Sunday, May 30, 2010

Guess Who?

These LEGS are now 21!!

Happy Birthday,
Enjoy your day!
Griffin said today,
"finally, you remembered Heather's birthday!"

Thursday, May 27, 2010


While looking for a box-mix of flan for QUINN'S extra credit, I found the item on the right---->
The flan was at the third grocery store that I checked. This last one was Kings Market; in my mind know as a VERY Hispanic grocery store. It is filled with different and interesting items that I do not see at my usual grocery store.
I had to study the aisles, trying not to miss the item I was looking for when I came upon this Maizena...Fortified Corn Starch Beverage Mix. It made me laugh out loud. I use corn starch to thicken gravy. Is this what is in Quick, or Quick's "pink milk"?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shout Yooray!

She's 11 Today!
she's helpful & kind
she's learning how to cook
she'll do her own laundry
she tells me she loves me
she likes watching TV with me
she is a joy to have

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shocking (not appalling) Race Results!!

Zak won....he finished in 35 minutes 4 seconds
I finished in 38 minutes 6 seconds.
Zak was 2 1/2 lengths ahead of me by the end!

The 38 minutes was my best time.

In the beginning Zak raced out ahead of me (like I expected). He swam the first lap and a half pretty quick; then felt tired and a little worried. So he started swimming out freestyle, then back elementary backstroke. His backstroke was his resting stroke.

I was not worried. I thought he would tire out and I would be the "turtle" coming in to finish the winner! Zak never tired. He did great. I thought it was a great experiment. I guess it really does mean something to be 17!

Here are a few pictures, taken by dad...

Here I am coming for one of my 32 laps

Going out...again

Kylie keeping the official record!
(By the way, Mitch Michaelis {remember him?} was the life guard on duty.)

There Zak is in front and if you look way back on the lane to the left, I am there.
me fixing my goggles...they constantly filled with water! I guess I was nervous.

Here you can see Zak coming to Kylie doing his back stroke, I am swimming farther away.

close up of me

close up of Zak

The finish

Kylie's payment for officiating: Ice cream at Rite Aid. It really is the best.

The official score card
It was exciting and fun!
Glad we did it!
When my hip feels better we are definitely doing the 3 mile race!!


So I went running today. I found a cool app on my phone that will tell me how far I ran (using the GPS features) and how long it took. I figured I'd go 2-3 miles, and I could run them in an average of 7-8 minutes.

I ran 0.96 miles in 11 min 41 secs. I had to walk 2 or 3 times. I ran a mile my freshman year in under 6 minutes. It looks like I've got some work to do.

I think Mom would kick the pants off me if we ran together.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Guess the Winner

Check out the Payne blog and vote for who you think will be the winner of tomorrow's swimming race between Zak and me!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Last night I dreamt of Mandalay.....

That is the first line from the book Rebbecca.

I really didn't dream of Mandalay, but I did dream of FOOD!

I dreamt that we drove to Mexico and I was going to eat chili dogs!

I dreamt that Griffin had to give a talk in sacrament meeting. I was in the audience; had forgotten, got an idea that he could talk about heroes all the while I was mixing up cake batter! I brought Griffin up the the stand WITH my cake batter while I was licking it up with my fingers. There were so many props up on the stand that we couldn't make our way to the microphone to speak. I was glad because by the time we got there I forgot what I was going to tell Griffin to say.

I woke up this morning happy to know that I did NOT eat any of that food.

Goals today:

Wal Mart for household items

send Chase pictures of trip & return his memory card

take Griffin to swimming lessons

take a shower!<>