October 17, 2008

I Love Grass!!

It's a miracle! We finally got grass in the backyard last Friday. What a project this has been. We have been in our house for almost 2 years. We live in a cul de sac so our yard is oddly shaped. The front yard is about as big as a small bedroom. The back yard wraps all the way around the house. It's kinda strange but it's growing on me. Wade put the front yard in last summer no problem. But the back was one project after another before we could lay sod: Retaining walls, Rock walls, Burying the tramp, etc... I thought it was never gonna get done!

Can you tell how excited I was? As soon as the truck pulled around to the back field I ran out and took the picture. I think the driver was afraid I might hug him or something.

There were about 10 of these crates scattered around the yard. I'm not sure if Wade is hugging the sod or taking a nap after realizing how much work was ahead.

We have the most awesome neighborhood. Originally we were planning to lay the sod on Saturday when lots of help was available. Then we found out it was going to snow all day Saturday so we made a quick change to Friday- while all of our help was at work. Jace & Makenna got home from school just as we were starting & gathered up some of the neighborhood kids to help. I wish I would have gotten a pic of Kenna hauling those rolls of sod. She's such a tiny thing, but boy is she tough. She was heaving those things around like nothin. And trust me they were HEAVY! My back still hurts.

We are so glad Wades dad is retired. He is always helping us out (the poor guy). He's the first one to show up when we need help- Thanks Wayne! And that's my handsome nephew Dallas behind him.

Wade & Jacer boy working together.

Jordan & his buddies (aka "The Main Men") saved the day. Things were a bit slow movin til they came after school. They slapped that sod down in no time. We were so thankful! This is buff Jordan and Rambo.

My dad Dennis who got work off to help. Thanks dad!

Some of "The Main Men"- Dallas, Jon, Zack, Seth, Richard, and Rambo. Jordan has the best friends. I love these guys!

And of course, the best part: Lasagna!! They sure did deserve it!

Funny how Shenay & Marquie just happened to show up right at the end for the food. What a coincidence! Just kidding, they were at a 3 hour soccer practice so I suppose they deserve it too!

October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Trev!

It was Trevors birthday yesterday. Shayla invited us to all go the Old Spaghetti Factory to celebrate. Woohoo!

Shay & Trev

Denise & Shayne

Wade & I

Sara & Chris

Aubry (Trevors sister)& Jesse
Christian & Kate. That bread is scrumptious! (as well illustrated by the Egans)

My moms friend Charlene & mom

I love watching Sawyer eat. She's so tiny so you wouldn't think she eats much. Umm No! The girl can put it away. As soon as her food came she was oblivious to everything but getting that spaghetti into her mouth.

She's so cute. Check out her hair. She had these cute pigtails in when we first got there but decided she'd had enough of them and pulled them out. I think she is even cuter with crazy hair.

Trevor blowing out his birthday candle. We sang so loud I think the whole restaurant was aware that it was his birthday. Happy Birthday Trev!

October 1, 2008

A Little Late, but "Yay for Wade"

Many of you already know that Wade opened a Physical Therapy Clinic in West Valley with his partner Troy Marsh in May. Well they finally had their Ribbon Cutting last week. I'm really proud of Wade. This has been a goal of his for a long time and it's great to see it happen. He has 2 clinics in Tooele and he has loved working out there, but it's quite a drive and it's been nice having him closer to home (about 2 blocks from home actually). I'm really thankful for all of his hard work and determination. He is a great husband and dad!

Wade, Troy, and Travis Allen are all PTs for Meier & Marsh Professional Therapies.

We have such a supportive family. Vickie, Wayne (Wades parents), Denise, Sara, and Shay. Wades dad helped Wade so much with the build out of this clinic. Thanks everyone!

Our Mayor, Dennis Nordfelt, gave a little speech.

Then the official ribbon cutting. Those of you who live in West Valley will have to look for this picture in Octobers West Valley Journal.

The Meier and Marsh staff!

Also.... while many of us are sleeping, Wade has been training for triathlons.

My brother in law Shayne got Wade and Chris interested in triathlons. Wade decided to give it a try and has done a few over the last year. This one is at Yuba Lake. We went with the Aguilars and pulled the trailers down to the campground. Wade does the Sprint Distance which is a half mile swim, 13 miles on the bike, and then a 3 mile run. This is him starting with the swim in the very cold lake.

The beginning of the race stresses me out because there are soooo many people and they are so close together. They are literally on top of each other at times. After about 30 seconds I can't tell where Wade is anymore.

After the swim they run to the transition area where their bikes are waiting. They do a quick change out of their wet suits and into their biking attire and then take off again.

Then after the bike ride, it's back to the transition area to drop off their bike and change their shoes for the running part. Wade beat his time from last year so he was happy. I was happy because after the race we go back to the trailers and have a huge yummy breakfast!