Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Decorating Easter Eggs and random pics

Here's our little family: Peter, Lindsay, Joey making a silly face, and Kimball cracking up. Joey specifically requested his egg face

The following is my new favorite meal. I sauteed some shrimp with garlic, onions, zucchini and spices, and then I was craving avocado, so I mashed it up in my rice with a little lime juice and garlic salt. It was amazing! My poor aching tummy found something that doesn't hurt it. We topped off the whole meal with fresh mango. I could eat that everyday :)
For april fools I made the boys desert pizzas with tortillas, jam, white chocolate, cashews and liccrice--they loved them.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Memorial Day and Kimball's 3rd Birthday

On Memorial Day weekend, Peter and I packed up and drove to Austin for the CAPTEXTRI -- our long anticipated Olympic Triathlon. Here are the distances: 1.5k swim • 40k bike • 10k run. It was an awesome, open water swim in the river downtown, followed by a great bike ride looping around our state capital, ending with a pretty nasty, hot run :) We were so glad we did it and finished alive. At least mostly alive. Peter had some pretty bad asthma on the run, but he was a trooper and finished strong. It was great to accomplish such an amazing feat together! I can't wait to do another!!!!Getting body marked. I don't know what it is, but that is so thrilling to me. Maybe because it makes me feel like a real athlete.

Getting transition set up. Look at that buff man!
Here is what transition looks like. A sea of athletes, wetsuits, bikes and shoes--I love it!
This sweet little boy sat and massaged his dad's shoulders for more than 30 minutes. I was so amazed! Joey is such a sweet, thoughtful boy. He is very aware of the needs of others around him and has a unique way of knowing just how to help someone.
Here's our favorite fans! We didn't have a picture of them at the finish line, but they were there! Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the sweet, wild boys and coming to cheer us on! It was great to have your support! And thank you Joey and Kimball for being the best inspiration on earth. Whenever I felt completely drained, I thought of you guys and it kept me going!
When we got home it was straight onto the birthday celebration. Joey helped me decorate Kimball's spider cake.
Grandma and grandpa were great distractions to keep Kimball out of the kitchen.

Kimball got really excited about his presents this year, it was fun to watch.

It's just a boy thing, no matter how old that boy is, if he sees legos, he just has to build something!

Can you tell Kimball and Joey loved geting new goggles?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good Things to Come

Good Things to Come

This was one of my all time favorite talks. For anyone going through a hard time, "don't give up. just keep walking. the Savior will help you!"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Easter and Bolivia

I tried to enlighten the boys about my lovely Bolivia. I made sonso--a mashed yucca and cheese patty, and sopa de mani9peanut soup). The soup was good and the sonso was much better in Bolivia. The boys wouldn't eat a thing. They'll learn on their missions one day :)They did do pretty well looking at pictures from my mission. It was great to share a love in my heart with my boys.

We went to Joseph and Rhonda Ciccarello's house for an Easter Egg Hunt.

Spring in Texas, or is it Fall?

In September and October I was really missing Fall here. There were no crunchy leaves to step on, no brightly colored tress. Well spring has brought a new surprise to me. Here, all the leaves fall off the tress in March, and then they immediatly grow back. There is no hibernation. So we enjoyed a little fall mixed with spring. I need to start planting pumpkinsto harvest at the same time :)
All our Oak tree leaves