Thursday, April 14, 2011

Biggest Loser 5k


My Mom, sister Ashley and I completed The Biggest Loser 5k! It was by far the most fun 5k I've done. The course was in St. Gorge at Tuacan (a beautiful outdoor theater). It was also the hardest 5k I've done, due to the elevation and a hill. The beautiful overcast weather made it COLD. Right before the race started it started to sprinkle, by the middle of the race it was POURING! Thankfully I had put the babies in several warm layers.

A big thank you goes out to RYAN!!! He was the driver of this trip, photographer and child care provider for Ezra and Ivy.

Now before I get to the pictures I need to make something clear....Ryan took pictures of all us girls as we were running. But I'm only posting the pictures of me and one of mom because the ladies have asked that I don't post the pictures of sleep, no makeup, pouring rain....they didn't feel cute about that. I think they look beautiful but I will respect their wishes. I just had to write this so you guys don't think I'm some picture hog. My little stud sporting green to support our team! Levi all bundled up and ready to go.

Those guys are trainers for the Biggest Loser Fitness ridge. As I was running by them they said "Dang it's these kind of people that make a person look bad. Look at her pushing a stroller and passing everyone up." Dear random trainers, Thank you for totally making my day...I love you!
My little cheerleader

It was SO cold and it started to rain, so Ryan took Ezra and Ivy to the car. Ryan stood outside the car to take pictures. Ryan heard Ezra yelling "GO MOMMY GO!!!" When Ryan came back to the car Ezra said "Daddy I push the button." Yes, Ezra taught himself how to roll down the window so he could cheer for me. Now that's support!


When I found out about this race (thank you Diana) I wanted to do it because I am a HUGE Biggest Loser fan! The show is so inspirational. There have been many times that I cry while watching. Just think if the contestants can change their lives completely what can we do to make improvements in our lives? Well I'm not the only fan of the show, my whole family loves it. We used to all watch it together. My little brother Andrew just sent my Mom an email of the play by play of whats going on in the Australia Biggest Loser.......Yeah, we like the show.

My Mom was saying last time she was here that she would really like to do a 5k. When I found out about this race I called my siblings and asked if they would like to go in on a early Mother's day gift with me and they all said yes. This race was my Mom's gift. When I called to tell her about it she was so excited which made me even more excited!

I am SO proud of my mom! She did such an amazing job! During different points of the race we passed by each other, each time I saw her putting forth her all and I was just PROUD!!! This is something she has NEVER done before and she didn't only finish, she finished STRONG! Good job Mom!!! Happy Mother's day Mom. I love you and I'm so proud of you!!!
This is how you feel after a good race.

So I entered the race through Weight Watchers. It just so happens that they were doing a drawing for a free hotel room and tickets to The Letterman. I WON! I sent my Mom and Ryan on a little "date" to see the show and Ashley and I stayed with the kids at the hotel. I think my Mom and Ryan had a good time and Ashely and I didn't kill the kids.....success!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

St. Patricks Day.........

..............The day that no matter what you true heritage is, everyone is a little Irish.

Don't believe me? See for yourself.....

St. Patty

(look at the clover hair clip I fun!) She's a modal
Leprechaun Levi
He's a sneaky one!

Ezra Go Bragh
He is highly impressed by the green eggs!

I made them WITHOUT dye.....I ground up broccoli and cilantro.
Enjoying the greens at the park
The desert I made for Ryan

And this is what I looked like after a day of eating green.....

For dinner we had corned beef and cabbage.YUM!

I'm glad we get to play "Irish" once a year!

Biscuit Baking Boys

March 13, 2011

I have a confession....I L.O.V.E. biscuits. Love them! Hot from the oven...a little (or a lot) of butter and some honey....YUM! I will try to think of meals that "go" with biscuits so we can have them. We can't make them too often because when we do I want to eat the whole pan! On this particular day Daddy and Ezra had some bonding and made the biscuits together. They did a great job! To be quite honest Ryan is the official biscuit baker in our family. I was looking for a biscuit recipe that didn't use shortening and Ryan was helping me, some how it ended up that he made the biscuits that day and he has made them ever since. I'm NOT complaining!

Ezra was very proud of his biscuit (his is the little blob in the center of the bottom row). He also enjoyed eating some of the dough. I'm afraid he too has a biscuit addiction.