Saturday, August 22, 2009

New to me...

Check out the site next time you are in a search for the perfect shoe. They have a great selection. You can sort by color, style, brand, etc. They've got lots of great deals going on including free return shipping which is absolutely essential for internet shoe shopping! Depending on the shoe you order you could also get free overnight or two-day shipping.

I tend to not be as creative in my shoe purchases as I am in my shoe browsing (unless I get an amazing deal). This shop provides lots of fun window-shopping while still offering shoes you would actually purchase. Not to mention it has shoes for every budget, always a plus!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Help Light The Night

Light The Night is a walk to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The benefits of this amazing night go towards finding a cure and improving the lives of blood cancer patients and their families. This October hundreds of people will take the the night to walk in honor and memory of their loved ones that have had to battle this horrible disease.

Some of you may never have been affected by blood cancer in any way. I know I hadn't before doing my first Team In Training event. Now working at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society I hear stories every day of lives that are touched and lost to cancer. Just last week a boy my age lost his life to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is often referred to as "the most curable form of cancer". In this case, it wasn't. It claimed the life of a boy my age. I think of all the things I have left to do, the dreams I still want to accomplish, he'll never get that chance.

The fact is cancer doesn't care how old you are, what you have left to do with your life, your race, your sex, none of that matters. Cancer is cancer. If we find a cure for one type, we can find a cure for them all.

Help join me in the fight to find a cure. Donate now to my Light The Night walk site. My goal is only $300, but oh how far that $300 can go in our fight to end this disease!

Hiking to that beautiful dulcimer sound...

A couple weekends ago Beau and I decided to go for a hike. It was such a hot morning that we wanted to try and find a trail that would veer down by a lake so if we got too warm we would be able to hop in and go for a dip.

We ended up at Red Top Mountain. Their Homestead Trail leads down by Lake Allatoona and sounded gorgeous. We packed a picnic lunch and hit the trail. The trail was great and the lake was the perfect temperature. There was so much boat activity bringing in waves that Frankie got a bit nervous. She had a great time up on the shore though and as always, she loved the hike!

After our hike we headed over to the Lodge where they had a dulcimer jam session going on, sounds silly but it was actually very cool. A group called, get this, The Allatooners! It was such a beautiful and peaceful sound. We'll definitely be heading to Red Top again soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

While I was out....

there's been a lot going on!
-Peachtree Road Race!
-A great 4th of July!
-Two successful TNT events that raised over $120,000 for LLS!
-A fun weekend in Chattanooga checking out the art!
-A brief but amazing visit to my beautiful niece
-My best friend married the man of her dreams!
-Fun times at the lake
-Frankie learned to hula dance
-One of Beau's best friend's married the woman of his dreams!
-Quality time with my hubbie in Dahlonega

Anyway, sorry for the long break! Hopefully no more long breaks between posting! And I hope you enjoy the pics!