Saturday, September 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Tim

Tim's birthday was yesterday. I made his card from a retired SU set called Rip and Shred. This week's SCS color combination challenge was perfect for a manly card - old olive, more mustard and bashful blue. I also used this week's SCS card sketch challenge for the layout. And tada - it's a birthday card for my sweetie.

He has to work this morning but this afternoon he will be out on the inaugural ride of his new bike. I bought him a bike frame for his birthday. He's spent all week getting it built up. There were some technical difficulties and he's waiting for a few parts to be delivered and then he'll have it just how he wants it.

This afternoon I'm off to get my hair cut and then into Charlotte for a baby shower for some bike friends. I'll post later the gift and card I made.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Congratulations Tim

After five years of racing, Tim won a championship trophy in the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series. The trophy is in the spot of honor on the center of the mantle. Next to it is the 3rd place Cowbell trophy he won several years ago. This year he rode in the single speed class. He's come close a few times before, but this was his year. I'm very proud of him. The series started in April and ended last weekend. They race every Wednesday night for four weeks and then have a week off and repeat. Each race earns the riders points, and at the end of the season the rider in each class with the most points overall is the champion.

Now is a short rest period. I bought him a new bike frame for his birthday, so he is working on getting that built. Then he will work on repainting his hardtail. He's decided to retire his full suspension bike and with all his various parts, plans to end up with a fully rigid single speed and a hardtail single speed.

Fall and winter riding and racing will start soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy Anniversary

This great picture of my parents was taken at my cousin Paul's wedding in May 2005. Today my parents celebrate forty-two years of marriage. Way to go!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Tim sent me flowers yesterday! Everyone at work was jealous :) It was a good birthday even though I had to work. I had some authors in to do a program, and it turned out well. Joyce and Jim Lavene live in the area and write cozy mysteries together. They are very interesting people, and we had a nice little crowd who came to hear them speak. Then Tim took me to El Ranchito - it was mariachi night.

We are both off today. Tim is running a few errands - paying the taxes on the Buick (13.50, since we're past due) and getting his drivers license renewed. When he get back I'm going to do the grocery shopping. Then I don't know what we'll do for the rest of the day. I'd like to do some crafting since it's been awhile since I've stamped or scrapped.

Our little miss kitty still doesn't have a good name that she likes. We tried the girls suggestion, but she wasn't interested. And now Tim has sweet talked another kitty. This one is a male and he is light orange. He looks like a little lion.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

New Kitty Needs a Name

It looks like we have a new kitty at our house. This little sweetie showed up at our back door several weeks ago. Tim is a big softy and started feeding her. She was so scrawny at first. We said if she was still around after our trip to KY that we would keep her. So now we need to name her. I've been calling her Girly Girl, Tim has been calling her Yowler - neither which is a good long term name. One suggestion from a co-worker is Sheena. She came to us wearing a pink flea collar, and I've discovered that she is declawed in her front paws. Hopefully that means she's been fixed to. We'll take her to the vet and have her checked out. I heard Tim tell her she had to stay outside this summer be when it got cold she could come in. If you have a suggestion for a name, leave a comment.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sweet Swixteen

This weekend we went to Kentucky for Dylan's 16th birthday. Yes, our little boy is 16! He is a junior in high school this year and has turned into a young man. He's enjoying his classes - especially the two computer programing classes he is taking. Next semester he will get to take drivers ed. This is the first year we have given him cash for his birthday. He's saving his birthday money and almost has enough for the Xbox360. We also gave him the last Harry Potter book and a music CD that Tim made for him. It was a good trip. Our new car was great - I still need to figure out what kind of gas mileage we got, but it was pretty good.