Friday, July 31, 2009

Triathlon update

Kiley's time was 16.2 minutes. Two laps in the city pool, 1 mile bike ride, 1/2 mile run. Kiley placed 11th out of 41 in her age division. Total kids participating were 76.


Kiley received a phone call Sunday from a friend asking if she wanted to do the kid triathlon with her this week. The friend would swim, another friend would bike and Kiley was going to run. She was very excited about the whole thing. Then two days ago she found out that there were no teams. Each kid needed to swim, bike and run. Now she wasn't so sure. Bruce and I encouraged her and here are the results of this mornings triathlon. We don't have her time yet. That will be posted later in the day. It was very exciting to watch from the sidelines.
Kiley wore a jacket at first. She was cold and very concerned about getting in the pool
It took a chunk of time to get dressed after the swim
I can't get this helmet on fast enough
I'm really getting tired.
I see the finish line.....yippie!!!
She really kicked it in at the end of the run.
It was so fun for Bruce and I to watch her do this.
.....and a winning smile besides.
A nice group shot of all the participants.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recovering From Knee Surgery

As most of you know I had Knee Surgery on the 23rd. The Dr. cut out two sections of the meniscus, repaired a ligament and cut a muscle to re-align my kneecap. We will know the finally outcome in 6-8 weeks. I seem to be able to do a little bit more each day. However, I usually pay for it late at night. I will be anxious to see the Dr. again on August 5th. Bruce, Kiley and many friends have been life savors for me during this time. Today Kiley and I went out and weeded one of the flower beds. I just had to get outside. It felt great. Hope none of our neighbors watched because I was quite the sight. I just sat down on the grass with my left leg straight, then scooted around on my bottom. It worked quite well AND my arms got a workout. When I stood up with the crutches, I noticed I had sat on a couple of warm, soggy plums that had fallen off the tree onto the lawn. What a bonus that was, lunch too! What would normally take me 10 minutes to do took an hour. Who's all good!!! Life is good. I feel very blessed.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Grand Canyon was so cool

The fogginess is due to pollution drifting in from California...amazing!!!
Kiley had to have Ricki the stuffed racoon in the photo with us...
you know...part of the family!

Summer fun at Gateway

Bruce had a quick trip to Salt Lake and wanted Kiley and I to go with him.
Kiley was sick and tired of traveling so we let her invite her friend Kennedy.
We stopped at the gateway and the girls had a blast as you can see. I enjoyed just watching the girls and listening to a band play in the background.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Elder Trevor Todd is the macho one on the right...too funny

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday on our way back from seeing Kev and Jess in Logan we stopped at the "Devil's Slide". Kiley said she never remembered seeing it. We drove home through wanship, Kamas, Oakley and wolf creek pass. Wolf creek was beautiful this time of year
Bruce had his 35th class reunion from Altamont high on July 3rd. I think there were 29 classmates. Three had passed away in car accidents. They seemed to all have fun and enjoy each other. Some came from Texas and 1 from Russia to be there.
Kiley had a week long soccer day camp in June.
They worked her hard, but she had tons of fun!!!
These are her coaches from Brazil.
Kiley's friends Abbie and Grace.