Wednesday, November 7, 2012

the color run san diego. [the happiest 5k on the planet]


you were missed last weekend.
wish you had been there to see me stumble through my first 5k.
it was epic.
colored powder, tutus, and neon knee socks were everywhere.
my kind of party.
totally sucks that you had to move back to freeeeezing cache valley before we could all run this race together.
next year i say you fly out for it and then we can all go shopping afterwards.
because going out in public looking like the hulk is so super fun.
[you should've seen the looks we got. people didn't even pretend not to stare]

this is us pre-race,
all clean and white and lungs not full of powder.

and post-race,
covered in powder but feeling oh so good.
i still can't believe i ran the entire way.
i'm sure it wasn't pretty to watch but i did it.
[this is the pic where i'm thinking, now where's a donut?? so hungry!]

dance party which katers rocked:

i tried a little experiment the night before the race.
i made my own colored powder because i knew kate would want to enjoy the festivities too.
i poured a ton of cornstarch into my food processor, added food coloring and mixed until combined.
worked like a charm and katers had a blast.
[thanks tyrel for allowing my kid to blast you in the face with powder. you rock]

and we couldn't resist,
we just had to rub it in a little bit more.

and some more pics because i like to think i'm all sorts of awesome with the camera.
and because it really was just such a fantastically fun day.

ps. tyrel, thanks for sticking with me and my slow butt :)

pps. evie- you're a trooper. sorry about all the blue dust in your nose. at least your boogies are a cool color.

Friday, November 2, 2012


miss kate:

i was attempting to take a picture of little evie rue the other day when BAM out of nowhere,
you appeared and photobombed every stinking picture.
it's a good thing i think you're so adorable because i could see how a mother who is tired and hungry would think to herself 'grrrrrrr. you're ridiculously annoying sometimes'.

thankfully your mother would never think these types of thoughts.
your mother is always well rested and never cranky so you just carry on with your photobombing.

ps. i always swore i wouldn't dress my kids in princess crap..... this is me eating my words. happens to the best of us.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

o' hallows eve

[pumpkins were carved monday night and were collapsed and starting to 
mold by wednesday. gotta love yuma's heat]

halloween in yuma does not disappoint.
we had 600+ trick-or-treaters last night.
some spoke english, some just held open their bags with a heavily accented  'trick-or-treat'.
but almost everyone was in costumes- kids and adults.
i was impressed.

i thought we would have enough candy.
i thought wrong.
at one point jank's only option was to hand out lifesaver mints. 
i'm sure the kiddos really appreciated that.

despite the chaos,
we managed to have a really good night.
trying to get myself and the girls ready while handing out candy to the never-ending masses was quite comical.
we were even able to snap some pictures of the lowest quality [gotta love poor lighting]
in order to get these pics taken,
we had to turn off all the lights and shut the door and ignore the ringing doorbell.
those trick-or-treaters are persistent!

our friends' kids- spiderman [who ADORES evie], mr. bones, and medusa.

 happy halloween from the bug family.