Friday, July 25, 2008

Memories and First Impressions...

Everyone seems to be doing this right now so I guess I'll hop on the bandwagon!!! It could be fun --- 
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory and your first impression that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember--it can be funny, weird, awkward, random, etc.!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave
a me
mory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

This could be fun! I know it's kinda old doing things like this after a while, BUT
I look forward to your comments!!! This could be fun.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My new love!

There she is, the blue beauty, hanging in all her glory. I got a new bike on Monday. It was time for an upgrade from my first bike to help me step it up a bit. Today I rode my usual path when I do a 60 minute ride and I cut off 6 minutes from my normal 60 minute ride and went the same distance. I am stoked and can't wait for my next triathlon now! 

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Revenge of the Mouse?

Remember this? Well, I think our little friend came back for revenge. Rewind to about 3 weeks ago...the story goes something like this:

Jessica: Wakes up at 4am to catch a flight for work, goes into the closet, sees something with 4 legs and a tail run across the floor. Jessica wakes Sean up and says, "I saw a mouse in our closet."
Sean: No you didn't, it's 4am, you're seeing things.
Jessica: It was a either a mouse or a lizard but I saw something
Sean: put a towel in front of the door, I'll look at it when I wake up

Later that day...
Sean: I looked in the closet and there was nothing there
Jessica: Well, I know I saw something

A day later...
Sean: Notice anything funny about this bag of bread? Look closely
Jessica: There's a hole chewed through it with small bites in the bread!! Gross!
Sean: I found some mouse droppings in the pantry by the bread. I think we may have a mouse in the house.
Jessica: You think so!?!

The next few nights...we left mouse traps out but no takers. Until one night Sean decides to put towels over the mouse traps and then clean them up in the morning because we obviously aren't going to catch it this way. The next morning there is blood on the towel, the mouse trap has gone off, the peanut butter that was on the mouse trap is gone, and yet there is no mouse!

Jessica: You mean to tell me we now have a wounded mouse in our house? Nice.

The next night...sound asleep; drool and all (yes I drool, don't judge me, at least I don't snore!) 

Jessica: (wakes up screaming and jumps out of bed, as she runs to the other side of the room) I've been bit, I've been bit!
Sean: What?!? (he jumps out of bed too-having no clue what is going on)
Jessica: I've been bit by the mouse! 
Sean: Where?
Jessica: On my arm (I look where I knew I had been bit yet I have no physical marks on my arm whatsoever).   Ok, so maybe I wasn't bit, maybe I was dreaming; but I swear I felt something on my arm.

Sean starts looking in our room. He shakes the curtain and yells--there's a mouse! 
Jessica jumps onto the dresser in one leap. 

Sean: Go get a bucket!
Jessica: (gets the bucket and takes her place back on the dresser) Get that thing outta here!

Sean moves the dresser and the mouse runs out. Sean tries to catch it but it is way too fast. It runs out of our room and right under the door into Carter's room.

Jessica: Get Carter out of there-now. 

Sean gets Carter out and Jessica lays Carter in another room. The mouse is behind Carter's dresser. 
A plan is devised to close all the doors and put towels in front of the doors so the mouse can't go in any other rooms. 

Sean: I'll move the dresser and you catch the mouse.
Jessica: NO,  I'll move the dresser and YOU catch the mouse. 

The dresser is moved, the mouse runs out (that sucker is FAST). The mouse runs, confused by the towels, it turns in circles, Sean puts the bucket over it. It is captured. Sean and Jessica are proud of their capture; but did not think their plan all the way through. 

Jessica: Now what? 
Sean: I don't know. 
Jessica: I'll get some cardboard to slide under the bucket. 
Sean: (slides the cardboard under the bucket--the tail gets stuck and Jessica screams). Now what do we do? Let's put it in a bag to get rid of it. (the mouse is now transfered to a big plastic bag.)
Sean: It's kinda cute. Let's keep it to show Carter in the morning. 
Jessica: What kind of CRAZY are you? Let's get rid of it. (we go outside)
Sean: You might want to go inside for this (quietly disposes of the mouse) 
Jessica: I can't sleep in there now. We have to wash the sheets.
Sean: You don't even know if the mouse was ever even on you--you were probably dreaming the whole thing and it was coincidental that it was actually in our room. 

Needless to say, it took about a week before I was sleeping well in my room again. 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's over!

I did my triathlon in Sierra Vista. This was my 5th one and by far the hardest one I have done! It was pretty hilly! There was a big hill right at the end of the run that was pretty killer. The water was freezing in the pool. I'm glad it's over. I finished with a time of 1:40:02  The swim was 800 meters, the bike was 13 miles, and the run was 3.1 miles. It was fun to stay at Spencer and Marlee's house with Aaron and Alicia. Spencer, Marlee, Aaron, and I all did the triathlon. Marlee did awesome with a 1st place finish. I took 6th. Tri in the Pines here we come!! (our next triathlon in August)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Random Sampler

*I really love this jacket that Carter is wearing
*I wish I knew more about photography
*We had a really fun 4th of July weekend in Sierra Vista with my brother and his wife, and my other family members that went down there. I am too lazy to do a separate post about it; it was the BEST fireworks show we have EVER seen.
*Carter has an ear-infection; from Friday to Monday we got 12 hours of sleep.
*Carter has to stop swim lessons because of his ear infection :(
*Why is it when you bend the rules for someone, they totally take advantage of it? (my training sessions our limited to 15, a school asked to have 20 and promised they would have no more than that. I show up to a group of 35. Ridiculous)
*I'm very nervous about my triathlon this weekend
*I am doing really well on building up our 3 month food supply and am very excited about it
*I am reading two VERY boring books for work to improve my abilities in my profession
*My phone broke last Friday and I have been DYING without it. I think it got water damaged.
*I think Carter says "Mama" about 900 times a day.
*I could really go for some ice cream right now but am going to go to bed instead

Monday, July 7, 2008

Check this Out

This is Sean's twin brother's website.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Swim Lessons

Carter started his swim lessons this week and is totally loving it. I swear this kid was born to live in the water. He can't get enough of it! But we have to be careful because he has no problem jumping right in, thinking he can swim, without his floaties on. He kept doing that in class yesterday when the teacher was working with another student. It makes me very nervous to have such a fearless kid.