Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cooking again with only final steps left
Stuffed portabella's with green onions, cheese, garlic and soy sauce, salmon and corn on the cob.
Putting dry wall around the door and painting the whole house. We are almost ready to relax. Our goal is by 1 Aug to be riding our bikes again.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Owner's Manual Tea

My new favorite, you should try it!
Make sure you check your tea kettle when you buy it!
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tiling takes priority over riding....What?
I feel like I just finished a 5 day stage race and havn't even been on my bike. Kevin and I started last Sunday putting in a new back door and laying 18 inch travertine tile. This was our first at both. We asked alot of questions and crossed our fingers it would turn out. And we are totally happy with both. When we first started it was a disaster and then we got into a groove. The labor is intense, I am so sore, I don't even want to ride my bike. This morning our goal was to get up early and ride and then watch the tour de france and we slept past both we were so rocked. Last step of sealer tomorrow and then we can get back to somewhat of a normal life. Final pics to come.
Kevin had his crack showing almost the whole time, he is a true handy man.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bug Spring's with the girls!
What a blast we had today riding bug springs. Both Melanie or Molly had not rode the trail so I was so happy to show them. Mel is one of the few mountain bikers on our team and she is awesome, so I am so excited to start doing more rides together. Molly and I only hook up to ride in a blue moon when our schedules match up and I always look forward to it. We had so much fun, you can tell by the big smiles. Now I have to get busy painting, there is always something to do around here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ventana Canyon
Kevin and I rode out at Starr Pass this morning, and then I decided to do an evening hike out at Ventana Canyon. It has been raining almost every evening from the Monsoon storms, I love it. It is such a relief by the end of the day and all the cacti are fat and happy.
The lizard was wondering if I saw him.
We put a new humming bird feeder up at our new house. Even in a monsoon storm they love organic sugar. I tried honey at first because we did not have any sugar, no luck!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Big Bear 4 fun!
4th of July weekend went fast, but we enjoyed it while it lasted. We rode, fished, watched the fireworks over the lake and best of all relaxed. But back to work today, we are almost done with our kitchen, we ran some new outlets to the wall today and prepped to run outlets to the kitchen island. I have learned so much about electricity since I ripped that wall out and did not know what to do with all the wires. Now I want to put an outlet and a switch on every square foot of the house. The 4th of July was a mid year resolution for me, no more beer and chips for a while, so the last few days I have been cooking good food on the grill again, steak and corn on the cob, and today was grilled chicken ceasar salad with stuffed grilled portabella mushrooms.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I made it to Albueqerque last weekend to see Jesse's graduation, it was good to see everyone. I got to meet Jesse's mom and dad for the first time. The Combat Rescue Program from start to finish is two years, that's two year's of getting kicked in the nuts! Congrats on getting that done, I never had a doubt you'd kick its ass! Now its back to Alaska for the real fun. While I was in Albueqerque I got to do the Ben Hall Epic, it was three hours of the sweetest single track at 10000ft, I highly recommend the event for next year. We've been super busy over the last few weeks working on the houses. We finally got the big house done and we get our countertops tommorrow, we'll post some pics soon. Friday morning its off to Big Bear Lake, CA for some mtb'ing, camping and fishing, can't wait. Monsoons have finally come to Tucson, bring on the lightning and flashfloods.
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Sandia rainbow
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Sweet single track at Sandia Ski Slope.
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