Sunday, November 11, 2012

11th Annual Rockets Run Weekend!

This past weekend was a fun one. Friday night Ragnar and I were able to go to dinner and see Les Miserables which was wonderful. Saturday our family participated in the Rockets Run which was the 3rd Rockets Run for our family to participate in. Ragnar as in usual tradition participated in Kids 1k run with all the kids and I ran the 5k. The kids did well...Channing just stayed in the stroller ;) Cavin has proved to be our little athlete. He was running pretty fast and left the others behind. He hates others to beat him. When I take him for a run/walk he won't even let me run next to him as he doesn't want me to win! Ellas comment was "I did good mom...I wasn't last" She is becoming our academic child! As for me, I finished in the time I was hoping for, and did well, but my time chip didn't register, so that was frustrating. I would have been in the top 5 of my group, but I am not sure where as I didn't know how far off the actual time I was. Anyway, it was fun and I am glad we are healthy enough to do it again. I anticipate we will do it as long as Ragnar is employed by the Rockets.
Here we are. Thank goodness this year the weather was wonderful and we weren't freezing!
Channing in her true fashion....sucking her thumb!
Here they are all ready!
Getting excited for their medals and wearing their silly headbands!
Cavin is off!
Making sure Cavin is still in sight ;) He only got lost once!
Here is the finish line. We had a fun time. The best part is my mom even joined us. She watched the kids while we went to Les Miserables then stayed the night and came to show her support. It was fun! Thanks and Go Rockets!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

To Arkansas and Back

Last weekend I left Ragnar and the kids behind and headed with my parents and sister Natalie to witness my little niece Aubrey Elizabeth's baby blessing. It was a nice long ten hour drive, and according to my mom it was "beautiful" but to the rest of us....it was just a long drive! We left Saturday morning, stayed Sunday, and then left Monday morning. It was super quick, but I was grateful that I was able to see her new place and be there.
The fall trees were beautiful for the first couple hours!
Then when we got there, we got to meet my sister Marisa's cute little girl Aubrey!
Grandpa and Aubrey meeting! She isn't sure about that ;)

And we were glad to see Liam again. He is a good big brother!
Marisa and Aubrey. Marisa's mother in law Jenny made Aubrey a beautiful dress!
The Scharman family. Marisa, Ethan, Liam, and Aubrey
Our side of the family who was able to make it. My parents, and my sisters and me. Ethan's parents were also able to be there and we enjoyed visiting and playing games with them!
The sisters..Natalie, Marisa and I.
The blessing went well and it was a nice day. We were so glad were were able to be there to support Aubrey and even more glad she is now here in Texas for a few weeks to hang out!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Peter Pan

This year I wanted to try and do a "family" theme for Halloween since I knew we would be going to trick or treat at the Toyota Center with Ragnars co-workers. Since Ella wanted to be an Indian, we decided to try going as Peter Pan characters. So Ragnar was Mr. Smee, I was Wendy, Ella was Tiger Lily, Cavin was Peter Pan, and Channing was Tinkerbell. We had a fun time.
As you can tell it is next to impossible trying to get Channing in one place for a picture!
We got to dress up twice, once for our ward trunk or treat, and then on Halloween when we went to the Toyota Center. We got to trick or treat through the suites and play carnival games, and get their arms painted, and then we watched the season opener of the basketball game on the new big screen from the suite as they were playing in Detriot. It was a nice evening....once Clutch was gone....Cavin may have a slight or not so slight fear of our beloved mascot!
In my dreams I would get a lovely nice camera.....ours needs some help....but here is an idea of our evening!
The kids loved trick or treating, and even Channing would not let go of her bag, no matter how heavy it got because she wanted to cling tight to her candy!