What’s Happening?

We have two girls playing rec league soccer. Lauren is a natural and has played two games and scored two goals. Neither Jen nor I have a soccer bone (or muscle) in our bodies, so it’s remarkable that my girls can play without tripping over their own feet. Leah continues to improve at softball and is having a great time, although it’s taking a bunch of our time!

Abby observing the action

Abby observing the action

Abby in action

Abby in action

Running

Immediately after scoring her first goal

Immediately after scoring her first goal

On her way to score a goal

On her way to score a goal

I ran in a fundraising 5K race for the Huntsman Cancer Institute on Saturday. One of my co-workers has a wife who is battling thyroid cancer and he built a team of co-workers. It was fun to run in a race environment, although I don’t necessarily like the pounding that road running causes, particularly on a gimpy foot. I’m limping a bit today.

The entire Utah men’s basketball team ran in the race as well as former Utah Valley University and Utah Jazz player Ronnie Price. He was quite quick and ditched me early on. Despite what this picture portrays, he’s taller than me and quite built. He was very friendly and I enjoyed the few minutes I had chatting with him.

Me and Ronnie Price after the race

Me and Ronnie Price after the race

Our neighborhood holds informal “cookie walks” every quarter or so. People bake cookies or snacks and we all meet in the middle of the neighborhood and exchange goodies. Jen made pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting (which is essentially a can of pumpkin filling with an entire bag of sugar, with cream cheese and more sugar to top it off). Abby and Lauren felt pretty special to have intercepted the mixer beaters after Jen made the frosting and before they got tossed into the sink. Since we only have two beaters but four kids, they both hid in the corner and licked as fast as they could. It was funny to see them stick themselves in the corner.

Licking the beaters

Licking the beaters

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