Monday, March 23, 2009

canyonlands 1/2 marathon weekend

this weekend we took a trip to moab for the canyonlands half marathon! on our way out of town we got to stop by and see baby ivan in the hospital...penny has a new cousin!

Ivan Erastus Swan | march 18th, 2009

baby ivan's gift from us. you can find the pattern on lion brand yarn's website! or click here

and here's the family minus their 19 mo. son Lincoln, who was home with grandma

here's a picture of penny and bryan in the hospital parking lot. she found some nifty handles for when she's riding on dad's shoulders.

we then got in the car, hopped on i15 south and drove after about an hour of driving we called my parents to ask directions and we realized that we should have exited onto another highway 45min ago. we decided to stay on i15 until scipio and then get onto i70. it took us 4 1/2 hours to get to green river where we were staying!!! we were both laughing that we didn't even think to ask directions BEFORE getting on the interstate. the drive home was much shorter...2 hours shorter!!! we (my mom, my brother zach and i) ran the race on saturday. it was a very hot day and the course had a lot of hills, so it was a very hard run. BUT it was gorgeous and very fun to run with my mom and lil' brother. we took a group picture at the end of the day, because someone (i'm not naming names) forgot to bring our camera to the finish line.

the rest of the day we spent in arches driving around and catchinga couple of the shorter hikes i got a coupleof pictures to share with you on my camera phone (WARNING: very low quality).

devil's garden
me with my penelope

grandpa white and megan giving p a ride

penny stretching out her legs on the slick rock

distant delicate arch
us with delicate arch in the distance

penny & bryan looking at delicate arch

penny with her daddy doing the work

balancing rock
here we are in front of balancing rock.

we drove home yesterday. it was a fun trip and we are glad to be back.


  1. Hey guys, the marathon looks like fun, and the hiking looks like even more fun (I'm not a runner, but I think people who have the stamina to be are amazing!) Thanks for coming to visit at the hospital and for taking pictures, they turned out so cute. And I have to confess, I peeked at Ivan's present, and I'm way excited about it :)

  2. Congrats on running the half-marathon. I doubt I could ever do that. I can't beleive how big Penelope is getting. Moab is such a fun place. Looks like a fun trip!

  3. dear emily.
    you may/may not remember me from the BYU art dept. But, I think you might. I found your blog from "your heart out" on utah local etsy sites---saw yours, recognized your face---and found your blog. Great story, right? :)
    COOL stuff, girl!
    I'm loving your shop! And, just looked at your blog for a minute. You have a little girl about the same age as my little girl. Her name is Matilda Mae. !! neat!
    Anyway, I wanted to give you a shout out and say HI!
    you can check out our blog if you ever want to. no pressure, though. :)
    (melissa wood)
    peace out.

  4. It looks like the trip to Moab was great. We were closer to Goblin Valley doing the Little Wild Horse hike with Bob.


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