Sunday, June 20, 2010


The last few weekends we have been trying to enjoy some time as a family before Luke leaves to Seattle for a month. We went to Rigby to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Allred. While there we were able to play at the Riot Zone. Brylee had so much fun. We took a few rides on the go carts, played a round of miniature golf, and then Brynlee spent 2 hours playing on the huge blow up toys. She ran non-stop for nearly 2 hours, climbing and sliding and jumping. It was so funny to watch her just run and run. She always likes to tell me that she is a "running girl." Thanks mom and dad for a fun weekend!
We spent last weekend up at my parents cabin. It was rainy and cold, but we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful green mountains. This past weekend we went to Utah and supported Luke in the Wasatch Steeple Chase race. This is his third year running the 17 mile trail race and he did awesome. He won the race and nearly beat the record. He ran 17 miles half of which was running up a huge steep mountain and then back down again. His time was 2 hours and 16 min! He only missed beating the record by 36 seconds. It has been fun watching him at his races. This year he has done really well. He placed first at the Menan Butte race, setting a new course record, then third at the Pocatello 50 which was cut short due to the snow over memorial day weekend, and then first again this weekend. Way to go LUKE!

Kitchen Updates

For mother's day this year Luke told me that he would make remodeling our kitchen a priority. Yeah! I have been waiting for us to be able to do this so I was very excited. Luke with the help of my brother Jake pulled up the flooring, much as we could. Our original plan was to lay tile down, but after seeing hard wood floors under the linoleum flooring we did not have the heart to cut it out. We refinished the hardwood in a really nice walnut color and then were lucky enough to have a friend install granite. Never in my wildest dreams would I have granite, but we could not pass up the price. Next, we will move to updating the cabinets. Not sure yet what we are doing, but I will post photos when we get it done.

This is how it looks today. We are looking at doing a tile back splash and are just waiting for the tile. I love how it has turned out. The darker flooring and and counters really warms up the kitchen. Plus, my favorite part is no more old yucky WHITE linoleum that showed everything on the floor.

Brynlee Turned Three

Brynlee turned three clear back on May 1st. She had requested a Dora Party with Rice and Beans, so we had a little fiesta. We had friends and family come over, we were a little crowded but we were happy to have everyone together for her birthday. We were crossing our fingers for good weather, but as you know we did not have a good spring. We did get a break in the weather and were able to have the little girls go outside for a pinata. Brynlee had a lot of fun and I can't believe she is three years old.