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May 11, 2009

Mother’s Day Recap & Great Fall Park : Round 2

So yesterday was a fabulous Mother’s Day. As I posted yesterday, I got a beautiful card from Jackson. He and Boyf are so sweet. mas pics 504

We started off the morning with pictures in the backyard. Here is my mom and I, and then Boyf and I. Obviously, Jackson and I are a package deal so he is in the picture too!mas pics 439mas pics 435-1

For brunch, we went to Vinifera, which is a wine bar and bistro by my house. We started off our meal there with a mango juice and a mimosa. Yum!

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I had the lobster frittata and it was TO DIE FOR. So good, seriously. There was some serious YUM going on on my plate. I enjoyed the decorations on the plate too. The petals (yes petals) on my plate we edible. I ate it ALL. mas pics 445 Post brunch, we headed back to Great Falls (again) . To enter the park you pay $5.00, and the pass they give you is good for 3 days. So my parents were talking about how they wanted to see the falls since it rained so much this week, and we went over there to check it out. Clearly, Jackson came again too. mas pics 447    The Falls had less water this time! So nuts how in less than 24 hours there was a noticeable difference in the water going through. mas pics 429mas pics 417mas pics 430 mas pics 431  

Here is Jackson and I posing for yet another picture. It shows how far the water has come up from the River in the past years. mas pics 418 mas pics 419

These are the flowers I got for my mom. I just LOVE the color! So fresh. I also got her this purple pearl necklace and earring set she had been eyeing up. She very much enjoyed it. 🙂mas pics 503

PS- Don’t forget to check out my Holy Donuts giveaway!

Holey Giveaway!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Holey Donuts! If you missed my review on Holey Donuts, please check it out here. These things ROCK! I am obsessed with them. GREAT tasting donuts without the fat and calories! Everyone wins! Holey Donuts is giving one lucky Jackson’s World reader the chance to win 4 boxes of Holey Donuts! Seriously, how generous is that?! The winner will recieve the 4 boxes just like I did and I assure you, that you will LOVE it!

To Enter:
1) You MUST go to http://www.holeydonuts.net/ and enter your email address in the sign up box on the home page, let me know you did this
2) If you have a blog, link back to this contest
3) Add me to your blogroll
4) Stalk/Follow me/Twitter this post

Please let me know what you do so I know how many points to give! Lots of ways to win! Contest ends Monday, May 18 at noon!

Holey Giveaway!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Holey Donuts! If you missed my review on Holey Donuts, please check it out here. These things ROCK! I am obsessed with them. GREAT tasting donuts without the fat and calories! Everyone wins! Holey Donuts is giving one lucky Jackson’s World reader the chance to win 4 boxes of Holey Donuts! Seriously, how generous is that?! The winner will recieve the 4 boxes just like I did and I assure you, that you will LOVE it!

To Enter:
1) You MUST go to http://www.holeydonuts.net/ and enter your email address in the sign up box on the home page, let me know you did this
2) If you have a blog, link back to this contest
3) Add me to your blogroll
4) Stalk/Follow me/Twitter this post

Please let me know what you do so I know how many points to give! Lots of ways to win! Contest ends Monday, May 18 at noon!

Library Card

I have been telling myself for weeks I was going to go to the library and get a card. I have been spending so much money buying books these days, I really needed to cut back. So I went today and got a card. I had one in high school, but I haven’t been to a library since. mas pics 450 

I am so excited now. I have such a huge list of books I want to read on goodreads so it will be awesome to be using the library system again. I feel so thrifty! This is definitely going to count towards my TSL point tally on Bobbi’s site! Check out my keychain with my new library card on it. I have a lot going on on my key ring!

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Also, please embrace my stack of books. I really have no business getting a library card right now and bringing new books into my world. My ‘to-read’ stack is piled high! Does anyone else out there buy all these books and then not have time to read them all and wind up with a huge stack? The pile is always high! I’ve got lots of reading to do!

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Also,  a SHOUT OUT OF LOVE to Boyf is in order. He fixed my Windows Live Writer which has been the bane of my existence for some time now. I am not sure what he did, or how he did it. All I know is that he fixed it, its working now and I am so happy. It’s so much easier to blog with it. If you aren’t using it, download Windows Live Writer right now. Stop reading and go download! Go!

Thanks again Boyf. You’re the best. Xo.

Flip Cup Tournament

The woman’s lacrosse team I play on, Rhino Bar Lacrosse, had a Flip Cup Tournament Fundraiser last night. It. Was.Awesome. We had so much fun! Boyf and I headed over to Mich’s house to have a little pre-game fun. I started off the evening with a Solixir-tini, and I brought some to share.

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I started with the Awake first, to pump me up for the evening. It was good. I mixed it with some good ol’ vodka. It was quite tasty. Then Mich made a cocktail with the Relax (MY FAV.) She mixed it with some vodka, added a splash of cranberry juice and tonic water. So delish!

mas pics 361 mas pics 364 Here is team Mercy Rule! So Hardcore! We all wore blue as a team color! mas pics 365 So high school. Mich and I did this pose at every high school dance. It’s a classic.

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Game on.

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Ok, so here is Team Mercy Rule in the Final Game. We won every game up to this point. It was best out of 7 games. In one game. Awesome. I love this picture, everyone is having a great time, except I look like I am biting Boyf’s hand off. I am really just so excited we are winning! I am very competitive and like to win. Go hard or go home! 🙂

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It was neck and neck. It all came down to one cup. And we lost. Tear. We put up an awesome fight. It was such a good night. Everyone had a great time. Maybe TOO much fun. 🙂

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Mich and I post tournament. Boyf loved Mich’s comment: “We were the $^#! in high school” Haha. I think she is just too humble. Mich you need to come out of your shell a bit. haha. JK!

mas pics 386  So Rhino Bar is known for their Barak O Bomb. It’s a shot of Hennessy and Bailey’s into 1/2 a pint of Guinness. Probably not the best way to end a night of drinking in a flip cup tournament, but that’s how I roll. It was good, and it’s the bars signature shot. I had to do it. mas pics 392

Great Falls Park: Round 1

It was beautiful this weekend! Boyf and I hit up Great Falls Park which is only a few miles from my house. I can’t believe something like this is literally a few minutes from my house. Its so beautiful. This is the Potomac River going down the falls. I am on the Virginia side, across the river is Maryland. The falls are CRAZY this weekend due to all the rain we have had, which is why we went to check it out. Usually there are tons more rocks to see, and people are always kayaking down the river. Not this weekend. The water is moving crazy fast. Not safe for water activities! The park ranger said it peaked on Wednesday and pretty much all the rocks shown were covered! So nuts!

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Here is Jackson and I posing in front of the falls. EVERYONE was there this weekend with their dogs. Jackson made so many new friends. He was such a trailblazer!

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Boyf and Jackson and I.

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Love my Jersey Boys (both Jackson and Boyf are from the Jerz)

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Jackson and I on the rocks overlooking the Falls.

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People were rock climbing off this wall. Looks WAY too steep for me!

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Ok, so it was muddy, and I didn’t want Jackson to get dirty, so I carried him over the muddy parts. Boyf thought I was ‘making Jackson feel like less of a man’ by doing this. But if doggie is going to sleep on my bed with me, doggie must not go traipsing through the mud!

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I got to bust out my North Face mountain shoes! I bought these at an outlet last summer. I knew I would need them someday! I loved them, they were so comfortable and sturdy. Some chicks were walking around the park in heels! WTF? Seriously, if you are coming to a National Park…leave the heels at home please. Thanks.

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Jersey Boys relaxin on a rock.

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Today was the perfect opportunity to bust out my new Camelback. It was awesome. So comfortable. I didn’t even notice it was there unless I wanted a sip of water. Great buy! Jackson had a water break too.

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Is it me, or do my arms look buff in these pic? Love the new Camelback!!

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Jackson was seriously knocked out after this day of trailblazing. He peaced out for a nap the second we got back in the car. I think he had a great time though. Boyf and I had so much fun. I can’t wait to go back again! mas pics 412

Morning Running Attempt #2

Ok, so I made another attempt to run in the morning this weekend. I thought Saturday morning would be perfect. Boyf I knew would sleep in for a while and I knew I could get up and get an awesome workout in and then feel great the rest of the day. Not exactly. I woke up at 7:00am from my internal clock. I get up around 5:30 everyday so 7:00 am rocks my world! It’s sad but true. So I get up, change and hit the pavement.

Mile #1, feeling good and proud I woke up to get in a great run. I am planning how far I can go, and enjoying it.

Mile #2, everything is going well. I picture Boyf in my head still sleeping under the covers, and I am happy he gets to enjoy sleeping in, and I am getting a solid run in.

Mile #2.5 PAIN. Right under my right side ribcage. Piercing pain. I must stop due to the pain, and I NEVER STOP. Also, my left leg was sore/hurting as well.

Sadness for me. I had to push in where it hurt to make the pain bearable, and I limped home. I was so pissed off. I don’t know what it was. I came home to lay down and iced my leg and felt better after a while. I didn’t eat anything before the run, so I am not sure if that was it, but I wasn’t hungry, so I don’t know. I took off today (Sunday) and I hope to get back into my swing of things tomorrow. So frustrating. Maybe I am just not meant to run in the a.m.

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