Thursday, August 27, 2009

The many faces of Cooper Webb.....

Erin... Here you go... the pic of the week!

sorry it's Friday and it should have been up yesterday...BUT ... I was super busy at work :)

My newphew Cooper cracks me up! Here is a series of pics from the funny faces he makes...

My precious.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I know I know...

You are saying to yourself "Allison...where have you been!!!" j/k j/k

I have been here...just super busy :)

Last weekend marked completion of Tri #3.... I was not looking forward to this one AT ALL!!! In fact, I pretended to hurt myself on Saturday but it didn't work....

Let me explain why I pretended to hurt myself.... the bike course. I drove the course on Saturday afternoon... it was 14 miles of rolling hills. Good thing I had Dolce b/c I never could have come close to finishing that course on the old bike. I might have finished eventually but there would have been NO way I could have walked the next day.

I normally do all these fancy schmancy write ups after my tri's but I'm not feeling it this time. So I'll give you the basics... 300meter pool swim (loved it.... hate open water), 14 mile bitch of a bike (loved it...and hated it all at the same time), 3 mile run (hated it...b/c i hate running supremely)

This was Newbie's first tri, my 3rd and Cay's 4th.... It was an awesome experience again (as it always is after the fact) and I'm so proud every time I finish one of these it makes me not ever want to stop :)

Until Tomorrow.... it's pic of the week day you know!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


I finally bit the bullet and bought my new bike... Her name is Dolce :)

I took her for a spin on Saturday morning and we are already in love.... a relationship made at Plano Cycling and Fitness on Friday, August 14 :)

I love her... and so does my body...

Thursday, August 13, 2009


All I can say is "WOW" and "THANK YOU CASTLEBERRY'S :)"

Hawaii was amazing! We had an awesome trip! Would you like a re-cap.... ahhh why not :) We can start on Monday, August 3...

Monday night - Cayla came over and stayed with me since we had an early flight on Tuesday morning. We were going to drive to the airport and drop the rental that I had from my wreck and then head to the gate for our flight. I packed and Karen came over for a visit..... we ended up at the bar. OOPS :) We went to Scooters (an ole fav...but now kind of scary on a Monday night) then to Fox and Hound for some frosty beverages to start off our vacay!!! We got home and crashed...and set the alarm for 6am :( ick...not fun after you've been drinking...but ok b/c it marked vacation starting!

Tuesday - 7:30ish am.... arrive at the terminal to check in.... my bag weighed 49 pounds...enough said. You could ask "Allison, how did your bag weigh 49 pounds when you are going to a destination that could possibly require the least amount of close short of being naked..." My answer... "I'm a SERIOUS overpacker"

Tuesday - 8:30am - flight departs for Phoenix
Tuesday - 10:45ish - arrive in Phoenix
Tuesday - noon ish - depart for Kuai

arrive in Kuai - depart for Honolulu - arrive in Honolulu - depart for Kona - arrive in Kona (9:15is pm Hawaii time; 2:15AM Texas time) Total Travel Time = 18 hours....YUCK!!!

While we were in Hawaii we relaxed on the beach, hiked a volcano, snorkeled at one of the top 20 reefs in the world, played at the pool, went to a luau, toured a vanilla farm, visited waterfalls, cooked out excellent fresh fish right off the boat, met some new friends from California, Ohio, and Hawaii, ate alot, drank alot, and relaxed ALOT!!!

It was an amazing trip :) Cayla has posted all of our pics on FB... but here's a sneak preview until I can go steal her's off FB and post here....

Here's a few....

On the plane to our last stop - Kona :)

On the tarmac in Kona - you get off here and used to this is where you would get "leid" due to the cost of Lei's they no longer do that unless you pay for it

Night one - Luau (me and Cay)

Luau night - Me, Cay, Chesney, and Katie....

Mai Tai's - the best drink EVER

The Hawaiian Vanilla Company - who knew Vanilla comes from Orchids!!!

Me and Cay - Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

Monday, August 3, 2009


Well hello my faithful readers...

I have MIA - except for the small post on Friday on my "Blogiversary"...

I was in Chi-town all last week for work... I wish I could say that I went to Sears Tower, a Cubbies game, ate all the pizza I could stand and threw in a brat here or there... but I literally walked from the hotel to our office... that's it (except for the short excursion to Harry Carey's for dinner one night with my colleagues).

It was a great week in Chicago though. A great sales skills training workshop where I was finally able to put faces with names, shake a few hands, and finally meet some our upper management. All in all it was a great week, a great learning experience, and hopefully a nice stepping stone to my future with my company. I always feel re-energized coming home from trips like this... puts my job/career into perspective.

So I don't really have a "pic of the week" for last week.... I could try and drum something up but since nothing is jumping out at me (and i'm four days late) I think I will keep you in suspense until this Thursday.

Please note - this time tomorrow I will be flying high above the skies on my way to Hawaii! Are you jealous yet??? So the pic of the week this week will sure to be something FABULOUS from the big island :)

I'm hoping to get some good workout time in while I am gone. I can't complain about running on the beach, biking on the coast or swimming in the ocean! That reminds me - I need to pack my goggles :)

I hope you had a fabulous Monday ....