Monday, June 27, 2011

Squeaking in a June post

Yes, another month has gone by without a blog post. I justify this because I literally have hardly been home since summer vacation began 4 weeks ago! 

The first weekend of summer I ran my second-ever half marathon. Ginger & I ran this race last year so training this year went much smoother. Here's my all ready to go at the start of the race:

Ginger & me mid-race

Me somewhere between mile 11-12. Not sure where I got that burst of energy for the photographer. Obviously, Ginger & I weren't running were time. We were running to finish!

At the finish line!

Two days later we left for a camping trip. This was our third trip to Gualala River Redwood Park. I love this place! The weather cooperated so the kids spent most of the time in the water, riding bikes or climbing trees.

Group photo!

Here are some pretty things around us:

After we got back from this trip I was headed back out again a week later to Lake Tahoe with my parents, my brother and his family. 

I'm finishing up a short session of summer school with one of my students and after the 4th of July holiday we'll be off again on our next big camping trip. 

On the crafting front, I've been working hard on finishing my 7gypsies mini drawer project from Paula & Debbie at 2gypsygirls. I managed to do the cute make & take at Art Inspired Studios when they were there to teach a few classes but I couldn't make it since I was headed out to the Prince concert {um, best SHOW ever!}so I simply bought the class kit and am just finishing up adding photos. Love it already.

I found these 2 cute projects on my blog roll this afternoon. Yet more projects that to add to my never-ending list of things I want to work on this summer!

This thread rack looks so easy to make. Just buy a few wooden rulers, a bit of fabric I have on hand and some nails and viola! Total cuteness. Thanks to Minitoko's blog for the tutorial! Check it out!

And how about this totally awesome 3D calendar I found on the How About Orange blog. You simply print out the paper and follow the tutorial over at Curiosity Group. Yeah, I know, I have a serious fascination with camping!

Happy Monday everyone! What are your plans this week?