Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My moms side of the family, the Anderson's, all love to run. We thought for this year it would be fun to have our family reunion around the To-Bone&Back race. We didn't have quite enough people to form a team, but Connor and Chelsea my brother and sister in law stepped right in to help.
In this race, you hav 8 people on a team to finish the 40 miles. So that breaks down into 5 mile legs for everyone.
Chelsea ran leg 1 and did so awesome! She improved her time from her previous time doing the race by almost 30 mins! This picture is not actually of her running her leg of the race. I forgot to take a picture of her while she was running. So we posed this picture right before I started my leg of the race.
My Aunt Holly is an awesome runner! She took the up hill portion of the race, and when I say up hill I mean it is totally up hill. She did this part of the race and only took 50 mins! She is so awesome!
Now, let me preface Connors little bit with the fact that he occasionally goes jogging and has never done any serious training. Now, with saying that Connor finished 5 miles in 37 mins! He was so awesome! He is definetely on my team for next year!
Connor had to leave to go to work after he ran his leg of the race so we took a picture with all the Littlewoods before he left.
Melody took the bone (yes, they had us carry a fake bone as the baton) from Connor. Poor Melody had ran 8 miles the day before and then volunteered to help us fill a spot on our team left by my mom when her darn appendix ruptured. My mom is doing fine and recovering but just wasn't healed up enough to run. Thanks for filling in Mel!
Cayla did so good! She doesn't really enjoy running, but since she has been on the Sacramento State gymnastics team has been keeping it up. She has to get in so many hours of cardio a week for her training and running is the easiest way for her. I am so proud of her for how hard she ran!
Layne did very well. It always makes me mad at these boys that they can go out and run 5 miles without ever really training for running.
I had the easiest portion of the race and still didn't beat Connors time! I was able to finish in 40 mins which is an amazing time for me! I am very proud of it, but would have liked to beat Connors. Especially since I have actually been training for it.
Lee was amazing. In the heat of the day (on his birthday) he was able to finish his portion in 41 mins! He has lost alot of weight and is in really good shape now!
This was a picture of our team at the finish line, minus Connor. My team was so awesome! I can't believe the kind of times that they got!
I am hoping to definetely do this next year. I think I caught the running bug again. I need to sign up for some more races. Last year I sort of took the year off and it would be fun to get back into it again
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Even though I wasn't at work, I got to take Conners stiches out with some help from my lovely assistant, Chelsea.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
As many of you know, Jakes family is really big into dirt biking. Before we even got married Jake was looking for a bike for me. I had been riding Paytons 125 that felt way too small.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
At Grandma and Grandpa DeJongs house before we headed out on the long drive.
All the boys in the hot tub after a day of hard riding without the girls.
Mitch thought he needed to wake Conner up so he tipped his matress over while Conner was in it! Needless to say, Conner was not very happy with this whole scenario.
While we were packing our suitcase to go home we were also keeping an eye on Kade while Mitch and Chelsea were getting ready. We stuck him in our suitcase and he loved it! There was so much to play with!
Conner and Jake decided that they wanted to be on a bobsledding team so after we were done loading all of our stuff into the car they took the luggage carrier back to the hotel.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
As you can see they have three rows of cells all stacked on top of each other. To be quite honest, the whole place reminded me of the movie Shawshank Redemption.
This is a picture of their exercise courtyard. You look out and wonder how they ever stayed inside the walls, but if you actually go out in the courtyard, you will see that the walls are much higher than they look.
This is a picture of Alcatraz as we were leaving on the boat to go back to San Francisco. The ride was much better on the way back.
I just realized what a horrible sister I am because I didn't take a single picture of Cayla at her meet. Next time I will record a routine so that everyone can see it. This was a very fun trip for both Jake and I. The only crapy part was that we hit bad weather on the way home and it took us 20 hrs to drive. I have never been more angry at people than I was on Donners pass with all of the California drivers holding up traffic so they could put their chains on. Please! I have worse roads in my subdivision people!