Monday, October 30, 2006

Climbing for Cancer

I have a link where you can go and sponser my climb for cancer if you would like. Again, I will be climbing up the stairs of the Sears Tower on November 12, 2006 to raise money for Cancer Research. Please click on this link to read more and decide if this is a cause you would like to be a part of. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

My next physical challenge

I wanted to let you know my next physical challenge for myself. Instead of doing a 5k this fall I decided that I am going to challenge myself in a new way. I am going to climb up the Sear's Tower. On November 12, 2006 I will climb up 2, 109 steps, that's 103 stories. I will be doing it to raise money for cancer research. This is a group that raises money for scientist to do research on cures for all forms of cancer. Since my Mom died of cancer, 10 years ago this coming Christmas, this is an important issue to me.

Here is the link, so you can read about it. Also, I will let you know in the next couple of days where you can send donations if you feel like sponsoring my climb.

I would love it if any of you Chicagoans would join me for this adventure. Steve, Amy?

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Gingerbread Man's Revenge

Parker won a sweepstakes. He got to go to a Chicago Wolves Game and be on the ice in a costume contest.

He was a Gingerbread man seeking revenge on people who bite the heads off of Gingerbread men. Tonight he was biting off the head of an IOWA STARS Goalie. Here we are waiting for the game to start.

Here he is on the ice with his competition. From right to left: Power ranger, hulk, dracula, Parker, Big witch, little witch and the only other real competition, a hockey puck. He's behind the camera man. We knew when we saw the competition that the only one we really had to worry about was the hocky puck. AKA Tyler.

Here is Wayne Messmer announcing the winner of the costume contest. It came down to the hockey puck (Tyler) and Parker and the crowd cheered the loudest for Parker. He won 2 hours of Trick or treating with their mascot, SKATES. We cannot wait.

Here was our only competition, Hockey Puck, er, um I mean Tyler. The neat thing about this, is that The HockeyPucks, as Tricia calls them, live in the town where my kids go to school and he goes to the catholic school down the street. So guess what? Hockey Puck gets to go Trick or Treating with Skates too because we invited them to come. They are really excited.

We had a great night despite the Wolves losing in overtime to the Iowa Stars 5-4. Stay tuned for pictures from our Trick or treating adventure.

Friday, October 20, 2006

At least I'm not this lazy

I've really been getting back into working out and eating right again. Someone sent this video to me and I was cracking up. I am doing a lot better than the people in this video. Watch it and be motivated to get moving. Enjoy!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Blog

I have started another blog that I thought some of you might be interested in. Poetry has become a new hobby for me. I use poetry to get my thoughts down when I'm stressed, when I want to eat or just because. I have just posted a new poem about becoming a teacher. I will be posting one that I wrote when I was tempted to go to Starbucks. I drove right by it as I was writing a poem in my head. I will also be posting past poems that I am very proud of.

If you would like to check it out go to:

Have a great day and enjoy!!