Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ragnar Revisited

It's taken me a while to get a hold of the pictures from the Ragnar, so I didn't want to update about it because, honestly, what's a blog post without pictures?

Jonny and his team finished the 192 mile race with a total time of 34:10:07.1.  That's 34 hours, 10 minutes, 7.1 seconds.  What an exhilarating experience!  Jonny's three legs were 6.7 miles, 3.0 miles, and 3.6 miles.  He said, by far, his hardest leg was the last because of how exhausted he was by the end.  He had a great time, and they're already signed up to run next year!

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure.  There are a couple with some people in costumes.  That's not his team, but some teams dress up in all kinds of can't NOT take a picture with/of them!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Jonny is running the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay next week!  It's about a 24 hour relay race where 12 runners run 3 legs each.  It sounds a little crazy but...a fun kind of crazy!

I'm so excited for him to participate in this, as he's running for the American Cancer Society in honor of his sister who died of cancer in 2009.  He'll be gone for my birthday and Father's Day (boo!), as the race is in Utah, but he'll have a great time and reach this goal that he's made.

And this really wasn't a ploy...but Jonny still needs more donations to reach his goal for the race.  Thank you to everyone who's donated so far, we really appreciate it!  If you are willing to donate or know anyone who might be, head on over here:  Every little bit counts!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Taking the plunge

I suppose it's not a "plunge," per se, but I've decided to make our blog private.  I haven't been wanting to do it because I know there are a lot of people out there who like to blog-surf (me, included).  I hate stumbling upon blogs of people I know, but I can't read them because they're private, and then there's no way to contact them to get invited to their blog (I wish blogger would fix that, by the way!).  However, I've noticed a lot of odd traffic to my site and with three young girls and a lot of sick people in this world, I can't put my family at risk.  So please please PLEASE send me your email if you want me to send you an invite to read my blog...even if you barely know me or don't want to admit that you read it.  :)  Facebook works, or you can email me at lornadoone617 at yahoo dot com.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Computers. Who knew?

I've been telling Jonny for the past 3 years that I wish he were a nerd because then he could be a computer programmer or engineer and make a lot of money. Well, at least more than we have been making. But that's not really his forte. He can navigate computers quite well and do technical stuff, but when it comes to the science part...that's definitely not what his brain was made for. So when he got a new job at a company called PC Care Support, I thought "right.  Jonny doing IT? Not gonna happen." Turns out he doesn't do much with the computers - he mainly just sells the product, which is computer support for small businesses (mostly). The company is fairly new but they're doing quite well. Jonny is their sole closer - well actually he was until just this week when they hired another closer. Anyway, they're doing well enough where they're ready to expand to other states! And since Jonny is pretty much one of the best employees a company could ask for, they're sending him to open up a new area! So what does that mean for us? You got it: we're moving! And where, might you ask?  Fort Worth, Texas!

We are very excited! We've both said that we don't want to raise our kids in Utah. Sounds weird coming from an LDS family, right? Well Utah isn't's a very nice place, it's just not for us. So to Texas we go! The plan is to be there long enough to start up the area, hire a team, then move on to a new place in about a year - hopefully the place where we want to settle, especially since Lily will be starting Kindergarten next September. 

I've been itching to move out of Utah, but the weird thing is: now that I have the opportunity to go, I'm quite sad about it! And I think a lot of it has to do with being comfortable. I'm comfortable here. I know the area, I know the people, we have great friends, our ward is awesome. A new place comes with a lot of challenges that I haven't faced in a while. Stepping out of my comfort zone is very hard for me. Being social and making new friends is extremely hard. But I know I'll have to do it sometime! 

The other part that makes me sad is that we will be farther away from both our parents. Jonny's parents live 10 minutes away and we see them often. They have an amazing relationship with our girls and it is very hard to know that it just won't be the same when we go. And what's even harder is that the girls won't remember much of our time here. Lily - very little. Hannah - even less, if any. And Kate, none at all. I get very emotional at the thought of that because that was one of the main reasons why we moved back to Utah in the first place - so our kids could have a good relationship with their grandparents. My mom also visits frequently. It's about a 9 hour drive for her, and she doesn't mind doing it often for whatever crazy reason. :)  We've seen her a lot in the past 3 years. But with the area having 2 major airports, I hope it won't be too much for her to jump on a plane and visit. 

Sorry I'm rambling. There's just a lot of my mind. So...moving. We're excited to move on with our lives and get where we need to go. It will be a great adventure. Oh, and we're doing it in 10 days. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Potty Training

I've been procrastinating potty training Hannah since June or July.  I wasn't ready and I figured she would regress once Kate was born.  And then I had a newborn...there was always something I could blame.  :)  But I finally just sucked it up and started on Monday.  She's been running around with only a shirt on and maybe panties, and she's only had 3 accidents:  1 was my fault for not taking her when I should have, 1 was a poop, and 1 was a teeny tiny bit.  She runs to the potty when she has to go and gets so excited when she pees.  She wipes herself and loves flushing the potty.  I haven't got her to poop yet...but from what I remember, it took Lily a few days as well.  We'll get there, I'm sure.

And the best part today was that we went to the grocery store today for about 45 minutes to an hour and she didn't have an accident!  We were almost done and she started doing "the dance," so I took her to the bathroom and she went...a lot!  Very exciting!

It's funny how us parents get so excited about something like this. :)