Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year.....New Goals...

 Phil and I just celebrated our 9th anniversary.  WOW.
9 years of marriage has added up to: 15 jobs, 10 moves-4 states, 9 major surgeries, 2 beautiful girls and 3 pets! We've been around town once or twice. We live to spice our lives up:)
 We had a wonderful dinner at The Roof, which later Phil experienced the stomach flu, that was an expensive toilet thrown visit. I had been sick earlier that day, but was fine by dinner.
 Then we went to our favorite Bed and Breakfast, The Anniversary Inn.
 We stayed in the mysteries of Egypt.  Totally cool.

 Finished by shooting at the gun range! I just purchased my first weapon....go ahead Obama try and take it way from me! Over my dead body! Don't even get me started on politics!
 Phil had his 2nd surgery 4 days before Christmas. They repaired his other hip and he is on the mend. After his 1st one he was able to walk with out his cool dragon cane....and even pick up some seasonal work in a local warehouse for Christmas. Yeah for's been a long 3 years!

 I've found my new hobby. Cross fit, I've been doing for the past year and have made serious progress with it. Along with Cross fit I started running, outside in the cold. I know I'm crazy but wow it's a great work out! I'm training for my 1st half marathon in October. Hopefully will get some sprint triathlon's this summer.

 Heber Valley Cross Fit group...some of the runners for our Thanksgiving Trot.
 Our Bishop has challenged us to make our homes a happier place. We have desperately needed that in our lives this past year and have failed miserably. But we have recommitted to our family plan and it has been the best 2 weeks of our lives!!! So excited for our family to get to where it needs to be by following wise counsel.
 Family time at the Ancient Life Museum filled with Dinosaur's and say we had a blast would be an understatement!

Let me tell you a story about this little cutie. Brooks finds it amusing that she is talented enough to be able to touch her tounge to her nose.  Well we had a doctor appointment last week and her nose started to run, the doctor caught it before I did, so he offered Brooks a tissue.  This is how the conversation went. 
Dr: Brooks, do you want a tissue to wipe your nose?
Brooks: Nope, thank you though, look what I can do, I just lick my bugers off.
Dr: Laughs
Brooks: What to know what else my dad taught me?
Dr: yes.
Brooks: Well when you have a dry buggie you pick it, roll it and flick it, pretty cool uh?
Dr: Peeping his pants, because he's laughing so hard.
Mom: Well now I know what my husband has been teaching our little ones while I'm at work, I'll have a word with him when we get home. 

Dad: No, she did not.
Mom: Yes, she did.
Dad: I taught her that like 3 months ago when she was getting ready to eat one and thought I'd teach her a better way. 

Out of the mouths of babes! Here's to happy new year!


Joleen said...

Kids say the darndest things!
Good update. Everyone looks Great! Keep going Phil you are on the mend.

Kristi Degn said...

Hey, Cute Miken! I was thinking about you today and then remembered your blog -- and there you are, beautiful family and all! Sure love you! Hope 2013 is a HAPPY and blessed year for your family. We just PCS'd from Korea to Nellis Air Force Base. Yeah, we're the odd Army family that sticks out on the air base -- but we LOVE it! Chris is the brigade chaplain for the 6th Recruitment Brigade attached to Nellis. It's going to be A LOT of travel for him, but some good opportunities and a chance to finish his dissertation -- using technology to bring God to soldiers. The boys are great, I'm overwhelmed being back in the states and missing the simplicity of Korea...but somehow manage to maintain my extremely good looks through it all. HA! :) I love you, My Friend! You are such a ray of positive energy and beauty -- a gift this world truly needs. Love to you and Phil and your beautiful daughters! Just know you were thought of fondly today! :)

Chrissy said...

That Phil! Oh my gosh! You guys are too funny! I hope that Phil's surgery is a success- I have always looked up to you so much with despite all you've been through you have such a positive outlook on life! Here's to a wonderful,happy,and healthy New Year to you and your family! Love ya!

josyy pinheiro said...

Beautiful family and friends.

Jen (and Zac) said...

Happy Birthday Miken! I miss you and think of you often. I hope all is well, and that you enjoy your special day. xoxoxo

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