Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mark mentally prepares for next year's Traverse Bike Race

This past Saturday was the Traverse Bike Race. It is a 45 mile mide with about 8,500feet of elevation gain. Marks friend and my dad's co-worker, Caffrey, did the race on his single speed. Mark didn't feel he was quite ready to do the whole ride, so he went on his own and met Caffrey at the top. The place where the pictures were taken was only about 8 miles in. Caffrey still had about another 37 miles to go. YUK...and NO THANKS!! Mark is pretty sure he is going to be entering this race next year. Caffrey ended up finishing first in his age group and he was also the first Single Speed rider to cross the finish line. Next year....Mark will give him a run for his money and my dad will REALLY have something to bet on!!

Mother's Day

Mark and the kids made my Mother's Day PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for a nicer day. It started off with Mark getting me and the kids Starbucks and bagels. Brooke slept in until about 8:00am. She woke up and I fed her and spent about another half hour just laying in bed together. She was in the best mood. Mark got back and we woke up Carlie and Josh and all sat down and enjoyed our breakfast. I got 3 beautiful cards, a starbucks gift card and a little note saying I was getting a bracelet from Tiffany's. YIPPEE!!! Then, we all migrated to the couch and relaxed. Mark, Josh and Brooke, took the Man Van to the car wash and got it detailed (another one of my gifts). Carlie and I remained on the our pajamas. About 2pm and 4 showers later, we all headed to Ken and JoAnn's for our Mothers Day luncheon. The whole family, including my parents and sister were there, so it was really nice spending time with everyone. When we arrived...the homemade guacamole was out and the Margarita Machines were goin. We had a great lunch and yummy homemade ice cream. We also exchanged gifts. I unfortunately didn't take many pics, but here are the ones I took:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Too funny....had to post!!!

Last night Brooke spent a good 15 minutes entertaining us. It was one of the funniest things I have seen her do so far. Take a look: