Saturday, February 28, 2015

Where's Chris?

I've been posting a lot about running and racing with Cheryl, but not so much about Chris. Since I was so sore today from boot camp last week, I skipped out on our long Saturday run. Cheryl went running with her friend and I went running with Chris... Jena-girl tagged along too =oD

There was 60% chance of rain today, but it turned out to be a beautiful day!

BIG NEWS! Next Fall Chris is going to be a Toro! He accepted admission to Cal State Dominugez Hills in the school of Computer Science. We are so proud of him!

Congrats to Chris!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Brea 8k

I organized another Panasonic team for the Brea 8K. The team did AMAZING this year!

There are four people from the team missing from this picture... trying to get everyone in the same place at the same time is like herding cats!

Anyway the team finished in 9th place out of 37 teams! Our best finish yet!!!... AND we were the first non-running club to finish! The scoring woman this year was... CHERYL!!!

Cheryl ran a GREAT race, even with her foot injury. AND she managed to beat a PT from work who was also racing. There was a cup of Starbuck's at stake... and Cheryl won! She beat him by 2 minutes!

On to my score... My time was a minute slower than last year, but since I moved up an age group, I came in THIRD PLACE!

Cheryl, me and our friend Jeanne celebrating a well run race!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Jena!

Our BIG girl turned 5 today! I tried for a better picture, but she wouldn't wait that long before eating her cookie. She really really LOVED her cookie!

Happy Birthday, Jena-girl!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Joshua Tree Camping

It just so happens this year that Valentine's Day falls on President's Day weekend! So, long weekend + Valentine's Day = Camping in Joshua Tree! I was in major need of a work detox... lots of reading, hiking and napping :oD

It was beautiful out in the desert:

Jim went up to the campground the day before to make sure we got a campsite. The day before he made me this and we happened to "stumble" upon it while hiking... SO SWEET!!!

With my mountain man... oh, I mean desert man ;oD

Trail blazin'

My hero:

Dusty dog:

Tired dog, haha!

Now it's back to work...
I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Thank-you Post Card

I created a 8.5x11" painted background and cut it up into 3 post card sized cards. Here is my first post card complete. I used one of my favorite art stamps: Puccini's Muse Wood Mounted Stamp by Lynne Perrella.

I'm entering this in the Stampington Designer Challenge SDC180: Painted Background.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy January Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to my AWESOME family! :oD

Saturday, January 24, 2015

You're TEA-riffic!

I created an envelope for the swap taking place on the Roc Nicholas Facebook page. I used and a punny sentiment using letters from her Unleash Yourself stamp.

I'm also entering this in the Stampotique Punny Project Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Word of the Year!

My word this year is BALANCE. I've been working a lot of hours, so I feel that I need to balance my home life and my work life better. Also the running assessment that I took at the end of last year said that I need to work on my physical balance. So, BALANCE it is!

I added some cute little birds from the Stampotiqe "Birdie Up" stamp set to jazz it up.
I'm entering this in the Stampotique New Year's Resolution Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Colors colors colors!!!

Today I'm sharing an envelope that I created for the Color Splash Challenge at the Stampotique blog.

I used lots of bright spray color, collage and the cute Line Up stamp. I love those cute little critters.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

4 on the 4th

I've joined a challenge to post 4 pics on the 4th of every month. I missed the 4th by a few days, but here are my pics. This is a great chance to share all those miscellaneous pics that I take throughout the month.

Chris in his new giraffe shirt
New Year's Eve
Jim and Cheryl at the beach
Cheryl dropping into a wave

Thanks for looking and have a great evening.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Cheryl!

Cheryl is 25 years old TODAY!!!... and in keeping with the blog tradition, we flash back 20 years ago to 5 year old Cheryl.

It was full of bicycle wheels:

A new baby cousin:

And playing with her brother:

(I had to throw in one embarrassing picture. {grin} )

And a multi-year love of SOCCER!

Extra special Birthday wishes to my special girlie!