Friday, July 31, 2009

Hopefully I am back!

I have not been very motivated this summer and have not done anything with the blog since January. I hope after I put this up, I can get the blog caught up before I start school in two weeks.

These are from Reese's preschool graduation and from the All Star Fanfest. I will try to get the last 6 months up soon.

Lots of stuff going on in our lives right now. I will update you later.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Reese decided draw an orange princess on her belly.

Sledding at Carondolet Park.

Just another day added on at the end of the year. I would rather go on these days have days in May and June to ride the bike. I can say that friend and fellow BigShark Dan Young did take his mtn bike out for a ride in Forest Park. My day was spent shoveling the drive and sledding in the park. The sledding was good, but the cold temps didn't allow us to stay out very long. Here are a few pictures taken over at Carondolet Park today. Another day off tomorrow. Cheers

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Basketball, Mtn Biking and School

Not much has been going on since I went back to work after Christmas break. I have been reffing just about every night of the week and trying to educate the 11 and 12 yr old population near Antonia, Missouri.

The basketball season had been going well until this past week. I kicked out a couple of fans from Hillsboro during a JV basketball game. I made a foul call with one second left in a game. The kid hit both shots and the other team wasn't happy. I actually call for the other team quite a bit and am somewhat friends with the coach. Life goes on and it is a game, but still hate to see a team lose on a foul shot. I should have let the foul go. Some say a foul is a foul no matter what time of the game.

I actually got in mtn rides this past Sat and Sunday. I went out with a ton of BigSharks on Sat out to Castlewood St. Park. I then went with my neighbor Carey today out to Chubb. Cwood was completely tore up by morons riding thier bikes in the mud while today, Chubb was in perfect shape. I did break my eggbeater today riding with about a mile to go, but other than that, it was a perfect day for riding. Some snow early, but nothing major. I have already ordered some more pedals in hopes of having them for next weekend. I am really enjoying the mtn bike riding. I may even do some serious riding this summer. Snakes and poison ivy beware.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas, New Years and everything in between!

It has been a long break, but very welcome. The girls and I got off 16 days this year! Kirsten unfortunately had to work for most of the days we were off. I was able to go for a couple of mtn bike rides in the extreme cold temps. Both days I rode were under 10 degrees. I unfortunately had to officiate down at Park Hills the other days it was nice enough to ride.

We celebrated Christmas at Mom's and had a great time. We were able to see my Grandpa Wyman and all the family on my Mom's side as well. We played tons of Wii and had a great time. It was also nice to go to my Grandma Rapp's house for Christmas Eve again. She will be 90 yrs old this year, so it was good to see she could still put on a party!
We had Kirsten's family over to our house on Christmas Day. She fixed a fantastic meal and again fun was had by all.
As usual, the girls got a ton of gifts for Christmas. Our family is too kind. I got a little bike bling again this year. My mom got me a new Fizik Gobi Mtn bike saddle, Shimano M182 mtn bike shoes, a full Quick-Step kit and a new pair of Pearl Izumi gloves. If you live in St. Louis, pleas don't confuse me with Tom Boonen.

Basketball went pretty good, but I had to call a technical foul on a coach the last day. All the other games went smoothly and my buddy Ryan Eaton and I had a good time commuting every day.

We went to buddy Chris Pleimann's house for New Years Eve. As you can tell, we had a great time. The girls went with us and had fun playing with all the other children.

I have to start back to school tomorrow. I know, you all feel sorry for me.