Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!


Tuesday was my birthday... the big 2-6. We ended up celebrating it on Monday, as I had to work with a girl I mentor on Tuesday. We decided that it would be fun to go up to Park City, as we had a gift certificate for dinner at the Homestead in Midway.

We went to the Park City Resort to do the Alpine Slides. We were in line to get some tickets, when this lady comes up and asks us if we want the remainder of their tickets, that they weren't going to use. Seriously?! People are so nice... sometimes! ;) She gave us one adult and 2 passenger tickets, so we only had to buy one more adult for me. Nate took Asher down first, and he loved it, so I decided to take him again. I am so glad that lady gave us her tickets... it is fun, but definitely not worth the $14 per ride it would have cost us. It was a little scary taking Asher on the chair lift. We had to distract him with chocolate on the second ride up, as he wanted to get down... as in, he was trying to get off the chair lift while we were 100 ft in the air. It was very scary! But he was all smiles on the way down.

After the slides, we went to the city park and let Asher play for awhile. Isn't it weird how we entertained Asher for MY birthday? Not that I minded. Nate and I were talking on the way up about our definitions of fun... I told him that my definition of fun has turned into Asher having fun. Nate said: "yeah, I've noticed that." It makes me happy when he is happy.

After the park, we drove back down to Midway to the Homestead and had a nice meal outside by the duck pond. Asher loved feeding the ducks and watching the fishies. He was pretty good until right before we left. Poor little guy was so tired, it was a long day.

Nate dropped me off at Nunn's Park in the canyon, and I ran back to my house. I missed my long run last week because of the festival, so I had to do it Monday. I was nervous to do it by myself, but it was actually really nice, and quite leisurely. I know that sounds weird, but it really was. It's just nice to be by myself, even if it's running 11 miles. That was my first really long run since having Sayer, so I was proud of myself.

On Tuesday, I got to sleep in, and Nate gave me my gift... an antennae for our TV so I can watch so you think you can dance, and tickets to see Lyle Lovett this Saturday. I know, I'm such a nerd. My family totally makes fun of me that I like him, but what can I say? I just do. So I am so excited to go see him in concert. Nate's parents will be in town, so they are going to watch the kiddies. I also got money, with which, I will be buying a plethora of running/fitness gear, including: a Garmin Forerunner 205, which I just ordered yesterday (So excited for this), a fuel belt for long runs, triathlon shorts, triathlon shirt, and possibly a speedo. So, it was definitely a great birthday, and I can't wait to continue the celebration this weekend!

17 comments:

Julia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORGAN!! :) welcome to the 2-6 club. kinda fun, huh? i'm jealous you were in PC. jonathan grew up there so we're used to spending a lot fo time up there. hope it was gorgeous.

and congrast on the garmin. SUPER EXCITING.

DaNae said...

Happy late bday! I miss Park City. It is so fun up there. I am so impressed that you are already running 11 miles. I wish we lived by eachother so we could run together. It is scary running in these parts alone at 4:30 am.

janaya said...

happy belated birthday morgan!! :)

schmath said...

I LOVE Lyle Lovett. That's awesome that you are going to see him live. Happy birthday.

Kevin and Celeste Christiansen said...

Happy Birthday Morgan. What a good little runner you are. I actually have been running lately as well. I am doing a 1/2 marathon at Disneyland next month. Glad you had a fun day!

Sarah & Ty said...

yeah!! happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. What a great little family you have :)

Lark said...

Happy Birthday! And what a great mom you are - making your birthday into a special day for your son :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Josh and Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Morgs. I dont know about you bit 26 makes me feel old, being the last half of the 20s and all. I think 30s will be stellar though.

Amanda said...

Hey, my birthday was Monday but a bigger scarier one - that really wasn't big or scary.
Happy belated and all that!
I bought running shoes and have now been twice!

Orange Peanut said...

Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had a great day!

p.s. When do you guys move to NY?

Bethanne said...

WOW! Happy Belated birthday, ole timer! Just kidding...

I also started a tradition of buying my kids presents for MY birthday and Dan just doesn't get it. But I LOVE it. :)

Glad that you had fun and that you are up and running again. You are amazing!

The Davis Fam said...

Happy late birthday! I love hte Homestead. We used to go to midway for our fam reunions and we stayed there a few times.

Mel and Nate said...

Hey Morgan! I am so sad you are moving soon! That sounds like such a fun birthday! We need to hang out soon!

tHe BuNkeRs said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Your boys are growing so big and are absolutely adorable. Kudos to you for going out and running so much-you are amazing. I'm trying to get exercising again but it is so much easier to sleep or blog when I have free time. :)

The Olsen's said...

Happy Birthday Morgan! I sounds like you had a wonderful day! When are you going to do the triathlon? That is so exciting!

Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

"Happy Happy Birthday from all of us to YOU!!" I am LOVING the Big 2-6, and I know you will too!
I am so glad that you can watch SYTYCD...an antannae is a great gift in that case!
P.S. I'm not bragging, but I got to go to the taping of last weeks SYTYCD...but I'm not bragging!
~Kelly

James, Cameo, and Jacob said...

Happy (late) Birthday!! It sounds like you had a fun time in Park City. Your boys are so adorable. I can't believe how big Asher is getting - I've only been gone a couple of months, but he just seems like a little boy now - crazy!! And Sayer is just a little doll. By the way, way to go with all your training. You are a little energizer bunny!!