The International Date Festival – Round Two

Zander’s first outing (when he was 2 weeks old) was the International Date Festival in Indio. Beyond the great date shakes,  it’s also the Riverside County Fair with rides, dart games, the s.c.r.a.p. gallery, a petting zoo and lots of other silliness. Now that he’s a year old, Zander got a bit more out of it….

Chapters

Just after high school, someone told me “you should write a book.” I’m not much of a writer, but I am beginning to build some great stories in this big adventure. It’s been three years since I started my blog and I find myself at a crossroad… recovered from pregnancy and childbirth and back on…

Talented friends and a lucky boy!

With less than 2 months to go, we’re getting ready for our new little addition to the family. A week ago, we had a baby shower and were reminded once again what awesome friends we have and what a great extended family the little guy will have. We had a fun shower with all of…

Another little weekend shred

Another stellar weekend with Idyllwild fall weather. Saturday, I went to Orange County to have a girls night with CarolAnn and her friends. Sunday, was for riding and enjoying Idyllwild. As I passed 7 months and the belly is starting to touch my seat when climbing, I’ve gone to only shorter rides. This weekend I…

Last long ride of the year :(

Last weekend, our good friend Matt traveled out from Tucson and we hit Palm Canyon, once again. I’m now 7 months along, so it was quite a ride! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and even though the guys had a huge ride the day before, we still got a decent start time in…

Divide Presentation… and then some.

With the divide already checked off and the baby on the way, the excitement keeps coming! Next Wednesday, I’m giving a presentation/slideshow here in Idyllwild. there’s a local recreation council that has asked me to speak and is having a wine and cheese gathering before the event followed by my presentation and then dinner. I…

Little (BIG) Change

Many of you have probably noticed that my blogging has been lighter than usual for the past few months. Well… I’ve been spending some time and energy with this little guy. It’s the sweet pea, there between the cross hatches. This ultrasound was done a couple of months ago when the little guy was just…

Black Mountain Trail

A little tune-age while you read. What a great weekend – and right out our back door. Idyllwild and the mountains here never cease to amaze and impress. This past weekend, Brendan and I headed out to Black Mountain with Dave, Yumi and the kids for a fun weekend and some good exploration. It’s a…

Big Bear Via Burns Canyon… again.

A few photos from our overnight last weekend – what a ride! We started out from Idyllwild a little later than we wanted, but it was gonna be a scorcher in the desert and we needed to gain some elevation before too late in the day. As we started climbing up from Yucca Valley, I…

Fun Weekends

Idyllwild is sure a fun place for summer weekends!

Time flies when you’re havin’ fun. ♥

It’s been over a month since I had a blog entry, but life has, in no way, been boring! Here’s a quick run-down of the past month, and if you can hang on till the end, my adventures have taken a turn. 🙂 The Julian Death March was April 18th. Gordon came out from San…

Thanks for the good vibes – headin to the Old Pueblo!

What a weekend… again. And, hopefully another great one coming. This past weekend, Dave See and I cheated mother nature and headed out of the snow for a quick blast down Palm Canyon. It was snowing and disgusting when I was leaving town, so I was hopeful that it would be perfect half way down…