Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1 1/2 weeks to go...

Free shipping on the website will be good through Labor Day.   Midori Kai is our next show on September 10th in Mountain View.  We're not ready...  Need to make more ornaments, more journals, print more brochures, put gas in the car...

Disneyland 1/2 Marathon is this Sunday!  Ahhhhh!  I really didn't train too much for it.  (once a week)  I just want to finish and get my medal.  Hopefully, I will be fully recovered by Midori Kai.  I will try to post my Nike Race results to Twitter and Facebook.  (no guarantees)

Monday, August 22, 2011

2 weeks to go...

Time is running out on us.  The new ornament is in mass production mode now.  (We hope you will like it!)  I hope to have a preview picture soon.  I guess I better get started making all of our hotel reservations for the Winter season!

We got a new app for our iphone, the Nike running app.  It tracks our time, distance, and calories burned.  (How much extra can I eat today?) It uses GPS to show you the route you ran and how fast you ran different areas.  I can post the results to Facebook and Twitter.  I'll definitely try to post the results of our half marathon.  (I'll hopefully post a sample run if I get time to run this week.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 weeks to go...

Wow, is summer coming to an end already?  We are trying to make inventory of our new ornaments, but time is running out.  (Speaking of running, only 2 weeks of training left for the Disneyland Half)  We'll probably be set on ornaments for Midori Kai and then have to scramble from week to week.  (same as every year... we try to get ahead, but fall behind right away!)

We took Cam to San Diego this past weekend for his first trip to Sea World.  He had a blast in the kids area riding the rides, climbing the huge jungle gym, and bouncing around the kids inflatable area.  (He wanted to ride the big roller coaster, Atlantis, but wasn't tall enough.)  We watched the Shamu show and dolphin show, which he enjoyed.  (for about 10 minutes, then got restless)  The weather was great, the food prices were high, and we got to spend some quality time with some friends and relatives there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

4 weeks to go...

Is my calendar right?  4 weeks until show season starts?  (3 weeks until the half marathon... Yikes!)  Well, we're doing our best to crank out new big journals and new ornaments for this year.  (while chasing around Cam and his cousin...)  Look for the 2009 (frame) ornaments to be on sale this season.

Storage Wars was great TV last week.  (I haven't gotten a chance to watch this week's episodes.)  I don't know why I like this show so much... I guess they have some interesting personalities and I always want to know what's in the locker!  (Not to mention the bidding is a whole psychological game onto itself...)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Show Season coming fast... 1/2 marathon even faster...

I thought Christmas just ended a month ago?  Show season starts in a month in Mountain View.  We get to drive up North five of six weekends starting the weekend of September 9th.  (The drive isn't fun, but the shows are!)

But before we get too worked up for show season, there's the little event called the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon standing in our way.  (Training is the least fun part of August!)  Labor Day weekend will mark our sixth straight year of running this half marathon.  I love the course... mostly flat, run through Disney, run through Angels Stadium... what more could I ask for?  (Good weather like last year!)  See you out there?