Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lets go!

Hey everyone! I am challenging myself to keep up on the blog @ least once a month if not more. I realize that we live quite far from family and friends and they would probably appreciate the updates. I cant believe we have already lived in Spokane for 1 1/2 years! Its finally starting to feel like home. The first winter we were here, it didnt snow at all. This last winter snowed a ton! Bodie got a new snowboard package for Christmas, and I think he went boarding literally EVERY weekend in January and February. He said the mountains/resorts here are nothing compared to Utah's, but they'll do :)

We used to be in Sunbeam teacheres at church, which was a complete blast, and now Bodie is in the Sunday School Presidency, and I am the 1st Counselor in Young Womens. Its somewhat new for the both of us, so we are still getting use to it. I think YW is going to be really fun.

We went home to visit family back in December for Bodie's sisters wedding, and it was a great visit! We went to Boise for a company event in February, and we have a natiowide company convention in Atlanta, Georgia in June! So excited to go. In July Bodie's parents ar coming up to visit around the 4th of July. Also my little sister Emily is coming to stay with us for a few weeks. We are gonna have a blast! Cant wait to see them. I dont think we will be going home again until September, but when we do we cant wait to see everyone again!

I am sure some of you are wondering, no we are not pregnant :) Our 4 year anniversary is coming up in 2 months (WOW!) and we have just had too much fun the last 4 years. Kids are definitely on the agenda, just not sure when.

We are working really hard to open our own office here by the end of the year. We really enjoy helping families. Its really rewarding. Definitely tough getting your own business going, but so worth it.

Since living in Spokane, we have really enjoyed getting into fitness. There are SO many races/runs held here literally every weekend during summer/fall. We did quite a few 5k's last year, and Bodie did some 1/2 marathons as well. I would like to work up to a marathon, and Bodie is really wanting to start easing into training for Ironmans. Spokane is a GREAT area for running, biking, and swimming.

Bodie and I just registered for Bloomsday! Coming up the first of May! We are super excited about it. If you are unfamiliar with Bloomsday, I will share some info...

Bloomsday is a race held every year here in Spokane and is 12 kilometers (7.46 miles). This year is the 35th running held. You can run, jog, or walk the race. On average over 50,0000 people travel to Spokane to run this race...its a pretty big deal! There are all different categories you can run as well, for example, if you want to be in the Elite group, you have to pre qualify with previous years race times, or other race time qualifications. Bodie and I will be running in the lower bracket since we dont have those qualifications...yet! Maybe next year? Hope so! Bodie is a great runner, I know he will do amazing. He is so mentally tough its ridiculous. I haven't ever ran a race this long, so I am just hoping to run the whole thing without walking at all haha!

My good friend Maria Gertsch just made these cute custom home decor wall hangings for me! I am in LOVE with them. She did SUCH a great job! I am really excited about these, and will definitely be getting more of her stuff. They are such great quality, and she is SUPER picky, which is GREAT. If you want to check out her stuff she has a shop online at! Check it out!

We recently went to another Spokane Chiefs Hockey game, these games are so much fun! Thats one thing we love about Spokane, they have local Hockey team, Spokane Indians minor league baseball team, and Spokane Shock arena football league. These games are so much fun!!

Here we are with our good friends, Tosh and Maren McIntire.

Thats all the updates for now, but I am looking forward to being on here more, and seeing how everyone is doing!