Sunday, April 14, 2013
Started a new blog so I can be a part of the blogger world again :) I hated blogging without being able to upload photos so catch us now at http://porteranddomini.blogspot.com/
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
On Saturday I ran in the Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption in San Antonio. It was a cold morning so the kiddos and Porter had to stay in the hotel but Porter took this sweet picture of me before I headed off.
Since I didn't have any fans :( I got this one awesome picture of the finish line. Ha.
My stats (just for me to remember... not that anyone else would care)
Athlete: Domini Caldwell
Event: Chosen Marathon
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Age Group: Female 18-29
Chip Time: 1:38:40.285
Pace: 7:32 Min/Mile
Overall Place: 29 / 1069
Gender Place: 7 / 707
Age Place: 2 / 203
1 1993 Kaleigh Newman 1:37:26.463 7:26
2 1387 Domini Caldwell1:38:40.285 7:32
3 2912 Mercedes Orten1:39:38.948 7:36
While we were in San Antonio we hit the zoo. It rained the whole time and none of the animals were out. It was a total bummer because it seemed like an awesome zoo on a normal day. Here is what we did most of the day... stayed under cover and froze!
Last weekend was Angelo State University's homecoming. We hit the parade and football game. Malli loves the games, especially the 2 mascot Rams.. or as she calls them "Big stuffed animals that can move".
FHE pumpkin carving time. Kaisley loved being involved can you tell?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I find it hard to find the time to update the blog too often, so when I do it seems overwhelming and I don't know what to post. Life is just always busy. Oh well, I am trying right? We have been busy getting back into Texas life.
Porter is 4 days away from finishing his first affiliation here that the local hospital. He is there full time and has assignments in the evening so he has been super busy… He has also been participating in bike races at the college on Wednesday nights and is not doing too bad considering it is his first time and he is the only one in a t-shirt and gym shorts. I went and picked him up some sweet biking shorts so he should blend right in how! Porter just finished playing flag football too and did awesome as QB.
I have been training for a half marathon. I have been trying to squeeze my workouts in early before Porter leaves or late at night. It has been tough to fit it in to our schedule but I love the excitement of training for another race. I did the breast cancer 10K last Saturday and was so surprised to have my best time yet by far. 42:00! I got 2nd in the women and feeling great about my goal for my half marathon (in 10 days), to beat my last time 1/2 marathon time, until my knee started swelling and my right shin started shin splints. I now feel like I am hobbling around while I try to stick to my training but I am pretty determined so I hope I can make it through and still make my goal. I have also been helping teach Mallory’s joy school and enjoyed being a part of seeing her interact with other kids and learn. Oh, and some of my friends from church have been playing in a city v-ball league and we are pretty darn serious about it! Weekly practices and games! Haha. We are almost finished with the season and I have had fun trying to master the sport even though I am 28… ha.
Mallory has been loving joy school and made so many new friends since we got back. She was liking ballet as well until the teachers cat scratched her face some girls accidently hit her with their wands… ha. Hoping she gets over it soon. She is one funny girl. Loves to be tied up, tie things up, put things in cages, and lock everything up.. ha… Some weird hobby of hers I guess. She is sooo smart too. I have been doing a reading program with her and she is starting to pick up on reading! She is a good big sis and helper most of the time too
Kaisley is our little (or not so little) peanut. We love her to death. She loves animals (real or stuffed) and gets so excited and squeals and extends her legs and arms at the sight of them. She has the deepest raspy voice and Porter thinks it is because she was born in Texas. Ha. She has been pretty healthy for the past 2 months so we are crossing our fingers for that to continue through the winter. She is starting to crawl and scoot around more and cruise furniture too. We just love her and her feisty personality. She laughs all the time and her smile is just like her Daddy’s; sometimes I can’t believe how much they hold their mouths alike. So cute!
Here are a few pictures of what we have been up too
At the kids kingdom park. Malli loves this park. Right here is is Snow White making apple pies.
They loved the little wooden jeep. Kaisley looks pretty darn pleased to be in it with the big girls.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Life is good. Just went to the relief society broadcast. Funny how the inspired words shared at those meetings can make everything seem fine that you might have just previously boobed about. Those meetings are such great reminders of who we are and how we should be. I just loved it and the ladies there. I love our ward and am so grateful we are here getting to know so many wonderful people... Anyway... here are some pictures from the past few weeks.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Well, these are the only 2 pictures I can get to upload so this post will be a post just for my little Kaisley. She is 9 months old now and such a big, happy girl. We love her. She can say Mama and stands really well with support. She is just finally starting to pull herself up on things and lurch forward as if she might crawl. We are convinced she might be a bumb scooter again like her older sis. She loves to sit and can move around a bit from there. We like to call her Kais and Kaiser and Grandpa Dayton has given her the name "Kicker". She sure is a fun girl! love you! Oh, love little Malli too... see that sly look in the picture. She often times likes to tease her sis but most the time is a great big sister and helper.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Well, I think I jinxed myself saying I am feeling more ambitious and signing myself up for all sort of extra things. This past week has ended up being awful and I have felt like I spin in circles trying to deal with one issue before I can fix the first one. I am just grateful nothing is life threatening and am still so blessed in so many ways. I only am hoping for things to settle down soon!!! Please!!!!!
On a lighter note this little girl has had a great week. She absolutely loves all of her new activities. First day of Ballet and Joy School were this week and she loves them both.