Sunday, June 27, 2010


I have to say I love Sundays. They are a special day for me and always have been. I start out the day with church and then it is almost always a family day after that.

Today I woke up to the sound of rain. It was wonderful and the clean smell of trees and water wafted into my bedroom. My excitement was only a little dampened (haha pun intended) when I realized I would be biking to church. After packing my skirt and top and dressing accordingly it was really no big deal. The streets were so quiet and it was truly a peaceful ride.

We had lunch at my parents - my Dad is giving his new grill a workout and grilled some amazing salmon with a raspberry chipotle sauce brushed on it!! YUM!! Then we headed home and I put the boys to bed, but not before promising Corbin that he could wear his new firefighter rain boots and go for a puddle jumping walk once he woke up.

Three hours later I finally went in to wake him up! So we put on our boots and headed out. The boys had a blast and listened so well. I can't wait to take them out for more puddle jumping...though Noah still hasn't quite figured out jumping so he is still puddle stomping ;P

Afterwards we came home and made muffins and dinner together. I really gotta say it was an awesome day. The boys were so well behaved and fun. I think it was pretty much a day that Mom's live for :)

Completely unrelated but John has been waiting to see if he still had a job as his company is merging with two others. Upon checking the mail yesterday we were so excited and relieved to see an "offer of employment" and not only that but a significant raise in pay!! This is just a huge answer to prayer!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Gotta say I love payday! Also today was a little momentous for us as we made another step toward being debt free! Another card is paid off!! I won't go into the dirty details, but we have quite a bit to pay off and it felt pretty good to have one less monthly payment and more money to pay down the others!

Also biked my errands while pulling the boys. I logged around 10.3 miles today! Not too shabby for just around town :)

And lastly I realized I need my sister to help me with some pics of my newest sweater!! *hint hint* Whitney :) so hopefully Sunday I will have a crafty post!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More biking

No more crafting updates, I need to get some photos taken and uploaded before that can happen so I will continue with my biking log!

Yesterday was another day of family biking. We headed off towards Lake Hood planning on connecting to the Coastal Trail at Earthquake Park. The boys were asleep quickly as we headed out a little after their normal nap time. BUT, quickly woke up once they heard all the float planes taking off at the lake. We stopped and took some pics and let them enjoy all the planes.

Then we were back on the trail and biked on to Elderberry Park downtown where we had a nice picnic dinner.

The boys enjoyed the playground and made a couple new friends. The bike home was nice and uneventful. All in all it was a 19 mile ride, though it was considerably easier for me than Tuesday as I was not attached to roughly 80lbs of kid and trailer!

Today I worked - which I have not yet announced, but I am now employed at Quilt Tree! I loving it and am constantly inspired by the creativity around me. I must admit it has been providing me with a much needed regular break from being a stay at home mom. John is loving the alone time he's getting with the boys and the change of pace is welcome for both of us :)

As I was saying, today I worked so that meant my main bike rides were just the to and from work, though I was joined by my youngest sister Beka on my way home (a very welcome suprise! I can hardly believe she will be gone to college in just six weeks!!). It's only around a 4.5 mile ride one way but it adds up to about 45 min of biking a day so is still a welcome workout!

After getting home John washed and tuned up my bike as well as his. Then we enjoyed a quick ride to Tastee Freeze where we ate a yummy dinner and ice cream sundays!

All in all today I bike 12.8 miles, and I must admit my muscles protested a little today after my two previous rides!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hello Summer!!

My sister has been blatantly nagging me about blogging, and admittedly it's been awhile! The last two months have been packed with biking, starting a new job, a trip to Illinois, and more biking!

I think my lack of blogging has been a result of feeling like I needed to catch, and if I didn't where would I jump back in? But my sister is right, I need to blog. I miss it :)

I'll just ease in with biking. Yesterday I biked my longest trip while pulling the boys, 19.5 miles!!! I was pretty worn out as they are pretty heavy! Buy I am proud of myself and look forward to more such trips. I've mentioned this before, but my goal in biking is to save gas money and burn some weight off. I have around 40 pounds to lose now. I have already lost eight, and i am really trying to make a real lifestyle change rather than binge dieting. It has it's ups and downs, but I am slowing dropping the weight :)

I'll try to do a crafty update next! I have a lot of sewing and knitting in progress!