Friday, June 27, 2008

Toyota-May The Force Be With You

Just got this from my friend Sherry. Hi Sherry!! It was too classic to not share with the rest of you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Last night a group from the Ward had a delish BBQ. One of the gents goes kiting all the time and owns his own power kites. I've been harassing him for quite some time for a lesson and last night he thought we just might have enough wind to try it out. So we headed down to the UVU practice field to give it a whirl. Let me tell you that it was so much fun.

Here is Marc and his kite getting us all set up

Even though there was practically no wind Marc managed to get the kite in the air. This is why he is known as the "Kite Whisperer"

I thought I would give it a go

I even managed to keep it in the air a time or two.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

To the best, brightest, best looking, funniest, most charming, all around greatest guy ever.........My Dad. Love, Love, Love you! Happy Father's Day.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

5K Accomplished

My friend Carol and I left the house this morning at 7:30 to head over for the summerfest 5k. We arrived and got all checked in complete with numbers and free T-shirts. Penee and H came to support us and snap some photos. Thanks for the lovely support guys!

Here is picture of Carol and I anticipating the event

Here is one of Penee and I. Thanks again for coming to support Mom and Dad! Love you guys!
Here's HB snapping me at the finish. He couldn't quite figure out how to work the camera and as Carol made it in under 40 minutes he was unable to get one of her. Thank goodness the 6 year old came along and told him how to get it turned on :)

From these shots I almost look like an actual runner. Great camera work Dad!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Preparing to run a 5K

First of all let me preface by saying that I recognize this is no Marathon. But it is my first race since I've been training and I'm very excited about it. For those of you not familiar with Orem Summerfest it kicks off Saturday's activities with this early fireman's 5K. The day continues on with more fun and frivolity culminating in an amazing fireworks display. I'm excited. I'm even more excited after talking to Lacy this afternoon. I've been having in my mind that a 5K is 4 miles, I've been training accordingly, turns out it's only 3 and some change. So now I'm feeling extra confident about running it.

After this I'm continuing my training to participate in the 10K on the 4th of July. This I've been assured is in fact 6 miles and some change. Dana, you still in?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


I had occasion to play some Pictionary last night. Turns out I'm not very good at it. I don't know if it's my lack of drawing skills, or if I'm only used to playing with family, with whom I obviously have one mind. I feel to apologize to my team for dragging them down, it was a comedy of errors for Team 2 last night and I provided the unintentional comedy!

In my defense I did have some unfortunate draws. I mean really, who knows how to draw things like;

Drag Racing

That's right people!!! While some of the other teams were getting items like;

shooting star

it did seem stacked against me. I suppose some of the other teams had their own incidents.

There was an unfortunate scenario with a monkey and what was supposed to be a tail........I'll leave the rest to your imagination :) There was also a cowboy and a rapper with bling all in the name of "posse".

Overall I would say the star of the show had to be my friend Carol. Not only was she amazing at getting people to guess her subjects, special shout out goes to her for her help with "Permanent Press". I was trying to draw a tatoo, she whispered her suggestion that I perhaps try to draw a girl with a bad Perm. This exactly illustrates why she wins best pictionary player award and I win should never play pictionary again award.