Sunday, May 22, 2011

How Time Flies

How time flies when you are having fun. The past couple of weeks have been a blur and if it weren't for these snapshots of the moments in my life, I wouldn't have remembered the highlights of my days. One Saturday I met up with a bunch of ladies at the Bike Shop and we rode through Sunset Park. After making several loops through one of the largest parks in Vegas, we dismounted our bikes at Egg Works for brunch. Thus our group ride was appropriately named the Brunch Bunch. Those who belonged to the Charm Club also received a charm for joining the ride (I love the cute little menu!)

One of the weeknights John surprised me by cooking dinner from a recipe he saw while flipping through the Food Network Magazine. The Scrambled Eggs with Ricotta and Broccolini was simple but super fast to make and DELICIOUS!! Especially because John picked out a roasted garlic crusty bread to serve with the dish. We will definitely make it again--and you can too! The recipe can be found through the link above.
I have seen plenty of hummingbirds (most recently in John's parents' backyard) but I have never seen one at rest. And here it is, perched on a garden stake! You'll have to click the photo to view an enlarged image. Isn't it SO CUTE?!?!

After one long work week after another ended, John and Maggie invited us over for dinner this past Friday. As we drove through Boulder City down the highway overlooking Lake Mead, the late afternoon sun lit the jagged edges of the surrounding mountains in a way that made the view look like a painting. The same 'picture' was viewable from the patio where we dined. Of course Maggie made a FABULOUS dinner -- everything was SO GOOD!! Cucumber sesame salad, scalloped potatoes, steamed artichoke hearts, and baked ham. Wait, let me say it again -- HAM!! Everything was absolutely tasty! What they say about you are what you eat was true because I was a little piggy. Food aside, it was one of the truly one of the best nights I've had. Nothing beats a wonderful meal and quality family time.
More good friend Wendy rode with clipless pedals for the first time. Not only did she ride like a pro, she also broke her mile record clocking 33 miles on one trip. I am so proud of her!! We rode from our house down Las Vegas Boulevard towards the Strip, down Pebble and the surrounding neighborhoods and looped back on Horizon Ridge. Fun times!


JoeinVegas said...

When does the biking slow down and the pool time pick up? It's in the 90's now.
(though it does look like you have fun on the bike)

Daly said...

Very soon Joe! I need to tan out the lines from my cycling shorts. I keep waiting for the weather to get hotter and the blasted wind to die down!

Anonymous said...

did you get the peek-a-boo malibu strings bikini?

Daly said...

@Anonymous: no I did not but that one is still on my wish list!