Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Weddings are FUN!

Last weekend Jamie and Jill were married! And what a BLAST of a wedding it was! The wedding was held in Stillwater, MN and most of the lumberjack crew attended. It was so strange to see all of us dressed up… but kind of neat too!
The ceremony was beautiful. Because I had to work in the morning, I packed my bags quickly, rushed up to Stillwater, had about 10 minutes to shower and get ready at the hotel, and then booked it to the church. I made it just in time for Jill to walk down the aisle (sorry about that Jill!) and I was glad I did… she was absolutely beautiful! I then realized I was wearing two completely different shoes. Way to go Shana! So between the ceremony and reception I was the best dressed person at Target buying new shoes, earrings, and a purse. I also had some time to throw on some make-up. The reception was probably the most fun I’ve had all summer; and I’ve never danced so much in my life! Every once in awhile I would stop and look at all of my awesome friends… and felt so damn lucky! I honestly have some of the greatest friends in the world. They are the reason log rolling is the best sport ever. The only thing that would have made the night better would have been if Ken was able to make it! Slow dances were a bit depressing… haha. So thank you Jamie and Jill, for such a great time.

Saturday I drove home and took at stop at the new outlet mall in the Wisconsin Dells. I hate shopping. I really do. BUT (Ken will agree to this) Nike Outlet Store + Shana = Bad news. Luckily I did not break my bank account with this particular visit. :)

Sunday Ken and I mapped out the course for the “Canines For A Cure” Dog Run/Walk this coming Saturday. The people at the park thought we were totally insane for driving all over the place over and over again. One ranger even stopped us to see if we needed directions! But we successfully mapped out the two mile course. And just an FYI… you need a permit to play Frisbee Golf. If you don’t have one, you WILL get caught. Promise. Anyway, if you are free this Saturday, PLEASE COME TO THE CANINES FOR A CURE DOG RUN/WALK AT TOKEN CREEK PARK! Even if you don’t have a dog, the humane society is bringing some homeless doggies who would LOVE to go for a stroll. For more information, or to register, please visit:

Alrightly… time for work!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bike, Juice, Canines, and Steve Irwin

Today Ken surprised me with a NEW BIKE! How cool is that? His hobby is making old junky bikes new and ridable. He built me a mountain bike! I've never had one before, so today I had fun biking through large potholes and on and off the curb. :)

Speaking of new things, I finally fell victim to an infomercial. I purchased the Jack LaLane Juice Express Juicer. But, in my own defense, I have wanted a juicer for awhile, and I got this one on e-bay at a really great price. Hopefully it works! Let me know if you have any cool juicing recipes.

On the topic of juice (I have some great segways today!) I need to start eating WAY healthier. After log rolling season ended, it's been a downhill cascade. Thank got I work out a lot, otherwise I would be a BLIMP! So tomorrow out comes the food diary. If you are ever looking for the best way in the world to get your eating in check, record EVERYTHING you eat for one week. It can be a royal pain, but it really makes you think about what you put in your mouth.

The past few weekends have flown by in a huge blur. I've gotten much more involved with the Huntington's Disease Society of America, so I have had the opportunity to travel to all of the local events. So far the Dowell Family and Melissa Worthington have made a HUGE difference in our local HD community. Our next big adventure: “CANINES FOR A CURE” coming up on Saturday, September 23rd. If you have ANY interest in taking your dog for a 2 mile walk or run, this event will be a BLAST. If you don't have a dog, the Dane and Columbia County Humane Societys will be on hand with homeless pups who would love to go for a stroll. For more information, or to sign up, please visit:

This has been such a lazy labor day weekend... and I LOVE it! I got quite a bit of house cleaning and other odd jobs out of the way. Yesterday we finally went to see Pirates 2 and were totally disappointed. Thank god I at least got to look at Orlando Bloom for a few hours, otherwise it would have been a COMPLETE waste! Last night we went over to Peter's and played a mean game of Kinetics. If you haven't seen this play station game... go try it! It could possibly put all personal trainers out of business (highly unlikely) but it is so worth the money. We played most of the combat games, and almost threw up we were so tired! That was followed by hours of jumping on trampolines in the rain. Probably not a bright idea, but Ken and Peter have knack for danger. Today we slept in insanely late, did some cleaning, then went for bike ride. Other than the fact I have to go to work at 6am tomorrow... life is good!

On a sad note, I've been pretty down about the loss of Steve Irwin. This world is already too short on happy, positive, caring people. Now we have lost another. Luckily he was doing what he loved.