Summer Fun Has Begun

Mattie is 11 weeks old. So far she’s had a pretty exciting life. She’s been on 4 hikes for a total of 12+ miles, climbed up over 11,000 ft, gone on one 11-hour road trip, been to 3 states, the zoo and in an alligators mouth.

She can hold her head up, smile and she’s starting to giggle a bit.

No racing to speak of these days, just been doing a lot of riding around Colorado Springs. Enjoy the photos, be well.

Baby Mattie Hazel Has Arrived

Saturday, April 11th, Evie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Mattie Hazel Racette (her grandma’s name) 6-lbs 8 oz. Delivery went smooth and we went home from the hospital the next evening.

So far, parenting has been pretty great. In between feeding and sleeping we’ve gone for walks in the stroller (which also involved sleeping), sat outside in the sunshine with Lucy (also involving sleeping), and snuggles on the couch (again, more sleeping). She’s a good sleeper 🙂

With the college semester ending this week, Evie is off until August and with all the COVID stuff, there’s really not much else to do, but enjoy the new baby and the perfect Arizona weather.

Looking forward to her daily and weekly growing to come. Enjoy some baby photos!

Waiting for Baby and The Return of Pickleball

Evie is in her third trimester and going strong. She’s still riding the mountain bike and we’ve been playing a lot of pickleball up until a few weeks ago.

We got through the first 3 MBAA races in January and February with another record breaking turnout. I had a good start to the racing year, out sprinting World Champ Ned Overend in the first race. Then coming from behind at Estrella, race #2 to beat Olympian Todd Wells. All in good fun. At Havasu I had a fun time riding with Joe for most of the day, but he was just a bit too strong for me to hang onto on the final lap.

We had to cancel the 2nd half of the MBAA season, but I  got to do some big rides and explore some new places near home before the quarantine. We’ve got the guest bedroom/baby’s room organized and a fresh coat of paint put on.

As far as being stuck in a place goes, it’s a great time to be in Arizona. So far things have been good with the social distancing. Evie’s due date is May 5 so we’re just waiting for baby champ to make her debut into the world.

Be well.

Third Trimester
Baby Champ!
Bartlett Dam
Bartlett Dam
Bartlett Lake
Bartlett Lake
Out Riding
Fun in the sun.
Four Peaks
Four Peaks
Orange Tree
Our orange tree is budding out!
Baby Room
The guest bedroom / baby’s room is ready to go.
Food Bank Pie
Evie’s pie she made for the Midwest Food Bank Gala.
Arizona Blue
The Arizona blue scenery.
Evie third trimester
Evie going strong in her third trimester
Baby seat
Got baby Champ’s car seat installed.