Monthly Archives: May 2009

Katy Trail Ride


Beginning Sunday afternoon Tony Felich, Tomi Ardiles, Bob Albright and myself are riding the Katy Trail to St. Charles. A total of about 180 miles over 2 full days and 2 half days. Here is the plan.


Sunday: Leave after worshiping our great God from church, have The Intern drive us to Green Ridge, MO. Ride 35.9 miles and then stay at the Pilot Grove B&B.

Monday we get up and ride 25 miles to Rocheport for lunch at Les Bourgeois Winery and Bistro, then another 25 miles to Hartsburg where we will stay with the Wamsley’s for the night.


Tuesday we statt in Tebbets, Missouri, drive 64.8 miles and finally rest in Augusta, Missouri at the H.S. Clay House B&B. Here upon arrival we will receive Home-baked chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped biscotti, sun-tea and lemonade or hot tea, cocoa and cider. Followed by appetizers with a variety of cheeses, pate’, peppered smoked salmon, humus, bison and summer sausages, and of course, their “Welcome Punch” (not sure what that is? should we drink it?)

In the morning they will make us Freshly ground coffees, teas, hot chocolates, choice of juices with fruit course and beignets or muffins. The main course may include: Traditional eggs benedict, country style benedict, shirred eggs, custard french toast, quiches, country style potatoes, maple glazed peppered bacon and sage sausage.

Then we’ll ride 10 miles before meeting up with Tomi’s kids who will ride the final 16 miles with us. At the end Tony is heading to Cincinnati to move some friends back to town and Bob and I are debating whether to stay in town a night with Jay Bennett and return on a train the next day or to return with Tomi and his family that night.

I’m very excited about this trip for many reasons, Getting out in God’s creation, fellowship with three great Brothers in Christ, and a hot tub on Tuesday night in Augusta.



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Sadie Piper’s first ponytail

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These are my favorite from the book so far.

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Happy Birthday week to Brian!

We concluded his week at the Ardiles for a Peruvian dinner. It was yummers! They served Brian from a serving platter instead of a plate (he really likes Peruvian food and I think they got tired of passing him seconds…and thirds). They succeeded in filling him up before he finished it all. Tomi was so proud! We are truly sad they are leaving…

Here’s Brian pre-dinner

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And post-dinner. Tyler did a little better on portion control it looks like!

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And cake time! Their boys crack us up!

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This pic looks like Tomi’s wearing a jean skirt.

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Home Town Team: Royals Fans


Each year Laura and I become a little more accustomed to living in Kansas. This past week was Birthday Week so we did some fun stuff. Tuesday, Laura and I went to a Royals game at the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium. We were able to sit in our seats or stand in standing sections to get a change of view. The game we attended was T-shirt Tuesday, a free t-shirt giveaway promotion and because I’m part of their Facebook group we were able to get half price tickets to the game (only that one). Royals won the game 6-5 with a come from behind win in the 9th. We still support the Astros (although it has never been the same since the moved away from the orange), but now have a place for the Royals as well. Above our new hats to show our support. If you have not been out to the renovated stadium check it out, way more fun than in previous years.

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Our goofballs

This is the “cheeeeese” smile:


This is the normal smile:


This is just a messy girl:


Seriously, who needs toys when you have laundry baskets??


Sadie Piper in her wings. She likes to bring them to us and ask to put them on her. She loves wearing them!



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Our week as the Reymoughs


SP and Brookie matched for church



And we took Beckham to his very first movie! He had a blast and watched the entire thing!


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