Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dinosaur Land Excursion 2016

Because Nathan and I were running a race in Vernal, we decided to take the kids with us and see some of the sights.  Grandma and Grandpa Carter joined us.  We visited the visitor center and the quarry.

We also went to the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum.  The kids had a great time exploring and learning.

We stayed at the Spring Hill Inn and Suites in Vernal and it was a very nice hotel.  If we ever find ourselves out in Vernal again, we will stay there for sure.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Clara Preschool Graduation

Clara had her Preschool program on May 16th.  She was so excited to sing us all the songs she learned this year.

Clara with her teacher Mrs Heap.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dino Half Marathon 2016

I ran the Dino Half Marathon on May 14, 2016, in Vernal Utah this year, for the first time.  I really enjoyed traveling out with my family and spending time with a few of my running friends.

Here we are on the bus getting to the start line.

Dino Half Marathon Finishers!

Nathan ran the 5K and did a great job!  He placed 3rd in his age division and got a PR.  His time was 32:24:7 for a pace of 10:27.

Sha and I ran together the whole time.  I'm so grateful for her friendship and for her presence by my side for this race.  It is so nice to have someone who can push me when I'm feeling weak.

We both PR'd.  I ended up with a chip time of 1:52:41.1 for a pace of 8:36.  I placed 5th in the F 35-39 division.  The course was beautiful, but was much more of a gradual decline than I was anticipating with a lot of rolling hills.

Just before the finish line, Sha started sprinting and I, of course, had to keep up.  My finish line photos are not pretty!!  Next time I sprint, I'll have to remember to sprint pretty!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Isaac turns 13

Isaac turned 13!  We celebrated the day before since his birthday was a Sunday this year and it was also Mother's Day.

We took the boys and Pa and went to see Captain America: Civil War and then we went and got him a balance board.

He got the hang of it really quickly.

 Grandma and Grandpa Carter got him a book he had been wanting.

Nathan had to try it out as well.

 Of course we had cake and ice cream.

Love this kid!


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