Sunday, July 29, 2007

it's been awhile

Life has definitly been busy since we arrived in Utah on July 19th. We (Mikaila and me) left to go camping with my mom and brothers July 20. We went to Bear Lake it was so beautiful and fun! We stayed at the KOA and camped in a tent, haven't done that in a long time and it was a first for Mikaila but she did great! We hung out at the lake all day and played in the sun and cruised around on the Sea Doos. Unfortunately my moms computer is a little slow and I cant put any pictures on. Mikael arrived in Salt Lake City on Thursday July 26th. Even though it was only a few days we really missed him and have enjoyed spending the last few days together visiting with family and friends. He leaves tomorrow morning and is headed off to Denver, CO. We wont see him again until the end of August, that is going to seem like forever. Mikaila will be walking by then, for sure, she is getting so close.
We'll keep you posted...

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Journey has only begun...

Being Interview by Fox 12
Home away from Home

and their off...
It is now official Mikael and his dad have started their amazing journey, the bicycle tour around the U.S. a total of 12,000 miles. We all met at Aloha High School this morning, Mikael went to High School there. For him that is where his athletic life started and ultimately where it ended as well. It seemed appropriate to leave Portland from Aloha High School. Fox 12 News interviewed him and you will be able to see it on Sunday July 22nd.

His mom Trish and his cousin Kandis are their support team. They will be driving the truck and trailer and making sure they stay safe. We couldn't do this without them, so thankyou...

I want Mikael to know how proud I am of him and how honored I am to be his wife (insert tear). Not many people get the opportunity to live out their dreams and he gets to live his for the next four and a half months!! WOW!!

Mikaila and I are really going to miss having Mikael around but fortunately we get to visit him along the way. We are meeting up with him in Chicago, IL and staying until Atlanta, GA which will be fun. I've always wanted to visit NY and Boston to name a few. Maybe I'll even get to mark some wishes off my dreamboard! We'll keep you posted of how we're coping without him and what kind of trouble we are getting ourselves into. Also please check out Mikael's blog at

We love you Mikael, Dave, Trish and Kandis

Friday, July 13, 2007


I was reading Darilyn's blog and discovered she has posted her 50 things she would like to accomplish. I was inspired to share my own Dreamboard. I started this list awhile ago but there was maybe 10 or 15 things listed. So I took some time to think of some others that I have been wanting to write down. The list is in no order what so ever. It's definitly a dreamboard of wants, desires, things I am passionate about. I always know my life is nowhere near over because I havent accomplished very many of them yet and when I get close I'll just add some more!! Enjoy! I hope it inspires you to create your own, add some to yours, or even help someone accomplish theirs...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Red, white and blue

After my last blog I thought I should shed some light...Since we've been home from Hawaii life has been busy and crazy to say the least, trying to get ready for Mikael's big excursion, and the next two weeks are not going to be any better. But it was so nice that yestarday that all got put on hold for the 4th of July, we were able to relax and spend some time with family and friends.

We had a BBQ with my in laws and our great neighbor Lisa. Then the neighbors kids next to us had a firework show. What a great way to end the evening.