Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SLC Half / Tulip festival and more...


K ran her second SLC (third overall) half marathon this weekend and did awesome. She's funny because she always gets a little nervous beforehand, but kicks tail on her runs. She has a great natural running ability. It's fun to watch her too. This year I took all the kiddies along. We had gotten them all cowbells at the expo the night before and A really got into ringing his, but N and T were so taken by all the runners they just stood and watched them all go by. People would see them and say hello though, which was nice of them.

Teeny and Jayne

The family pic....nice yellows

The biker dudes and Teeny's medal

I had planned out different places along the route we'd see her and as it worked out I had just enough time between each place to pack up the kids, drive to the next spot, unpack the kids, watch her go by and then load them up all over again. Jesse and Neil biked from Riverton to see her run, and her sister Jayne came up to see her too. Becky met us at the finish line. It was great having all that support there for Teeny. It means a lot to her, and me. We've both decided that next year we'll get a room downtown and make a weekend of it.

Anyway, she did great and we're all so proud to have such a great wife, mom, friend, sister, etc..!!


We also went to the tulip festival at Thanksgiving Point. Although the tulips weren't out yet, it was still a blast. The kids ran their little legs out. The gardens are huge and have so much to see. We'll have to go back a couple times to get it all in.


A called these tulips 'roses' because they were red...


The waterfalls....amazing.


Takin' a breather

These next pics are just fun ones I wanted to add....

Bubbles and kids....nothing more fun


N and his cousin Fisher

Gangster T


At the zoo....


N is just a crack up...


Teeny had a 'zim-zam' when she was a kid. We had to get this when we saw it.


A reading books to they boys...


A and T with Larry's girl Madelyn at the Dino Museum. They had a ton of fun. Thanks for coming all the way out Larry!!

10 comments:

Beth and Jess said...

Hey Kjerstine,
I saw your blog name on someone else's and was so excited I have been so wanting to see how you are doing? I don't really even know what these blog things are out here on my tiny little island in the Pacific. anyway send me an email I would love to hear from you. Beth Rees Jensen
By the way you are so dang cute!!!!

zippa said...

Yeah Teeny!!!! You guys are truly amazing, I wouldn't last one mile. Way cute pics of the fam. Don't you love when the kiddos read to each other. We've got to come check out the dino museum with you guys, lets make a date.
love you

Joey & nettifer said...

Way to go on the run! Why can I not get into running? I really want to but get bored! You should pass your advice along!
We love the dinos! Thanks again!
I am worried about Tate and his arm - call me!

Chambers Family said...
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Chambers Family said...

YAY Teeny... I didnt even know... thanks for the phone call! She is quite the runner. Big UPS!

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Scott and Megan said...

sheesh good job! I have always been so impressed with your running ability and I swear I saw you biking yesterday with the twins in a little tow cart behind. I looked back and I thought it was you...were you biking yesterday say 6 ish? xoxo

Ryan and Jacki Andrew said...

Good job Kjerstine. I tried to find you but I didn't have much luck. That was a crazy day. What is wrong with Tate's arm?

Cris n Nick said...

Nice job on the run Kjerstine! You are so awesome, you need to let me know what some of your breathing secrets are, I get so winded, but I love to do it!
I'm so proud of you!
Your fam is soooo cute, I love your little boys!

metromut said...

the zim-zam looks totally radical. i don't know if i have ever seen one before. i will have to play next time we are in town.