Sunday, June 1, 2014

We're back!! And - it's race season!

Okay, it's been almost a year since I've posted. CRAZY! Lots to update on, but today I'll just update you on what we've been spending all our time (and money) on recently. Triathlon training! We joined Team Blonde Runner back in January and have been having a blast refining our running, swimming, and biking skills. And we've been really sore. And tired. Here's some recent highlights.

First - the best picture ever. Matt and Spencer (his brother) jumping over fire in a Spartan race in Colorado at the beginning of May. My brother also tagged along.

This picture was before they started and got covered in mud.

My friend Katy and I after biking Emigration Canyon this past weekend. A really fun ride.

Matt finishing up the Splash 'n Sprint Tri at the beginning of May. Go Matt! He won 1st in his division.

And me at the Splash 'n Sprint. My goal was to not drown in the swim, not fall off my bike, and not to trip running. Success!!

After a training ride. In the rain. Hence all the dirt on my face (also because it was really windy and I was drafting behind Matt). I was trying to look like Grumpy Cat in this picture. Any resemblance?

Matt during the Salem tri this past weekend. He placed first in his division!

Not pictured: The Front Runner Century (metric century - 62 miles) at the end of April. In the rain, and sleet, and wind. Yeah, it was pretty rough. Which is why there are no pictures :)

Next up - Little Red 50 mile ride for Caroline, 100 mile Cache Grande Fondo in July (both of us), and a half marathon in July (both of us). Wish us luck!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Update

  • Caroline got off work at noon! I love summer and early Friday's!
  • Matt worked late :(
  • We went over to our friends just to chat and hang out. Convinced them to play a board game, Pandemic. When our friend realized it was 12:30 a.m. and we still weren't done she kicked us out (perhaps lovingly, it was late)! She has a new baby and her 'shift' with him (taken from her husband) starts at 2 a.m. We told her not to worry, we were just having best friend time. She disagreed.
  • Matt went shotgun shooting with the elder's quorum.
  • Caroline cleaned and did other "important" tasks.
  • Met our friends at Pei Wei for a delicious dinner.
We got to use our mad chopstick skills!
  • Went to the movies and saw Now You See Me. Amazing! I totally recommend it!
  • Caroline slept in. Matt went for a bike ride that didn't end so well when he got a flat tire. Caroine rescued him. (He was mad I took this picture, by the way).
    The great bicycle rescue.
  • Went to a farewell for one of Matt's co-workers. She did such a great job speaking! We wish her well as she heads to West Virginia!
  • Had dinner with Matt's boss (who is also a friend). Had a great Sunday night playing with his family -  4 fun, wild kids. I perfected my razor scooter skills :) Had a great time feeling like a kid again.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Look at my fun new summer decorations! I guess sometimes I can be crafty! (Thanks Pick Your Plum)


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Party in the CIA

Our Hollywood debut. And I'm not sure how I kept a straight face in this - I'm never this serious!! (This was a music video written, directed, and edited by Matt's boss' son, Ethan. He's in Junior High. It was a school project).

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Birthday Boy

Several weeks ago (whoops, sorry for the late blogging) we celebrated Matt's birthday! He basically had a weekend full of fun. Saturday night we went out with my family and had dinner at The Garden. The best part about a birthday dinner at the garden is they give you a balloon, and then you get to make a wish and let it go through their open roof. So fun!

Matt posing before he makes a wish!
After dinner we went to the Utah Symphony. It was all John Williams music.

Sunday we headed up to his family and had a Cinco de Mayo dinner, a pinata, and he was spoiled with some great presents (no pictures, bummer).

A very fun weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Beautiful Thing...

Recognize this?

It's a brand spanking new water heater. Let's be honest, in reality this isn't very exciting. But after taking cold showers for 2 days...I'm in love!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Back in January my friend and I made a goal to make a quilt this year! This is quite ambitious of us, because neither of us have made a quilt before nor are very good at sewing. But we figured if we just worked on it together for a few hours every month, we could finish by the end of the year!

Last night we got together at May and cut our blocks. It's starting to look like a real quilt (its a chevron quilt)!

This is mine starting to come together - a blue and brown color pattern. Erin's is shades of yellow.

Erin is domestic!
 See our prior progress on Erin's blog here, here, and here.