Hooked on Mountain Biking: A Date

I think I'm hooked: hooked on mountain biking!

I got to go mountain biking in the South Hills (just a few miles from our home) with Bron on Friday night.  Even though Bron's little brother Kaleb was with us too, I'm still going to classify it as a date with my hubby.  It was the best date we've been on in a while!  And a much needed date too, I might add.   

We biked up Dry Gulch (Dry? We crossed a stream several times and my feet went swimming.) and came down Sugar Loaf.  (Wow, what a downhill rush!)  The uphill climb took my breath away, literally.  I may have lost my balance and momentum a couple of times, but I conquered.  Best of all, I kept up with the guys!  But then they lost me on the downhill.  Something about the fear of careening through the sagebrush and rocks out of control made me squeeze my brakes.  But it was a pure adrenaline rush!  It's an addicting feeling. 

A date can't get any cheaper or more thrilling than that.  I think we'll be doing it again soon.

Bron and I (well, mostly me) are finding that a few hours away from our two little monsters does wonders for our marriage.  Since baby number two has come along, it's become even more important for us to take time away to reconnect and to rekindle that love that originally brought us together.  Sometimes I become discouraged because finding a good babysitter is hard!  But our dates are always worth those half dozen desperate phone calls.  After all, a healthy and loving relationship is one of the best things we can give our children.  I love dating my husband.


  1. mountain biking is something we'd love to get into, I wish that we had while we had the chance! Looks like so much fun!

  2. Good for you! My husband tried to get me to ride with him, but I was terrible at it. So great you found a way to get outside and away from the kids to do something fun together!

  3. Where is Bron's helmet? haha. SOunds fun, and what a pretty place to go mountain biking. Too bad you dont live close to babysitting...the only downside is I would return those boys to you with red slobbery cheeks from all the loving i would be doing on them.

  4. Hi Jessie! Just hopped over to your blog! I love finding blogs with a toddler boy just a bit older than my Drew (he's 2 and a quarter). But really I just hope I'm in your shoes in the next couple of years with another boy! (shhh... don't tell the hubs). I LOVE having a boy and would be completely find if I got another! Anyway, I don't follow a lot of blogs but am following yours (yeah for your 59th follower!). Can't wait to read more about the boys and their adorable faces. Hope you'll stop by and follow back!

  5. Glad you two picked a hobby you can do together. It makes everything better.

  6. Biking is so much fun! My husband has a bike, but I still need to get one. Glad you guys had a good time!

  7. I totally agree it is important to spend quality time with the hubs. I came across your blog and noticed you are a photographer and a mom like me! I am going to start following because we have a lot in common.

  8. What a PERFECT date! I think hobbies like this that you can enjoy with the hubs is one of the BEST things for marriage! I wish Eric and I had bikes so that we could do this!
    Question, do you get babysitters, or have family that can watch the boys? I'm terrified of leaving Mia with a sitter!


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