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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm running this marathon for..... AMERICA!

10 years ago on September 11th our country changed. Our country stood still in shock, in horror, in disbelief. On September 11th the world stopped turning. Where were you? Where were you when the 2 towers fell, Where were you when 1000's of people lost their lives, Where were you when 1000's of people helped fight for our freedom?

I was sitting in my 11th grade American History class living history,My Bekemeyer's 1st hour. It was just like any other high school morning. None of us expecting anything to change. As I walked into the room saying good bye to my friends as they ventured into their first hour classrooms, Mr Bekemeyer had CNN on the TV as he always did. But today was different, today we were all staring at the TV in silence. None of us really paid to much attention to CNN any other day but on this particular Tuesday morning around 8:00, about 30 17yr olds were glues to the TV. The intensity you felt at that very moment, the tears of the students and teachers around you was indescribable.

On the 10 anniversary of this tragic event I decided to honor the men and women we lost with a 5K race around Lake Como. My cousin Nick joined me. The race started at 9:11am, Gary, the announcer said a little something in honor of our lost loved ones and released 36 white doves in their honor. In that moment of silence you could really feel the intense emotions each of us runners were feeling as we geared up for the 3.2 mile race.

Nick and I already to RACE!!

My husband being a great cheerleader... and photographer!

The 36 White Doves released

and we're off....

It looked like Nick needed some water....so I gave him some!

coming in on the home stretch.....

I'm running this race for ... AMMEERRRIICCAAAA!!!

We finished this race in 41:34 minutes!

Our 9/11 race T-shirts!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Pictures can speak 1,000 words

^^ Celebrating our 1 Year anniversary 3/6/2011^^

^^ Fred after Heart surgery 4/10/11^^

^^ Memorial Day fishing 5/31/2011^^

^^ Hodgson Family photo 6/5/2011^^

^^ Cory and Jen's wedding 6/4/2011^^

^^ Finally Friday with J.D Greene from K102 6/11/2011^^

^^ Taylors Falls 7/3/2011^^

^^ Celebrating the USA 7/4/11^^

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Sorry folks - things have been crazy busy this summer. Jack and I have been preparing to have a baby, as in getting as much "partying" as we can until the parasite attaches! Yes I call my unborn child a parasite. I mean that's technically what it is until it pops out! Some people find it harsh but whatever - it's my kid, I'll call it what I want!! We started our summer out busy with cabin fun and out of town weddings. We were traveling every weekend for about 2 months straight. Not much else has changed in our lives just hanging out and living the dream in this hot and humid hell. Jack hit is 31st birthday last week. On Friday we went to Tria in North Oaks and had a nice romantic meal. It was delicious! Saturday was his actual birthday but I had bought him and Ryan tickets to the Highland Beer Dabbler. The beer Dabbler is a beer tasting event that hosts over 64 vendors. Jack's kind of party!! It was SOOO hot out that day they didn't make it the whole 4 hours. After I picked the boys up we went to the good Old Clover Inn, I call it the Clover Dilly Pub!

My Birthday is coming up and since last year was Jack's 30 and we had a big party- this year it is my turn. If you know me, I always have a theme for my parties, this year it is a WHITE TRASH BASH!! I am so excited I can't even stand it. I am having a King and Queen of the trailer park contest and a best hair contest. Should be interesting to see who wins!! Stay tuned for pictures!!

My recent new is I am scheduled to get LASIK eye surgery on August 9th!! I am very excited to get this but also nervous! The doctor I am going to see made it very clear it was an easy and painless surgery. I am a perfect candidate because I have a very thick strong cornea and very healthy eyes. I have spoke to multiple people and they all recommend the surgery, it was the best thing they could of done. It will be so refreshing to not have to wear glasses! I can not wait. I am going to look like a whole new person!

Oh and if I haven't spoke to or seen you in a while, I have lost almost 20 pounds!!! I was at 20 but I have gained a few back :( I stuck with the Weight Watchers program until mid June and now I am on my own. Still working out but have gone back to my old eating habits. I have also been training for running a 5K. I plan to run one on July 30th (the day of my party)!! This is a huge goal of mine and I am super stoked to succeed. I have always wanted to be a runner and I have actually put myself up for the challenge. As of today- I can get to 2.5 miles non stop.... should be interesting how race day goes!

As far as a Wolter's parasite, I started my prenatal vitamins and I am off the pill as of last week, so only time will tell! I am hoping that the parasite will attach itself by the end of September, then we will have a mid May early June baby! I wish I knew what I was having so I could start getting things ready.. but I have to wait fro a few months! We already have our names picked out so that is done. I guess we coudl focus on furniture nad things like that but hey I can wait unitl I know I have a little bug growing inside me!

Well I will check back in after the summer is over- I am sure I will have more to talk about!!!