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A Summer Update

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Wowza!  It has been weeks without blogging!  I have taken a couple of weeks off to spend time with family and friends and now trying to get back on track.  Now, where do I start? Hmmmm....lets see. Dan, Ally and I flew back to Ohio for the 4th of July. Who knew it would be so humid?  Ha! Ha! 85 degrees, and 80% humidity....ummm what?  We had a great time visiting family, riding rollercoasters at Cedar Point, and checking out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  When I get more time, I will post some great pictures of the adventures that we had!  Unfortunately, the day I came home, I got a summer flu!!!  Who gets a fever in the Summer?  I do!  Super sick for 5 days! Whaaaaa!

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Last weekend was filled with friends and fun as we camped at Silver Lake in Maple Falls.  What a weekend to go camping!  High 80's and sunny!  The kids spend almost every waking hour in the lake.  Here is an art journaling page I made last night of all of us.  There was a GIGANTIC SWAN FLOATY  that showed up at the lake.  It wasn't mine, but I sure wished it was, so I thought I would draw myself on it and play make-believe!  After camping with friends, we drove to Artist Point on Mount Baker.  Can you believe it was filled with snow?  Such a weird sensation to walk around in flip flops in the snow on an 89 degree day!  So weird!

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This week I am gearing up for the Friday Harbor Summer Arts Fair on San Juan Island.  It runs Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the courthouse lawn.  Hope to see you there! Just look for my Carla's Funky Art Booth, Dan and I will be the ones eating Chicken Gorgonzola Salad from Road Riggers.  I HAVE MISSED IT SO MUCH!

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Also, if you haven't gotten a chance yet, I have art for sale and hanging in our Anacortes Starbucks, swing by and check it out! (sorry about the blurry picture of Ally, I drank WAY TO MUCH COFFEE before taking the photo! :)

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Run for the Honey Wagon!

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Well, Dan and I survived the half marathon yesterday up in Nooksack, WA.  We decided after the holidays that we better be losing some weight and getting back into shape. We had both gained way to many pounds munching on Christmas cookies dipped in eggnog latte's.  Last month I signed us up for a 1/2 to get us moving again.  The whole point of signing up was to lose some weight, and THAT is EXACTLY what happened.

We started off walking a mile here, and there......I started to do some ZUMBA on the xbox, and we both started running and walking on the treadmill during the week.  Dan has lost 11 pounds, and I have lost 13!  YAHOOOO for EXERCISE!  He had never done a half marathon before, so we thought we would give it a shot.

The run itself was perfect for us....really, really, really flat.  With the one little tiny hill that was by a train track.  We are not "true runners", but I felt we did a great job.  We held a slow jog pace and walked only a few times. We maintained a 12 minute mile (super slow I know, but we had only been training for a month, so I felt we did AWESOME)  The wind was wicked yesterday, and blew from the south.  The course winded us through many cow farms, and pastures......needless to say, I may never smell again....that cow pie odor is still in my nostrils!  The Honey Wagon was put on by the Greater Bellingham Running Club.  This is the second race that I have participated in that they have organized.  They sure do a GREAT job!  Always friendly, professional, and it is very organized group.  The part I LOVE THE MOST, is that their races are priced very reasonable.  Lots of refreshments for the runners after the race......and our shirts were top quality.

OUR GOAL FOR THE RACE? To finish it and enjoy a  beer and a burger at Boundry Bay Brewery in Bellingham, it was sooooooooooo GOOD!

D is taking a little rest before the start.

Bleck....why did we have to get up soooooooo early.

Yahooo for finishing the race, and our post race brews!  Here is a picture of me with my super-hero good luck charm that went with us on our adventure!

Sooooo? What are we going to do now that it is over?  We just can't decide between the Everett half or the Whidbey Island half......they are both in April, we will keep you posted.

Sincerely,

Honey Wagon Heros!