Sunday, March 17, 2013

time off was for this? LOL

So as you can see my year has been busy!  I celebrated my one year weight loss on Feb 28th.  Michael helped me take these pics to share with the world!  Then we searched for a picture we thought would show the most transformation, but since I don't like my picture taken we did find one from Christmas right before I began my year!  What do you think?  I am impressed and so proud I took the time off to get this far.  Now I have a half marathon to run in May that I am working towards.  It is hard getting up to running for 13.1 miles let me tell ya!  I still am not there!  With any luck I will be ready for that run and then stay motivated as I also signed up for another one in Sept!

So there you go, now you know what I have been up to!  Just a lot of running.... and a few other things!
 40 pound weight loss!  waiting on the other 20 to fall off!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

check out the new clerance items in the online store...

great products discounted!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Katelin's 2012 school picture

my lovely child!  Didn't print a lot of these out so I figured you could also view here!  Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

I know I have not updated lately, so sorry, we have been busy!  This is the latest 5K race we ran.  We both improved our running time and had a blast at the Santa run around the BInghamton streets.  I decided I love road races the best as all the roads are closed just for us runners!  This is our last race for this calendar year, bummer, but we already have many to choose from for next year!

So now We are going to dedicate our time to Christmas and our family!  I am sorry I haven't had anything stamping wise to share! 

As some if not many of you have heard our beloved dog Cocoa has passed on.  She was only 9 and I know many of you loved her and loved seeing her at the camps and she would be with us from the time you got to camp till the last one left.  But she got sick and ended up just getting too sick for us to fix!!!!  It was a very sad time for us, but she is now watching us come home every day in her favorite spot in the back yard, resting peacefully!  Bella has already learned to enjoy her new role as queen of the house and Katelin is spoiling her as much as she can get away with!

Soon I will post some inspirations for you for your Christmas cards  (which I soon have to start mine)
until then enjoy our race pics

The santa spirit was in full swing with many different costums, one being Santa and all his raindeer!  They were so fun, even with my headphones up high with music I could hear santa yelling at his raindeer that were not in line, it was fun running next to them for some time of the race!  And yes, the girl with the Santa 12 on the back of her short and I raced together most of the last half of the race and we each thanked each other for keeping the other at a competitive pace.  Of course at the end I went into super sprint mode and passed her within feet of the finish, but we were both happy for each other!  If your not a runner you don't understand, but if you are, you know that you race yourself in these races but you also secretly race the rest of the people and determine your pace with those around you.  Glad I have some sort of pic of her, I will not forget her and how she kept me going to get my best time yet!

Monday, September 24, 2012

October cards are designed...

These are the cool cards I designed for October's camp.  I hope you enjoy them enough to want to stamp 1, 2 or 3 sets of them.  Make sure you RSVP to attend!  See you in October, either the 6th or the 10th

Sunday, September 9, 2012

ALS walk for mom

August 12th my family and friends joined as a team to walk to find a cure for ALS which my mom died from
 Here are my 2 friends that helped us and walked, Sandi and Jean
 Here is our entire team for this year, each year it grows, of course Michael and Katelin were missing cause they were off on other vacations, and you think I vacationed too much this year?
 Here are the shirts we wore this year, we are talking about new shirts for next year, I wonder what they will look like as we all had different ideas for the designs...
 everyone was getting pumped for the walk, or just standing around waiting????  you decide
 My Dad even showed up, his first year walking with us and our family friend Bobby showed up to show her support so of course we needed a family photo
 Here is Dad with us kids, my brother Joe is left then me, then my sister Theresa and then dad Joe
 and yes, we did walk, we tried to figure out who could walk backwards and take the photo and my brother clumsly got a few shots...
 loved this photo of my brother and his daughter Anna, of course we were goofing around the whole time so this was when she finally got her cell phone back from him
Also love this photo of my sister's daughter Crissi, she is just so beautiful!!!  She did burn her finger, but not on the iced coffee she is holding...
After the walk we all as a team enjoyed a picnic lunch together at the park (Otsinango) and then went our merry way!  So I hope this encourages you to join us for next year, the walk is always in August

Tenn trip

All I did was get Michael tickets for the night Bristol race in Tenn, and our trip went from there...

On our way to Tenn we pass right past my cousins house and since they just had a baby we needed to stop in and meet him and get my baby fix! 
Of course when we turned onto their road we were scared about the children of the corn....  with good reason, they even have signs for this in PA
 Then a trip to Tenn wouldn't be complete without seeing more family, so we drove to Memphis to meet Michael's sister Shannon and spent a dayw ith her.  Yes, only a day, well about 24 hours anyway, we didn't plan that well did we?   But we had fun with them while we were there
 we ate at the Neely's restuarant, you know the Neely's from food network???  They have super yummy food!
 Here is Michael's sister and boyfriend, Shannon and Andy, this is before we said good bye...

we visited the outside of Graceland, just to say we were there since we were so close! We had breakfast sitting at the Mississippi River, that was nice and quiet and relaxing