Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Vacation 2011

Well, another successful Christmas is down in the books. These are a little out of order, but here we go!

Christmas Eve Eve with Barney. We ate corn beef and cabbage (I have this new obsession with cooking with the crockpot) and then went for a little bike ride.

Christmas Eve Dinner. Actually, more like Christmas Eve lunch. Mike had to work that night, which really stunk, so we had it a little earlier. I made the reindeer bottles courtesy of Jen and Pinterest.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

Barney's Christmas present.

Mike with the Christmas tree. We need one more person in the house to take our picture.

My favorite gift to give this year. Mike didn't know he was getting these Smith Optic Sunglasses. He was so happy. He said his Christmas was complete.

We surprised Sue with a new TV. She loved it. It was cute on Christmas Eve when she sat down and read to us Christmas stories and then read out of the scriptures. It helped me be less homesick.

Oh yes, and we got some major snow! White Christmas engaged!

P.S. Notice that I put a lot of pictures of Mike on here because he told me that basically it should just be my blog because I seem to only post pictures of me. So here we are Mike. Hope this works! :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our Family Motto

This guy at church was talking about what his family motto was and I leaned over to Mike and asked him if we have a family motto. I forgot. We do have one! It's lame but we say it all the time:

"It is what it is."

Haha! Do you have a motto?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toys For Tots Bike Parade!

So Mike and I joined the local bike club and Mike joined he racing team called "Zia Velo". Every year they put on a Toyr For Tots fundraiser where they ride around town and then meet up and give toys. We had a police escort through Mesilla and then down Valley (which is a realy big street in town).

Here is a shot of me with the other Zia Velo folks t the front.

The beginning of the line of over 100 riders.

Right before the start sporting the new jersey.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just Dance 3

I am addicted to Just Dance 3. It is so much better than the second version. I think the songs are so much better!!

I totally recommend getting it!
P.S. I totally rock at "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado.

The Tour of Tucson

I love it in Tucson so it was awesome that Mike wanted to do the century ride with Sam Kane and his brother in law Wayne. We made goals at the beginning of the year on a bulletin board for New Years and Mike's goal was to race in another state and do three century rides...and he did it!

The weather was gorgeous and it was great to go running with Debbie and Carolyn in the morning while they started the race. The night before we drove in and went to the convention center and saw all the booths set up with all the bike stuff. It was sweet.

This is Mike at the finish line. He did the 85 mile race. He came in with the first group of riders and was 3 seconds from first place!! He did so awesome!!

This was the final sprint to the finish line. Look how close it is!
The finish line kids!