Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Blog....

After months and months of not updating this because there really isn't anything to update...I have decided to start a new blog on something I can actually write about - nutrition and exercise. It's called irun ieat. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I am so bad at updating this blog. I always start a new post, then get distracted and never finish.

Here's a quick rundown of what's happened to us in the last 4 months:

Geoff graduated!! - After a TON of hard work, Geoff graduated from Westminster with a degree in accounting. Now to find something to do with it....

I had knee surgery - On August 5th I had my 3rd knee surgery. It was originally just supposed to be a "clean up" of the meniscus and bone, but turned into a little bit bigger procedure. They did what it called a medial reefing. Basically, they unattached the insertion point for the muscle on the inside of the knee and move it over closer to the knee cap. It's supposed to hold the knee in place better. Because of this part of the surgery, I've lost most of the muscle mass in the quad, and have a longer recovery time. Hopefully this will be the last surgery though.

Geoff decided to try to play basketball in Europe - After all his success and awards from playing basketball, it seemed kinda crazy to not even try to go play professionally in Europe. He got an agent from one of his former coaches and, long story short, it has been very disappointing and frustrating. This agent got Geoff a few offers, but no where near what he had been told to expect. In the past few days he got a new agent, and hopefully this guy will be able to find a team for Geoff. But after this 6 month process, I think we are both just ready for it to be over...whether we move to Europe or not.

I think thats about all that has happened this summer. Although I feel like we were a lot more busy then it seems.

I'll try to be better about updating from here on out - but don't expect too much! :-)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We're Not in Kansas Anymore Toto...

Back in March I was lucky enough to go to Kansas City to watch Geoff play in the National Tournament. While I was there, we made a few trip out to Lenexa - where I grew up. It was so much fun to see all these places I remember from living there...my old house, school, grocery stores, and parks. I've been meaning to post picture for a while now - but I'm just now getting around to it.

First off, this is my old house. I lived in this house for 15 years. It hasn't changed much, except that the people who live there haven't taken very good care of it. Going up in front of the house are steps that made out of railroad ties. It's also where my mom fell and broke her ankle one winter. To the right of the steps is a rock wall that my dad also put in. It's too bad it falling apart.

This is our old street sign. Our address was 7933 Swarner. While we were taking pictures of this sign, our old neighbor was out for a walk with had grand kids. We were able to talk to him for a little bit and it was weird to hear how much the neighborhood has changed.

This is Hen House, one of the grocery stores we use to shop at. My older sister and I used to walk down to this store to get drinks and candy.

This Shawnee Mission Medical Center - the hospital me, my little brother and little sister were born at.

Christa McAuliffe is my old elementary school. We were the McAuliffe Astronauts.

This is the sign from my old middle school - Trailridge. We moved in the middle of my 8th grade year.

Lastly, this the carousel at Oak Park Mall. This mall was where we used to go shopping. We would also get cookies from Mrs. Fields and ride this carousel.

It was weird how at home I felt being back there - after 9 years of living in Utah. I miss Kansas a lot. It really is a good place to live. But I also love living in Utah.

Don't worry...while I was there we were able to go to Lawrence to see my sister. She took us on a tour of the University of Kansas. Before we left, I was also able to drag Geoff back down to Lawrence to see KU - and to go to Allen Fieldhouse. Those pictures are coming...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Tough Way to End a Career...

Geoff's college basketball career ended this past week with a loss in the Elite 8 of the National Tournament. It was a a hard way to end such an awesome season. This year was more then we could have asked for. We came back to Salt Lake so Geoff could play at Westminster, and the first few months both of us just kept asking ourselves, "What did we do?" The first few weeks of school and basketball were different then the past three years and Geoff was nervous he wouldn't fit in with this style of play and with a team that was already developed. Needless to say this team and year were so much fun. The guys on this team were so supportive and welcoming of Geoff. We really couldn't have asked for anything better.

Westminster finished the season 30-5 with a lot of "firsts." They won the regular season conference championship and the conference tournament. They went into the National Tournament as a six seed and won their first 2 two games against Biola and Cumberlands before losing to Columbia. Geoff was named Conference MVP, Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-American, NAIA Player of the Year, and NABC NAIA Player of the year. He'll be the first to tell you that he couldn't have done this without his coaches and teammates - which is true! It's been a fun year to watch. Congrats Geoff on all of your hard work - you deserve everything you get!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I really should be doing homework, but i just looked and saw really how long it has been...and it doesn't help that I try to find things to do instead of homework.

Life has been crazy busy the past two months. Geoff has been gone almost every week from Thursday until Sunday on basketball trips - all while trying to juggle school. His teachers have been so great to work with him though. He has one class that is Thursday nights, which he misses most of the time. The teacher is awesome and comes in on Tuesday mornings and teaches him and a few other students the same stuff he taught the previous Thursday. This semester has been a hard one for him. He is taking 16 credits - and some of the hardest classes in the Accounting program. I have to say, he is amazing. I don't know anyone else that could do what he does. And I am very appreciative of how hard he works to put himself through school. Just a few more months and he will be done!

Basketball is good. The team is 23-3. It's crazy to think that this really is Geoff's last year of basketball - unless someone can find a way to get him another Senior year! :-) His last two home games are this week, and they play Rocky Mountain and Carroll. These will be two good games! Right now, things are looking good for them to go to the National Tournament. I'm very excited because if they go, I get to go too! And guess where it is - yup, KANSAS CITY!! I haven't been back to Kansas since we moved and I can't wait to see my old house, schools and stuff like that.

I decided about 6 months ago that I wanted to go to Nursing School. I'm about half way done with my exercise physiology degree, but most of the classes I need to get into nursing school will go towards finishing that. Right now I'm planning on taking classes the summer and fall at both Utah and SLCC so I can apply next spring for the Fall 2010. I'm beginning to think I'll be in school for the rest of my life!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Anyone Wanna Run???

Well, apparently just about everyone on our team for the Wasatch Back 2009 decided to go get pregnant - thanks guys!!! So we are now looking for people to join our team. The race is on June 19-20 and runs from Logan to Park City. It is so much fun! Check out the website, and if it's something you want to do email me at ajcameron34@juno.com and I can give you more specifics.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I can't believe how long its been since I updated this!

I'll start with Thanksgiving. We ended up spending most of the day at home by ourselves and having a quick dinner with my family. I made sugar cookies and garlic mashed potatoes. I have to say, it is one of my favorite recipes. I of course, went to dinner saying I wasn't going to eat too much - and I, of course, left stuffed!! It's so hard when there is so much good food.

The weekend of December 5-6, Geoff was in Colorado for two games. They won the first, and lost the second. During the second game, Geoff was thrown down, and hit his head. They said he had a mild concussion. He had a headache that night and a little the next day, but recovered quickly from it. He's fine now, but it did make me a little nervous.

December 13th was Geoff's birthday. It was the first year since he started college that he didn't have a final on his birthday. He did have practice though. We didn't do anything really exciting because we both had finals the next week. For his birthday I gave him a coat and some shoes - exciting, I know - but it's hard to buy things for someone who never asks for anything, or says they want anything.

The Fall semester ended a few weeks ago. We both did good in our classes. I'm especially proud of Geoff who was worried about his schedule. He actually ended up doing a lot better then he ever expected. His schedule next semester is killer, but he is so smart, I'm sure he'll do great. My finals went well, I'm just glad they are over. This break has been so nice, but its going way too fast.

This Christmas was one of the best I can remember. We decorated right after we got back from Thanksgiving dinner and watched our first Christmas movie that night. This is Geoff's favorite time of the year, and it's been so much fun to watch him be so excited. He even got up in the middle of the night and set up presents from Santa and turned the tree on for when I woke up. Christmas day is always busy for us, but I'm so thankful that our family's plans work out so we can be to just about everything.

This month has been so great -I hope everyone has had a good Christmas.