Monday, August 8, 2011

Amaze Me Monday #36

Good Monday Morning!!!

I made it home from my NON vacation late Saturday night only to wake up the next morning to unpack an entire RV quickly so that we could celebrate my daughter’s 17th birthday!  We spent the day doing what all teenage girls want to do….. SHOP, shop, shop, had a nice meal out, and took in a late night movie!  I hope she had fun because I know I sure did. 

As for the rest of my trip in TN, it never really got better.  My son’s national race was a three moto format, which means all the racers race three times and their final place is the average of the three races (or motos).  Consistency is the name of the game.  During the first moto, my son had a bad start but manage to get into 11th place…… until a few short laps into the race, his motor blew up.  Heartbroken, he was unable to finish his first race.   For moto 2 and 3 he had to race on his very wore out practice motor.   He was underpowered compared to other bikes.   We left Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch a bit disappointed that we didn’t get the finishes we wanted, but we are now reviewing our mistakes and preparing for our next big race in November.  Thank you everyone for all your well wishes.

Because I am so late getting the party started, I will have features from the Amaze Me Monday #35 up at a later time.


Amaze Me Monday Blog Party Link Up

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  1. bummer :( many of my friends were bike racers, and used to follow them... it's so stressful when things are not going the way they are supposed to go ! finger crossed for November:) thanks for hosting despite the high stress level and pile of cleaning :)

  2. Hi Carrie,
    Sorry about the race. Happy birthday to your daughter. Thanks for having us. Have a great week.

  3. I lake it your new giveaway!
    Have a great week, kisses:)

  4. Hi Carrie. Thank you so much for hosting! First time linking up and new followers.

    Angela & Debbie

  5. Carrie, Thank you so much for hosting! :)

  6. I am not too bright and linked up twice! Sorry!

  7. So sorry to hear about your unpleasant week! Next time maybe you will have time to come to Nashville!
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Welcome back and happy to be joining in this week!

    So many great links
    Janet xox

  9. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  10. Thanks for hosting this linky every week!


  11. i think you need a vacation from your non vacation! sorry bout your son's race, and happy bday to your daughter! shop shop and shop sounds like a fabulous bday to me!

  12. Life gets so crazy sometimes doesn't it? Why is it we usually come back from a vacation feeling as though we NEED a vacation? Happy "belated" Birthday to your daughter. ;)

    Thanks for hosting, Carrie.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  13. Sorry about your non vacation and your son's race. He will grow from this and I hope you will keep us posted about November races. My kids weren't racers but junior golfers and it is hard no matter what sport they play but... you are such a great supportive Mom and that is what means the most to them. Mine are older now and my oldest son (26 years) just spent a wonderful weekend in Greenville SC with his friends from the junior years. And Happy Bday to your daughter!

  14. Girl, you need a break !! I'm so sorry about your kiddo, but I know how you proud you are of him. Look at all of these fabulous foodies being linked up ... I'm hungry now !! xo

  15. Sorry your son's races didn't turn out like you wanted- best of luck in November! Hope you get some actual R&R now that you're home!

  16. Welcome back! Sorry to hear about his races. Equipment failure is always the toughest break for a kid. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  17. We as women love to shop. That's for sure.



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