Our family night last night (we do a special ‘family night’ thing every Thursday night together) involved going to the Ice Castles in Midway. We did a lesson (about kindness) with the kids before leaving and then we drove into the mountains to see some gorgeous ice castles.
From our time there in 2016… our family doubled pretty quickly this last year;)
Both of these kids have been to these amazing ice castles previously but this year it seemed extra special to them.
Over 10,000 icicles are added every day!!!
They had a few ice slides and little tunnels for the kids to climb through.
We went on a warm night (for Utah) and loved the 30 degree weather… it felt like spring almost to us:)
A little fountain for us to sit by (I didn’t last long sitting there though)!
Knox was all about the adventurous side and climbing through everything… Brooke likes to hang out with me during such events:)
Another successful family night. If you live in Utah.. you should definitely visit these. Brooke thought we were at Elsa’s house the entire time;)
Andrew has an aunt that lives in Midway so we stopped by there before heading home. They had the coolest kid’s toy room and I am pretty sure both of our kids want to move in with them now.
I tried this while we were there and it was delicious! We will be getting this at Costco next time we are there.
Earlier on in the day Andrew made us some of his energy bites for us to have when we want something delicious on the go!
Andrew’s Energy Bites:
1.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
Handful of dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
Kid approved too:
As I have told you a million times, I am obsessed with This Is Us so I get really excited anytime I come across any articles about the show. Loved this one about Chrissy!
Time for your race accomplishments! Keep sending them in to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can post the amazing things you are doing too!
Emily!!! “This morning, I finished my 4th lifetime half marathon. My goal was to run one for each of my 4 kids. This week, my oldest turned 8, the next turns 4 and the twins turned 18 months. I haven’t really been able to run in 2 years because of a difficult pregnancy and calorie conservation while nursing the twins. At any rate, 4 of my coworkers and I finished the Lake Benbrook (TX) half marathon. Our butts are all sore from the crazy hills, but we are so proud! My time was slow (2h 25m), BUT I DID IT!!! I’m the one in the obnoxious orange:)”
Tanya!!! “I was scheduled to run my 3rd marathon a week ago but it got cancelled due to bad weather. They offered us the chance to run it virtually so we (one of my friends also scheduled to run) still went and picked up our bibs, shirts and they even gave us our medals! Well I just couldn’t hang that up without running it so we decided to run our own. A few days after our scheduled race we got up and started our run at 5:15 am and completed our 26.2 miles. This day just happened to be my 45th birthday! Wasn’t a PR because we had to stop and fill our own water and stop at lights and road crossings but we had fun, had friends cheering us on at a couple locations and had a great time!
Ever had a race that you were planning on doing get cancelled right before the race? Which one?
How many different races have you run… which race distance have you done the most of?
What is your Friday night going to include?
Any energy bite type things that you have made before? Recipe please!