Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm a knitting fool!!!

Over Memorial Day weekend lots of knitting was done just as planned. It was a bit more enthusiastic because I had received my swap package from the swap I signed up for on Ravelry.

I totally felt like a kid at Christmas time opening my package!

I had no idea what was treasures lied beneath the layers of tissue paper and had to hold myself back from just tearing into everything. This was a true gift.

It even came complete with suggestions of what to make with all that fun yarn received!

And any gift that includes a hand made item, chocolate, a toy for Chubbers (in leopard print too!), and flair for my fridge is just about perfect.

What a perfect first swap! Thanks again Sarah!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Erik's Spring Cup - My Dog is a Pimp!

Ani giving Chubbers some love.
The ladies cannot resist his charm!

In our neighborhood we are recognized as the people with the pug, and race days are no different. Even perfect strangers can't resist his charm!

My Tri Dude and the HOP team represented the Citizens Class nicely at the Erik's Spring Cup this past Sunday in Inver Grove Heights, with him placing fourth out of his age group! Not bad for the first mountain bike race of the year!

I think the tongue hanging out helps break the wind.

Dirks did a very nice job in the Sport Class coming in first in his age group and third overall.

It was the first really nice day we've had in a while, so when we got home bike rides, yard work, and planting the garden filled the rest of our afternoon. By the evening, we had a rosy, sun-kissed glow as we watched the sun go down while drinking a few adult beverages after having some burgers on the grill.

I love summer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's starting to look like a blanket!!!

Those knitting classes are starting to pay off...And the trip to Fargo last weekend for my Tri Dude's best marathon yet!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This is Too Cute!

I found this by a posting on the Woot! blog today.

This totally makes me wish I could a) read Russian, and b) switch professions and just build physical, robotic replicas of lovable cartoons all day. The creation of Wall-E is documented heavily via 18 pages of photos here.

Take a few minutes and just smile and enjoy watching this come together.