Monday, July 28, 2014

4th of July

This year we went up to Idaho with my whole family to Island Park.  We had a couple cabins that we stayed in and had such a great weekend.  We went 4-wheeling, hiking, played games in the cabins, and played and went rafting on the river.  Jenna was also blessing baby James that Sunday in Rexburg so it was the perfect weekend to plan a family get together.

The first morning we went on a little hike up to Mesa Falls.  So pretty!

Mimi reading to the grandkids

Lovin on baby James

 Alyssa and Kayla on the 4-wheeler

 The boys found caterpillars!  

Papa took all the grandkids on the the 4-wheelers. Austin loved it!  Kensley not so much. 

 Papa playing Go Fish 

On the 4th we made s'mores around the campfire and lit up sparklers and glow sticks. It was so much fun and a perfect way to end the day.

And of course we had to do a family picture with everyone.

Sunday we all met back at Jenna's house and went to her church for James' blessing. 

A great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kayla's Wedding

In June we headed to Texas for Kayla's wedding at the Dallas Temple!  We love Josh and are excited for him to join our family!  
They are just the most adorable couple

 Josh and Kayla with all of their nieces and nephews from both sides of their families!

Black sisters and Mom

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen 


 The Black Family

 Cutting the cake.  Josh handmade their wedding topper to look just like them.

 Matthew and Kensley dancing.  Once they turned on the music Kensley didn't want to stop dancing.

 Leaving the reception!

It was such a fun event for all of us to get together for!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Half Marathon

After months of training, I ran my first half marathon last month!  It was a lot of work and trying to train with Matthew being so busy with rotations and traveling but I did it and am so happy about it.  I also couldn't have done it without the support of my dad and my sister Kayla-both of which are runners and went on runs with me and totally gave me the support and motivation I needed!
I did the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon and it was great.  Mostly because the first half was entirely down hill in the canyon.  I ran the fastest I ever had and finished with at time of 1 hour 43 minutes.

Matthew and the kids woke up early to come see me at the finish line but I was a little faster than either of us expected and they missed me by a minute!  But I'm glad they were supportive anyway.