Friday, June 27, 2008

Sunny & Cher

Announcing a new addition to our family...her name is Cher (Chiuaua & Terrier Mix). For those of you who didn't already know we have had Sunny (American Bull Dog & Mastiff mix) for about a year now. She's been a good dog, and I'm NOT a dog lover. Hayden spent an extra week in Bakersfield with my parents, Thanks Mom & Dad.
He brought Cher home to us (he also named her.) For the most part I think she will be a good dog. Puppies are a lot of work.
How cute is this face. Tucker got a hair cut while we were in Cali. Here's a little before and after shot.

This was Tuckers 1st ever short hair cut. What do you think? We like it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sister Molly's Wedding

As you all know I went to California the beginning of June to attend my baby sisters wedding. The wedding was in one of the most beautiful locations in California I have ever been, Big Sur. The actual wedding ceremony took place in this wooded area about 2miles off the coast. It was so green and pretty. As for the ceremony it was performed by my parents Bishop Hawley and he did a very nice job. Blythe was one of the flower girls and she loved every moment of it.
After the wedding we had a fabulous barbecue at the State park in Big Sur. This is where Molly's now husband grew up as a little boy. (His dad is a park ranger.) We had such a good time with my brothers and sisters who stayed in Monterey with us during the wedding. We spent some time at the beach and a really cool park. It was so much fun. I LOVE being with my brothers & sisters.
The reception was the next evening in my parents back yard, and it was "Liz Waite" style. (That's my Mom.) She and her crew of friends and hired help did a beautiful job on a most elaborate wedding reception. By brother Andy put together the most amazing "Love Story" video. Hopefully someday he will share it with me and I can post it on my blog.

I'm very happy for Molly & Scott and wish them both the best of luck. They seem to be a good fit for each other.

*Pictures provided by my most talented and amazing SIL Emily.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Did It!

What can I say...I did it! It was everything I expected it to be and more. My brother and sis-in law were so awesome. They had made me a T-Shirt that said "My Very First Race" with my name, date, and place of the race. There shirts said "Team Anna" and "Her Very First Race". It was a hot day out in the Bakersfield bluffs. There were about 75-100 runners. The first 1/2 mile was up and down some foothills and the the next mile was STRAIGHT UP HILL. I really didn't think I was going to be able to do it, although we run hills here a lot, but not for a straight mile. Then the course turned around for the second half. They even had a water station at the top of the hill. How cool is that? I never get water handed to me when I run at home. I have to say it was a little frustrating when I would finally pass a walker and then they would run up and pass me. I'm a little embarrassed to publicly announce my time but I will say I ran the ENTIRE thing and I did finish. My sister Emily was there the whole time cheering me on and Molly & Scott showed up for my run across the finish line. I still have a ways to go but I am proud of my accomplishments and where I have come from. I feel like I am in the best shape of my life. Now if I can just stay motivated. A big thank you to Sherod and Emily for organizing that highlight of my trip to Bakersfield. They made my T-Shirt, paid for the race and then took me out to dinner afterwards. Love ya guys!

Side note: There were insane guys who finished that race in around 13 +/- min.