Tuesday, May 05, 2009

8

Here we are on the Grand Teton eight and a half years ago. Footloose and fancy free. Young, tan, skinny, smiley, sick of the altitude (Dan) and later lost and shivering. Today is our 8th anniversary. I love getting gifts and look forward to any gift-giving occasion. I think it is because I hesitate to buy myself things. I usually drop hints and reminders leading up to the day and then get frustrated when Dan scrambles to get me something last minute. But this year we don't have anything planned and I was fine with not receiving anything. But Dan totally surprised me with:
Isn't it awesome?! He must REALLY love me. I had mentioned that I would like a cruiser to ride around the neighborhood: to school with Chloe, the park, etc. I have a road bike and a really nice mountain bike but I don't like taking the bike trailer on and off and thought it would be nice to have a bike that can always be hooked up to the trailer. (We all must pass through difficult trials in this life.) I think he over-did it a bit. I was thinking of a used one from craigslist but, man, this is a sweet, smooth ride. I love it.
It also benefits Chloe. She always complains about riding to school alone. Now I will have to go with her because this bike calls for my attention. And Fred & Stella love going for rides too. It is a gift for us all.
Thanks Dan!

13 comments:

Kristin said...

Awesome, Terry and I just bought cruisers so we could ride with the kids. We just got cheap ones from walmart but it really is fun! Enjoy!

harwoodhomer said...

I have to see that place. I've driven by it on the way to Montana a hundred times.

ChanellR said...

That's a sweet ride. Why am I not babysitting for you tonight???

Amy said...

did he get it from the bike shop- is that what has been sitting in my garage for two weeks- nice Dan- um... I am going out to lunch today... I am spending money... chinese... it's cheap!

LoGunns said...

hooray for 8! and for a great gift. see you this weekend.

Carrie said...

That bike is SO cool! I want one. Way to go Dan! Happy 8th!

Tresa Fowler said...

Congrats on 8 years! The bike looks great and even better that Dan picked it out for you!

Em-Cat said...

I love the bike. We sold our beach cruisers to get bikes with gears so we can pull the baby along and haven't gotten any yet. I think I need to start hinting. Congrats...it's a really awesome bike.

Em-Cat said...

PS Congrats on making it to 8 YEARS!!! I can't believe it's been that long.

Ang said...

Congratulations! Very cool ride, and nice work Dan! That picture of the Tetons makes me HATE my office today.

Heath said...

What a beauty...I mean the bike :) Happy 8th...that's a BIG number! Congrats.

Melissa said...

First - Happy Late Anniversary.

Second - that is an awesome ride and sweet gift!

Third - Whatcha talking about? You are still young AND skinny!

lehiguy said...

I swear, I had no idea you guys climbed mountains together. That is a great picture of the two of you. How high and how long were you climbing to get to the summit?

We miss you guys a lot.

Dave

P.S. nice crusier, I'm jealous. I had one growing up that I used to cruise to the beach on during the summer.