Sunday, May 31, 2015

Last Friday

For the first day of summer break I started the day going on a ride up South Fork.  I started the ride alone but then met up with my dad on the way home.   As we were riding home we found a deer caught in between to fence posts.  It was a miracle we even saw it as it was hidden behind the brush off the path.  It was very much alive but as you can see, it was really stuck!  Can you see it behind me?

 We called the police who then alerted the DWR to come to the scene.  We heard that they were in fact able to get it out and it ran off...lucky deer.

Then later that afternoon the little ones, Ryan and I headed up to Salt Lake for a crit. Ryan raced in.  Haley and Morgan stayed with their grandparents for a sleep over.
 However, the sleep over got cut short...while we were driving home from the race we got a call from my mom that Morgan got hurt.  While Morgan and Haley were playing in the yard Morgan got her feet pulled out from under her and she smacked her head face first onto the cement.  Apparently it was quite a scene with enormous amounts of mom had to handle all the dirty work at getting her nose to stop bleeding which is good because I probably would have fainted if I had been there.

Ryan and I got home, he stayed home with the little ones while I took Morgan to the urgent care to get her nose checked out.  However, they suggested that I either take her to the ER or wait until the swelling goes down and take her back in.  She said the ER would probably suggest that anyway.  So that's what we did.  I'll take her in Monday to get it checked out again.  This time I'll take her to her pediatrician and maybe they'll refer me to a nose, ear, throat specialist...and we'll go from there.

What a way to start the summer!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

School's out for summer!

 As of today, it's officially summer around here!  Unfortunately, the weather really hasn't been cooperating lately.  I'm pretty sure it has rained EVERY DAY for about three weeks feels like I'm living in Portland or something!  But rain or no rain summer break has begun!

 The girls are thrilled!

Last weekend the girls' grandparents from Sedona came out for a visit.  It made for a very nice Memorial Day holiday as we were able to spend it with all grandparents (my folks are in town too) as well as the girls' uncles, aunt and cousin.  Good times.

I know I'm missing tons...I'll have to post more often so things don't fall through the cracks and get forgotten. In the meantime have a great Thursday ya'll!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weekly Race Series: Sundance

 Well here we go again!  The Weekly Race Series has begun!  

I've actually been riding more this year than I have in years prior...I would even go as far to say that I'm training???  What?  However, it's all been on the road.  This was first day that I've hopped on my mountain bike since last year.  So needless to say I was bit rusty in the technical department and I'm VERY tentative big I'm really slow!  But you know...I'll hopefully come around in time.

 Mighty Timpanogos in the background.
Gosh, I love where we live!

Jeffy was giving my girls rides on his bike after the race.
It was super cute.

It's going to be rainy the next few hopefully I'll be able to squeeze some rides in there somewhere.  I'm determined get stronger and better at this sport!!

And thank you Ryan for watching the kiddos while I race!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!

As you may already know, my parents own a home a block or so from where I live (they only live there part time) brother, Jeff, currently lives in it while he goes to school.  Anyway, my mom has a craft room in the basement where she stores tons and tons of old photos.  It is a treasure trove of memories!  So every so often we'll poke around and find some real good ones.

So, in light of Mother's Day I have a couple to share.
Mom and I at Collegiate Track Nationals in Dominguez, CA, (1998 I think).  
She's most likely giving some encouragement before my race...or telling me how rad I look.

 And isn't this a with little Jeffy boy.
Gosh, I don't even know what year this would be.

I love these pictures!
My mom is patient, kind and always so supportive...I'd be lost without her!
Love you!
Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Back on the bike.

Since the end of ski season I've been trying to stay more consistent with exercising...whether it's walking/running, biking or yoga...doing one of those things at least five days a week.  And so far I've been pretty committed, which kinda surprises me a little.  

My goals are: Not to suck so much for the weekly mountain bike races (starting very soon), and to lose 5 pounds (which by the way, I've been at this pretty hard for several weeks now and I'll have you know that I have NOT lost a single pound yet).  But whatever...I know that I'm probably stronger now than I have been in a very long time!  And since I've started road riding a bit more I'm kinda falling in love with it again.  I've started going on rides by myself which is kinda difficult for me, but once I'm out it can be very therapeutic.  And it's so pretty here!!

South Fork Canyon.

Riding this morning with my little brother, Jeffy.
He has quickly become my new riding partner!
Eventually Ryan and I will be able to ride more together too, but for now we have to kinda tag team the little ones. 
 The horses up South Fork.

Oh and if anyone was wondering our dogs survived their first grooming experience and I have to say they look like slightly overweight show dogs now!  It was pretty awesome...except for the part that one of them (pretty sure it was Etta) had diarrhea  in the back of Ryan's car on the way home...not so awesome.  Luckily it was on a grimy blanket and they didn't tromp around in it...but seriously...not cool!
But look how pretty they are....Awwwwww!

Happy Monday ya'll!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day!!

The girls (plus one friend) and I passed out our traditional May Day bouquets to some of our neighbors.
Luckily the weather has been amazing this week!
A perfect start to May!

Happy May Day everyone!!
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