Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shirts and Ties for Ebye

So my good friend Natalie Weight's parents are serving an LDS mission in the Marshall Islands and they came for a quick trip in March for their sons funeral (very sad) and as we talked with them they talked about the men there not having enough white shirts and ties and those who did kept them with them every where they went in a back pack. We decided to do a little shirt and tie drive to send back to the island with the Mills the response was HUGE. We collected over 100 shirts and even more ties. It was so exciting. Here are some pictures of the men receiving their shirts and ties.

They were so impressed of the fabric of the ties.

The Mills with some of the members

Showing off their new ties

Monday, April 25, 2011

I was so super excited and nervous about this marathon. This was my 1st full marathon. I was lucky to have my 2 sisters Maria and Janice run it with me. Also my brother-n-law Jason (Maria's husband). Greg (Janice's husband) ran the half so we started together and he broke off at mile 4.

We drove up to the finish line, where we parked, and then caught Trax to take us the 25 min to the start area which was at The Legacy Bridge, on The University of Utah campus. We hit the porta potties right away, the lines were long (shocker). We had about 10 min till the gun went off, so we made our way to the start line madness.

The Matching triplets.

Yes, my cute sisters and I wore matching outfits. My sister Janice saw these cute skirts in SLC and bought one for all 3 of us. (Thanks Janni) I made the cute headbands (

The half marathon and the Full marathon start together and then we spilt off at mile 4. So we were able to run the first 4 miles with Greg.
I didn't really have a time goal, I just knew I wanted to come in under 4 1/2 hours. By mile 13 I totally hit the wall. I never hit the wall in any of my long runs so this was very new to me. It sucked. At times I would get some energy back but it would never last very long. It was a long next 13 miles. I couldn't have done it without the crew. They cheered me on gave me inspiring words help me keep form they were great. I hope I do okay in my next race June 11th cause I'm running that one alone.

At mile 24.5 we had a long up hill, headed us toward The state Capital. Once we got to the top, we turned left which ran us right past Temple Square. I was exhausted at this time. Oh man I just wanted to be done. Then we took a curve to the right and there was the finish line and my legs took off. I was ready to finish but I wanted to finish strong. This was one of the hardest things I have ever done but was so rewarding at the same time. Our bodies and minds are stronger than we give them credit. I'm so glad I was able to do this race and that I was able to do it with my 2 beautiful sisters. They are the best and I'm so lucky to have them in my life.

My post run photo. 26.2 miles in 4:31

The marathon crew. They were the best team I could have asked for. They helped me so much.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

1st Marathon

Well it's official, I have registered for my 1st full marathon (26.2 miles)
I'm so excited I get to run this race with my two adorable running sisters Janice and Maria. They have done this distance and beyond many times. They will be great supports and help me get through the hard times when I just want to stop and I get to cross the finish line with them by my side. It is on April 16th in Salt Lake
9 more days.
So excited and nervous at the same time.
Wish me luck.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Antelope Island

My sisters are crazy.
Janice and Maria set out to run the Antelope Island 50 miler. That right I said 50. This was Maria's 3rd time at this race and her 5th 50 miler race. It was Janice's 1st 50 miler race. They started the race and then Maria's husband Jason and I went and cheered them on till they reached the first aid station at 27 + miles where we were going to jump in and finish the race with them. Maria got really sick several miles back and it was getting worse as she ran and since she has a 50 miler in Idaho in May she decided to go ahead and stop at that point so that she wouldn't get any worse. So Janice and I took off. It was a very hard thing mentally and physically for her. I mean hello 50 miles so crazy. There was lots of running, walking and even hiking all those up hills. We had a great time and I hope I was a help to her in her crazy journey. She is so tough and hard core I love her. I ended up with my longest run ever at 22.25 miles. A memory that I will never forget. Love you two beautiful sisters of mine.
Maria changing Janice's band aid on her blisters at about mile 44.5
Janice and I after hiking up a big hill right before she changed her band aids on her feet. She the huge Buffalo. They were all over.
Us posing again about mile 45.5

I don't have any pictures of Maria right now but after Janice post I'll steal some off her blog of those two running together.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cambree finally learned how to spell all of her name. She has been writing Camb for a while and today she added the ( r ) and so we sat down and worked on the ( e ) and she has been writing her name on everything all day long. It was so cute when she finally got the e down she said to me "Now I can go to pre-school and turn 4" She is growing so fast and I love to see her reaction when she figures something out. She was so proud of herself.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Presidents Day Weekend

Thanks so our awesome friends Cyd and Ryan Lemone we got to have a fabulous weekend at their cabin right by Eagle Point ski resort and thanks to our other awesome friends Andy and Natalie for being there too. Andy turned the big 40 this last monday so we celebrated in the beauty of mother nature. It was so beautiful up in the mountains with the fresh snow. I stole these pictures from Cyd's blog cause I didn't take my camera so thanks Cyd for documenting this great weekend it was a total BLAST!!!

How beautiful is this.
A picture from the road.

The well for the water somehow got empty so one day we had no water till the well was able to fill back up but with 10 kids and 6 adults you still need to go potty so we had plenty of snow to melt to fill the toilet bowls up so that we could still use the bathrooms a memory I'll never forget.

We went on the tube run on Monday and it was so fun. I was so scared cause you go so fast but once I went the first time it was so fun. You cruz down the huge hill and then we would ride the lift back up. It was a BLAST!

While the boys were skiing Natalie, Cyd and I played with the little girls and the 3 little ones in the snow around the cabin. It was butt deep and so fun to walk through. We also did front flips into the snow. This one is of Natalie

Me doing a flip into the deep snow

Cyd jumipng off the deck into the snow.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crazy Hair Day!

Drug Free week at Elementary this week. Today was crazy hair day. This is what we came up with.Madeleine our neighbor wanted to have the same do. It turned out awesome.

Silly little girls. Love it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For my sister!

This is me and my twin sister Janice. I love her so much and I am so glad that she chose me to be her twin as well as her friend. She lives 1500 miles away and it has been hard to have her so far away. I miss her everyday and I am so glad for technology that we can talk through cell and texting and facebook. Thanks for being so good to me and for being my best friend. I love you so much! Your the BEST!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer time fun!

Gotta have at least one Kool-Aid sale per summer. Well no better time then when your cousins are here from KY. They sold...Bottled water, Kool-aid, candy, popsicles, and headbands. They did real well the first sell, they made $30 but 2 days later we didn't do so well only $7. Yikes bit of a difference. The memories are for the kids right. Not so much fun when your the mom to see your cute little girls get so sad when no one will stop. So next time you see kids on the road selling something stop by and give them a quarter it will make their day.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July bowling

4th of July 2010
The Baldwins took us bowling and laser tagging to celebrate as a family the 4th of July. The kids had so much fun bowling and were very good. After we played some arcade games and then some of us older kids and adults played a game of laser tag. I got 4th place out of 18. It was so much fun. Then we sat down for some much needed pizza and drinks. It was such a good day.
Happy 4th everyone!
A handful of the kids.
Carl, Me and Todd waiting for our turn.

Marcus going for a strike!

Cambree and Grandpa Carl bowling together. Grandpa was so good and helped all the little kids bowl. They had a blast.

Cambree and Sienna with their crowns they got with their tickets.

Cambree and I.

Another fun shot of the kids.