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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Life's a beach

Last Sunday evening we were sitting here in our apartment, bellies full from a big Sunday lunch, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of our evening. The sun was out we could take the kids to play at Boulevard Park (or any other park) and walk the boardwalk... Which we do quite often. Go out to eat, but we weren't hungry. Go to a store and look around.... What to do? Then Josh suggests, why don't we drive out to Lummi, buy some fireworks and build a fire on the beach. Um, ya, lets do that! The kids will love it!
I walked around gathering beach glass, I ended up with about twice as much =)
Gabe is having fun... This is his happy face. ;-)
 Hello little ferry boat, I think it's about time I go ride you again and check out that little island you go to.
Beautiful sunset over Gooseberry Point. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Walk/Run for Life

Hi All! The family and I are participating int the Walk for Life again this year.  The WFL takes place on May 19 at Abundant Life Church here in Bellingham. The Walk is the primary fundraiser for the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic, a non profit crisis pregnancy clinic downtown. If you would be interested in donating to our fundraising efforts please visit our fundraising page where you can donate or even sign up to walk with us.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Journey to Better Health, Pt. 4

"My new Toy"

I have wanted an elliptical machine for a really long time. I've watched craigslist and thrift stores, but never came across one. One day while Josh was at Sears looking at tools, I popped over to the exercise equipment and fell in love with this elliptical. They had a used one at a great price & I was hoping to get it. Josh's only worry was where would we put it. There's not exactly an abundance of space with 6 people living in this apartment. We decided to give away our oldest computer and clear out what was my old desk area and I could fit it there. This process ended up taking longer than I planned and I missed out on the used one. Bummer! The next week's Sears add came in the Sunday paper and the same one was going to be on sale $400 off! Plus if I used my Sears card I would save 5% more! And I had a $5 off coupon (every penny counts!), so I got a screaming deal on a NEW one, cheaper than the used one I originally looked at!
My first few times on it, it was evident how out of shape I was. I could hardly do more than 5 minutes of a jogging speed without needing to stop. But I was determined not to be discouraged. I've kept at it exercising every morning, except Sundays and I've gotten up to being able to do 20 minutes! I'm doing just over a half a mile and increasing the resistance each week. This thing will be whipping my butt into shape in no time!