Dec 262012

The H family, along with two other families, learned how to ski [and snowboard] this Christmas!

C + B

C+B at Sunspot, 10,700 ft.

Me + B

Me + B at Sunspot, 10,700 ft.

If you ever plan to take a trip to Winter Park, Colorado. You must look up Winter Park Lodging, we stayed at Timber Ridge Lodge which had more than enough space for 8 people… and heated floors!

Also, the city of Fraser is about 4 miles away from Winter Park and it has the best pizza at Elevation Pizza [try the Adam Bomb] AND the best snow-tubing hill at Colorado Adventure Park.

Did you do anything exciting for Christmas?

 Posted by at 11:40 am
Apr 212012

So, I spoke with quite a few fantastic people on my crazy but true 26.2 mile journey through Houston. One in particular stands out as most entertaining, yet questionable.

Background: I just finished the walk, I’m pooped, hungry and maybe a little crazy looking from the wind in my hair and red blood shot eyes from sneezing and just wiping my eyes with the fingers that had out on sunblock about 6 miles back… and ACTION.

Crew: HI! Congrats! What can I help you with? OMG, are you OK!?
Me: Thanks, I am pooped. I need to get my wrist band for the ride back to the hotel and I my eyes just got sun-blocked on accident… so they REALLY just want to cry right now.
Crew: OH! I am SO sorry [rummages around behind the desk] Here you go!
[Hands me my traveler wrist band and a tube of chap-stick]


Maybe she was predicting the future because at this moment I am wishing I knew where I put said chap-stick.

On another note, my sister had a melanoma, so now she bugs us constantly about sunblock and all that jazz. Yea yea, it’s important. So, at the AIM at Melanoma walk I grabbed a few packages of sun detector stickers and used two today. They are pretty sweet, they change from orange to red depending on the sun levels outside. Anyways, apparently you are supposed to stick them to your clothes and not your skin [don't judge, it was 4am when I put the sticker on] or this will happen:

Star Tattoo

Takes me back to the good ol’ days at the tanning salon… except the sticker would not have been on my arm… gosh, we were SO cool back then ;)

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 Posted by at 9:50 pm
Apr 142012
Relay for Life 2012
We made it!
Well, we made it until 12am then decided to call it a night… 7am was a bit overzealous since each one of our team members had something to be up early for this morning. But, non-the-less, we walked the track a half billion times and supported our girl, Sarah, and those who could not be with us.
Sarah Balloon Release

Sarah's Survivor Balloon Release

 Each survivor released a purple baloon at the opening seremony, it was fun to watch them all float away with the various survivorship brackets… if only that was how all cancer’s were cured.

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 Posted by at 9:25 am
Mar 272012

I Finished, that is about all I can say without getting angry at Dallas again.


Before I saw the hills of Dallas.

There is no shot of the after because I was beating myself up for having SUCH a bad half marathon, I cried. Sissy girl. But, guess what? I finished. So, Perseverance -1 Sag Wagon – 0.

Mike finished the race before me, WTG Big Guy! I lost him early on, mile 2-3, when the first set of hills came rolling in, forget that.

We now have a new note for our future races: don’t train for two completely different types of races within a month of each other [I am walking 39.3 miles for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Mike is riding in the MS150]. 

How was your weekend? Conquer anything that wanted to beat you?

 Posted by at 9:30 am
Mar 152012


ATTENTION COLLEGE BASKETBALL FANS [and others who enjoy yummy food] Pei Wei Asian Diner is celebrating the NCAA Championships by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Thursday, March 15 or Friday, March 16.

Log on to Pei Wei’s online ordering and choose March 15 or 16 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code HOOPS at checkout to receive the 20% discount. Pei Wei will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the discount code at check out.

I recommend the Thai Basil Chicken diner select size with a spring roll, it’s spicy but not offensive and the sauce is delicious!

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 1:08 pm
Mar 072012

Time again to pull out your inner ninja – The Crazy Fun Adventure run is BACK and will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in beautiful Austin, Texas on Walter E Long Park. The course approximately three miles and is comprised of various obstacles based on the themes of: water, strength, speed, ropes, maze and balance.

Although you can complete on your own, it is recommended to gather a group of your girls [this is a woman's ONLY event] an bask in the glory of your obstacle awesomeness. Team building? Relationship building? Memory Making? Indeed!

Participants will receive:

  • 100% Cotton Commemorative T-shirt
  • Drawstring back pack filled with great products from our sponsors
  • Chance to win many prizes at our sponsors’ after party contests


  • $50(Today – March 21st)
  • $60(March 22 – April 4th)
  • $70(April 7 - packet pick up April 19th)
  • NOTE: There will not be race day registration this year.


I really want to participate this year, it sounds like so much fun and it is for a great cause! However, this race happens to be the same weekend of the Houston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer [Donate Here] AND the Houston to Austin MS 150 [Donate Here]. So far I am 0 and 2 for the Shape Diva Dash, I will make it one year, will you be on my team?

OH, PS – Anybody with a Bib number is eligible to win a five night trip for two to the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, including breakfast at Marbella restaurant. I can dig that!

 Posted by at 1:00 pm
Feb 032012


P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Sunday, February 5.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose February 5 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code GIANTS or PATRIOTS at checkout to receive the 20% discount. Choose your winning team wisely, those who use the winning teams name as their discount will receive a suprise offer next week!

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond February 5 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the winning team’s discount code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

 Posted by at 11:00 am
Feb 012012

Welcome to my break room.

I just posted this on the refrigerator.

Just as a reminder ;) Raffle flyer - February1

February Raffle – Every $10 donation enters you into one of two raffles during February!

#1 ~ A Round of Golf for a Foursome at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. ($600 value)
#2 ~ A one weekend night stay at Four Seasons Hotel Houston including breakfast for two at Quattro, a 60- minute massage for two at the spa and valet parking. ($600 value)

$50 = 5 “tickets”
$100 = 10 “tickets”
$250 = 25 “tickets” PLUS Silver level sponsorship
$500 = 50 “tickets” PLUS Gold level sponsorship

Remember, we will be walking 39.3 miles around Houston between two days, think of the market reach your sponsorship will make on the back of our team shirt and signage!

Saturday, February 18th – Mosey on over the the HEB/Randall’s corner of 290 and Barker Cypress to see the girls and help us “Fill the Bra” for Breast Cancer Awareness! We will be hosting quite a few raffles for donations, it’s sure to be a hit!

Monday, February 20 – Willie’s Icehouse at 290/Barker Cypress will be hosting the Band Of Bosoms walk team for another fun fundraiser opportunity. Remember to print out our flyer and bring it with you! Willie’s will contribute 20% of your bill to our fundraising efforts. We will have quite a few raffles going on as well!

I am currently at 39% of my $2,500 goal - I appreciate the support from all of my friends and family, near and far. Without you, I would not be able to participate in such an amazing weekend with hundreds of amazing women and men!

 Posted by at 9:06 am
Jan 152012

This weekend while B and I were enjoying a nice little game of football on the television the most amazing commercial, since Tim and Pam Tebow, aired. It is hitting the stream as the Focus on the Family – John 3:16 commercial… and I loved every second of it’s 32 second run! I stopped fixing dinner once I heard the sweetest voice recite one of the best verses my mother ever made us learn as children:

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son to whomever shall believe in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Everlasting life sounds pretty good to me! I love Jesus and love my life following Him as my Lord and Savior.

With the sucess of the commercial, there are many people hitting the Focus on the Family site wanting to find out more. More on the commercial, more on the organization, more on the loving relationship everybody has been graced with since conception… even before conception!

There are a few freebies on the Focus website right now, check them out:

One Pitch to Humility The fascinating story of a professional athlete’s (Frank Pastore) quest for true fulfillment in life

“All Things to All People” An episode from our most popular kids’ radio show, Adventures in Odyssey

“Grace Abounding” A chapter from one of our audio drama programs, “Amazing Grace”

 I am so proud that Focus on the Family made such a bold move, again. I would love to pray for you today!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and enjoy the day the Lord has made!

 Posted by at 5:35 pm
Sep 282011

Band of Bosoms - Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston

This year, I have committed to participating in my very first Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I am very excited to walk with my cousin and friends from long ago – we are wives, mothers and daughters on a mission to end breast cancer.

It is a big commitment, one that will require me to spend the next several months training and fundraising, as if training for my upcoming marathons isn’t enough. Breast cancer is a big disease, one that affects far too many women and men, and I am determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it.

The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, a 501(c)(3) public charity, to help provide access to care for those that most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I will be just one of thousands of people that will walk up to a marathon and a half over a weekend, raising awareness of the cause and educating even more people.

I cannot do it without your help. Though I am required to raise at least $1,800 in donations, I plan to raise at least $2,500! I hope that I can count on your support.

You can make a donation to my fundraising campaign right here on the website by clicking “Donate Now“. If you prefer to write a check, simply contact me and I will send you the information and form. All of our sponsors will be mentioned on our Facebook page as well as their Logos on our Sponsor signs we bring to all out events. Any company whose donation exceeds $250 value will also be listed on our team t-shirts that we wear and sell.

As I prepare for this exciting event, I plan to update my Avon Walk page frequently so that all my supporters can follow my progress, so please visit often. While you are there, you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more information on why this event is so important, and the organizations and people that will be helped by the money we all raise.

Thank you in advance.

Follow my team’s success, get notice of our fundraising events throughout the year, or write words of encouragement on our Facebook page: Band of Bosoms.

From September 27 through October 31, all orders placed from SweetgumWay will be allocated 100% to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – Team Band of Bosoms! Did you know you can also score 15% off any purchase with SWEETGUM15! Keep checking back, new items will hit the market soon.

Also, for the Month of October, we will be holding weekly raffles for some awesome prizes. Every person who makes a $20 donation to any of our team members accounts, will receive one raffle ticket. For a $50 donation, you get 3! Raffles will be announced on Sunday of each week at the Band of Bosoms Facebook page. Most of these will be for local (Houston) venues.

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