Monday, August 24, 2009

Musical Monday - I Do

With my step-son's wedding yesterday, it got me thinking of my own wedding 9 1/2 years ago. BTW - my DH is old enough to have a son of marrying age but I am not...just to clarify. ;-)

I had a hard time picking the "perfect" song and my DH was no help. Our song had always been Still The One by Orleans but that wasn't right for our first dance. Back in the day, DH listened to, what I called in high school, dirt rock. Bands like AC/DC, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne. Thankfully he's listen to new genres now. Anyway....back to the first dance song.

A friend suggested I Do (Cherish You) from the movie Notting Hill. I went home, listened to the song, loved it for our first dance and the rest is history.

Our first dance was to 98 degrees' I Do (Cherish You).

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My 8 Year Old

Happy Birthday to my Jared. It's hard to believe you are 8 years old today. The years have flown by. I guess that's why parents of college aged kids say treasure every moment because kids are grown before you know it. *sigh*

Eight years ago I went to the hospital to be induced. You were due on August was now the 20th! After a day of labor, you were finally born via c-section. 8 lbs 10 1/2 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. You were an adorable baby right from the start. Now you're a handsome young man.

7 months old

7 years old

I love you sweetheart!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ride Like the Wind

We had an excellent ride on Monday night. This is the first time we’ve had some real wind resistance. The air is usually very calm and still here in the summer. You get a nice breeze while riding but no real wind resistance. Wow, I was feeling the drag on Monday. Maybe we were getting some residual bands from Tropical Storm Claudette. It hit Florida Monday morning.

I still need to buy a water cage and bottle for my new bike. I’ve been putting water in my mailbox but then that means a stop in my momentum. My DH uses a camelback but those things give me the skeeves.

Miles: 9.89

Time: 45 min

Avg Speed: 13.2mph

Animal Sightings: suicidal black cat (he needed a reflective vest)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Green Day

So many great bands are coming to our area this year. Mike and I just went to the Green Day concert. It was our first in awhile but we’re going to two more concerts before the year is over.

For Green Day we bought the cheap seats on the third level. I guess the show didn’t sell that well because the entire third level was closed. They moved us all to the 2nd level. Score!!

Green Day put on a great show…more specifically; Billie Joe Armstrong is a stage show rock star. BJA bounced all over the stage with the energy of a child on a sugar rush. He blasted the crowd with a super soaker water gun, customized blower that unraveled toilet paper and a t-shirt launcher. My 5 year old loves Green Day and very much wanted to see the show with us. He would have been right at home with all the other kids at the concert. BJA pulled 4 young kids on stage and plenty of YAs. Three fans got to sing Longview. One lucky guy got to play Jesus of Suburbia on guitar and perform a stage dive. I bet those were dreams come true.

Here are my youngsters putting on their own concert.

Ok, so they need some work and real instruments but they have fun trying!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday's Ride

My two riding partners got their road bikes this week. Tonight was their inaugural ride. I must say...we were on fire! It was a great ride! It's so much easier to GO and GO FAST on a road bike after riding a mountain bike. No wipe outs to report. I do need to review the directions for my bike computer. I tried to clear out the last ride's numbers and ended up wiping the entire thing. D'OH!

Miles: 10.2

Time: 40 min

Avg speed: 15.3 mph

Animal sightings: big owl in the middle of the road, toads