Oh Christmas Tree

Roosevelt Lake & Four Peaks

Tis the season for Christmas tree hunting. Christmas was my grandma’s favorite time of year. She passed away last week just shy of her 92nd birthday. She lived a full life with 8 kids and dozens of grandkids!

Last month we remodeled the master bath. Only thing left to do is carpet in the bedrooms now.

We got our Christmas tree out at our secret spot again in the Tonto National Forest. Mattie has had fun pulling on the lights and branches, only pulled it over a few times now. Maybe should have gone with the Charlie Brown tree instead.

Lots of time on the bike for Mattie as she gets bigger and stronger. It’s been fun.

Christmas Tree 2021
Christmas Tree 2021

Mattie is 18 Months

Mattie 18 Months Thumbnail

Time hasn’t really flown by, but Mattie is certainly bigger than she was a few months ago!

Since last writing, Evie and I raced the Dakota Five-O Labor Day weekend, one of our favorite weekend’s of the year. We also raced a team relay at Fire on the Rim another 50-mile mountain bike raced and then we did the duo Chino Grinder a 110-mile gravel race the weekend after.

I spent last weekend at Sunrise Ski Resort putting on our first of two enduro races for the MBAA. A little snow the week prior made for a great weekend.

Now that the season is done it’s time to tear out our master bathroom and renovate. The last room to go (minus getting new carpet in the bedrooms eventually).

The weather is turning beautiful in Scottsdale and Mattie is making lots of friends at the park. Until later.

Valley of the Sun
Beautiful weather in the desert right now.

Same Faces, New Places

Four Peaks

Needless to say Mattie is getting bigger, running and now climbing on everything. She loves the pool and splashing in puddles. No talking yet, just babbling and pointing, but you can tell she is learning.

Summer wrapped up with the annual trip to Spearfish, SD for the Dakota Five-O. Evie ended up 4th on the Single Speed and I was 10th. Our first weekend away since Mattie was born and it sure was nice to sleep in past 5:30 am 🙂

A couple fall races on the calendar along with organizing the MBAA Enduro races in October and getting things setup for the 2022 MBAA XC season.

Hoping to remodel our master bath this fall depending on availability of materials. I suspect lots more bike rides with Mattie as well. She’s just tall enough to touch her feet on the Strider and loves her Shotgun bike seat!

Birthday cupcake
Birthday cupcake