Turkey Time

I plan on eating a lot of food today, so I woke up early at my parent’s house to get a ride in. Now that my road bike is retired for the season, I have been taking every opportunity to use my mountain bike on gravel and dirt roads that I have avoided all summer.



In the East


To the West


Today we climbed up into the woods until my legs were aching. We explored a bit and then stopped to watch the sunrise. Thank you God for painting beautiful colors in the sky! Then it was time to speed downhill. I have never gone so fast on a mountain bike on rough gravel road. It was awesomely terrifying. I tried to refrain from using the brakes at all, but my cautious side kicked in before a couple of the sharp turns.



Now I am back at my parent’s house feeling all fired up. I am ready to cook the turkey and eat it all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good For The Soul

Today was just one of thoseĀ  days that warmed my heart and filled my soul to overflowing with joy.

What warms your soul?

Here is a list of things that make me all warm and fuzzy inside.

-realizing that Thanksgiving is tomorrow
-making pie crusts
-baking pies
-being with my little nephews and niece
-listening to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe soundtrack
-hanging out with my totally amazing brothers
-snuggling with my puppies
-listening to Rend Collective
-looking at family pictures

And all of them happened today. I am a lucky duck.


The magic starts here.


I love the smell of pumpkin pies, but they aren’t my favorite. But my brothers will gobble them up.


Blueberry crumb pie


Apple pies. I don’t know what is better: making them or eating them.