Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So Neglected!!

Man it has been way too long since I posted.  I am sorry I have so neglected the ole blog but it has been a crazy 6 or 7 weeks.  I just finished my third half marathon in 87 days, so as you can assume, that means I have been running…A LOT! I am really proud of getting that accomplished, but I am even more excited about my upcoming runs because A) they are short….5k and 10K and B) They are crazy fun!!  Both are team events and the little 5k is called the ridiculous obstacle course challenge and we have a team of 30 ladies called “Moms Gone Mad.”  It should be similar to the show called wipeout, except I don’t think they are going to have moving things, but I could be wrong.  We are going to wear wacky costumes and just have a fun time.  With 20 obstacles in 3 miles it is just going to be a hoot.  We have the biggest team in the competition and as such, we also won tickets to a Padres game, so even more exciting!!  In June, I have the infamous Camp Pendleton Mud Run which is a 5 person team.  I did this race last year injured and am looking forward to doing it strong and healthy this year….our team for it is called “Moms Gone Mud!!”

I finally hit the ole 20 pound weight loss mark and then I went and blew it by going on vacation with my hubby!  We went to San Francisco for two nights and then to wine country for two nights and had a wonderful time.  We had great food, great wine and just really enjoyed the time together.  We visited Alcatraz, ran through the presidio and along the bay, walked the golden gate bridge and hiked lake Sonoma.  But despite all the activity I still managed to gain 4 pounds in 5 days.  Isn’t that crazy that I can gain 20% back in 5 days when it took me a month to lose that much?  YIKES!  Luckily it has come back off pretty fast and I am only up a pound now so I know I will get back down there and I wouldn’t change a thing as I enjoyed every last bite!!

Here’s a couple of my favorite pics from the trip:april 067

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I was amazed at how much there was to do in wine country.  It would be great for a family trip as well..hiking, quaint towns and festivals, the russian river and of course wine for the parents at the end of the day!  I had always wanted to visit this area and now I really want to go back, as there is so much more to see and do!

When we got home from SF, the girls and I took my Mom to the Carlsbad flower fields which you may remember I have blogged about before.  I have to share the beautiful wedding though, that they were preparing for while we were there…I just love the rustic feel of it….see for yourself:

the reception area:

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table seating chart:

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the bar area:

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and the bridesmaids, LOVE the boots!!

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Last, I will leave you with my latest creation:

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This card uses the emboss resist technique.  I embossed using versamark and clear embossing powder onto decorator paper and then brayered over it with melon mambo.  When you wipe the ink of your embossed area the flowers just pop off the page!  Try it sometime!

Ciao for now!!!   Deidre

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