Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The wind in my hair...

I have a love.  It might be sometimes considered a secret love.  It might be something that continues to grow or simply stay the same, but either way I am in love with riding motorcycles!!  I think it is sooooo fun to sit on the back of a motorcycle, leaning with the curves, taking in the fresh air and letting the wind blow through my hair! 

In Malaysia and India it is extremely common to own a motorbike.  They are extremely cheap so that is the main source of transportation for most.  These motorbikes look something like this
They're nothing really fancy and they get you where you need to go.  Even though this is no Harley, I would ask people all the time in Malaysia to take me on a bike ride.  However, they just thought I was crazy because it's sooo dangerous there and they drive really crazy!! 

In India, I finally got my chance to ride!  It was actually a scooter that I rode in India, but same idea :).

I remember the first time I ever rode a motorcycle.  I was in high school and I was going to babysit for a couple at church.  They were going on a bike ride that night and when I got there Frank Williams, the dad, asked me if I wanted to take a quick ride.  It was love at first ride!!!  In college, there were some guys that had motorcycles and if they ever drove them to church I would want a ride back to campus.  One guy that I grew up with in Arab grew up riding bikes and I went out with him and his family one evening for a long bike ride...ahhhhh (sigh) those were the days!!

Well, Sunday night my fire was re-kindled as I jumped on the back of Steve Davis's (my friend Rachel's dad) Harley and he took me for a ride. I'm pretty sure you couldn't knock the smile off of my face for the rest of the night!!

Now the hard part is convincing my true love, Gary, to also fall in love with my secret love and purchase one of these bad boys!!  Couldn't you see us riding down the road on a Harley leaning with the curves, taking in the fresh air and letting the wind blow through our hair??

Happy Dreaming,

Babies, Babies and more Babies!!!

Well,  another one has finally come out publically...RACHEL DONNELLY KYLE is PREGNANT!!!!!  She and I actually had a skype date a couple of weeks ago and she told me then.  I'm soooo excited that when I go to New Zealand in July that we will get to shop for baby stuff!!!  EEEEKKKK!!! 

So, let's do a count...

1. My sister, Shelley, is having the first grandbaby on my side of the family.

2. My friend, Rachel Evans, is having a baby.

3. My old roommate, Martha, is having a baby BOY!!!

4. My old roommate, Rachel Kyle, is having a baby!!!!

Isn't it crazy how your life progresses?  You grow up together, in the case with my sister, you go to college together, you get married within a few years of each other and then everyone starts popping out the offspring!!!  Before you even ask...yes, Gary and I will have day :).

Lovin' some babies,