Tuesday, July 19, 2011


My cute cousin Chezney has been here all month. I had to take her to the airport today. It was sad to see her go!! She has grown up so much. She is 12 going on 20 years old. She has grown up into such a beautiful girl. I can't wait to see her again in a couple of months!!

Hanging out with Little E

Easton, my little brother, always knows how to put a smile on my face!! This last Friday night let's just say I wasn't the happiest person. I was a little annoyed. So I decided to take E home with me to cheer me up a little bit, and that is exactly what he did. I never knew that a 9 year old would know just what to say to me. We went and got a smoothie, and picked up a red box. We then went back to my apartment and played blockus. Yes, he beat me every single time!! Yes, I am 21 and he is 9! It was a lot of fun, and he sure put a smile on my face!!I am so grateful for my family. I don't know what I would do without them. They truly make me so happy, and make me want to strive to be better each day!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bike Accident

So this might be a little more information then you all want to know, but seeing as this is my journal this is something that I want to remember!! I originally wasn't going to BLOG about this because I was so embarrassed, but now I can finally laugh about it! So some of you might just want to skip this post.... So about a week ago Jensen, Easton, and I rode our bikes down to my grandparents house. My bike was at my apartment so I borrowed one of J's friends bike. We had a lovely visit with my grandparents, and then headed on home. I was going up a hill, and so I was up pumping and not sitting in the "saddle" (or seat). Well the gear decided to go out which caused the pedals to shift on me, which then caused me to loose my balance, which then caused me to crotch myself of the bar HARD!! Talk about painful. So the first thing that comes out of my mouth is, "I just split my crotch open". I looked at Jensen and he was laughing so I start laughing, but am trying so hard not to cry. Jensen then says, "Wow I didn't know it hurt girls!!" So I then discover that I am bleeding pretty bad so I sent J up to get my mom. Poor little E was scared for life, and the whole time we are walking up the hill he keeps saying, "Jord is your crotch really split open". Bless his heart!! So I get home, and was really bleeding a lot now. I kept argueing with my mom that I was not going to the hospital. So then she calls my other mother Annette who is a nurse that I work with and finally convinced me to go in. Luckily I work at Labor and Delivery so I went up there for a visit. Let's just say I wished I could put a bag over my head!! I mean really who wrecks on there bike and crotch shots the bar, oh and then has to go get checked out. Yup, that would be me!! So Kimmy, an amazing nurse that I work with, helped me out!! There was also a midwife there. So the Midwife said I was border line of needing stiches, but thought that she would just put a couple of stitches in there. So now I am dying!! One because I hate shots, two because I am still wishing I had a bag over my face, and three because I am just a wimp. So she went to numb me up down there, and I literally almost kicked her off the bed. I have never been in so much pain before. So she decided that I would be okay not getting stitches, and that I would heal just fine. I realized in that moment that going natural is not even a question. I am getting that epidural as soon as I walk in that door!! So that is my lovely, embarrassing story!! Honestly I have never been so embarrassed before!! I mean nobody has ever seen me down there, and I am quite the private person, but I survived!! I have been back on my bike again, and didn't crash!! Gotta love life sometimes!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

American Fork Half Marathon

This last Saturday we ran another Half Marathon. This was my third one, and I am sure it isn't the last! Who would have ever thought that I would be a runner? I love how great it makes me feel, how it keeps me in shape, it clears my mind and gives me the opportunity to think, and it challenges me to do hard things. There is something about crossing that finish line, and seeing all of your family there chearing you on, and having all of the hard work pay off!! It is a great feeling! The course was down American Fork Canyon. It was beautiful!! I finished in 2:02. I was kind of dissapointed with my time. I really wanted to be under two hours. I stayed ahead of the two hour pacer the whole time, and thought I was gonna make it, until the last stretch where the lady passed me and said we were already supposed to be done!! I finished though so that is all that matters. Next time I am going to wear a watch, and beat my time.
Kyle did amazing especially for his first one. His time was 1:46. I am so proud of him!

Kim, our running buddy also ran it with us. She rocked it as well!! I am so grateful for the friendship that we have. She is like my second mom. She is so supporting, and I truly love her and her family!!

We have begged Shea to run with us for the longest time, and we finally convinced her. My mom stuck with her the whole time, and pushed her along. I am so proud of her! I knew she could do it all along. I am proud of her for sticking to something and accomplishing it.

My mom always seems to amaze me! She is the rock that keeps us all together, and on schedule with our training. She pushes me, and helps me strive to do my best!! Her and Shea finished at 2:30! Way to go girls!!

The Running Crew

This particular race was a fundraiser for Cancer. I was excited to participate in such a great cause. I ran most of the race by myself which gave me a chance to just run and think. I was around mile 4 and the canyon was just beautiful! All I could think of was my sweet grandma who died of Cancer. I ran for her that day, and I know I wasn't alone.