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Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Review: 400/800 Mile Challenge

All the gals over at Ellie's place are really moving along and I think the nice weather has many out and working the yard. Because of that many of them have really done a great job this week. I too had a great week!  By Saturday I was so tired that I only managed to get in a short walk with Becke and some time on the stepper.  I was wondering why I was so tired and then I added up my miles for the week.  55.25 miles! No wonder my legs were tired!  My YTD miles is 678.22!  Click on the button above and see how the others are doing. We all respond very well to encouragement and we don't bite!
Saturday a group of us got together to have a BBQ and I just want to thank Rich for braving the 36 degree windy and raw temps to stand by the grill cooking (alone - mind you with 2 grills going) all that chicken and beef tips while we all watched from the 72 degree house drinking hot tea, coffee and talking up a storm!  We had a celebration of life as one of our group was about to go into the hospital for more chemo and then a stem cell transplant. We laughed, shared stories, ate, and prayed for great reports on his health.  We were six couples, all but one have been married over 30 years and that couple has been married for 25 years so we had lots of stories to tell.  

One person in the group made a cake for Hubby as Sunday was his birthday and since we were celebrating life, she thought to celebrate his life as well.  Now the story behind the rabbit cake is that during our Sunday small group studies, we somehow end up chasing rabbits (you know going off topic) and we do it so often that we now have a small toy rabbit and when we are chasing one, the rabbit gets tossed to remind us all to get back on track. Well since Hubby is the one chasing rabbits, she made him a rabbit cake!  

Sunday was the actual Birthday of Hubby. I wish I had the vocabulary to describe how much his man means to me.  He makes me happy every day of my life. He is a wonderful provider but more importantly he makes me feel loved, safe, secure, important, valued, worthy and happy.When we first met, we didn't like each other.  He thought I was a snob and I thought he was a slob.  We were both wrong and fell in love and have been laughing ever since.  Life is not always easy, but together we feel we can conquer the world! I am so glad to have him in my life.  

Since he really loves whoopie pies, he got a whoopie pie cake!   And my "Little Cousin" made him some small whoopie pies as well, the portable type. He was very touched by her thoughtfulness.   What did you do this past weekend?


  1. A whoopie pie cake sounds good to me : ) Happy Birthday to your hubs! Hope all goes well for your friend entering the hospital

    We had crazy insane rain all day and night Saturday but sunny skies yesterday...went to church then for a drive in our little MG. We have not had enough sun in recent months.

  2. Happy birthday to your hubby!

    What a wonderful group that you're a part of ... how funny to have a rabbit cake because of all the rabbits you all chase. ;-)

    This weekend, I sewed, spread mulch, did a little yard mowing, watched the 2 littlest Ts and finished the jigsaw puzzle.

  3. I enjoyed reading you weekend wrap-up. The rabbit cake was cute--and a cute idea. I also liked the idea of a celebration of life party. At our phase of life, we should have more of those! Happy Birthday to your hubby :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your husband and congrats on such a long, wonderful relationship. I never thought of a whoopi cake, but I love whoopi pies.


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