Monday, July 28, 2008

Of A Revolution

We just had a great weekend. On Friday Sarah and I went to our favorite band at Meadow Brook Music Festival over in Rochester. What made it really special was that my parents were keeping the girls over night. So I booked a room at The Royal Park Hotel which is in downtown Rochester. The hotel is awesome and is only 4 miles from Meadow Brook. We wanted to be able to have a good time and drink without having to worry about getting home from the show so we planned on taking a cab to and from the show. When we checked in the informed us that they would have a driver drop us off at Meadow Brook and then arranged for a cab to pick us up. Sweet!

Now onto the Of A Revolution show. The concert was awesome. They played 19 songs including 4 in the encore. The place was sold out and we had a great time. It is pretty fun hanging out with my wife and I am really glad we had some time without the kids. I have to say that Saturday we both felt like crap because we partied a little too hard at the concert. I can’t wait to go again next year. On a side note this morning I saw the Shattered video on VH1, that was strange to see.

Of A Revolution Set List 7/25/2008:

Delicate Few
Wonderful Day
Living In The End
One Shot
One Day
About An Hour Ago
On Top The Cage
Black Rock
On My Way
That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
Lay Down
Whose Chariot?
The Wanderer
Irish Rose ^
Love And Memories
Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
About Mr. Brown

Monday, July 21, 2008

Time to update this blog. Summer is moving along pretty quickly and we are all having fun. We bought a new camper and have been getting some good use out of it so far. We have gone on a few trips and the girls love it. This past weekend we went up to Lake Huron Campground and had a great time. I had planned on checking out the Ruby Race this past weekend but stayed home and hung out with Julia all afternoon while Sarah spent all my money shopping. Julia is getting so big that is making me want another little one. Ella starts kindergarten in the fall!

Sarah and I have two little trips planned without the girls. We staying at the Royal Park Hotel this weekend in Rochester and catching a concert at Meadowbrook. In August we are going to Chicago to see Eddie Vedder play a solo show. I can’t wait! Both trips should be fun. It is nice to escape every once in a while without the kids.

Our garden is growing like crazy with all the rain. We have green beans, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins, hot peppers, and some other random vegetables. The yard still needs a lot of work but it is getting done a little bit at a time. The front yard actually looks great but we need to work on the backyard. When you are sitting on 5 acres you have to do a little at a time.

I am going to try and start riding a little more the rest of the summer. I have been so busy working I really let riding fall out of the picture. I may do a couple of races in 2009 to keep me motivated to ride.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Worth Watching

Finally someone e-mailed me something worth watching. This guy does something pretty cool in his backyard.

The weather stinks right now and it feels like March. We have a long weekend coming up at the perfect time. We need to catch up some yard work. Ella’s soccer team is now 5-1. They lost their first game this past weekend. They still had fun and they learned a lot during the game. Our next game is Tuesday.

Monday, May 12, 2008

It seems we are gearing up for a very fun and very busy summer. At this point we have something planned almost every weekend through the middle of August. We are going camping; Sarah and I are going to a few concerts, and some other fun stuff. It looks like we are getting a 25 foot camper which is way bigger than I want but I have to keep the wife happy. I would prefer a pop-up but she thinks we need a bigger camper so she can give the girls a bath while camping. My big concern is that our vehicle will be a gas hog while towing it and with gas at $4 a gallon it would be cheaper to buy a house up north! I am coaching Ella’s soccer team and that has turned out pretty cool. It takes up a ton of time but it is worth every minute of it. I have been on my bike twice in 2008! That is pretty sad but that at this point I can’t seem to escape to go riding much anymore. Sarah had a birthday yesterday and now she is really old. I can't post her age for fear she will read this and hurt me. We are putting in a garden next weekend. It should be pretty cool to see if we can grow anything edible. We planted a few things last year but it didn’t turn out so well. I will post details for our harvest at the end of summer.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We are picking up the new ride this afternoon. We went with a fully loaded GMC Envoy. A good friend of mine got us a great deal on a 2006. The cherry on top is that GMAC has 3.9% financing on used vehicles right now! Now we just have to put the final touches on picking out our camper and we will be all set for a summer of fun.

Ella has her first soccer game this Saturday at 9:00 am. She is so cute. She wants to kick the ball around everyday which is fine with me. We went for a ride this weekend. It was the whole family and some friends. I think there were 3 Burley Trailers getting pulled on the ride. At one point Julia was fast asleep in the trailer. I wish I had the camera with me at that point.

Monday, April 14, 2008

We are now in searching for a new SUV. I hate shopping for cars. We went from 3 cars to 1 car in less than a week. I had to turn the F-150 because the lease was up and we sold the van on E-Bay last weekend. I didn’t expect to sell the van so quickly. We sold it in two days on E-Bay. We are now searching for a good deal on an Explorer. They are all starting to look the same and I don’t have a lot of time to look. Next month we are buying a new camper and I am already dreading that process. Sarah and I can’t seem to agree on what kind of camper to get this year.

I am coaching Ella’s soccer team. We have our first practice this Saturday. We are both excited and I can’t wait to watch her first game this spring. Julia is now 2 and we had her birthday party this past weekend. I can’t believe she is 2 years old!