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Friday Office crafty Fairies....

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My office manager brought in hollyhock flowers from her garden and taught us how to make fairies.
It was pretty fun and hilarious we were doing it at work.

What you need:
a bloomed flower for the dress
Flower bud for the head

Instructions:
set the bloomed hollyhock upside down. Take a bud and peel off the green outer layers. You will see little holes at the base. Pick out two for your eyes. Shape the end of the left over greens for the nose. opposite of your eyes put the stem of the bloomed flower in the hole, now you have a head. Soo cute. Here is what we made....

5K's rock cont.

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5K's Rock

Yesterday I ran in my first 5K ever. Hoooray. It was sooo fun. At mothers day Blake made me promise to run a 5K with him within a years time. I tried to get out of it but to no avail..anyway so I was telling a coworker about it and we became running buddies. Needless to say I guess i didn't need a year to train. On a whim I saw the Wondergirl race posted a window while cruising downtown and thought shoot I should do it.

So I talked to LeeAnn my running buddy and we signed up. It was sooo fun and i am so glad I did it. I was really proud of my self and i wasn't evern last. I had better time than i thought i would too. I am dog sitting right now so i took the pooch with me. I am glad I did. It got his walk out of the way and it was fun having him as my partner. He did really well too (don't worry the owners know i take him running).
I am totally hooked and am planning on doing the next race in Nov. Hooray for running.

Pictures to come.

Guess who is in the dog house???

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Blake went Skydiving...without me....I am totally jealous. ? Yeah, so I get to work this morning to find that Blake sent me some pictures as an innocent way to tell me about it. I guess he was excited. Here is the proof he is mister adventure...
Well, OK at least he looked cute doing it but I am still jealous.
At least it looks like he finally got a hair cut too. Good job honey.

Oh, you are sooooo cool Blake!
Who is the crazy guy hitch'n a ride?
OK so now I am thinking i can going surfing without you for Labor day amd not feel guilty about it!! How mature am I? Not very mature but I feel better though hehehe Honey I love you and you will have to take me next time since you are now a pro! :)

Mexico Adventure Day 5

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Time to pack up a leave. I was actually ready to leave believe it or not. The Weather was really raining and windy as Hurricane Dolly started forming. We got out of dodge at the perfect time.
Don't I look hot? Me sick & tried after a long night. Yeah i totally didn't primp for the day.

We caught the shuttle to the airport early in the morning. The travel agency packed us in the van like sardines. It was kinda unpleasant. Good thing I am not tall because my knees where already hitting the back of the seat in front of me. Poor Blake. We finally made it to the airport and made it back to Dallas, TX safe and sound. Then we had a 4 hour drive back to Houston. The bonus was we got to stop and go to Dairy Queen and get a blizzard. We never do that, so it was a nice treat plus it was soooo hot.

Sorry this is a boring post but all we did was travel all day. Exciting. I'll get into posting my next chapter of my vacation (Texas) later on.

Peace people

Mexico Adventure Day 4

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Day 4 was awesome. We took a taxi to Playa del Carmen to catch a ferry to the island of Cozumel.It has some of the best diving in the world and was mostly undiscovered until Jacque Cousteau came along. Blake was really stocked to go scuba diving but then realized he for got his dive card. He was really bummed out but we whipped out our lonely planet guide book and found that it is on the best placed to go snorkiling too. Good thing we still had all our gear.
We we hoped on a super sweet fast ferry called AltraMar II.



Sorry the picture sucks we forgot to take a picture so I tried to get one off the internet.

Once we got to port we walked around window shopping for a bit and marveled at all the bright buildings. Really cool place but not so cheap due to all the Cruise ships. The locals like to play rip off the tourists. hehehe We got a taxi and booked it to beach Playa Palancar. We booked a boat to take us out snorkling to reefs Columbia Gardens and Palanacar. We had to wait a little wh…

Mexico Adventure Day 3

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Day three we just had a chill day and took advantage of all the free activities at the hotel.
We went to the beach and tried to get a sailboat to take out but they wouldn't give us one to take out because it was to windy or something. Lame!!!! Here is a picture still of what we could of had. We could have shelled out the dough for a wave runner but we didn't.
So we check out the beach a little and went to the swing bar to get virgin Pina Colada's and swung around for a little bit and then check out the sailboats again. After our refresshing drink we attempted to snorkle. The water was a warm bath. So nice. The water was murky but it was still fun to swim around. We saw a few fish. Then after snorkiling we got lunch and headed for the pool.

There were alot of Europeans at the resort but we were still alittle shocked to see topless ladies and speedo's strutting their stuff. We tried to stay away. It is interesting how different cultures had totally different body image vi…

Mexico Adventure Day 2

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On day two we slept in late. How great is that! I love sleeping in!!!! It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to go see some ruins. We got a taxi to take up to Playa del Carmen where we could catch the local bus to some ruins. Well Blake cut a deal with the taxi driver and he was our chauffeur for the day. I am pretty sure he got a sweet deal from us. It was awesome to know we had transportation waiting for us and we could take our time. We are not the big tour group type of people so we forged our own way in style. hehehehe not really. The first stop was Coba. Coba has the highest temple and has not been totally renovated so it is still all overgrown with jungle. I felt like an archeologist's seeing the ruins for the first time. A few key places had been cleaned up and we had fun climbing all over everything. Here is one of the ball courts that the mayans played in. This one had a carved skull in it. Owwwww scary i wonder who was sacrificed? Winner or Loser? Then we…