Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bikes and such

For JP's birthday we got bikes. I know it was early but I'd rather be early than late. So after testing them out on the street, we decided to take them to the park. It sounded easy enough, after all they have a road that goes around it. If you know JP, which I should have known better, he wanted to go off-roading. I thought he was going to KILL ME! I haven't ridden a bike since at least high school, if not junior high. Riding wasn't the problem, it was the shifting gears that got to me! I couldn't figure them out...leave it to me. I definately have to figure it out before we take them to Palo Dura Canyon! Sunday afternoons will become our bike riding/park we think!

This week starts JP's 5 weeks of 2-10 shift dispatching. This should be an interesting week! I know when I was working 2:30 to 11, there were nights I couldn't wind down until 2 or 3. Then I didn't want to wake up until 12, unless I had school then 7 am mornings were horrible, with a nap to come after class! So our schedules will be so different. On a good note he will keep his weekends off! We have been so fortunate for him to have them off so we can spend time together! The gym will now be my new best friend, along with the numerous books I have gotten recently but haven't started yet. Hopefully they will keep me entertained, if not the dogs will!

Our dogs are such characters! JP brought home a frisbee the other day from a training session for the dogs. Gunner LOVES it! He has caught it in the air a couple of times and has finally learned to drop it at your feet so you can throw it again. Tuck tries to take it away from him and sometimes succeeds and other times they run side by side both with a part of the frisbee in their mouth. They crack me up!

Hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


So the last two weeks we have stayed super busy! This past weekend we went to Palo Dura Canyon for a camping trip! I checked the weather on Wednesday and it was supposed to be 80 degrees. So we woke up early Saturday morning and went on our little adventure! Once we got there we set up the tent and then set out on an adventure to find the hole rock. Once we found it and climbed a couple more rocks/hills we went into Canyon to get some things that we forgot. There Wal-Mart was super hard to find, luckily the friendly folks at Braums gave us directions. My lime sherbet was super's my fave! Back at the campsite we went on another adventure behind the tent, but it wound up at the road, so it was no fun! As it got closer to dark we cooked hotdogs over the Coleman stove, we couldn't use a fire due to the burn ban. The showers that night were an experience. JP had said that he had seen a scorpion in the bathroom earlier. When I turned on the water a huge scorpion came up out of the drain...then I picked up my towel to move it and there was another one that was even bigger!! Needless to say that was one of the quickest showers I have ever had, I didn't want to stink, but then again I didn't want to be stung. Since we didn't have electricity at our site I used the outside plug in for the big campers, while JP watched the turkeys. The weather that night blew us away...literally! JP was sure it got down to 38 good thing his sleeping bag was made to keep you warm in weather that was 40 degrees. I had brought a blanket...JP said that it would make up for the 2 degrees that the sleeping bag didn't cover....HAHA YEAH RIGHT! We had brought our blow up mattress and it flattened out by the end of the night. It was super cold!!! The next morning we got up to go on a 6.5 mile hike/walk. I realized I'm not in any shape at all! JP had to stop and wait on me most o the way, but I didn't stop. He ended up climbing to the Lighthouse, I wasn't about to climb that final STEEP point. It was a great trip! We really had a good time, definitely something I would want to do again! Anyone want to join us???