Archive for May, 2008

Planet: saved.

Posted by Nate in Bike Commuting.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Not one, but TWO members of the Duoteam household rode their bicycles to work today.  That’s right, Karen rocked the 18+ mile roundtrip ride to downtown St. Paul, and she did it with class and style!! Bruno, as usual, ran on his enormous hamster wheel for a few hours to generate electricity for our computers, lights, and refrigerator.  I’d say we’ve just about got this planet saved, kids…

Overdue post: Pirate Shower!

Posted by Nate in Friends, Holidays/Birthdays/Etc.
Monday, May 12th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Home sick today, trying to use my last bit of energy to catch up on the blog.  Or start to, anyway – we’re massively behind.  Here goes…

20080429052936_pirate_cake1.jpgTwo weekends ago we had a shower for our friends Scott and Shannon.  And not just any shower!  They’d alerted us to their plan to decorate the kid’s room with various pirate themed items, including sheets for the crib, so we decided to have a Pirate Shower!  20080429052948_pirate_cake2.jpgKaren took charge of the pirate cake: vanilla with chocolate frosting and a fearsome Jolly Roger flag made with her new decorating kit.  I seem to have missed a shot of the final product, once the icing was smoothed out it was 20080429052914_monster1.jpgawesome!  Continuing my recent bread-baking kick, I whipped up a treasure-chest bread bowl, guarded of course by a creepy olive-eyed sea monster.  Raarrr!

20080429052924_pirate_baby.jpgThere were games, including pin the eyepatch on the pirate baby, Pirate Pictionary, and much fun was had by all!

20080429053000_spread1.jpgIt turns out to be a very good thing we had the shower when we did – they weren’t due for three more weeks, but in the middle of the week after the shower we received an excited text message from Scott: the baby was on its way!!

Welcome to the world, baby Jo!!!

20080429052905_soccer.jpgEven more amazingly, they both showed up for that week’s soccer game, Scott to play, and Shannon and  Jo to cheer.  We’re playing this year on an indoor league, and getting thoroughly beaten every week, but it’s still incredibly fun!

20080429052845_icecream1.jpgLastly, some bonus pictures from a few weeks back when it actually felt like spring:  we went out for ice cream at a local shop, and they had little doggie ice cream packs!  20080429052835_icecream2.jpgI think they said they use half the fat and sugar, and who could pass up one called "Bruno Tracks"???  Not us.  That dog has the best life…

Whew.  Not caught up yet, but at least it’s a start!