Tuesday, May 12, 2009

summer is only 2 months away!

How sad is that. While everyone in Utah blogs about the summer goings-on, we still have 2 more months. But boy, are we geared up.

Rob made plans to get our $5 bikes ready for riding when we found out that my dad beat us to it! He surprised us by taking them in to his favorite bike shop. Now they have new seats, tires, even handle bars. I'm just happy that some experts were able to replace the rusty chain and assure me that it was safe to ride. I rode a bike about 9 months ago, and before that it was about 19 years ago, so I may be just a little apprehensive.
It's too bad you can't see Rob's bike too well in this picture. It's the cooler one of the two. It's also the cushy-seat one, old-school ten-speed one, and rust-free one of the two. There will be many more pictures of these bikes once the weather turns nice, and maybe by that time I'll have convinced someone to spray paint my bike. I'm not good at spray painting. I didn't know it was hard to do until I tried to spray paint some poles we used at our reception.

The other sign of the upcoming summer is my attempt to grow living plants. For Family Night (we're going to start calling it Nyland Night) we bought a few plants: (L to R) Lavendar, Geranium, Rosemary, Sweet Basil, and Cherry tomato. This is basically my first attempt to grow anything. I tried to choose the varieties that are a little more forgiving of rookie gardening. I am most doubtful about the tomatoes, and we'll see how the rest do.
(ha, I just mentioned the poles at our reception - those poles went into these pots.)

PS. Crap Fest:


Olivia Carter said...

I really need to learn to ride a bike. Get one of these trailer things that my babies will undoubtedly refuse to sit in.

And I actually got a tomato plant from the primary for Mother's Day that I was determined to keep alive. It's already dead... I just kill plants- sad, sad.

And P.S. I love Crap-Fest

Laurel said...

I love getting a good deal - the bikes are awesome! You'll love it. We're to the point that the bike trailer holds two kids, the bike seat holds one, and luckily my oldest can ride. It changes the nature of the rides, though. How fun for you guys.