Tuesday, January 10, 2012

3-Day for the Cure: Day Two

Day Two began at about 5:00AM when Mom and I began to try to get ready. 
Come to find out, it's pretty challenging to do all the prep necessary in a little tent.
Our goal was to leave at 7 with our team for the route.
For some reason, it took us longer than ever to get ready.
At 7:27, we rushed out of our tents to the sound of blowhorns and a lady driving a golfcart yelling 
Needless to say, our poor feet ran us to the beginning of the route and we started at the back of the line.
But hey... we made it and didn't get bussed once!

Despite a crazy morning, it was a wonderful day and
a truly beautiful morning on the bay.

There were typically long lines to take pictures in these little booths, but we caught this one!

Just a few more of our police friends. They really showed themselves to be awesome today.

What quickly became our favorite snack: half bagels with peanut butter!

The 3-day national spokeswoman and our newest hero, Dr. Sheri Phillips!!

After hiking up Narragansett in Point Loma, it was so fun to watch SDPD toilet paper the paramedic girls' ambulance in the rain. They went back and forth all three days :)

But what really made our day was SJPD dancing around us with their radio in the bathroom lines at one of the pit stops. We couldn't stop laughing!

I love Point Loma!!

Ocean Beach!

Greatest surprise: J popped out from behind some random bushes and surprised us on the walk, then walked for a bit with us! Thanks for finding me, honey.

Flowers from a sweet lady after lunch. gerbera daisies = my favorite!

FREE ice cream cones for 3-day walkers from Golden Spoon?!?!? h.e.a.v.e.n.

Steve, Carly, Steve's mom Ellen, and Sammy came to visit us on the Boardwalk in the afternoon. So encouraging to see familiar faces! If only we weren't at the BACK of the line... we coulda visited longer. Unfortunately, the pit stop was closed before we got there, so we had to race to catch up. [how this happened, we still don't know]

Carly speed walked with us for a little bit. We love her!!

Another reminder of God's amazing goodness and creativity: sunset over the Bay

Back at camp: 40 miles down!! Just 20 to go!!

Camp that night was full of laughs with mom. I'm so thankful to have been able to share this experience with her. It wouldn't have been the same without her.

Stay tuned... day three and the big finale!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Why hello blog, it's me... Jordanna.

Well, it's only been a little over a month since my last blog… does anyone still read this? ;)
It has truly been such a busy season. A really great but busy season. I feel like I haven't stopped moving since the beginning of November and then things kicked into overdrive in December and now here we are second week of January! I totally missed the whole Christmas season (in writing). The good news is, so many special memories have been created… I just haven't had a chance to write about them. I really have so many things I've wanted to write about. So pathetic that I left off on day ONE of THREE in my 3-day adventure! 
Anyways, I'm gonna try to be back much more regularly.

So a few [of many] things to come:

The rest of our 3-day journey
Our Oregon adventure
Thankful for Thanksgiving
Our brother and sister in law's visit
Wrap up: 2011 goals 
Looking forward: 2012
The newest chapter in J&J's adventures: The year of Home Improvement

Bear with me as I attempt to catch up on things from long ago so we can get to what's going on now! 

However, yesterday I made this bomb breakfast/dessert pizza from my Bake for the Cure cookbook,
which I must share with you now.
 Apple Granola Pizza with Vanilla Drizzle
yes, please!!
the recipe? oh yes...

Happy New Year!