Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Posted by Sabrina at 7:51 PM
Monday, April 28, 2008
So last Monday I had the amazing opportunity to take a cake class from Nicholas Lodge who is a British man with an amazing cake reputation. He runs a sugar arts school in Georgia and also travels all over giving classes. I was excited because this calss was to teach us how to make a French Purse Cake (this is his own design). This was also good because it gives is a basis of which to make other purse cakes. Also, since it was made on a styrofoam dummy, I have a nice display for my bakery.
Nicholas was an amazing teacher. He showed us step by step what to do and then let us do it on our own. He also had all the supplies and tools we needed so I didn't have to bring anything. I did bring my camera! Also, since it was an all day class (9 AM until 6 PM) we also had lunch included.
Posted by Sabrina at 12:04 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Posted by Sabrina at 1:19 AM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Posted by Sabrina at 9:30 AM
Friday, April 18, 2008
I had to wait for the washing machine repair guy on Wednesday and was bummed that I had to miss my awesome body flow class. Casey called to find out how we were doing and talk about plans for Roman's first birthday party in July (look out folks, that boy is getting big!). When she found out that I was waiting around at home she offered to come over for a visit and keep me compnay and bring Roman to play with his prima Jasmine. Jasmine was super excited but I think she forgets Roman can't run around with her yet. We had fun playing with him and Jasmine insited on holding him (even though he is almost as big as she is!). She gave him hugs and kisses and was happy he was there. We had some lunch (I ordered the new pasta from Pizza Hut - very decent). It was really nice to spend some quality time with my nephew and sis in law.
Posted by Sabrina at 2:21 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This week has been a very exhausting and exciting time in our training. I walked 42 miles this week and that brings my grand total up to 204 miles over the past 10 weeks. It is amazing to me that I have done this and I can't believe that I will be walking 39 miles in 2 days in just 3 short weeks. It has really made me feel better physically, emotionally and spiritually. Just to know I am doing something I have never done before and creating a habit that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Saturday and Sunday were huge walking days for us, we walked a total of 29 miles (20 on Saturday and 9 on Sunday) and it was an eye opener to how hard this is really going to be. Up until then it had been challenging but not as hard as it was on Saturday. The weather didn't help much. When we started walking at 7 AM it was hot and humid. So humid in fact that 2 hours into our walk it began to rain. This continued on and off for the full 8 hours we walked. Despite our wet feet, clothes and hair, it was really rewarding to know we could do it, even though we felt we crawled the last 3 miles to the car! We started at mile 0 in Mount Vernon and walked all the way to Roosevelt Island just before the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Marcia parked her car there and walked back towards us and we met about 6 miles out from the car. We saw some great sights and it you really appreciate your surroundings when you take the time to take it all in and this is nearly impossible to do in a car. After the walk we ate in Georgetown at this high end pizza place (good pizza - but really, anything would taste good after walking 8 hours!). We also had some yummy cupcakes for dessert.
Sunday was almost harder since my body hadn't fully recuperated from Saturday's walk. We again started at mile 0 in Mount Vernon and walked to Chicken Out in Old Town Alexandria (where my car was parked). It took us a little over 3.5 hours to walk the 9 miles and my body just hurt. Thank goodness for yoga on Monday! I also started noticing how many bridges we cross when we walk and I was amazed to note that we walked over 26 bridges on Sunday and over 40 bridges on Saturday. This week we will be walking 22 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday. Hope I make it! :)
Thanks to all who have donated and supported me in this cause, especially those who donated last week. I am now at 81% towards my goal of raising $1800. I am about $348 away from 100%!! Please Please, if you have told me you would donate and haven't yet, please do this soon as I am anxious to know I have made my goal and my training hasn't been in vain! I know I can do this and have been so grateful to all of you for your support and generosity. Every dollar that I raise makes me work and push harder to make sure my body is fit and ready to walk on May 3 and 4.
Posted by Sabrina at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday night April 4th we had a princess party sleepover. Kellen and Joe (Team Trauger) had a date to meet some friends for dinner and so they asked us to watch their girls and I suggested that they spend the night so that the parents didn't have to come and disturb them at a late hour and also give them a night to themselves.
Posted by Sabrina at 11:59 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
We were very surprised when we received a call at 11:30 at night on March 28 from Kevin telling us that their new little daughter had arrived a few weeks earlier than anticipated! We were excited to hear all the details and so we skipped church on Sunday morning to go to the hospital and meet little Eleana Elaine Zarcone. She looked like a sweet little peanut weighing in at 6 pounds and 12 ounces. She has pretty dark hair and looks a lot like her daddy (in my opinion!). It was heaven to hold her and get to know her and be close to such a new little miracle. I know Jasmine is anxious to meet her new little partner in crime and we will try and make that happen soon! So welcome to the world little Eleana!
Posted by Sabrina at 7:26 PM