Monday, August 25, 2008

Eating My Words

This weekend Tyler and I went to St. George with Josh and Mandi. It was seriously a GREAT time! Swimming, hot-tubbing, eating, Les Miserables @ Tuacahn, driving near Zions, In-N-Out (yes...they really have one in St. happy!), exploring a ghost town...and a little trail running...

Trail running? Yep. Without actual running-attire, in the middle of the 106 degree weather! So, you know how I said in my last post that if ever Tyler and I were to race I would win? Ya. About that. I must now Eat My Words and admit...I did NOT win! Darn the darn.

I would like to say that it was the heat. Or, that it was beginners luck on his part. Or, we didn't wait the approved half-hour after eating. I'll keep coming up with reasons as to why I (the runner) did not beat him (the biker). But, for now, I guess he deserves the title of CHAMPION...

I wonder what will happen when we go on a bike ride together??

On our way to the ghost town...
Les Miserables @ Tuacahn
Really happy seeing Les Miserables!
Josh and Mandi
White-Trash running attire
The Champion!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The End of an Era...and the beginning of another!

#1: Today was my final day working as a Nanny for the Roney's. I have been practically part of their least Monday through Friday, for the past 3 1/2 years. It seems strange that I won't be working there anymore. I have a lot of GREAT memories that I will forever cherish! Honestly, this has been a job that has stretched me in ways that I never thought possible, and I have learned a great deal more than I could have imagined when I accepted the job back in 2005. I took a huge leap of faith leaving my job at the University of Utah, but now looking back I realize it was definitely the right thing to do for me at that time.

And now, another leap of faith...I begin a new job working for The Technology Councils of North America. I am so excited for my new job! I've already gone on my first business trip. TECNA had their Fall Event last week in Chicago. It was a whirlwind of a week with a lot of information to digest, but I loved it! I'll be working from home, which will be a new adventure for me. I'm very excited to have Sheri come over for lunch now and that we'll both be in Murray during lunch hours! Ahhh...just like old times. Can you say "Tuna Burgers and Chocolate Shakes?" Oh ya!!

#2: Drum roll please...I have a boyfriend! Yep, it's true. Tyler and I are, once again, dating...and finally...exclusively. You have no idea how happy I am! Seriously...if only you could see my face right now. Huge smile! What do I love about him? Hmmm...everything! The way he makes me laugh, and even the way he makes me mad. The way he challenges me, and the way he encourages me. His great ideas, and his consistancy. His hard-working nature, and his desire to be successful in all aspects of life. The fact that his butt is in better shape than mine (darn biker!), and the fact that if we had a running race I'm pretty sure I'd kick that in-shape butt...hands down!

#3: Speaking of Butt-Kicking. I totally creamed Tyler at Uno tonight. We have this (almost nightly) battle of game playing. I must confess that I generally lose. Not that I'm a just happens that Tyler has better skills (or luck...) than I do when it comes to some games. But tonight, thanks to my quick mind and amazing SKILLS (no Tyler, it wasn't luck this time), I must say (or scream) I WON!!!!! Now, not that I want to rub it in, please note that I didn't just win...I won BIG TIME!

#4: Today is my little sister's birthday! Bye bye 33. Hello 34. Happy Birthday Tina!!