Monday, January 05, 2009

Art Class

And for today, Mia working on her Fabric Assemblage in Art class.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Photo #2, Janary 4, 2009
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

I dunno which to pick as the photo of the day. You pick.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Photo Project 365

I got a wonderful gift for Christmas from my family this year, a Canon Rebel XSi. I have wanted this camera for so long and now I intend on learning how to use it properly.

With this task in mind, I found out about the Photo Project 365 which challenges you to take and post a photo everyday for a year. In this process, I hope to learn more about the functionability of my new camera as well as document what happens in my life in a year through a photo journal.

So here goes....

My husband and daughter goofing off.

And one more for fun. I just love this crazy cat. This is just a weird, haunting view of him.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning


Monday, September 22, 2008

I thought running was hard

In all my years of trying new sports, I have to say the one that has remained the hardest to me is biking. Like childbirth, I think I block out just how difficult it is in between rides. Obviously, my rides are spread far apart.
With my last ride being about 2 months ago, I figured I could hack it and today I was talked into riding with my two of my friends just around my neighborhood. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, if you have ever been to my neighborhood, you would know that it ain't flat. No way, dude.

Armed with my pink water bottle (filled with a gatorade like concoction), my helmet, and my sporty sunglasses, I was off. I thought that the fact that I had pumped up my tires to maximum PSI would help, the bike actually seemed to ride a little easier. The youngest of the three riders, I thought I'd do fine. So we started out pretty good. A few miles into it, I thought it wasn't so bad. Then came the stretch known as Coachline Rd. which is about a mile uphill - all the way up. Not extremely steep, more like deceptively steep. You don't realize how much altitude you are gaining as you pedal. Like bullets from a sad little gun, my sweat shot off of my forehead and onto my face and shirt. I was hurting. After several minutes of agony which felt like hours, I reached the top of the hill to meet my two smiling friends. They had waited for me and I was exhausted! I had no idea this was going to be such a rough hill. My reward was first position as we flew back down the hill and headed towards the main road again. That was fun!

I thought the worst was over. I was proud of myself and I was gloating a little and celebrating alot - in my head of course. Then there was Foothills Rd. Ugh.... worse than Coachline, my friends. It was evil, pure evil. Do not let its convenient location to the Rock Church fool you. There is nothing heavenly or even close to kind about this hill. It wreaks doom and devastation. I was practically puking as I clawed my way up that hill. I had to stop once and take a water break and walk for about a minute or so towards the top. Again, my smiling friends waited ever so patiently at the top. This time, I was done.

They went on to do the 3 mile run since one of them is doing a dual-athalon this weekend. We should've done a 12 mile ride to properly train for that but the wind and the hills were fighting us today. My head is hanging in shame even though I know I should be proud of my accomplishment today. I just realize how much further I have to go. If only it was just a 5K I had to train for....

Monday, September 15, 2008


Kieran is having a blast playing football and carrying on the Bowman tradition. He's on the line and is learning how to block like a pro.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

My Art Show

All went really well at my first solo Art Show. It was a great evening and I was so touched by the support from my friends and family. Thank you everyone!