Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bucket List Update

1. Travel to London (traveled to London May 2010)
2. Travel to Paris (traveled to Paris May 2010)
3. Travel to Australia
4. Travel to Hawaii
5. Travel to Alaska
6. Learn Spanish (enrolled in and attendingSpanish class) 
7. Go stargazing
8. Develop craft/creative blog and post regularly (developed in spring 2010)
9. Go on a road trip with my hubby, Eric, to places we’ve never been
10. Create my dream home
11. Start a business with Eric
12. Go scuba diving and/or snorkeling
13. Swim with dolphins
14. Volunteer to help children in need (volunteered with Make a Wish in July 2010 but will continue to do so)
15. Achieve my ideal weight
16. Run a 10K
17. Really learn to golf (Eric and I have been taking lessons with Rudy and they are going well!)
18. Make a positive difference in someone’s life
19. Plant and grow tomatoes
20. Plant and grow a garden
21. Plan a family reunion for the Holbrook family
22. Learn sign language
23. Visit Disney World with our (future) children and my extended family
24. Visit all of the MLB parks with Eric http://creativitybyjen.blogspot.com/2010/04/mlb-parks.html (scheduled to visit Rogers Centre to see the Tigers play the Blue Jays in August)
25. Take the SPHR test and pass (putting off until 2011 while I achieve my CLRP certification in 2010)

WAM 300

Darci and I volunteered through the Volunteer Match Site with the Make a Wish Foundation this past weekend.  Bike riders started a 300 mile ride from Traverse City on Friday.  They rode 100 miles each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, finishing in Chelsea.  This is where we came in!  We spent the morning and early afternoon on Sunday preparing for the arrival of the riders and then assisting the Make a Wish kids when they presented the riders with their medals.  The kids were truly awesome and amazing!  Even though they are very ill, they have so much spirit.  We loved the experience and hope to help again in the future. 

The area that we worked in was called the Wish Hero Barn!

This was the stage that the kids were on when they put the medals on their riders! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tigers vs Twins

We had a fun family outing at the Tigers game.  Eric's Mom, sister and Aunt Betty, Eric and I went to an afternoon Sunday game.  It was a warm and sunny day.  We all had a great time.

Who doesn't love a claw!!!  I forgot mine in the car in Chelsea! :(

We loved the plaid and bought matching hats - just different colors! 

Relay for Life Golf Tournament

Eric and I are involved in two Relay for Life teams each year.  The first relay event was a couple of weeks ago in Ann Arbor.  We were part of the Ann Arbor Jaycees team.  We also walk with the OmniSource team in August.  The OmniSource team does a ton of fundraising.  This year we even had a golf outing to raise money.  Eric and I were lucky enough to play.  We played a scramble with another couple with SLIGHTLY better skills than us.  That really isn't saying a whole lot.  :)  Eric and I have only ever golfed one other time together.  We need practice but had a great time!  It was such a long day though!  We literally golfed for 7 and a half hours.  It was crazy!

We need help!  :)  We are going to a "Couples Golf Clinic" next weekend - maybe there is hope!

Eric's Mom gave us personalized tees for Christmas!  They are FUN!
Jody and Travis
It rained very hard about halfway through the day.  We took a short break.  After the rain settled down, we found this snapping turtle.  Apparently Travis traps them.  He REALLY wanted to take this one home but it was mean! 

Birthday Weekend

Oh the summer, HOW I LOVE YOU!! 

I was SO happy to finally have some time at home over the 4th of July weekend.  We had Darci and Patrick over for my actual birthday.  We spent time many hours out on the boat.

We hung out all day, grilled out for dinner, and went out again at night to watch the fireworks on our lake.  It was one of the best birthdays I've had!! 

I have been trying to learn how to do a few more things on my "simple" camera.  I like the Fireworks feature. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Red Robin

How in the world is anyone supposed to eat right when things like this exist? YUM