OK! I totally forgot to post about my first race ever- the Mi Amigos 10k!! It was crazy hard- I had just started to get this nasty cold that I STILL have, and the first 2 miles were killer (a 10k is 6.4 miles, can you believe it??). I was getting cramp after cramp and my throat was killing me! I started out with Lauren but i told her that there was no way I was going to keep up with her (she's training for her triathlon now and after that she's going to run her second marathon!!) and I waved her on ahead. I pushed on, with many walking breaks of course, and around mile 3 my wonderful cousin Dani came up behind me and gave me a 'hello' pat on the fanny just like she said she would if by chance we saw each other there! I was so happy to see her, and we had an awesome last half of the race. I didn't know how helpful it was to run with someone!! We were able to stay at a good jogging pace almost the whole race! But when we saw that finish line we both just started bookin it-- I wanted to get there as fast as I could!! Dani's husband, two little girls and some more family and Lauren were there cheering us on. It felt so good to finish that race!! I even met my goal, which was to finish in under 1:30! Yeah I know, that's slow, but I was not gonna make myself sick trying to keep up with Lauren and Trisha, who both finished around 42 minutes lol I have to work up to that!!
But some way more exciting news: Curtis and I are waiting to be pre-approved for a house we found in Mesa! It's a shortsale that belongs to our 2nd counselor in our Bishopric; they lived there for 12 years and love it, but needed to upgrade and I guess they couldn't keep up with the payments after they had to strip it out and re-do all the wiring and tile when it got mold a couple years back. But now it is newly tiled and carpeted, with a new bathroom and WASHER AND DRYER that comes with the house!!! YES!!! I cannot tell you how happy having my own, very nice and brand new, washer & dryer set IN THE HOUSE will make me!!
Oh and I will have pictures up of my very creative (if I say so myself) and very cheap Christmas decorating soon!!