Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SxS Stadium Series - Round 5

Winding down from a great weekend of racing up in Perris and gearing up for what is going to be an insane weekend of racing at Lake Elsinore. Rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series take place this Saturday (27th) and Sunday (28th). If you've never been to a short course off road event before, I guarantee, if you stop by this weekend, you will not be disappointed. Here's a little taste of short course action at the Mickey Thompson / Kal-Gard SxS Stadium Series - Round 5.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shoes Optional, Sandals Recommended

Shoes Optional, Sandals Recommended - The tag line for our wedding.

This is where we stood 5 years ago, today.
I love you a little more each day, Sean.
Happy Anniversary.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A gorgeous San Diego Day just begging us to do a little ocean fishing

Note to self: When the wind is blowing, do not attempt to take the little boat into the ocean
Plan B: Fishing in Mission Bay (Sea World Tower in the background)

As we cruised past Fiesta Island, we found German Shorthair Pointer Heaven.
Including Deefor, we counted 6 GSPs.
And then...

...the perfect match-up came along (Ryan the Vizsla)

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Friday, June 05, 2009


There are a handful of people in my life that mean the world to me.
And losing one of those people means life is inevitably altered.

I've known Bill and Melissa for 20 years. The time is easy to calculate because their oldest son, Jacob, recently turned 20 and I've known him since he was born. His cousin, Shannon, and I have been dubbed, "Jacob's first babysitters." In actuality, Jacob had a lot of "first" babysitters. I can quite honestly say that I've never seen a child more surrounded by love. You see, Bill and Melissa's house was, "the place to be" in my teenage years. They quickly became like a second family to me and have remained so, to this day. He and his family have always been part of the important events in my life, like our wedding. Can I even tell you how much it meant to me to get a hug from this teenager on such a special day. Look at that smile on my face.

One of the reasons the family is so special to me is that they came along at a transition in my life. A transition from just accepting the religious values of my family to making a decision about those values on my own, and deciding to follow them on my own (with a little help from Ginger). And, as I understand, Jacob had recently gone through a similar transition (with a little help from Stevi, his girlfriend).

Jacob passed away on Tuesday, May 26th, just before midnight. I know without a shadow of a doubt he is in a much better place, and my heart rejoices. But the selfish part of me just wants to go boogie boarding with him again.

(Yep, that's me running into him on the boogie board-on purpose!)

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