Wednesday, March 30, 2011

St. George Comp 2011

 Tyler and Brylie took 1st place on their duet!
They totally rocked it,
and looked so stinkin' cute kickin' some major fanny if I say so myself!
 Way to go girls!
 Tyler also took 1st  on all 5 of her solos...
I know I am her mom... but isn't she so cute?
 and BOTH team dances!

Way to go Foothill Cloggers!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It helps to think!

So, I usually try to run at least 3 to 4 times a week. Nothing wonderful, I just like to get in about 3 miles(ish). My main goal in this was to just be consistent. And I have been until these last 3 weeks (everyone has been SUPER sick) but I have still managed to get in 2 days min. Well, this week (my running week starts on Sat) I tried to run on Sat morning (outside, because I HATE tread mill running and it looked like a nice day) but got rained on had to cut my run short, then with this time change kickin my fanny (grandma is killing me not going to bed until the early morning hours) I haven’t ran since and Sat hardly even counted.
 So tonight (even though I am so tired) I decided I HAD to get my run in while the boys were at karate. I started with my usual warm up after I stretch… I walk on a 3.5 and a 7% incline for two min then I run. Well tonight at about 1.6 miles I felt like I was going to DIE…. What was going on ?  usually I am good to go and haven’t even really broke a sweat at this point .But tonight, my legs were shaking and I felt like I was going to fall right off the back of the tread mill. I kept run all the while telling myself “what is your problem you do this all the time. You only took 3 maybe 4 days off. GET OVER IT AND RUN! Well my pep talk didn’t work and by mile 2.3 I had to stop. SWEAR WORDS!!!!! After I slowed it back down to 3.5 so I could start my cool down I went to change it back to my 7% incline when I noticed I NEVER change it to my normal 2% I run at. So all this time I was running at a 7% (and for any of you that don’t know how steep that is well the road going up to park city is 5%) No wonder I felt like I was going to die.
Hallelujah, I haven’t lost my ability to run a measly 3 miles…. Just my ability to think!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


The other day at recess Tyler got asked who she liked (as in a boy) by a bunch of her friends. She replied “William" ???(She didn’t even have to think about it, I was SHOCKED! So not like her) WHO?? So like any mom who over hears this, I took a little walk through all the 4th grade classes (one of the perks to working at her school)… NO WILLIAM! So I think... maybe he could be a third grader ?  they are her age but again… NO WILLIAM! Not wanting to sound like a snoop doggie dog, I think, well I will just wait and see if there is a William in her church class…but you guessed it NO WILLIAM!
 What the….

I was glad Monday when I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know who William was, one of her friends came up and asked me who Tyler liked? Because she said she thought Tyler was lying about it!(she didn’t know a William either) Perfect timing… now I could bring it up on the drive down to clogging and so I did. She just gave me this look and said”You know… WILLIAM”! NO I DON’T know or I wouldn’t be asking!!!!! She started laughing at me (how dare she) and just said “mom think about it.” What does she think I had been doing for the last week??? But as luck would have it we were still having this conversation when we picked up her BFF in Santaquin. Tyler laughed and asked her friend “Brylie what boy do I like?” and without even a pause she said “William” Seriously??? Now I am ticked! Why and how does Brylie know this William and I don’t? What am I chopped liver? I am her MOTHER for crying out loud! They both started laughing so hard.
So I started asking questions…I mean if they can laugh at me I can ask questions…right? So I asked “who is his teacher?” she said “don’t know” Yeah right! Then Brylie started laughing so hard she was crying and said “you already know who he is…she has liked him since kindergarten” It hit me like a brick… I DID know who “William” was. Only he didn’t go by William. Technically his first is William but he NEVER goes by it… hahaha tricky Tyler! She has liked him since kindergarten and her reasons today were the same as they were then; he is kind, funny and SMART, the smartest kid she has ever met! In case you can’t tell the smart thing REALLY matters to her We all laughed and laughed  so hard I had to pull over I was SUPER relieved to know I wasn’t chopped liver and that she DOES love me enough to share her cute little crushes with me!!!!!Then I asked her why she called him William ? and why she told everyone at school that is who she liked ? I mean she hasn’t seen him in over a year. She just smiled and said “because he is still the kindest and smartest boy she has met and until she meets someone better, she likes him the most”
THANK YOU “WILLIAM” ( I was told I am not allowed to reveal the name he goes by on here, but if you know anything about Tyler at all, you know who it is) for being such a good kid and setting Tyler’s expectations so high! I just hope and pray she keeps this high standard for all boys she is willing to like!