models in their mini skirts and stilettos and GQ guys in tuxes! We still got in in time to hurry and buy some goods before it closed, but not before I was on the live NEWS!! Yep, trying on head bands on my sweaty nasty hair. At least I thought "it's 10:00 PM, no one is watching". Well I know of at least 3 people who were watching and recognized a no make-up, stinky Kristin on the news last night. I'm so embarrassed!

So anyhoo, it opens tomorrow. It's up at Scottsdale Quarter right across the street from Kierland Commons.