Wednesday, November 12, 2014

California Shoot Out

This season started out with a bang. Ty's team won 4-0. all went down hill. They were getting creamed. Towards the end of the season, we won 4 games in a row. Things were looking up. So much so that we were in the tournament that ends the season. Ty's team went in with high hopes. They were teamed up against the first team we played (the 4-0 game). Within the first 5 minutes, the other team scored. We eventually tied up the game and went into overtime. After the first overtime, the ref declared a California Shoot Out. That means 8 players on each team, no goalies. It continued without any goals. They finally got down to 5 on 5, no goalies, no off sides. We finally pulled off the win after 1 hour and 40 minutes of play!  Ty never sat out. He played the whole time and was AMAZING!!!
This was the scene as we all rushed the field at our scoring goal! Owen (Ty's best friend) is hugging him so tight. It's adorable. 
Owen's dad (Jay) was our coach this season. Owen broke both elbows halfway through the season and hasn't been able to play (double casts). He finally got the casts off but he can't un-bend his elbows. Doc says he can't play. It's been a bummer, but he's been the teams biggest cheerleader. We can't wait for their next game on Saturday. What a fun season!!!

Young Women in Excellence

Last night was kind of a big deal!
Summer received her medallion for Personal Progress. Sydney is getting pretty close, too. 
They had the cutest them. It was an oscars night (where the Oscars were gold  Angel Moroni's). 
We had the full red carpet affair. I'm so proud of these girls!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ty's amazing soccer season

Ty has had an amazing soccer season. He has been a great defender for years. This year, his coach put him as goalie a few quarters. 
Last game, Ty saved at least 5 HUGE shots on goal. We found his position!  This kid is an all star goalie!!!  His punts go past center field!  Nobody his age even comes close to matching that. 

Last nights game marked the first penalty kick of the season. It was just Ty and the kicker on the other team. Nerves were high and the kick was made. Ty was in perfect form and he made the save!
The cheering was out of control. It ended the 3rd quarter and this picture says it all!  His whole team was so grateful to have this rock star goalie in that quarter. They ended up winning 4-0!!!
We went out to pizza with the team for a little celebration of the last league game. Now we're on to play offs. This was Ty's face when the coach started talking about his penalty kick save. He's pretty proud of himself, but not nearly as proud as we are!!!  Love that kid!

A beach stop in October

When Amy comes to visit, we know we will get some good beach time. 
We thought it would be a chilly day at the beach, but it was beautiful!  We all went in the water and got some sun. 
It was my first time at 3 Arch, but not everyone else's. 
It was fun watching the little ones hike through the arches. 
I love spending time with my cute nieces and nephews. 
What a great Friday. 
Just missing my kiddos (who were in school) and Porter (who's on his mission). 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall Traditions

Ever since Summer was a little girl, we have taken her to the same pumpkin patch every year we have been here visiting. We had the whole gang together (minus Porter) this weekend, so we all hit up our local pumpkin patch. 
They always have the same rides and signs. Although they no longer offer the elephant rides they had when Summer was a baby. :( We rode an elephant named Jenny 16 years ago when Summer was 1. 
The teenagers were good sports. 
Ty's a bit too big for all the rides now, but somehow he made it work. 
My silly cowgirl models (that's what Summer always said she wanted to be when she grew up). 
I love these kiddos!!!
What a fun evening with the family. Sad I didn't get a shot of our whole gang. We made up a good portion of the people at the pumpkin patch. 

Thanks for another fun year there Grammy and Pops!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beachbody Coach

I really like me, as a person. I do. There is just one thing I can't stand about myself. My size. I've used every excuse in the book to be an emotional eater. I've decided to make a change!  I've joined Beachbody and signed up as a coach. I make money when people purchase products (DVD's, workout clothes, Shakeology, etc.). Once I get other coaches under me, the money will really add up. The best part, I'm putting myself out there so I'm held accountable. 

I started out doing a week-long healthy-eating challenge, then I took my birthday off. For this past week, I have poured all of my energy into doing their 21 Day Fix Program. I'm only a week in and here are my results:
I'm down 7 pounds!!!
I'm down 4 inches!!!

The key to my success?  Shakeology Protein shakes as one of my 5 mini-meals. It's all part of my clean-eating! No processed foods or sugar. It keeps me feeling full and my metabolism is cranked way up. Want to know more?
For just the Protein Shakes:

I still have a long way to go. Keep watching!  I'll get there!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Life doesn't get any better than this!

My family has been asking me what I wanted to do for my big 40th birthday. I toyed around with the idea of going to Catalina, but then I realized all I really wanted to do was go sailing....with my family. 

With the help and motivation of my mom and sister, I found the perfect Charter. 
It was a 36 foot Catalina called the Moody Blue. It was HUGE, and beautiful!
We were allowed 6 people, so my mom joined us and got to play photographer all day. 

We paid for a 3 hour charter, but Captain John was amazing and he kept us out 4 1/2 hours. We got to enjoy sunset on the water, as well. 

The only thing that kept it from being the perfect week old iPhone decided to join the fishes after only 15 minutes on the sailboat. A tear came to my eye, then I said to myself, "Don't let it ruin this experience!"  It didn't. I still would chalk this up as one of the best days EVER!!!  Thanks everyone!