Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I did it!

Well, the MS 150 has come and gone. And I did it. Well, almost. I did 75 miles on Saturday, but at about mile 69, I realized I had some pretty big sores on my nether regions. I figured they'd go away and be fine the next day, but nope. I woke up on Sunday, and they were still there, and pretty bad. I couldn't even imagine getting back on my bike again. So I only did 75 of the 150. But still, that is the farthest I've ridden, and it was a lot of fun. Sean and Jared were so good to hang out with me. We did it in about 5 hours and 15 minutes of riding time, that equals almost 7 hours total. A respectable average speed of 14.4 miles per hour. Not too shabby for a fat chick growing a fetus. Thanks to all my donors. Plan on me hitting you up for more money next year. My goal is $1000! So get those check books out!

Friday, June 23, 2006

The time has come

Well, folks. I have officially reached my goal of raising $500 for the MS 150 this year. Thanks to all that have donated. But just to let you know, it's not too late. I will be taking online donations up until Saturday, so feel free to donate online using the link on my sidebar. There is no minimum, and you can donate as much or as little as you wish. Know that it's for a good cause, and it's tax deductible at the end of the year.

Okay, no more soliciting, I promise. I will be doing 75 miles on Saturday, and 75 miles on Sunday, fetus permitting. I don't normally condone riding on Sunday, but after busting my butt to raise all this money, and knowing the kids are in great hands, (thanks Grandma!), I will do it just this once. For all my donors, I will be thinking of you while but butt is killing me. I guess we all know who my biggest "donor" is this year....Sean. Good thing it was his own special kind of donation that gave me the 9 month flu. Luckily none of my other "donors" gave me that, just money! I'll post pics, if I take any. Doubtful considering I will be too tired to lift a camera, but I'll take it just in case. Ciao!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Emma's first track meet

This year for summer vacation, we decided to keep Emma busy by letting her pick an activity. Out of Soccer, Track and Gymnastics, she chose Track. She's very good. She did the long jump, the 800m run, and the shot put. She scratched 3 times on the long jump, so we'll have to practice that one, but she threw the shot put 9' 3"!!! Quite a good throw for a girl. The 800m run was a different story. She was the youngest by at least 4 years, so needless to say she got left in the dust! But true to her personality, she just kept running even though she knew she was losing. At the end, everyone was cheering her on because they were so proud of her for not quitting! It was one of my proudest moments as a parent. I think there are many lessons we teach our kids, but when they actually do what they're taught, it makes you realize how big an influence you are in their lives. She's a great kid.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy Summer Solstice

So this morning I was awakened by the sound of the garage door going down. I glanced at the clock and it was 5:36 AM. I knew Sean was on his way to work and normally I fall back asleep no problem. Today I decided to turn on the news. Turns out, the first day of summer began at, Drum Roll Please, 5:36 AM. How weird is that? Since summer is my favorite season, I thought it appropriate that I should wish every one a happy summer solstice. So consider yourself wished. Peace out.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Don't they look sweet?

Abby looking so sweet

Maggie looking so sweet.

You'd think they looked like this all the time. I guess that means it's a good picture. Actually, while I was baby sitting Abby yesterday, they were having a hard time sharing the wagon. Most of the pics I captured had at least one of them looking mad. Kids crack me up. They love each other, but sometimes they just can't get along.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

"Not so little Red Riding Hood"

Meg and I finishing the ride in Logan. She's in the blue, in case there's any confusion between us! ;)

Well, one down, two to go. I finished Little Red Riding Hood on Saturday, 68 miles I might add. Or as I like to call it, "Not so little Red Riding Hood". Yes, it was tough. No, not tough enough that I wouldn't do it again. It was actually pretty darn fun. It is one of only two all female rides in the country. I think I heard there were over 2000 women, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it was fun. We did it in 4:15, which gives us about a 16 mph average. Not fast, but pretty good. There were awesome pit stops with tons of yummy food, and SAG wagons everywhere. We also had police support at busy intersections (of which there were only two. It was in Logan after all). I did it with my sister Meg, who is a super fit avid cyclist, my sister-in-law Kelli, who is a die hard mountain biker, and her friend Heidi, also a mountain biker. We all stayed together for the most part, and had some fun along the way. Thank goodness for Meg who literally, I mean LITERALLY, pushed me up a couple of hills. I don't think I would have made it without her. Of course, I couldn't do a lot of things without her. She's my bestest friend.

So now I have two major rides left in the season. The next is the MS 150, to which if you haven't already, please donate! That one's on June 24th and 25th. Then the Logan to Jackson in September. 209 miles mostly uphill. I (thankfully) will only be doing one leg of that which I believe consists of 38 or so miles. No biggie. So that's about it. I think we're done traveling for now. I could use a break.

Friday, June 2, 2006

It's about time!!

Emma finally lost a tooth! I was beginning to wonder if she'd ever lose those baby teeth. All of the kids in her class, and most of the ones in Kindergarten, have already lost at least one, if not several, teeth. Finally, it popped out last night! She didn't even cry, and the tooth fairy left her $5! What a nice tooth fairy. That would almost buy her a gallon of fuel, if she could drive! What ever happened to the tooth fairy leaving a quarter or a nickel? Maybe I should start losing some teeth!