Friday, December 21, 2007


Sarah & I made Christmas cookies last week. I was quite pleased with how they turned out. We were inspired while shopping and saw "snowflake" cutters. I thought they were so beautiful and Sarah said she already had a set. I got a surprise that morning when Sarah showed up...she got me a set of my own for Christmas! Sarah's mom used to be a home-ec teacher so she has every cookie cutter imaginable...even a foot!! Isn't that funny? My contribution was a lone VW beetle. However, this is a very cool cookie cutter.

During my first year of working at A-Channel, a co-worker, Paula Jesty, discovered my love of beetles. She insisted that I have this cookie cutter from her collection. Somehow, it found it's way into my playdoh box and was "lost" for the past 2 years. Last Christmas I was very sad...I really wanted to make beetle cookies for my mechanic but couldn't for the life of me find my cutter. This year I was determined to find it and that's when I discovered it amongst the Mop Top Hair Shop and other fun toys!

When the cookies were iced, I did take some in to my mechanic. I think he thought it was cool. Although maybe he just thinks I'm a nut. Oh well...I think they're cute! Take a look.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

So, I wanted to do a post about my Ironman-friend Sarah. I'm so proud of her for completing this enormous feat! For over a year she trained...and trained...and trained! Many early mornings, long bike rides, rain-soaked runs, even a fairly serious tumble from her bike after being chased by a dog! Through all of this she persevered.

On September 9th at 7am in Madison, Wisconsin...the race started. I was able to be there to witness this amazing event. In fact, I saw her mount her bike after the swim! I was so excited :) I was able to see her again as she returned from the bike and transitioned into the run and again about half way through the run. Every time I saw her, she had a huge smile on her face. Finally, I heard her name: Sarah McGrath from London, Ontario...YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! With a final time of 13:39:36 she joined an elite group of athletes. Way to Go Sarah!