Just me, trying to keep a journal of sorts, to remember all the cool stuff we do. (And some of the not as cool stuff, but still important to remember)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chloé's Christmas Concert

Our little violinist Chloé had her concert tonight, and she did a terrific job!!

She's all the way on the left wearing her Santa hat!

She's in intermediate orchestra, and is doing better every day.

We are so proud of her!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Concert time

Abigail had her Christmas concert. She plays in the highest band in Junior High called "Wind Ensemble". 

She did a great job as always. She is getting to be a great clarinet player.

It is so fun to see how much better she gets every time she has a concert.

She is looking so grown up!!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Run, run, run, and run some more

I just signed up for 3 half marathons for 2016. Yes you heard me right... 3!!! That will be a record for me and I am super excited.

In May I will run the Dino half in Vernal...

In July I will run the Timp half marathon down American Fork canyon...

And in October the Haunted half down Provo canyon!

I am so stocked!!!! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

I love my life!

I don't have a perfect life, or perfect family, but I can say that I truly love my life! I would not trade anything. None of the challenges I have faced, or currently face. I know that all those things have made me who I am today. 

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 7 years ago or so, and that scared me at first. But I have overcome that fear with the help of my Heavenly Father and my loving family. Last week I was diagnosed with Ménière's disease and now I get to go through that. But my family is right there with me again as I try to "overcome" this challenge. 

So as I sit on my couch this Sunday morning and listen to Christmas music surrounded by my family, I realize that I love my life. Everything about my life. The good AND the bad.

My puppy on my lap, my husband snuggled up by my side on the couch. My oldest on the floor in front of the fireplace and my youngest pulling hot cinnamon rolls out of the fireplace. 

Life is good!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas is here {part 2}

We only had to cut an inch off the top of the tree, and it fits nicely in our home now. This is the biggest tree we have ever had, and our home is small. 

We had to run to the store to buy a few more boxes of lights (Larry likes his lights) and here is the finished product.

I did all my shopping on Amazon this year, and so I was ready to put all the presents under the tree today and be done with it.

Even REDD thinks the tree looks pretty darn good!

Add the warmth of our fake fireplace to the mix, and I would say we are ready for Christmas!!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas is here!!!

Our second annual White Family Christmas tree hunt was... Successful!

After getting stuck in the snow with our car, and getting pulled out... We are ready to trek up the mountain to find THE tree!

We went exploring all over the mountain

We brought along our trusty saw. We walked around for a bit slipping and sliding on mud and snow...And there it was...  The PERFECT tree.

Yep, that's a good looking tree

A quick selfie with my new found friend

An approval from the entire crowd, this is THE tree.

Sorry buddy, we will take good care of you for the next month.

After the long walk back to the car, through the snow and mud, we had to inspect it once more, and decided that THIS was the perfect White Family tree!

A new family picture to make it official... He's coming home with us!

To be continued...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Back at it again...

I have not gone running since my last half marathon about 2 months ago. I have been super busy and in a slump. Well, I am out of my slump YAY!!! I ordered some stuff for Christmas to help me with my running, and this morning I ran a Thanksgiving day 5K! 

My sister texted me last night because she wanted to sign up for a race as well. So we ran it together this morning. 

It was a nice 23 degrees this morning as the sun was slowly coming up over the mountains. My biggest fan came with me:

All bundled up, my loving hubby!!! He is so great! He comes to all my races. When it's early in the morning, when it's freezing outside, when it rains, and even once when it was snowing. He really is my favorite!!!

Since I had not trained (neither had my sister Ingrid) we were not sure how we were going to do. But to our surprise, we ran the entire 3.1 miles without stopping once, it was fabulous!

My time was 36:36.5 Not the best 5K time I have had, but I am happy with it since I did not train. 

Larry got a good shot of me crossing the finish line. I sprinted the last few yards.

A nice little pic with our medals after our hard work. We also had some hot cider and pumpkin pie, yummmmmm.

Here is my cool bling!!