Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shutterfly LOVE!!!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Cards by Shutterfly!!!

For the last several years I have enjoyed
sending out a family update
along with photos from the past year
during the holiday season.

I have heard from several recipients
how much they enjoy reading our updates
and being able to see yearly photos of the family!!

Since finding Shutterfly I have used
their Christmas cards exclusively!!
This year will be the first year
that my holiday cards will be
just hubs & I.
I felt it was time to make the break...
I plan to use the this type of layout
the flat stationary card!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Aloha Friday

Welcome to Aloha Friday!!

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is a day to take it easy
and look forward to the weekend.

I thought that I would take it easy on posting, too.
Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer.
Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
You can leave your response in my comments -

If you’d like to participate, post your own question on your blog
and leave your link here.
Remember to visit the other participants!
~ It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends ~

My question...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Helen Klein 50k Running Classic

Yesterday dear daughter ran her first ultra marathon
(50k = 31.1 miles) ~
Anytime you run over the standard 26.2 miles of a marathon
it is considered an ultra...
Erin has completed several marathons and even completed

back-to-back weekends of marathons; which granted her access
into the elite runners group of “Marathon Maniacs”!!

The fun started with a surprise for Erin...
Erin's brother Tommy & his fiance' Lindsey
arrived from Seattle Friday evening!!!

Upon leaving her home for the early morning drive to the event
Erin found this sign at the end of her street!!
It was then moved to the front lawn of the house to great her
after the run... Thank you Larry!!!
(a fellow runner who 'gets it'!!)

Dear husband rode alongside daughter Erin for about 10 miles
to keep her company and to share motivational quotes ♥
Further along the run brother Tommy and
husband Chris rode with her too!

About mile 20 was another surprise for Erin...

Here she saw the entire cheering section for the first time!
She had no idea how many family & friends would be there
to cheer her on!!!
We had hand made signs and plenty of cowbells as she raced by!!!

Future sister-in-law, also a runner was cheering loud!!!
The cheering section had a small tailgate party...
Erin would be coming back by this location after completing
1/3 of the run or an hour an a half...
It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed the social time !!

Here is our runner at about mile 25...
Looking awesome!!!
Husband Chris (and biggest supporter!)
was encouraging her to take in salt & fluids!
Erin wanted to bring her Bella across the finish line,
but she needed a bib!
Brother Tommy assisted me in making a little bib for her!!

Chris had run out to deliver Bella to Erin
so she could cross the finish line with her...
Here they are headed to the finish!!!

Erin and Bella crossing the finish line...
5 hours - 2 minutes - 33 seconds!!!!
She did it!!!

After logging her time officially...
Erin is overcome with emotion,
she was so humbled by all of the
love & support!!!
At the end of the day... Erin finished FIRST in her age group!!!!
We had a great gathering after, complete with pizza
and brownies!!! We enjoyed kicking around the events of the day
and watching a little college football.

The weather was perfect for the run, Erin had a fantastic event
and she was surrounded by much love & support...
You amaze all those that know you Erin,
and it is WE who are humbled by your determination, drive
and love of life!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh My Aching Head...

I'm cutting back on caffiene...

Trying to see if this helps my sleep habits.
Although I only consume 8-12 ozs. a day,
I feel I am dependent on caffiene ~
I LOVE the taste of coffee!
I love the smell of coffee...
I love having my morning coffee.
What I don't love is the fact that I get a headache
when I don't have my daily cup!
I recently bought 1/2 caff coffee grounds
in an effort to wean myself slowly - Guess what!
My body knows I am missing 1/2!!

Indeed, I am having headaches, but they are nothing
like what I have encountered not having any caffiene.

So wish me luck as I continue my attempt !!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Project Blue Light

~ Support Project Blue Light ~

Project Blue Light began in 1988
when the surviving mother-in-law
of a Philadelphia (PA) police officer killed in the line of duty
told COPS(Concerns of Police Survivors)
that she would have two blue lights
in her window for the holidays,
one in memory of her son-in-law and
one in memory of her daughter, the officer’s widow,
who had been killed in a car crash that year.

COPS adopted this idea as a way that everyone
could honor the officers who serve and protect us
while remembering those who
have been killed in the line of duty.

Project Blue Light has grown steadily as a way
of remembering our departed law enforcement officers
across America and beyond.

The concept is a simple one ~
Place a single blue light in your window or light fixture
in memory of fallen officers.

Most people won’t know its significance,
but the ones to whom it matters most, will.

Hopefully it will make us all more mindful
of the best traditions of policing,
and the need for their personal vigilance
to insure their safety and survival.