Thursday, July 12, 2012

Messy Book on the Beach

Earlier this summer, I visited the beautiful state of Oregon! Messy Book went along for the journey and had quite the experience at Rockaway Beach.

It all started here. I sat down to do some journaling on the beach. It was a beautiful evening!

After journaling, I decided to do some messy artwork. (Notice my friend in the background.)

MB gets buried in the sand. I am having a lot of fun, and notice that I am being watched...

This little guy was quite curious and wondered what I was doing.

I kept working, and built a sand castle over the top of where I buried MB.

I stomped ALL OVER IT!!

Stomping was fun too, but now it was time for something bigger. So I dug up MB.

At this point, my lil friend was getting super curious, and slowly came closer and closer. So I put MB on the sand and observed what happened....

He walked all the way over to the book, decided it wasn't something to eat, and wondered off again! He didn't leave the area though. He hung out with me the entire time I was on the beach!

Check out how close he got to MB, before heading off and away from it.

The final MB adventure....
Hmmm....what do you think happened?

YIKES!!!! Okay, I confess, I orginally was going to rescue MB from the wave. Trying to get the perfect picture, I wasn't fast enough to save MB from a total soaking!! I must say, I DO LOVE this picture!

Drying out a tad before going back inside. It took MB a day to get all the way dry, and now the pages are super crinkly and filled with bits of sand. :)

This messy adventure was the most fun of all!! What could be better than an adventure on the Oregon coast? I loved visiting there and hope to go back some day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Color Run

Last Saturday, several of us headed to Tulsa to participate in The Color Run. Roger and I met up Tracy and road together to Tulsa EARLY that morning. (We got up at 4:00 a.m., which is starting to be the norm for many of our runs this summer. Gotta beat that heat!)

Tracy and I before the color starting flying.

Roger and I pre-run.

The race started at 8:00 a.m., but with a group of over 10,000 participants, getting started was a slow process. Every five minutes, 1,000 runners were set free on the streets of Tulsa, while the rest of us waited...and waited.....and waited....and played!

Color packets being tossed into the waiting crowd....a green packet landed right in Roger's hand! (Since we had a ton of yellow packets and no green ones, we pulled out a yellow to play with in the start area.)

Who says waiting can't be fun?

After about an hour, we got to run...kinda. The streets were very crowded, but we managed a walk/run for the entire route. Of course, walking through the color zones to get optimum color coverage!

Here's a few pics of what it looked like along the way....
Roger's shirt looking pretty cool.

This volunteer was "baptizing" people with blue! I needed a little extra color for my hair. 

Looking good in blue!

In the yellow zone...

What? I have no color on my back? Let me fix that!

Roger is having a blast and is looking awesome in his colorful shirt. 

Heading for the finish line!

We saved our color packets for here's a few pics of the after run celebrations....

Tracy and I decided that Roger needed a little MORE color. 

He looks much better now, right?

One last color fling...

The best color job I've had this year! Too bad it didn't last. :(

Hanging out and chatting post run.

Overall, The Color Run was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it!