27 Christmases

Every year since 1989, there has been some sort of special event, trip, talent, or moment that has stood out. My mother started a tradition from the moment we were born, giving my sister and I a Christmas ornament that symbolized that moment for the year. Once I got my own place and celebrated Christmas on my own, my mom handed me a box with all those memories inside. This meant my first tree wouldn’t be bare. Instead, it would showcase all those special moments.

My mom and I are still keeping the tradition going and I thought it would be fun to share.

 

 

1989 – Baby’s First Christmas

 

1990 – Highchair; Foodie (1 Year Old)

 

1991 – Mr. Bear (2 Years Old)

 

1992 – Little Angel / Big Sister (3 Years Old)

1993 – Ballet Dancing Classes (4 Years Old)

1994 – Kindergarten (5 Years Old)

1995 – First Soccer Team (6 Years old)

+ First Trip to Disney Land

   

1996 – Ice Skating Lessons (7 Years Old)

1997 – First Pet (8 Years Old)

1998 – Joined first Choir (9 Years Old)

1999 – Little Reader (10 Years Old)

2000 – Puppy Love (11 Years Old)

2001 – First Musical Performance; Godspell (12 Years Old)

2002 – Trip to Alaska (13 Years Old)

2003 – First Guide Dog Raised, Beauty (14 Years Old)

2004 – Trip to Ireland with Grandparents (15 Years Old)

2005 – Musical Performance, Honk (16 Years Old)

2006 – First Real Job, Starbucks (17 Years Old)

2007 – Trip to Germany with Family (18 Years Old)

2008 – Produced first Film (19 Years Old)

2009 – Joined UCSB Bike Team (20 Years Old)

2010 – Truly Fell in love with Cycling (21 Years Old)

2011 – Graduated from UCSB (22 Years Old)

2012 – Graduate School for Teaching (23 Years Old)

2013 – Attended Mountain Bike Collegiate Nationals (24 Years Old)

2014 – Married, First Christmas (25 Years Old)

2015 – Second Year Teaching (26 Years Old)

+ Santa Cruz – Big Sur Bike Ride Adventure (Stewart)

2016 – Completed a Mile a Day (27 Years Old)

+ Road Trip through Oregon

+ Borrowed the Van across Oregon (Stewart)

2017 Race Season….registration begins!

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As 2016 begins to come to a close, it means one thing….RACE REGISTRATIONS. I have officially purchased my USA Triathlon license for 2017, I will purchase my USA Cycling license soon as well. I guess I’m really banking oh physical therapy working and getting my knee back up to speed (fingers crossed).

 

So far I have two races on the calendar:

March 12th – Morgan Hill Duathlon (Olympic Distance) 10k Run – 40k Bike – 5k Run

May 21st – Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon (Sprint Distance) 3/4 Mile Swim – 16 Mile Bike – 5 Mile Run

 

Prelimiary Race Schedule:

March 4th – Snelling Road Race

March 17th-19th – Madera Stage Race

April 15th – Copperopolis Road Race

April 20th-23rd – Sea Otter Classic (Road, Circut, and Mountain Bike Races)

September 9th – Mount Diablo Hill Climb Time Trial