This past Labor Day weekend I met up with my daughter at Disneyland in California.
Here's just one of the many things I like about Disneyland, one evening upon returning to our room, I found these guys, who beat me to bed but were happy to see me.
My daughter and I met at Disneyland to run the Disneyland Half Marathon. You may remember we met in February and successfully finished the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World in Florida.
Running a race at each park in the same year qualifies you for the Disney Coast to Coast Challenge.
We did it! Two half marathons (which equals a marathon just separated by 6 months really!), two different states, two different Disney parks. We could not have asked for a better race day, the weather was perfect.
This little adventure was my daughter's idea, I'm so proud of both of us, training and finishing the races was nothing but fun.
So here's the hardware we earned, the Princess Race medal on the right, the Disneyland medal on the left, and in the middle, the Coast to Coast medal for finishing both races in one year.
Besides just looking for something fun for us to do together, we decided to run these races after hearing about a doctor, in Indianapolis, who collects medals from runners and then passes them on to patients "struggling with much harder races". But it was this sentence in the article that moved us to action, "kids especially enjoy the Disney medals". So our medals are heading to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. I hope a little girl somewhere feels like a princess when she wears the medal I earned for the Princess Race and that other children will smile and be happy to wear the other medals. I get to keep the ribbons, that's good enough for me.
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Since I wasn't home Labor Day weekend, my end of summer To Do's were postponed until now.
Packing up the summer flower arrangements, quilts, and my most favorite summer knick knacks; my colorful daisies and Fun in the Sun table arrangement.
I would be sorry to see them go if it weren't for two things, one, I'll get them back out next year and two, putting up summer things means one thing, it's FALL! My favorite time of year.
I love fall for a host of reasons but I'll share two with you,
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins and Pumpkin Spiced Latte's from Starbucks . . .
I love football, I root the loudest for the Colts, but I'll watch most games on TV and like several teams. Tonight the Saints play the Packers, two great teams representing two great cities. At 8:30 ET you'll find me in front of the TV with this . .
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