Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day #4

Oh a Day of Rest! After we ran the race yesterday and walked to the shuttle home, we were ready to do NOTHING but sit around the hotel and watch Glee all day. Later that night, Terry, Kasi and I all went to downtown disney to hang out and eat some yummy food at Planet Hollywood. It was a nice relaxing day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day #3


This morning we had to get up and go down to the expo and pick up our t-shirts and race numbers and packets! I was SO nervous. there were tons of runner and a little bit overwhelming and thinking to myself. What did I get myself into?! and the problem was that we had ALL day to sit around and think about the race at 10 PM.
Terry, Kasi and I all got back to the hotel and decided a nice relaxing day at the pool was just what we needed. We had a good time with our coca-cola and sunglasses chilling in the water. After we played by the pool we relaxed and watched glee and took a nap to gear up for the long run and evening ahead of us. We loaded our buses about 730. I was a mess. I was talking myself out of running and saying i couldn't do it. We got to the MASSIVE field where runner after runner stepped off of the buses. I was very out of my element, but there was not turning back now. You could look right and look left and there were PEOPLE!! Tons of People... over 12,000 people that have all come out to run this race! The killer part was that we still had like 2 hours to walk around and get nervous and talk ourselfs out of running.

It was time to line up in our corrals. I was in corral D... the last corral and all by myself. The clock struck 10 and the fireworks and runners took off running. It took me about 20 mins for the corral D to get to the front of the starting line to take off.. and away we went.... I ran and ran.... and ran.... It was crazy how the adrenaline and energy just takes off inside you. I ran the whole 2 miles without walking... and then mile 3 and 4 were a little more difficult to get through, but then the beginning of mile 4 we entered into the Disney Animal Kingdom... it was so fun to run through the park and see some behind scene things.. Near the end of the Animal Kingdom, the relay runners split for the half marathoner and met up with our 2nd half.. I COMPLETED my portion of the race in 1 hour 2 mins! AHH... I was so excited that I challenged myself and race further then I ever had before.. Some people my say that running 5.1 miles isn't that much but for me it was a big thing... I am not a runner. So to challenge and keep up a really good pace and complete was AWESOME!! I crossed the finish line and got my medal... Which is wicked cool! and there I met Kasi and Little David John too take over so that she could run.

After Kasi and I did a baby switch, she took off running and David and I loaded the bus to see the finish line. I met 4 REALLY nice woman from NYC that helped me out so much with putting David's stroller under the bus and changing his diaper.. etc..
I finally got to Epcot where we were all meeting up and there was thousands and thousands of people everywhere. Terry and I had to search for each other and then had to search for Kasi and Konny. It was a long evening, by time we found everyone we were all so tired to enjoy the festivities we went home (after the mile walk to the buses).
The race was such an amazing experience for each one of us. We all had our fears, trials, and minds to over come. Terry texted me right before we took off running and said, "I'm running this race for you babe." I didn't really think about dedicating the run to anyone.. more proof to myself that i could complete it! Terry ran the ENTIRE 13.1 miles.... not stopping once to catch his breath or relax. That shows such will power and strength in the husband. He set his mind to it and he complete his goal at hand! I love him for that! I love that we challenged our self more then we thoughts we could and had a fun time while doing it! Can't wait for the next challenge we get to step foot in and conquered!! Congrats Terry, Kasi, Konny and me !!! We DID it!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day #2

Universal Orlando

This was such a fun day. We took a taxi to Universal Orlando so that we could go see the NEW Harry Potter World! We all had such a wonderful day, walking around alot and riding roller coaster and coaster. It was so nice to be with Terry, Kasi, Konny and Little David and enjoy the sunshine and a different scene!

LOVED HARRY POTTER WORLD OF WIZARDING!!! It was so awesome! It felt like you were in the wizarding world! Crazy! When we were done with Island of Adventrue, we walked over to Universal Studios... well we didn't know that they closed at 5 that night, so we were a little upset about not being able to go play in that park. Konny went to customer service to explain the situation and Universal gave us all free passes to come back another day! I was super excited about that....

We decided that instead of taking a taxi back to the hotel we would try PUBLIC trasportation.. that took us a while but we were able to see the beautiful sunset and get to see a little more of Florida then we bargined for. It was a great day

Florida Trip 2010


I think that by far this was trip was a PERFECT trip!! Everything went perfect! .... between traveling, running, playing, sleeping, eating and having the best time ever, this was a perfect trip!

Flight: United Flight to DENVER (1:04)
3 hour lay over in denver
Flight: United Flight to ORLANDO (3:30)

Magic Express Bus to Disney All Star Sports Resort (45 Mins)

Long day of Traveling.. Ears popping.... and tired of sitting on a Plane. we finally made it to our hotel room and ready for the trip and adventure to begin!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Half Marathon??


We are just days away from going to Florida to participate in the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon run! AHHH.. we have been preparing for this day since Feb. Plans have changed a little, it was supposed to be all Terry's Family, but financial reasons have lead to not much of a family vacation anymore. Terry, Me, Kasi, and Konny are all going out for the weekend to enjoy!
On Saturday night we are going to be running 13.1 miles (well ... Terry and Konny will be running the FULL thing) Kasi and I are on a rely team. I will be running 5.1 and she will be running the finale 8 miles! I am so excited to get away for the week and plan and be in the sun and enjoy a break before all the craziness begins!
I will for sure blog about our race and our
News Update: TERRY and I are MOVING!! :( yes... when we get back from Florida we are sadly going to pack up our house and will be moving up to Draper with Terry's mom. We will still be going to church here in Orem and I will still be working at Aspen Salon. We decided this is what we needed to do in our lives at this time to find our new directions in life. I hope that this is a good decision that we have made, but we have FAITH and TRUST and we are ready for the new road that lays ahead! Wish us LUCK!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where were you.....


"Where were you the day the world stopped turning,

on that September day"

I can hardly believe that 9 years ago the world suffered such a tragic loss! Its been such an emotional day of UPs and DOWNs.. to have the memory and to hear the reminder of those stories that day.

I remember I was in 10th grade. I was sitting with some friends in my human biology class. My teacher was listening to the radio and there was a lot of chaos of unknown situation happening in New York. Just about the time the 2nd tower was hit, the principle come over the intercom to annouce that we were under attack and those students that needed to go home could. It was so still... so silent...

The day continued, the next class was American History, how ironic. My teacher was trying everything he could do to get a tv so we could watch the real history of America unfolding. He was giving permission he could take us accross the street to a teachers home. We all crowded into this living room very unprepared for what we were about to see. The two towers were burning.. smoke, flames, people, dust, fire, chaos..... and then it happened, the towers fell.. live on tv.. I remember the gasps!

What was happening? Who was doing this to us... America? Why?

It has been a day of remebrance, a day of hope, a day of reflection...

"Where were you when the world stopped turning,

on that September day?"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Summer 2010

It has been a blast and loved every min of the days, weeks, and months. There are so many memories and times that will never be forgotten. Thank you Friends, Family, and Terry for a wonderful summer.. now with the cooler weather moving into town.. its going to be an amazing FALL....
Loving Us some SUMMER
Lisa.Katie.Janeal Bowling Fun
Terry.Garrett our New Newphew
Nate.Lanae.Ruth.and new baby Garrett
Gene.Braden.Brin.Me enjoying a pic
Pax and Andrea's Wedding Day
I Love this BOY!!
Cute Couple @ Pax and Drea's Reception
The Flat Tire Razor
Terry. Janeal
Birthday Celebration @ Zermatt
Thing 1. Thing 2. Thing 3
Lunch Time during the Hike
The Mud Fight Group
Katie. Me Girls Camp 2010 MUD FIGHT
Biffy Time, Biffy Time... everybody Biffy Time
Smart People
Terry doing Work
Enjoying the boat and sun in Lake Powell
Boys will be boys(jumping off a 60' foot cliff)
The Last Night in Lake Powell :(
5th of July Parade in Provo
New Nephew David John Minter
Paul. Mike. Terry water fight of all water fights
4th of July Parade in Idaho Falls
Old Faithful
PlayMill Theater in West Yellowstone
Ryan. Terry IN earthquake Lake.. ha ha
@ Henery's Lake in West Yellowstone
Camping in Yellowstone
Jenna. Janeal Camping in Yellowstone
Family @ Jenna's High School Graduation
Shirley Temples @ Belligo Lounge
Me. Katie in Vegas ready to Hit the Strip
Me. Katie @ YW Retreat
Family @ Lara and Joey's Graduation
My Beehives and Lisa at Timp Temple
Ryan's Graduation
The Lion King
Las Vegas for 1st Anniversary

Temple Square April Conference