Monday, January 26, 2009

Sooner Nationals BMX

We just got back from the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, OK. It was Jaz's first national race and she did awesome! On friday night she got 6th, 2nd and got 5th in her main. Saturday she didn't race because it was a UCI race and we thought she'd have to go by different rules and end up racing experts. But it turned out that she wouldn't have. That's ok. We used it as a down day. On sunday she got fifth in her first race and was heading for first place in her second race, but she crashed. :( She went end over end with her bike on top of her. She scraped up her belly on the handlebar brake, twisted her bike seat and broke her helmet visor. She was pretty shook up but she got back up on her bike and she wanted to finish the race. The officials told her not to and to exit the track since everyone was coming up behind her. She didn't make her main that day. She would have gotten first in her race and went to the main if she didn't crash. :( But it was a great learning experience for her. She loved being able to watch all the pros ride and everyone else as well. It's a lot bigger than our track that's for sure! Despite crashing, she wants to go back! She's realized that she hang right in there with the big dogs. I'm SOOOO proud of her!!!!! (click to see bigger pics)

Jaz in blue in gate 3.

Jaz in blue in gate 7

Jaz in blue in gate 6

Jaz in blue in gate 1

Jaz is the one in blue!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wish us luck!

Jaz has a big race this weekend. Wish us luck!!! She shaved another 2 seconds off her time this week. She's doin great! Keep up the good work kiddo!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


The only mice I like are Mickey and Minnie. .......... not the ones currently residing in my house!!!! We've done the humane traps.....they don't work. We've done sticky traps......they work but I don't like them. I'm tempted to get a cat. Anyone have any other alternatives???

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Strange fact of the day

Overcooked turkey burgers taste a lot like beef jerky. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Battle wounds

I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. We've taken all the necessary precautions. Helmet, gloves, chest protector, long sleeve shirts, long pants. But it still happened. Jaz was going around a corner and was testing out her bike and the handlebars turn soooo much more quickly than her old bike and wham! Handlebar to the belly! She is now sporting a big ol bruise in all shades of purple and black on her belly. It's about 3 inches in diameter. Poor thing!!!! It really does look terrible. I'm waiting for the school to call me for an explanation. LOL At least she didn't break any bones. I'm hoping it heals up quick for her. She's got Nationals in a few weeks. Her very first national race. She's nervous. I'm confident that she'll do great. I'll make sure to keep you updated.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hey all!

Is anybody still following this blog anymore? lol I've kind of neglected it lately. I'm sorry for that. Life just seems to have gotten in the way. Christmas, Phoenix being sick, New Years, work, races, practices, school, Phoenix's bday. Phew!!! It's been a whirlwind few weeks!!! Hopefully things will settle back down soon and we can resume a normal routine again. I've got some pictures that I need to upload. Gasp! I cut my hair....short....well, short for me I guess. It doesn't touch my collar even! And I've got pictures from other various things. I'll get them up soon.....I promise! :)