Friday, May 18, 2012

maui wowie

well i've pretty much missed blogging about the past 5 months of our lives but this trip was too great not to document. i've posted most of these pictures on facebook, but for those of you who aren't on facebook (grandma) here ya go!

we spent a week in ka'anapali with adam's family, adults only. adam comes from a family of 8 kids, all of which are married and there were 5 of the couples and his parents on this trip. it was heavenly, although we missed the other 3 couples.

we spent our time scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddle boarding, running, and eating. oh boy, did we spend a lot of time eating!
 i need to wear a snorkel mask more often, they're so flattering! don't you think?

 the water was so warm and clear and deep deep blue. gorgeous!
here we are all suited up ready to dive! adam's shorts hanging out a foot from his wetsuit. i even saw a baby shark under the water.
we really just couldn't be happier. i've been longing to go back ever since we got home. fyi, i'm not naked in the picture below, it just looks that way.
we walked through this little jungle about a quarter of a mile to a snorkel reserve. it was beautiful. i told adam i think it's where they filmed ferngully...or indiana jones...

could they have given us a longer board? no. the answer is no.
some highlights of the trip:
-the warren and annabelle's magic show in lahaina. it was so funny! they asked adam and i to help out the magician for the show and he ripped on adam the whole time. it was hilarious!
-snorkeling inches from a family of sea turtles, amazing!
-coconut flavored everything!
-fresh fish dinners, every night, it really tastes so much better when it's fresh
-renting a scooter and riding all around the island checking out the sites
-running on the beach

anyone who knows me well knows that nothing brings me more happiness than spending time on the beach with people i love. my idea of heaven. the trip was so relaxing it was totally worth the 1000 work emails i came home to. 

speaking of work, i got a new job that is so much better than the last one, thank goodness! i had neither the patience nor the lung capacity to teach p.e....i've worked there for awhile but of course haven't updated the blog :) it's a great running race company, check them out HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

master of everything

may i present to you the world's newest graduate...


  he left me a this note and i just had to document. here he is right after getting back from his run. just on cloud nine i tell ya! 
that's right folks, my man has officially finished his masters in business degree! can i get a woot woot?! we are BOTH so happy it is done and over! let the home improvement begin!!!!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

surf city marathon

the first weekend of february adam and i headed down to sunny california for the surf city marathon. we were both really happy about our finishing times and for sure want to run this marathon again! the best part for me was that my time qualified me to run in the 
BOSTON MARATHON april 2013. i'm ecstatic!!!

 our race stats:
adam finished in 3:18 (average 7:36/min mile)
jess finished in 3:33 (average 8:09/min mile)

there were 20,000 marathoners and half marathoners running the race. craziness!!!
such a beautiful day, low 70's and clear skies! perfect for running
just soakin' it all in, i couldn't be happier than i was running in the sun on the beach. don't mind my pasty paste skin, haven't seen the sun in months so it was a sweet reunion.
 our wonderful cheering section at mile 21! they were the boost we needed for the last 5 mies. grandma mary, grandpa don, my dad, aunt doni, katie and mike (my mom taking the picture). they're the greatest, love them all!
he's such a stud. so proud of him!
me right after crossing the finish line. so. stinkin'. beat.
embarrassed to say but i had to spent a little time in the medical tent after finishing! ha. i felt like i was  going to pass out. at least i can say i gave it everything i had right? adam made me post this picture. worked over.
here we are with our awesome surfboard medals. i even got a surfboard plaque too for finishing top 5 in my age group. 
we had the greatest weekend. ever. it's always nice to head somewhere warm in the middle of gloomy winter and spend time with our wonderful family in california too :) 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

a little ketchup

usually i lack on the blogging when we have nothing going on but this blogging drought, however, is quite the opposite.  lots of things have been going on at the clark casa so i'm playing a little bit o' ketchup (catch up)

first, i got a new job!  i am the p.e. teacher at amelia earheart elemetary.  so far it's been a little overwhelming and exhausting but i'm starting to get the hang of it.  everyday i come home and tell adam the funny stories i have from the day. it brings me back to my elementary school days.  i let them play with the parachute a lot cause that was always my favorite in school.

adam is 2 weeks away from finishing his master's degree.  yaaaaaaaayyyy! he's been such a hard worker throughout his mba program (he'll be graduating with honors just fyi). he could not be more excited to be finishing up although i'm a close second. no more homework=more time working on the house! :)

last, we take off to california tomorrow! a break at the beach is just what the doctor ordered!  adam and i are running  a marathon in huntington beach this weekend (hopefully! i've come down with a nasty cold/flu and am doing everything in my power to get better before the race!)  wish us luck!

sorry, no pictures. hopefully i'll get more posts coming. i never even blogged about the whole month of december.  oops!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

one year older

both adam and i celebrated our birthdays this week. after christmas, new years and now two birthdays, we are partied out for awhile. 
cheers to 24 and 28! i'm beginning to forget how old i am. all my birthdays are just starting to mesh together. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

it's somebody's birthday!

just wanna wish my favorite guy a happy birthday!
28 never looked so great!

and a blast from birthdays past...
a cutie then, still a cutie now!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


because i've been mia on this blog machine for november i though i'd recap the month for you. here we go...

we've spent lots of time with family since adam's two youngest siblings got married this month! we got to see some out-of-towners (can, casey and kids) which was great, especially meeting candice's brand new baby landon.
first, sean and megan got married on the 4th in the draper temple THEN jenny and jordan got married on the 17th in the salt lake temple.
both weddings were amazing and beautiful and we are so happy to now officially have megan and jordan in our family (even though we already considered them family).
thanksgiving this year was with the clarks. dinner was amaaaaaazing and we stuffed ourselves silly. we had a great day until about midnight when adam started feeling sick. long story short, we spent our black friday in the emergency room so adam could get an iv and meds. it ended up being some really awful, no good, really bad stomach flu that only lasted 24 hours but left us with a hefty ER bill.
poor guy. nothing like puking your guts out, or watching your spouse puke their guts out, to make you soooo grateful for your health! 

we've been running a lot this month, training for our next marathon in california in february. although it may take a lot of discipline to get out of our warm bed when it's 30 degrees outside to go for a 20 mile run, i've secretly really enjoyed the time i get to spend with adam, when it's just the two of us, running together with no distractions for hours. he's the best running partner a girl could ask for!

it was a busy but great month. thanksgiving is always a great reminder to count your blessings and we do feel very blessed! i've been gettin my christmas craft on and now that our home is all decked out i say bring on the holidays!