Saturday, October 26, 2013

5K Run for Courtney

Today was such a special day for the Simon family. A race was held in honor of Courtney and her battle with childhood cancer. Skills Fitness (Lindsey's gym) and The HERO (Helping Everyone Reach Out) Foundation teamed up, along with many others, to create a fun and successful run!

{my parents always going above and beyond}

{what 7am on a Saturday looks like hashtag sleepy eyes}

{before sunrise and honoring the Simon family at the beginning of the race }

{Court's hero, Rapunzel, came to the race}

{these sisters are three peas in a pod} 

{face painting from the Davis Darts v-ball team and the BEST silent auction basket name. ever.}

{rocking our Courtney shirts}
{and Alli rocking the Johnson staple: leopard} 

There was a GREAT turnout for the run and the silent auction was a HUGE success. 
Today I am a little more grateful for families. The HERO foundation has sponsored other children fighting the same battle. One little boy, Cameron, fought a hard fight, however didn't have a fairytale ending. His family was there to support the Simon's, making today even more special.

{July 2013 and October 2013}

Courtney has changed so much in the last 3 months. She's the most mature three year old I've ever met. She is extra kind and patient. She has the "it's going to be okay" attitude. And she's always wanting to make other happy, it's the sweetest thing.

That girl is truly my hero.

Two must see's: this and this.
I've been meaning to post the second one forever, but today during the 5k I heard it again and was reminded how much I love it. A friend from high school's little girl and husband are at minute 2:50 of that one.

Grab a tissue.
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A cause for celebration

This weekend was definitely a cause for celebration. 
My niece Alli was baptized. The thought of her being 8 terrifies me.
That means she will be 16 before I know it. Which really means... I'm getting older! Not cool.

That moment when you realize your family drove every possible car to one location.
I guess we forgot the meaning of "car pooling."

ORRRRRR that moment when you're driving and find your other nieces Fun Run sign. Love it!

Because let's get serious. She really is the cutest cancer patient ever. 
Plus she is inspiring with her endurance and spirit of courage. 
She's truly a fighter. 

When I was laying in Courtney's new princess bed, I found this monkey and thought it was cute.
Now what kid puts bandaid pieces on a stuffed animals stomach?
A child with that cancer. That's who. 

Also inspiring? The love and patience Kylie, the oldest sister shows to Courtney. 
They have the cutest relationship. 

Another cause for celebration?
Your class being selected as Cougar Class of the Month.
(Don't worry, I've heard every joke possible)

The best worst part about this? Having an 8 x 10 portrait of yourself hanging up in front of the school.
Cracks me up every time I walk in and out of school. My kiddos are the best though, seriously. 
I am LOVING this school year and I am so proud of my class! 

Last but not least, best Snapchats of the week:

Yes, I joined LDS singles for a month. And I'm pretty sure I will not be extending that....
Stacie did the dirty work for me while I corrected papers. It's like have a personal dating assistant! 

Two girls, one shopping trip to Salt Lake and 4 diet cokes later.....

Any cause for celebration deserves a Diet Coke.
Even if it's just a simple shopping trip. 

Glad Cheryl captured the moment :)

Friday, October 11, 2013


Sometimes life is confusing.

Especially for my Kardashians.
They are pretty konfused lately.
I kan't keep up, kall me krazy.

No but really, life can be confusing.

Sometimes life has you wondering. And sometimes you need a change. Nothing crazy, usually something small. That's where I'm at. I need a change. Or maybe I am used to constant change and THINK I need one, but don't.
Or maybe I just need a shopping spree and a diet coke. Maybe that's all I need. 

Speaking of change, fall is by far my favorite season. I love all the colors in fall.
The other week my kiddos made leaf monsters. I loved this one. Ninja turtle?

Oh, and partying with these peeps?
Nothing makes me happier.

NBA preseason has begun. 
And I am pretty stoked about it.
Plus, that new jumbotron is pretty rad.

If you need me, I'll be relaxing.
Watching a lot of Eric and Jessie in bed.
Reading. Getting a massage. Or just painting my nails.