Monday, May 20, 2013

Another Weekend Has Come & Gone

One of my favorite weekends of the year has come and gone – Relay for Life weekend!

We had a GREAT time and I stayed until midnight (the latest I’ve stayed so far)!

Our theme was Superhero’s and my hospital made these awesome shirts for us!

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Jason created his own superhero…not quite sure his superpower just yet.

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Uhhh…ok.

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My speech went over really well and so did our mustache straws! Stay tuned for a complete recap tomorrow (with video)! Yay!

Here’s a recap of Relay’s from the past two years:

Relay 2012
Relay 2011

I slept on in Saturday morning, then began the process of staining our deck. I pressure washed the old faded stain off the deck back in April but it’s been raining so much, I couldn’t get out there and put new stain on the deck until this weekend!

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Here’s the pressure-washed pre stained deck

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I have big plans for our backyard area! Hopefully I’ll be able to share the after pictures with you soon!

I made a HUGE mistake this weekend, and I completely, 100% knew better. I am almost embarrassed to admit because I preach it all the time – I forgot to wear sunscreen and let me tell you, I’m paying for it. I now have the worst sunburn of my life. I woke up twice on Saturday night because of the pain. It’s miserable. Thankfully I have aloe vera gel with lidocaine and I have a prescription burn cream so I’ve been using both very generously. I can honestly say, I’ve learned my lesson.

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Here’s where I stopped because I realized how much sun I had been exposed to.

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I painfully resumed staining today and finished the entire deck before the sun set. I took a picture before being completely finished so you could see the contrast in color of the wood. I LOVE it and can’t wait to finish up the rest of the backyard!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Run any races?

28 comments:

  1. Sorry about your sunburn Karen! you have reminded me that I need to do this as well, but I'm being lazy...ok, preoccupied with running, more like. I have the stain and I just need to borrow a friend's pressure washer but I keep putting it off!

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    1. I hear you! It's definitely time consuming! Remember to wear sunscreen! lol

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  2. omg karen! I felt the same way on the cruise. I knew better and could feel my skin burning but we stayed in the sun and both fried! Hope you feel better!

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  3. That's crazy how different the deck looks! Hope the sunburn is ok!!

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    1. Thanks! I agree about the deck - I love it!

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  4. I ran the Fargo Half Marathon - review coming on my blog soon (hopefully today or tomorrow)

    Super sorry to hear about the sunburn! Praying it heals quickly!

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    1. Ooh good!! Can't wait to hear about it! Thank you!

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  5. Sorry about your sunburn...I did that in Pensacola...it was overcast and I still got burned! It's better now though. Your deck looks great!

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    1. Glad your sunburn is getting better! This stinks, big time!! Thank you! I'm glad it's done, now I can enjoy it! :0)

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  6. The one place I forget to put sunscreen ...MY FACE! Only bc I use a special facial sunscreen so I don't break out. Heal soon!

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  7. ouch in the sunburn, so easy to do, I hate sunscreen so I always try to avoid it if I can. I do realize that isn't very smart of me since I am a redhead and burn so easily!

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    1. I don't dislike sunscreen, I just forget to use it!

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  8. I hate burning! Ugh. Hope it heals soon.

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  9. Ouch! I'm pretty lucky in that I don't burn very easily. Your deck looks awesome though!

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  10. Sounds like the Relay for Life was a great success! I love your shirts and am looking forward to the recap. :)

    Hope your sunburn feels better!

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  11. I love Relay for Life! I just participated in the Anthem, AZ one a few weeks ago!! Glad you had a good time! You stayed out much later than me ;)

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  12. Ouch, sunburns are awful! Last year I burned my nose sooo bad I swear it turned black. Hope it heals up fast!

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    1. Oh no!! Thank you....yes, they are the worst!

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  13. Sorry you got sunburned girl! I did that a few weeks ago when we went to one of the forts. I put sunscreen on the boys but totally forgot about me! I had a tank top on and my chest and arms got fried. The deck looks awesome!!!!

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    1. Oh no!!! That stinks! Glad it's better! Thank you! :0)

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  14. Ouch, hope the sunburn is better today :)
    The deck looks amazing

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    1. Thank you! It is still the same but will hopefully get better soon!

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