Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ogden Marathon

CJ and I ran the Ogden Marathon on May 21st. It was perfect weather and a very scenic route. Training has been quite hard. Our Saturdays have been consumed with running or watching the girls while the other runs. I think we were both happy for race day to final come. We ran it in 4 hours 38 minutes and 11 seconds. We were hoping to get under 4 hours 20 minutes, but were pleased to finish close to that. It was really nice to run with CJ and will be something that I will remember always. There was about 12 people that CJ works with in the pharmacy that ran either the marathon, half marathon, or the 5K so we had Michael make us some shirts. They had Hill Drug Runners on the front and our motto on the back. "Start slow then taper off." We got a lot of comments throughout the race on them. We also had a lot of supporters there cheering for us. It gave us a little boost whenever we saw them. We are both thinking we will do another one so it must not have been that bad.
About mile ten (I think).
The finish line.
After the race with Maria. Carly was there also, but I'm not sure why she isn't in the picture.

Monday, May 2, 2011

CJ Turns 34

CJ turned 34 on Friday April 29th. I think he had a good day. It fell on a Friday so he did have to go to work, but the girls and I met him for lunch at Five Guys and then had a nice dinner and gifts for him once he got home. Then on Saturday we ordered a UFC pay preview fight that he wanted to watch and had Ben, Crystal, and Trey Buckner over for the fight and dinner. I was glad that they came we had a really nice time with them. I hope that CJ had a nice birthday. We love him very much.
CJ's favorite chocolate-cherry mousse cake that I make once a year for his birthday. I missed making it last year because of the move so it tasted really good after not having it for two years. Maria was disappointed that there was no decorations on it. Carly didn't mind she just wanted to eat.
Opening presents. Both girls got in on the action. CJ got a picture of a plane in Turkey for his office, golf balls and golf passes.
Maria showing off all of her hard work that she did in putting CJ's gifts together. She loves to draw and create so she has a great time decorating gifts and cards.