Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scottish hammers

I have been wanting to get these pictures up for months, I just found them and decided it was about time to put them up so here they are.

My heavy hammer is painted like a bomb, black with the handle like the fuse. And my light hammer is painted like a dragon, ready for flight :)

I was really fun to paint them and it was Dan's idea to do it, he is so creative. Now my hammers have a little flare and they are one of a kind :)

Strawberry Salsa

This last week Dan surprised me with making me strawberry salsa for my chicken. He decided it would be a nice thing to make something for me for a change, so he went out and bought everything for it and came home and made it for me :) I was super happy to try something different for a change. Dan found this recipe in Sunset magazine, which I really want to get, when he was on break eating lunch at work.

Here is how you make it:
Toss together 1 cup diced strawberries, 1 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno chile, 1tbsp. chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp. lime zest, 2 tsp. lime juice and salt and freshly ground black pepper to tast. Let is sit for 20 minutes and serve with chicken or any flaky, white-fleshed fish.

I think this is about good for 2 pieces of chicken (I of course, used it on one), so you can double it for more. It is so great though, I loved it. I made more later in the week and put it on a spinach salad with chicken, walnuts, tomato's, cucumbers and a little bit of balsamic vinegar. It was great! It is sweet, but has a little spiciness with the chile, I suggest you give it a try if you want a change.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

M hike

Here is the "M" close up if you can tell?

Here is a video from the top of the "M" which is a hiking trail straight up a mountain to the giant "M" that you can see from town. I have done it a few times, but this was my first time in over a year and it was hard. I went up the hard side which is almost straight up and I got it in 21min, which my volleyball girls did it in 20minutes the day before. That makes me feel good that I am just a minute behind athletes that are 10 years younger than I am. I will try and catch there time before the summer is out :) What can I say, I am a competitor :)

Here are a few picture that I took also, it was a perfect day out :)

This is a picture from the top of the "M" looking down on Bozeman. If you look really close off in the distance to the left you can see a white speck, that is the Fieldhouse where I work :)

This is the trail on the way down.

this is the trail even farther down. There were a tone of flowers out which made the walk wonderful :)

Weekend in Spokane

Kerri and I at lunch :)

This last weekend I went to Spokane Washington to watch my thrower Krystle throw and to visit one of my best friends Kerri. I had a great weekend, first it was great to get out of Bozeman for a few days and Second to see a good friend. Kerri and I went out to eat on friday night going to one of my favorite places Wingers, Yum, Yum! It reminds me of college, good times :)

On Saturday Kerri and I went to Krystle's track meet at Eastern Washington University. Before that we ate breakfast at the Rusty Moose, it was filling to say the least :)

Krystle and I after her amazing throws

We met Krystle there with her parents and she was ready to throw. It took us a bit to find out where to go to throw, it was an open meet so there were a lot of people competing. She threw discus first and threw amazing. We have been practicing since February and it showed. She got in her chair and got after it, she ended up beating her old PR, she set 2 years ago, by over a meter. This is the video of her best throw and you can tell it is a good one by the look on her face after :) I am so proud of her :) Krystle'e Javelin did not go as well as we hoped, but she had to throw 5 min after her disc so sh did not get much rest. She still threw an average throw for her which was great for 5 min rest :)

On Sunday Kerri and I went on a nice little walk and I got to throw the ball to her great two dogs, Sophi and Katie. They are great dogs and make me really want to get one, but I need a space for them first:)
Kerri, Katie and Sophi on our walk.

After a great walk Kerri took me to Cabellas which I have never been to, it was amazing!!!!! I just wish I had more money and time to go camping and fishing. I had a great time and it was a good get away before I had to start working early again 6am-3pm this summer. My only regret was that I had to leave Dan behind to work on Saturday. I am sorry babe :(

All in all it was a great weekend and I cannot wait to do it again :)