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Father’s Day Tasha Style

17 Jun

Since my dad is in Australia, yesterday was all about me. Happy Father’s Day Pops, if you’re reading. Here are my Father’s Day top 5.

1. Breakfast. Father’s Day just sucks without a delicious breakfast of whole wheat homemade waffles and a side of sausage and eggs. I even had a piping hot cup of coffee in my hand the second my feet hit the floor when I got out of bed. Thanks, Tasha!

2. Bike Ride. I got out for a ride all by myself for about 3 hours. After cranking up to Alta I decided that one time up Little Cottonwood Canyon on Father’s Day was not enough, I had to do it twice. Check out the snow pack at Alta. Not a sliver of terra firma in sight on June 15th.

I love the view of the mouth of the canyon from up above. You can see all the way across the Salt Lake Valley.

3. Hangin with girls. They decided I need to wear something other than t-shirts.

4. Picnic at Red Butte Gardens. Tasha whipped up some tasty Asian pasta salad that went perfectly with the Pinot Noir she brought along.

5. Can you say chocolate cake? The perfect ending to a perfect day. Eggs, butter, sugar, chocolate and only 5 tablespoons of flour. Unbelievable! Seriously, the best I’ve ever had. Thanks, Tasha!

Fall Winter Spring Summer

9 Jun

All in the same weekend on the Wasatch Front. Jackets and cold weather gear on Friday to snow flurries on Saturday and practically Speedo weather ( I do love sporting the Speedo, especially when mowing the lawn.  If you haven’t done yard work in your Speedo you haven’t lived.  It should be on everyone’s list of things to do before you die. ) on Sunday.

It was a nearly perfect weekend and I think Spring has finally arrived. Yesterday was hands down the most beautiful day of the year. The sad news is that it’ll be gone in less than a week and we’ll be in full on summer mode of near 100 degree temps.

The family pace line en route to the grocery store for Sunday fixin’s. OK, this really scared me. Tasha led the way and I rode sweep. She just flew through intersections and parking lots with kids and me in tow like she owned the place while I sat at the back thinking, “oh crap! oh crap! oh crap!”

We pre rode the Deer Valley course on Friday but missed the race on Saturday. Total bummer as we both loved the course. Tasha was on my heels on the down hill sections. I can’t believe how fast she has gotten on the DH. I think the Bandersnatch is treating her right.

We got in 4 hours on Sunday complete with riding through a swarm of bees and a time trial for Tasha up Clark’s Trail. 16:10 but I think she’ll best that tomorrow as her, Whitney and Dot will be gunning it again in the a.m.

My Guitar Hero

22 May

Win Susan

8 May

A lot of people have asked me how they can help Elden and Susan with the battle they are fighting. Thanks to Kenny Jones it’s pretty easy.

Kenny has set up a trust account at his bank that is linked to a PayPal donation account at WinSusanNelson@gmail.com

Elden and Susan can use the funds at their discretion and nobody needs to guess at what they might need.

You don’t even need a PayPal account to help out, just click on the donate button at Kenny’s Photo and use a credit card.

Elden and Susan and family, we love you! You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. Keep fighting!