Monday, June 28, 2010

Eclipse refresher

For those of you who need a reminder of what Eclipse, the 3rd book in the Twilight saga, is about here is a basic rundown.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I finished! Can you believe I finished? Nick and I had a wonderful weekend in Logan participating in the Little Red Riding Hood Bicycle Ride. We went up with Nick’s parents, Bill and Colleen and Colleen’s sister Norma and her husband Danny. We drove up Friday after work and ate at the Bluebird CafĂ© and later went and registered the men to volunteer for the ride. They were all stationed at mile 24 so I knew I at least had to make it that far, but my intentions were to complete 100.
We started the race at 7:30AM and for the first 4 miles of the ride I was headed in the wrong direction. That’s what I get for following someone who didn’t know where they were going either. This didn’t bother me so much until the end of my ride when I was suppose to be done, but still had 4 more miles to go.

Bill, Colleen, Nick, me, Norma and Danny

The Super Hero Volunteers! Danny, Nick and Bill.

Mile 24 rest stop.

The ride was so beautiful! The first 24 miles were my favorite. I rode alongside beautiful farm land, rivers and streams. Little Red is a women’s only ride so Colleen, Norma and I all rode in the race, but not together. Because of being sidetracked I was about 20 minutes behind Colleen and Norma. I didn’t mind either; it was very peaceful and beautiful. Well, I made it mile 24 and got to see Nick in all his volunteer glory.
Fast forward to mile 70 and I hit my wall. It felt like my legs were jell-o and like my bum was sitting on barbwire. Saw Nick again at mile 75 and he warned me of a huge hill at mile 80. Hit the huge hill along with all the others I wasn’t warned about and around 4:15PM I rolled through the finish line at mile 102.51.

The Three Amigos! Colleen, Norma and me.

My stats:
Total miles: 102.51
Average speed: 13.1
Max speed: 31.6
Total biking time: 7 hours 47 minutes and 46 seconds
Start time: 7:30AM
Finish time: 4:15PM
Total time: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Monday, June 7, 2010

Project Red Dress

My little sister Rebecca truly is extremely talented with a sewing machine. For the past four weeks she has been designing and making a dress for a competition called Project Red Dress. Project Red Dress supports the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women's mission to educate and empower women and those affected by heart disease. There were 12 contestants who had to complete a dress in 16 hours. Each dress was judged on its creativity, sewing/structure and runway appearance. The judging took place before and on the runway on Friday in downtown Seattle. I am so PROUD of her because the dress she designed and made WON! She also received the People’s Choice Award. Her fabulous prizes were $3,000 for winning Project Red Dress and $100 gift card as the winner of the People’s Choice Award. After the runway show she was also approached by many local magazine reporters who would like to do a story on her and her dress. Congratulation Rebecca! I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t wait until I get my own made-with-love dress designed and made by my famous little sister.

The Red Dress!

Rebecca walking the runway with her winning dress!

Photography by Jan Klier. Dress by Rebecca Beesley. Dress modeled by Briauna M. Graeber.