Friday, April 20, 2012


Tessa's ophthalmologist said because Tessa's eyes are so sensitive to the sun, anytime she goes outside she needs to be wearing sunglasses.  These are her new fancy schmancy prescription sunglasses she got this week.  Every time she's gone to the ophthalmologist her prescription has gotten stronger.  She does so well for having such low vision! 
We got the results from the geneticist a few weeks ago.  They couldn't confirm anything or tell us if what she has is genetic. So frustrating!  She saw her pediatrician this week and we set up an appointment with a pediatric neurologist for next week.  Hopefully we'll get some answers!



Usually it would be a date/movie night for Sarah and Trevor.  And usually Savannah wouldn't have a bowl of ice cream all to herself.  This was her first, very own bowl of ice cream ever.  I've been a little busy lately so Savannah got to take my spot on date night.  She was in heaven!

Monday, April 16, 2012


I'm training for the Utah Valley Marathon on June 9 and I am so incredibly pumped!!! 

I love running...
Because it gives ME my own identity. I'm not just a mom. I'm a RUNNER.
Because people tell me I can't or shouldn't. Say those words, and you can guarantee I WILL.
Because it feels good.
Because even when it doesn't feel good, it feels good
Because I love the sweat.
Because I love the hills.
Because the best showers are post-run showers.
Because it's taught me to push myself.
Because I can push and explore my limits.
Because I sleep better and deeper at night.
Because it keeps sickness away.
Because it reduces stress.
Because it fills me with positive emotions.
Because running to music feels like dancing.
Because it's the one thing I know I can accomplish in a day.
Because it makes me feel unconquerable.
Because I could probably outrun any attacker.
Because it brings me back to childhood.
Because of the sprint to the end.
Because my kids are watching and learning. Savannah thinks she's a runner too.
Because it is fun.
Because races are addicting.
Because finish lines make me cry.
Because early-morning runs allow me to see the sunrise.
Because it gives me freedom.
Because no other exercise compares.
Because it's ME time.
Because monster mom becomes happy mom.
Because when I'm done, I feel like I can conquer the world.
Because I can.

Trevor was frustrated  because I was planning a long run which means he has to watch the girls for a long time, and he was trying to talk me out of going.  My friend was there listening to the conversation and said to Trevor, "telling Sarah she can't run is like caging a tiger".  Ha ha!  I love it!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


There was a small carnival in a shopping center parking lot.  It had maybe 15 rides.  Something like this is totally what I pictured when I thought about Alabama before we moved here so when I saw it we had to go!  Savannah was in heaven!  Her favorite ride was the dragon roller coaster.  She was so upset when we left and cried for the dragon the whole way home.  I'm so excited she loves roller coasters as much as her mommy!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Some of the closest friends we've ever had moved from across the street from us to Alaska a few weeks ago.  I knew it would be rough on me, but surprisingly it's been hard on Savannah too.  We miss our friends!