Monday, January 31, 2011

Coyote Hills 10k/Half Marathon

This past weekend Jason and I participated in the Coyote Hills 10k/Half Marathon.  It originally started out as a team thing for Jason at work, but everyone who was suppose to participate ended up not, except Jason and one of his bosses, oh and me of course.  My parents and Letty came down Friday night and then went with us to the race on Saturday.  It was so nice to be able to leave the kids with them.  The race was great!  The weather was perfect for running and the course was along the coast which was very  pretty.  I was able to complete the run without stopping, which was my goal.  Jason did great, running sub 8 minute miles, pretty impressive.  Overall, it was a great time.  I think I'll sign up for another one to keep myself running, but I really don't see myself upping my distance anytime soon.

Thursday night Drew and Stacie came and stayed at our place for the night.  It was really fun.  We had dinner, got frozen yogurt, played scrabble and watched The Office.  Pretty much an ideal night.
We love Scrabble!

I was not happy with my letters.

The newlyweds, Drew and Stacie.
Onto our race pictures. Letty was our official photographer, she did a great job.

This might be the first picture where Ollie is actually looking at the camera and smiling...such a rare occurrence.

Max has been so smiley lately, I love it and I love much!!

The whole fam before the race.

We thought this sign was funny.

Me with my game face on. 

I had a special 10k playlist.  Pretty much all hip hop and gangsta rap...jk (not about the hip hop part).

The boys with Grandma and Papa.

"Dat Birdy Poops"

Grandma and Ollie.

After my race.  I think my moms exact words were "Wow your face isn't even that red" haha.  If you know our family we get really red faces when we exercise.

Watching Jason finish.

Me and Jason with our first place medals...ok fine every participant got one.  

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Last weekend we headed home because Jason's grandparents were in town on their way home to Idaho.  It use to be fairly easy to go up and see them when we lived in Provo, but now it would require a 12 hour drive or a flight and then a 4 hour drive.  We are sad we can't see them more often, but it was so great to see them for a weekend.  Our kids are so lucky because they not only have all their grandparents, but they have 7 of their 8 GREAT grandparents.  It can be kind of confusing for Ollie.  On this trip he called grandpa Horrocks "daddy's grandpa".  The kids enjoyed all of the extra attention and we enjoyed hanging out.  Jason started a video interview with his grandpa to document his life history.  It was so fun to hear stories from his life.  We ran out of battery on the camera, so he will have to finish it another time.  Here are some pictures we took with the grandparents.

Ollie loves reading books.  I think he asked grandpa to read this to him about 7 times.

Grandma and grandpa with our boys.

Family picture

Jason's grandpa was SO cute with Max, and Max loved it.

Happy boys

I think grandma Miller might be Ollie's #1 fan, and he loves her right back.  Anytime he was upset this week he cries "I want to go to grandma's house".

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Cute Boys

I have lots of pictures of all the things we have been up to lately.  With my new camera I have tried to be better about taking pictures of my adorable children, so here we go!
A new Taco Bell opened near our house.  We had been getting frozen yogurt nearby and stopped to check out the grand opening.  Of course we had to take a picture with the giant fire sauce.

I know I am probably SO annoying because I always brag about the weather here, but seriously it has been around 70 degrees for the last week or so and I LOVE it.  It has been nice to be able to hang out outside.  Look at this little love muffin, I am so in love with him.

Ollie's friends Levi and Brody had a birthday party at this really cool place called "Pump It Up, Jr".  It was so fun.  I was more than happy to take Ollie down the slide over and over.

Ollie and one of his favorite friends Evie.

This was the baby wall.

Ollie and his best little friend Alexander.

Wow, we really need to take our garbage out in this picture.  Try to focus on the adorableness of this little guy instead of the garbage.

Oh my goodness!! Can you handle the cuteness?

I think Max likes Ollies toy Woody more than he does.

Kisses.  Ollie is a sweet brother, most of the time.

Story time at the library.  Ollie loves his edamame.  And mommy loves that he loves it :)

Having fun with his friends at story time.

Max just chillin.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Family Trip 2010

Every year after Christmas my extended family takes a mini vacation somewhere close to home.  This time we were in Walnut Creek.  It is fun to hang out, swim, shop, go to dinner and play games in the hotel.  This year we were together for New Years Eve.  It was so fun to ring in the new year with family.

These pictures are actually from before Christmas.  A big park in our area does a huge lights display that you drive through.  It was so fun to do with Ollie.  We even let him out of his seat so he could see better.

Me and Ollie with the tooth lights.
Ok back to the family trip.  While we were together we "hiked" ( it was more like a brisk walk) Mt. Diablo.   It was FREEZING!!  We had a good time though.
Me, Letty and Ollie trying to stay warm.

Max finally got to wear the cute little bear outfit Jason's grandma sent us.  It is super warm and I was beginning to worry we wouldn't have weather that would require the warmth.

Daddy and Ollie.

Most of the group.

Us with my parents and Letty.
 Funny little story...our room at the hotel had a little kitchenette.  One of the days we were there Jason was out somewhere and I was with the boys.  Ollie had been playing with his Mack truck and I was giving Max a bath, trying to keep an eye on Ollie while doing so.  All of a sudden Ollie starts crying and saying "mommy, mommy".  I look over and he had put his Mack truck in the microwave and somehow turned it on and it was on FIRE!!  I quickly opened the door, blew out the flame, opened all the windows and tried to keep the smoke detector from going off.  It was crazy.  Ollie was pretty spooked, and our room smelled like burnt plastic the rest of the time.  Man this kid keeps us on our toes!!

Jason and I decided the damage looks like it belongs on the truck.

I think Ollie enjoyed having the double bed to himself.  This was at the beginning of the night.

And this was in the middle of the night, silly boy.

Christmas 2010

I'm getting a little anxious to wrap up Christmas on the blog.  I didn't take many pictures at Christmas (hopefully that will change since I got a new camera).  Luckily my mom always pulls her camera out.  Following tradition we did Christmas Eve with my family.  We had dinner, Letty, Dad and I did a musical number, we read from the Bible and of course watched A Christmas Story.  We woke up early the next morning, had Christmas, packed all our stuff and headed to Jason's family for Christmas there.  Jason family is a little more mature than my family.  They don't all wake up and want to open presents right away.  We had a nice big breakfast, then hung out for a bit, then opened presents.  That afternoon we headed to my aunts house for my extended family's white elephant gift exchange.  It is always lots of fun.  Then it was back to the Millers for a delicious dinner of filet mignon, dungeons crab and lobster.  Jan went all out this year and needless to say it was delicious.  I can't believe I didn't take any pictures with Jason's family...I am so lame.  It was a wonderful Christmas, and having a child who is starting to understand made it so amazing.  We love our families, and it was great to see some friends while we were home too.  

Decorating sugar cookies.
My niece Alyssa flew to CA from NC by herself (she is 6 years old).  It was so fun to see her and we were sad to see her go, especially Ollie.  She was so nice to him and I think he loved having a little buddy.

Christmas Eve dinner at the Wursten home.  Prime rib...yummy!

Max being his cute little self.

Jason wanted to start the tradition of reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, so we let Ollie open it on Christmas Eve and Jason read it to us.

Me, Letty and Dad after our musical number.
 A few days after Christmas we took Ollie to the Sacramento Railroad Museum.  This kid loves trains.  It was fun for him to be able to walk inside them and what not.  He even sat through the boring video we watched.
Little Ollie next to the huge wheel.

A little family picture.

Ollie on the railroad track.  I think he knows where every railroad track in our area is.  He is always telling us when we are going to pass over a track, before we even get there.  It's cute.

More of Ollie on the trains.

They had an entire Thomas the Train exhibit where kids could play.  It was totally awesome.

Worn out little boy fell asleep on Papa.