Sunday, June 21, 2009


Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time on H.'s bike. His bike has been hanging in our garage for a while, needing new tubes. I bought some tubes, got the bike down, and with the help of my two willing and able children, we replaced the tubes. So, I've been toodling around on the bike for the past few days, but yesterday I got serious. Ok, not really serious, because I know what a serious biker looks like and I'm not that person. But I did ride for about 8 miles total. I know, that doesn't sound like much, but will you tell my bum bones that? Ouch!

We rode down to our old bishop's car lot because our van is giving us trouble....I know, you're in shock, right? And we are trying to decide if we should fix the van, again, or get a small car/truck and a small payment to go with it.

I thought it was pretty funny that we went riding up on a bike to tell our old bishop that we need a car.

Anyway, so we rode down (which had a lot of downhill time as it turns out) and then back (which means we were going uphill a lot). It seems like on a bike ride you really should put in the work during the first half of the trip so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor during the last half.

But, either way, both legs of the trip were super, super fun! The weather was nice and cloudy, a little cool, and at one point I was super squinting because raindrops were piercing my cornea going downhill! But I totally loved it! Talk about cross training! But since we only have 1 working adult bike in the house we need to get another one. I'm thinking maybe a new bike for me? and then H. can have our one working car. We'll see.

I felt like a little kid because I really did feel pure joy while riding that bike. There were sweaty times, times when I had to shift down to the lowest gear available, and then there were exhilarating, high speed, wind on my face and through my hair times. I loved it!

Now onto today's business:

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! As I get older I can see every single day how much good father's sacrifice for their wives and children. I am so grateful today for my dad and for H. I am truly, truly blessed to have had such good men in my life.

Dad, H.: You deserve all the happiness and joy that Heavenly Father can give to you. Big hugs and kisses and a day filled with good fun, good presents, and good food to you both! I know a lot of other good men out there, father's and fathers to be. To you all: Enjoy your day, you deserve it!


Brittany said...

i know exactly how you feel about the bike thing...i too love how it makes me feel like a kid again!

happy father's day harold! i know you're a great dad because sometimes you've had to fill that role for me. i appreciate it. love you!

Collette said...

Sounds like you've had a great weekend! The bike sounds like fun.

Just thought I'd let you know that I think we had the flu before we left on our vacation. Bridger ate at the sub shop and didn't get sick at all! I didn't even think about referring everyone to the place we got sick from. That made me laugh. Even if we did get sick there, it was worth it!

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I like bike riding too. I want a nice big 3-speed with the big cusiony seats for my ginormous...Ask me no more questions...I've lost it Jeanna, I've totally lost it!

mooney said...

Jeff was trying to talk me into buying a bike just last night. He almost has me convinced. I totally feel you on the whole hill part of riding. In my mind I am constantly analyzing how many times I am going to have to get off of my bike and walk it up the hill. :)