Monday, January 25, 2010

Running For the Orangutans...

Hello lovely friends, family and blogging buddies! How was your weekend?? Wonderful I hope!

Ours was a nice weekend! We got a lot done this weekend, bought a new grill, an indoor plant and some other goodies. I had to work on Sunday, but it was the perfect day to do hairdos, seeing as how the entire country of Germany shuts down every Sunday. We grilled some chicken last night on the awesome new grill and it was delightful. We don't even care that it's 30 degrees and snowing outside, we were just so excited to finally be able to grill again! Last year we got scolded by our German neighbor about the smell of our charcoal grill; she told us it stunk and to stop grilling! WOW, let's hope the gas grill isn't a problem this year!

On a very cool note:

Jon and I have started training for the Edinburgh 1/2 Marathon in May. We are running on behalf of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, or SOS. I am so excited to be running in our very first race, and not only running for us, but for this organization, it makes me feel like we are running for a purpose. We have always been huge animal lovers and when Jon came across this charity for the orangutans, he knew it was the perfect group to run for. We've started a separate blog specifically as a fundraising website for the SOS. If you get a chance stop by and check it out!

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Hope you all have a wonderful week!


LWLH said...

What a wonderful cause to run for...good luck to both of you! : )

d.a.r. said...

Hahaha, I am co-hosting a charity event in April for the benefit of an orangutan exhibit at our local zoo. How funny :)

Good luck with the training!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love animals - espec little monkeys! ha!

Lindsey said...

What a great cause!!

Grand Pooba said...

Wow, good luck that it awesome!

Lisa said...

Too cute!

Hope the grill works out without making the neighbors mad!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's a great cause!!!!

Hannah said...

Are you kidding? I LOVE the smell of charcoal grills. Seriously!

Abbie said...

1. Oh.My.God. Your pictures of your Garmisch...unbelievable.
I have always, always, always wanted to go see Neuschwanstein Castle (I seriously doubt I spelled that correctly) and your pictures make me want to go even more! SO GORGEOUS!!!

2. What a fun cause to run for! Good luck to you and Jon!!!

Have a great week!

JG said...

Go you! Both on the running and the grill.

BTW, we're supposed to get 6 inches of snow this weekend. It was almost 60 degrees and sunny today. GAHHH!!!!!

Annie said...

best of luck traning for your run! :)
hope you're having a great week hun!!