Thursday, December 26, 2013


As the 2013 cross country season came to a close the week of thanksgiving
I was both  happy and very sad- sad because soon I'll have to say
goodbye to some amazing athletes I've come to love very much.
I felt more like the older sister than a coach to them.

Team Picture day.. Madi & Sabrina

State Meet.. Megan & Sabrina

 Senior Boys (except Taylor is a JR) such goofy guys!

Seniors with coaches

Sabrina is the only one who can really do the hair 'stach'.

Nike Southwest Regional Championship, Az
Cold. Wet. Muddy. Super fun.  So glad I had the privilege of going down to Arizona with the team again this year.
Seriously Love These Kids!!

My Senior Girls.. Sarah, Madi, Sabrina, Megan

At least I'll still see them around..  :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

T-Birds and Cougars

My dad hooked us up again with football tickets..
This time it was Southern Utah vs. Weber State.
Bonus: SUU's alumni association did a free tailgate party.. totally hit that up!
My friend Deidra even came up to Ogden to watch our T-birds kick some butt!
It was a little shaky at first but SUU managed to pull out the win.. 27-21.  It was a great game to watch and my dad was so cute in his lil ball-boy get-up :)
Poor Weber State.. they had less fans there than SUU!

Btw: SUU made it to NCAA Division I Playoffs.  However they played last year's runner up and lost :( hopefully next year they'll use that experience to their advantage!

We also went to the BYU homecoming game vs. Georgia Tech for Derek's birthday
It was so much fun! However I expected GT to play harder than what they did..
and man was Hill on fire that night! It's never a dull game watching the Cougars play!


Austin's Home :)
We all went to get him from the airport.. Alexis and I even made posters

Everyone wanted to snuggle with Uncle Austin

Jordan's Belated Birthday Gift: The Doughnut Dash!
I told Jordan I would pay for a race entry for him to do with me for his birthday.. it wasn't until now that his soccer didn't interfere.  Bonus: Austin was home and ran with us even though his lungs weren't used to the high elevation and cold air :)

We started at the state capital and finished at memorial park.

At the halfway mark downing doughnuts to cut time off our time..

Tired, sweaty, and full of doughnuts! :)

Austin was also nice enough to take Ragnar running a few times..

Austin always did this with Dottie..

JeNae just had Elise so her and James couldn't make it.. but we went Go-Karting :)
And the operator guy knew who we were.. that's 2 for 2 in Go-Karting costume shenanigans!

It was great to have Austin home for 2 weeks, we all missed him a lot!

One of "those" people..

True Story..
I've become one of "those" people who make and hang wreaths on their doors to match the seasons.
Here's what I have thus far..
For around March time.. It's only halfway done..
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day...
But mainly I had this up while Austin was deployed and took it down when he came home.
Fall :) Although I didn't put it up until the SUU vs WSU football game.. which was after Austin came home..
All Hallows Eve.. although I didn't make it until AFTER the fact.. yes this was up during Thanksgiving and I didn't take it down until last week.
Although it's not a wreath, it is a craft.  Me and some girlfriends have decided to do a craft night and we made these letters.  It was so much fun! We spent the first few hours talking and eating so we were crafting late into the night.. as in Derek beat me home from work! I'm so lucky to have such great friends who have also decided to be one of "those" people and start crafting :)