Friday, November 12, 2010

Cha-cha-cha-changes!

The past couple of months we have had a lot of changes! Derrick got a job in Phoenix (good job babe!). So that means we are moving. Derrick starts training right after Thanksgiving in Phoenix. He trains for 4 weeks then we are going to spend Christmas together in UT and then the whole family is going to drive down to Phoenix and (hopefully) have found a place to live and move into! We love Colorado and are going to miss all the wonderful friends that we have made over the years but I really think this will be a good move for our family. Tony and Turner think that they will miss snow a lot but personally I kinda like the warmth :)

So we found out all this exciting news just shortly after we had found out that we are pregnant! Total suprise! We had previously been following the 3 1/2 to 4 years between kids plan that I kinda liked. Levi is going to be just 2 and a couple months old when we add to our family...and now the real kicker is that just a couple weeks ago we found out it was TWINS. Yes. Twins. I think I may have wrapped my mind around it at this point but am trying to block out all the crazy thoughts like..."how do I take 2 infants to the doctor with a 2 year old? I only have 2 arms...or how can I feed both at the same time?!? Instead I am just trying to concentrate on getting packed and moving.

Another huge blessing coming our way from all of this is that Derrick's little sister didn't have any where to live during most of December because her lease is running out. So she is going to come help us pack while Derrick is in Phoenix!! Thanks Deb! Anyways, I am sure I will be really busy from now till then but I will try to keep more current on the postings :)

Fun at Papa and Grandma's house


We were able to spend some time up in Utah this past summer. Levi was having fun taking a bath with his cousin Reagan. Down below Levi is "walking in Papa's shoes."

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Morgan reunion

This past summer we got to go to a Morgan reunion. It was really nice for the kids to see their great-grandpa Morgan. It was awesome to see some family that I haven't seen for awhile.

Great-grandpa with Tony, Turner, and Levi
Tony's first experience on a horse.

Turner and his cousin Kyra riding a horse.



Birthdays

Turner turned 5 in July. He wanted an anthill cake made so I did my best. Tony turned 9 and unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of his party (sorry Tony) but we started a new tradition where we spent a day together as a family doing something the birthday person wanted to do. Both boys wanted to go miniature golfing and we had fun doing that.
Turner's anthill cake
Cheese!


Levi dual-weilding golf clubs

Derrick helping Turner

New Kitty


Well even though my husband is not a pet person we got a kitty in August. The boys names her Fizzler. She is a nice kitty that everyone seems to enjoy (mostly everyone :) ) Tony and I even made her a scratching post. It passes off something for his scouts and we had fun doing it.

First day of school


Turner starts Kindergarten this year!!! Tony is in 4th grade. They look so nice in their uniforms.

Sunday morning entertainment

Who needs to pay for entertainment when you have a few boys running around turning on the keyboard and doing interpretive dancing?? Well I caught mine on camera doing a little dance for everyone. I think Turner is practicing to be a river dancer. :)
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Half-Marathon

Derrick invited me WAY back in January to run a half marathon for our anniversary in September. I thought it was a great idea so we both started training. I found out that running isn't my favorite thing to do but wasn't too bad. Derrick fell in love with running and wants to run all the time.

We ran our half down in Colorado Springs. My brother and his wife helped us out with the kids so we could do it. We woke early in the morning and ate some breakfast and got ready to go.

We did really well. Derrick ran with me the whole time...he could have finished much faster but thought that since we were doing this for our anniversary then he would help me get across the finish. I thought I was pretty prepared but the run was painful. We never walked and kept going the whole time! It was pretty awesome. One of my favorite parts was on the last quarter of a mile our son Tony ran with us for a little bit. He was so cute saying "you can do it". For the last couple of miles it felt like I was running in place. I commented to Derrick during the race about it and he said "yeah we aren't moving very fast". But we kept moving :) It took me a while to recover while Derrick was just fine. Good thing he was with me so that he could drive back and stuff. I was so out of it it was kinda crazy.

Derrick is planning on doing a marathon next year. Hopefully it will all go well for him. I am perfectly content to sit on the sidelines and cheer! I wouldn't mind running another half just to show myself that I can recover better then I did on this last one.