September 05, 2011


It's been a heck of a month.  Life has just flown by! I have just tried to get every bit of fun out of this summer before the kids go back to school.  Yesterday we took a fun little trip up to Cave Falls with family. The beauty was truly amazing.
  The kids go back to school tomorrow, and oh, how this makes me sad.  Sad to know they are all growing up.  Another year has past!  Oh, how time flies.  I have enjoyed every moment of this summer, and I can't wait until the next.  
My sister and her family

Look at these adorable little Vibrams.

I found this amazing little quote on Facebook and loved it so much I thought I would share.

I've carried a child within my body ♥ Slept with a child on my chest ♥ I've kissed little toes & wiped away tears ♥ I've been vomited on, peed on, pooped on & spent sleepless nights cradling my child, but I wouldn't have it any other way ♥ My body isn't magazine ready or perfect, but when I look in the mirror I see a Mom… and there is no greater honor, love or blessing.

August 19, 2011


Brian did some cooking with Big Char today.  Do you remember who Big Char is?  Well, Char is the name of the sweet cooking oven.  You know, the one that cooks up sweet carbon fiber bikes.

Brian was doing some painting on a carbon fiber fork so we went to hang out for a bit.   Enve, thanks for making such amazing forks.
Here is Coop trying to help out.  I LOVE that his little shirt matches his danger mask.  NOT PLANNED.
So, I have been slacking on the cycling end of things.  Why is it that life and busy schedules get in the way?  Could someone please figure that out for me and let me know.  I will make you cookies!
Tomorrow morning is the Rush triathlon.  Not doing it this year, but my amazing 65 year old father is.  I will post pics of him after the race.  He has had two hip and two knee replacements.  Now, what's my excuse?

August 12, 2011


She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens. She smiles when she feels like screaming, and she sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid. Her love is unconditional. There's only one thing... wrong with her. 
She forgets what she's worth!
when I was making kid t-shirts I made one that said "I am awesome, no really I am.  This is really how we should be thinking.  We all have such amazing talents.  We all have amazing responsibilities.  We are awesome.  I think if we believed in our ability to better each other - anything is possible.  So believe in who you are and your ability to be awesome.

August 10, 2011

Another Beautiful Build

Spent the weekend at Targhee Resort.  It was a blast visiting with family and watching the Pierre 100.  It is a local mountain bike race that has been going on for a few years now.  This is the first year I have heard about it.  It looks amazing.  These athletes were truly inspiring.  ONE HUNDRED miles on a mountain bike with over 16,000ft of climbing.  It exhausted me just watching them.  I love attending these events - it seems to re-motivate my engine.
Our good friend Chris road the race.  Way to go Chris!!

Brian has some beautiful builds that he has been working on.  I am wishing you could see these in person.  They are amazing.  I am loving the new matt finish on the frames.  Nicholas from Utah ordered a steel road frame.  He is the manager at the bike shop down there.   Steel has been a popular material lately.  Several people like the way a good steel bike rides.  

Here are a few pics from Nicholas's build.

August 08, 2011

Strawberry Smoothies & Legs

Strawberry Smoothie

My children absolutely LOVE smoothies any time of the day.  They have become so adventurous with the magic bullet.  Carson (13) has been brewing up this delicious berry, berry smoothie that it makes Jamba juice look like a bunch of ameteurs.

For one smoothie, combine 6 ice cubes, 3/4 cup skim milk, 2/3 cup frozen mixed berries, (optional spoonful of frozen cranberry juice) 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt or Kefer and (optional 3 drops of liquid vanilla stevia). Puree until smooth.
Also, Bella Rosa is looking for a great pair of legs and some fun personalities.  I am wanting to do a couple photo shoots for the new site, and some brochure info.  If you are interested and live around the area, give me a shout out!  It should be a lot of fun, and we can get some riding in at the same time.  Here is a nice pair of Kelson legs - thanks to Ryan.

Alright, so going out of town and eating burgers and fries may effect your physical fitness.  Yeah, no weight loss this week . . . just playing catch up.  PLAN- Go grocery shopping for healthy fruits and veggies.   Can't wait!

July 29, 2011

That's Life

I know we are all busy.  I know we all have our daily routine of long to dos.  As mother's, and women we also have the daily to dos of everyone else.  We take care of the house.  We are chefs by nature, we are housekeepers by trade, we are kid lawyers, and motherly nurses.  We can freakin do it all!  Why, oh why do we have such amazing responsibilities?  This is kind of how I feel about so many responsibilities.
Although we have so much to accomplish in one day we some how find a way to get it done, and move on.  If we don't get it done, we find a way to cope with life just the way it is.  It's definitely not easy, but who said it was going to be?
(photo I took of a local hometown country girl)
The photography studio has been amazing.  I have been booked solid, and can't be more greatful for this opportunity in my life.  It was a year ago that I received my camera as a gift from my parents.  They knew how bad I wanted to take photos of Brian's bikes so they surprised me with a wonderful gift.  Look where it has taken me.

The boys are in full soccer swing.  Guess who has decided to coach?  Brian has graciously volunteered his time and talents to the soccer kids.  I know I say this all the time, but he is amazing.  How does he find the time?  He says that his kids are only young once and they will be gone before we know it.
Jenny came up yesterday to pick up her amazing cx bike.  Brian, Jenny, and I went for such an amazing ride.
CX season is right around the corner and I'm trying to grow some balls to race this year.  Alright, that sounded a little crude, but seriously - why the heck am I so chicken when it comes to racing?  It was never a problem 20 years ago.

Like I say, life is a crazy roller coaster - so get on and enjoy the ride.
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