Let’s Play a Game

Keep it Real Wednesday April 14, 2021 Let’s Play a Game Yesterday, Rosemary, Cooper and I ventured out on the blessing bike to enjoy some afternoon sunshine. We took a different path than normal and detoured to the Elementary School my children attended many years ago.    My mind was flooded with memories of my children (who are now 30 …

Live Fearlessly

Keep it Real Wednesday April 7, 2021 Live Fearlessly Today, I am going to tell you a story. For Mother’s Day 2001, Wade surprised our family with a train ride on the Historic Thunder Mountain Express that weaved along the river between Horseshoe Bend and Cascade.   We eagerly boarded the train and secured our window seats to enjoy all the …

In Memory of Angie

Keep it Real Wednesday March 31, 2021 In Memory of Angie About 18 months ago, the Blessing Bike was invited to participate in a community car show and provided a booth so people could see the bike in person. We had a fun day of giving rides and just connecting with people who wanted to learn more about The Blessing …

The Mansion

Keep it Real Wednesday March 10, 2021 The mansion The other morning, Rosemary said she wanted to share “the most beautiful dream”.  She ate a bit of breakfast and we waited for the weather to warm up before we could go for a bike ride and talk about her dream. She said she dreamt about her childhood home and described it …

Some things are worth waiting for

Keep it Real Wednesday March 3, 2021 Some things are worth waiting for When I was about 6 years old, there was a popular TV show called “Family Affair”. The show was about Bill Davis, a wealthy bachelor living alone in New York City with his butler Mr. French.  Mr. Davis’s life suddenly changed when he became the guardians for …

Making Friends

Keep It Real WednesdayMaking FriendsFebruary 24, 2021 A few months back, we received an email from a film production company inquiring about doing an episode on Making Good about the Blessing Bike.  Wade and I watched a few episodes of the show and were so impressed with the format and concept and responded with an overwhelming YES. Weeks of phone …

Brotherly Love

Last weekend my brother Mike drove from Phoenix to visit for the weekend.  Wade, Mike, and I spent endless hours in the garage building bikes (well they did), catching up on life and spending time with Rosemary. My brother is the youngest of Rosemary’s three children. He is 23 months younger than me and Rosemary fondly introduces him as the …

Back to Basics

Sometimes we run across people who make an imprint in our lives we will likely never forget.  I was fortunate to have that experience in the last few weeks. The man I met is certainly one of the kindest and most generous people I have met in a long time.  However, he didn’t see himself that way.  He described himself …

French Onion Soup

Keep it Real Wednesday February 3, 2021 French Onion Soup Last week was a bit cold and blustery in Boise, Idaho and Rosemary and I were spending less time on the bike and more time inside.  What a great opportunity to make a hearty and warm soup! I searched for a good recipe for homemade French Onion soup and was …