Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I've been on a kick making cheesecakes lately. In fact, the man in charge of concessions at the track has asked me to make them for the track (for a profit) so that he can sell them there. I've been making them for the track officials for a few weeks, and they keep begging for more. So, I guess I'll be making a lot of cheesecake. The best part of the whole thing is that I cannot stand cheesecake so there is absolutely no temptation for me to eat it.
This is the peanut butter cheesecake. It's a pretzel crust, peanut butter cheesecake and semi-sweet and peanut butter chips. There is a sour cream topping and then on top of that it is sprinkled with chopped peanuts. Yeah, if you don't like peanuts then this is not the cheesecake for you.
Posted by Michelle at 8:07 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today was the last of four days in a row of racing for Bren and Erin. The State Championship concluded the events, and it was a great day for my racers. Erin ended the season taking 1st in the state in Girls and Bren took 2nd in Boys. They each got plaques, but only the state champions receive the ABA backpack and a new State Champion plate for their bike with their new state number on it. Erin will now be riding #1 and Brendan #2.
Dave Gentry, one of our close friends and the announcer at our track, giving love to Erin after being awarded the state championship for girls. Erin loves Dave dearly, and his guidance on and off of the track has been imperative to her success.
The Hyperforce team. Every single one of our riders placed within the top 4 today, and two of them (Jesse and Erin) were awarded state championships.
Prior to the race we had a moment of silence at the track, followed by a balloon release done by veterans and civil service men/women at our track, and then the regular National Anthem lap led by one of our riders who is also a firefighter and paramedic.
Today is an emotional day for most Americans, and I am no exception. My best friend from high school, Mitsy Harmon, was trapped in the rubble of the Twin Towers on 9/11/01 for nearly five hours before being rescued by Christopher Agazzi (FDNY). The kids and I all spoke to her extensively today, and it's so good to hear her voice and know that we have that option. It's not the only day of the year that we speak to her, but it is even more priceless on the day that she nearly lost her life. Sean used car window paint to write his sentiments on my car since he drove it today.
Posted by Michelle at 7:40 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tonight was the pre-race; Erin took 1st place and Bren took 2nd place! Erin is currently 1st place in the state and Bren is 2nd in the state. Tomorrow is the state championship race, and they'll be awarded their state plates following the race. So proud of my racers and everything that they have accomplished in the past year with such a tough sport.
Posted by Michelle at 9:42 PM