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Sunday, September 21, 2008

My first 5K race!!!!!!

On Sept 20, I ran my first 5k race! My Dad, Mom, and sisters Amy and Anna also ran it. It was Anna's first also. We did the Race for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Recovery which started at the Gallivan Center, went up through Memory Grove and then back down. (It was so fun to run through Memory Grove, because that's where Ty and I had our engagement pictures done 12 years ago. It brought back a lot of memories which helped me up that back-breaking incline!) It was absolutely exhilerating!!!! I did it mostly just to go support a good cause that has special meaning to my family, to run with my family, and to work towards the goal of completing a 5K. I actually did a lot better than I thought that I would! I came in at 28:03 minutes, which was 12th overall. Not bad for my first! All of us did better than we thought we would. My whole family shattered their expectations! I was so proud of them! They all did so awesome, and it was such a fun experience to share with them!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Super Soccer Saturday!!!



I am such a soccer mom! This was our schedule last Saterday:

10:00am: Kaden and Kyler's game
11:30am: Jerrica's game
1:00pm: Bailey's game
3:30pm: Tyler's game

It was fun to be able to go to all of their games today, but we were all exhausted by the time we got home!

Special Needs Mutual





Jerrica was asked to sing at the Special Needs Mutual that my sister Allison goes to. She did a beautiful job, and her spirit just shone through. When they announced the closing song, they asked for people to come help with sign language. I turned to my sister, Amy, and said that she should go up and help. Jer said that she'd go up with her, even though she doesn't know sign language, so they both went up to the front and began signing "I am a Child of God". This sweet lady came up and tried to copy what they were doing. It was so touching to watch.

Brand New Babies






The kids and I went out to Alicia and Jon's new house to celebrate Lincoln's birthday. Mom and Al came, and Audrey and her kids. We spent a lot of the afternoon holding the brand new babies. Lawson and Dyson were added to our growing family just recently, and it was the first time my girls got to meet them.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

First Day of Preschool!!





The boys started preschool the first week in September. They love going-and I love having them go!!!

Vacationing in Victor

For Labor Day weekend, we drove up to Victor, ID to visit Ty's brother, Bryan and his wife Cathy, and their kids Abby, Max, and Isaac. We had so much fun and their house is amazing!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bailey's Dance Recital

Bailey has been taking dance from her Aunt Anna. She loves to dance, and is a natural. Kaden and I went to her recital and she did beautifully!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Boys Soccer Pics





So, maybe they're not the best players-yet, but they sure look cute in their soccer duds!!!

Baby Dyson



On Friday, August 22, I got to witness my little nephew enter this world. What an amazing experience!

First Day of Scool




I can't believe that I have a fifth grader and a third grader!!! Oh, my heck, where did the time go??!! I drove the girls to school on their first day. Jer was pretty embarassed that I was taking pitures of her like she is way too cool for that. Bailey was a little sad when I left her in her class. Ok, in all honesty, I don't know who cried more, me or her! They both have fabulous teachers, and had a great first day.

Boys First Soccer Game






The Boys played in their first soccer game. They come from such a "soccer family", we assumed that they'd be naturals. Well...Kyler came off of the field several times because he was hungry, they stood in front of the goal AFTER the other team scored a goal, and the best was that Kaden crawled on his hands and knees pretending to be a 'tiger' because their team name is the tigers and his coach kept yelling, "Go, Tigers!" Ty's got his work cut out for him getting these boys to follow in his footsteps!!!

Thomas Cousins

These are all of the Thomas cousins. It was taken at Savannah's baptism. It was hard to get them all together in the picture, we didn't worry too much if they were looking at the camera or smiling!

Great-Grandma's Funeral

Tyler's Grandma passed away on August 3rd. He was there when she died, which was such a sweet experience for him. The funeral was the following Saturday. Jerrica sang "My Heavenly Father Loves Me", which was a request right from Grandma. She did an amazing job. During the service, Bailey noticed that Grandma Thomas needed a hug, so she went and sat next to her. She is so sweet. A few days later, Kaden looked at me and said, "I just can't believe my Grandma is dead."