Monday, May 13, 2013

Blue Star Museums.... Military Discounts!!


We are planning our cross country trip in a few weeks and I remembered that the Blue Star Museums Initiative is a program that offers free or discounted admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Yay!!



The 2013 season will kick off May 21st, but there are museums across the country that offer deals throughout the year.  Check it out!


http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index-ongoing.php

Springtime in Wild Wonderful West Virginia



West Virginia is a beautiful place anytime of year, but in the spring, it is particularly amazing.












Friday, May 10, 2013

LDS Church History Tour

If you're interested in visiting the LDS church historical sites, check out this link to a travel blog written by two brothers, Brad and Sheldon Christensen, that will help you do it on the cheap!

Kirtland Temple, Ohio, USA

 
http://worldwanderlusting.com/2013/04/21/lds-church-history-tour-free-flights-and-free-hotels/

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon



We had a great time in Pittsburgh last weekend!   Not only was the weather beautiful, but it was a relaxing getaway for Travis and me.  This was the first half marathon for me this year and I was nervous about it, but it went well and I'm glad it's over.... until the next time. 



Friday, January 04, 2013

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon & Half Marathon

It's a new year and a new you.... yada yada yada...  so to kick off the new year we registered for the Pittsburgh marathon and half marathon is on May 5, 2013.  Travis is running the marathon and I am running the half.....woo-hoo!  Happy running!     

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Catty Wompus: A Tale of Friendship



I just read the cutest book by Julie Howe called Catty Wompus: A Tale of Friendship.  It is about a girl named Catty Wompus, who seems to have it all.  She has fancy clothes and many toys, but she has no friends and everyone thinks Catty Wompus is moody and mean.  

One day, Catty Wompus is mean to a girl named Lucy Hope.  Although this upsets Lucy, she decides to take a chance and be nice to Catty Wompus anyway.  This small gesture makes all the difference in the world to Catty Wompus, and is the beginning of their friendship.   

“Never think you’ll get good friends with toys and flashy things.  Nothing can replace the joy that honest friendship brings.”
I think this book has a wonderful message for children teaching them to be nice to everyone.  Not everyone is nice and easy to get along with, but sometimes a small gesture of kindness can make a real difference in someone’s life.  

 “Now listen close to what I say, you won’t learn this in school.  Good friends are made by being one, so learn this golden rule.”  

You can follow Catty Wompus on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catty-Wompus/166118386834447

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I love Pinterest!

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and decided to copy it.  It was so easy and I am pleased with the results.  I was a little sad though because it made me realize my son is growing up so fast.  Just this week we measured him and he is officially taller than me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

16 Years Ago Today....

....Travis and I got married! I love ABC lists, and to commemorate our special day, I have compiled an Anniversary ABC list to remember our life together.

Here goes...

A- Adventure (lots and lots)
B- Brownies (with extra cc's and nuts)
C- Church (the foundation that holds it all together)
D- Deployments (been there done that, and hope to keep it that way)
E- Education (USC, GT, SJCME, and more to come)
F- Family (what life is all about- forever!)
G- Generous (to a fault)
H- Hens (your favorite girls)
I- I LOVE YOU (more)!!
J- Jokes (a necessary part of life)
K- Katy (Precious gift #3)
L- Lily (Precious gift #2)
M- Marathons (50 states... half's too)
N- Noah (Precious gift #1)
O- Overcome Obstacles (what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!)
P- Pets (dogs, cats, chickens)
Q- Quiet (Wish we had some)
R- Relocating (8 times... 10 if you count in- town moves)
S- Sense of humor (love yours)
T- Travel (love it and want more of it!)
U- Unforgettable (our life together)
V- Vacation (always looking forward to the next one)
W- Who is right? (Me!)
X- X-tra special moments (I cherish them all)
Y- Yummy food (food adventures)
Z- Zzzzzzzzz (What's that?)


I love you Travis!
Happy Anniversary!
XO