Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Biker booty

Biking is supposed to be healthy for you both physically and mentally. Well, I'm starting to doubt both claims. I finished my first mountain bike race this weekend in Winter Park. I rode 5.2 miles up a mountain in 1 hour and 7 minutes. I didn't do so well in comparison to the other girls in my age-group but ended up beating 30some people overall. I'm decently pleased with that... I guess. I finished it and that was my major goal in the end. Anyway, I went shopping for some new clothes today with some bonus money from my wonderful wonderful mother-in-law. I think the new board-short length shorts are cute so I thought I'd try to find some. Eh, didn't work out so well. Apparently shorts/pants these days are made for girls with bird legs. I have a size 0 waist but every pair of shorts or pants that I tried on that were actually my size were impossible to get over my big 'ol biker thighs. Pants/shorts that fit over my thighs were huge in my waist. Hmmm... not good. Overall the shopping trip was a complete failure and only further solidified my dislike in shopping. Biking -- neither good for my physical or mental health. Did I mention that I'm still going on a fun ride tonight? Obviously I'm not too depressed about it all...

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Meet our new 2006 Element! We are really excited! Chris's stubborness paid off with the dealer and we traded in the Civic for our 4WD Element EX last night. Turbo has already decided that he approves :)