Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dane, you beat me!

     So, on my way home from school today ideas were running through my mind of what I would post on the blog as soon as I got home from school.  It has been a while, and we definitely have a lot to post about, so I was very excited.  I logged on to post, and what do I find?  My husband has beat me to the blog!  I wasn't planning on writing about his new bike, so I am just going to go ahead with this anyway!
     About two weeks ago I came home from school on a lovely warm fall day to find my house was not quite my house as I had left it in the morning...there was particle board being attached to the sides, and lots of stuff going on around the yard.  To Dane and my utter joy there were men putting up new siding on our little rental house.  We had been told almost six months ago by our landlord that this was the plan, but we hadn't heard much and didn't know when to expect it.  Anyway, for those of you who might have seen our house on the outside, in broad day light before last week, you may remember that it was not much to gloat
Yeah, the paint was pealing off, large holes had formed (that birds had made into homes, mind you) and I was a little worried about the stability of those back porch posts to be honest.
Anyway, we made guesses with our neighbors what color the siding would be, Dane and I said tan, and Brian and Aleta said blue.  Guess who was right?:
Doesn't it look great?!  I know that it really isn't that big of a deal, but it is nice to come home to a little bit more beautiful place than before!

My new major and my new ride!

So, a few weeks ago I went on a bike ride with a friend from my ward. For those of you who may know my ward, it was Mike Smith. He has a road bike, and I had my ever so faithful "Silver Stallion" mountain bike from my mission. After this bike ride up the Provo River Trail, I caught a really bad fever...and the only cure was MORE BIKE RIDING! I have been riding my bike to school ever since Spring Semester started back in May.

Recently I have decided that I want to pursue my dream of being a Commercial Airline Pilot. I will transferring to Utah Valley University (UVU) in January to pursue a major in Aviation Science, with an emphasis in Professional Pilot. All but one of my classes will be out at the Provo Muni. Airport.

So, back to bikes. I decided I wanted to commute out to the airport (when the weather is good), and this desire was fed by high gas prices, a poor economy, and our current financial position.(a second car was once an option that I debated). Anywho, with a new found love a bike riding, I invested in a road bike. I've now had it for one week and have logged 50 miles on it...I went for a twenty mile ride this morning up the Provo River trail, and one other long ride out to Springville and back last week. I will be doing the Provo River Trail with Mike Smith again Thursday morning! I am very excited!

Now, for all you who worry "excessively" (and you know who you are! :) ) , I wear my helmet and have a flashing red light beneath my bum. I feel very safe, and I try to plan routes that don't have very much traffic.

Now, I am trying to come up with a suitable name for my new bike. Any suggestions are very welcomed! Thanks for reading our blog!!

This is a picture of Bridget and I, with the beloved "Silver Stallion" on the far left.

This is my new bike! Please post any name suggestions you may have!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shoes of Amazingness

So, It's been a while since I posted, so I thought that I should post this morning to show everyone something pretty tight. So, a few weeks ago, Bridget and I ran into one of her friends from her major, and she had the sweetest shoes! They were hand painted with a custom design. Bridget told me she could do it, so I gave her some ideas. Below is the result. Today is the first day that I will wear them. I am very excited! If anyone is interested, Bridget will paint you a pair for $90. We also can buy the shoes, or you can send us a pair. If we buy your shoes, that will be included in the price. CHECK IT OUT!

I wanted a snowboarder on my shoes... go figure.

I have Pilot's Wings and wedding rings on the back. The man's ring
looks just like mine, but the other ring is nothing like Bridget's. It was easier though.
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