This weekly race series is one of our favorite parts of summer. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels turned out for the opening night of the Over the Hump Mountain Bike summer race series. Four out of the six of us raced along with a record number turnout. In a black Team Sparkle [...]
This past weekend was full of “girl power” mountain biking. On the first ride with my best, mountain biking girlfriends, I worked up enough courage to go down a hill I’d never attempted before…twice (because making it down alive the first time felt like a total fluke). I swear it’s steeper and sketchier in real [...]
If you ever get a chance to bring home a bucketful of tadpoles, do it. Watching our collection of tiny tadpoles (all named “Fred”) transform into tiny frogs these past few weeks has brought an unexpected amount of joy and wonder to the entire family.
Didn’t run this one, but we woke up early, staked out a spot on the route (with a gorgeous ocean view) and cheered on the racers which, as I’ve said before, is almost as awesome as being in the race.If it looks like runners wearing Team Sparkle skirts are having the most fun, that’s because [...]
We had a “relaxation” theme for this year’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon. With the help of a few other mom sewers and stuffers, all 50 teachers and staff left the luncheon with their own lavender scented rice bag (made from part of my collection of thrifted floral sheets) to use as a heat pack [...]
From what I’ve observed, this race is a lot like childbirth. When you are climbing those 8000+ft over 45 miles on your mountain bike and your legs are cramping to the point you can’t pedal any longer, you can’t imagine ever wanting to go through it all again. But then, once you receive the reward [...]
The Baby is officially six months old today. My, how time flies. I am of the belief that babies don’t need much stuff. Anyone who has seen our nursery can attest to that. Wait, what nursery? Exactly. But, there are a few things I can’t imagine living without: 1. Sound Machine – I don’t know [...]