Meet the Love Team- Jason!
July 25, 2011
Check out the sweet video Dan made! Lets meet Jason
Check out the sweet video Dan made! Lets meet Jason
It’s July 21nd. That means there are only 10 days until July is over. And you know what that means. There are only 10 days until August. And August is basically the sad last month of summer!
This means serious business needs to be taken care of. Like I do almost every summer, I create the “Best Summer Ever” mental list. This is an attempt to bring me back to my roots and do all the careless things I would do as a 5-year-old during the summer. Look wasn’t I so talented! And doesn’t my Dad look like a champ! I’m assuming this picture was taken somewhere in the North Woods of Wisconsin after I divaliciously threw my rod into the lake for my Dad to go fetch.
Typical “Best Summer Ever” List
You get the drill.
What is a fun summer activity you want to do before the dreaded September creeps up on us? Reply on this post and the best answer will receive 6 Bags of the LOVE! The giveaway will end Monday at midnight! GO!
-Love Bomb Laura
The below post was taken directly from the blog WHAT RUNS LORI:
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Sometimes I can just feel the LOVE from others. I can feel their caring nature. I can sense their passion for goodness. I can smell their dedication. And I can hear the LOVE they are surrounded by.
When you’re filled with LOVE, you’re provided with an aura that reflects how you feel. Maybe like when I eat my LOVE Grown Foods Granola… I’m filled with LOVE (literally). I reflect granola. I mean LOVE. I reflect LOVE. And cinnamon raisin almond crunch…
Now, I don’t eat much granola, partly due to my uncontrollable love for all things granola and trail mix. If it’s there, it’s mine… and it’s usually eaten quickly. But aside from this fact, if I’m able to get a box of LOVE Grown Foods incredible granola, well, sign me up!
This is one granola (or even product) that I love eating, love sharing, and love spreading! It’s good stuff. Made with just a few ingredients, no preservatives, additives, nasty gross stuff that most products are made with nowadays, you can feel good, or LOVEd, about eating from this brand.
Who am I to argue with delicious? Especially when it’s coming from such a LOVEing place. I encourage you to get your hands on some granola. Handfuls straight from the cute little bag is acceptable (promise) but so is pepping up your recovery smoothie. I don’t know about you, but I love a little crunch to my frosty, creamy, blended drink.
Speaking of recovery, and randomness, yesterday I went to one of the newest CrossFit gyms around. I’m at my parents’ house for the week (near Sacramento, CA… in the TINIEST town ever) and I was craving some CrossFit. CrossFit Feather River opened a few months ago and I knew my mission was to get in for a class. Verdict: Excellent! Facility, very nice. I even
DRAGGED my sister out of bed to come asked my sister to come with me- she even had a blast! Have you tried CrossFit yet???
Anyway, back to the smoothie… one staple in my life is a green smoothie. Most days, it’s every day. And I know some people are thinking, “Lori, Dear Lori, that is disgusting.”
Let me assure you, it’s not. And after trying one, I’ll make a convert out of you, just like the hundreds of people I have already converted. (Lie: I’ve only converted a few people, but I haven’t touched hundreds yet!)
Here is the basic green smoothie. Below will be listed the overall ingredients you could use, then the specifics on some I love… enjoy!
Ever since we rolled into Denver last Thursday, I feel as though I have hit the ground running. It is amazing to think I was away for 5 months—THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO WHEN I AM HOME! With all the craziness of running around, I truly have had my head spinning. It apparently was spinning so much that I neglected to see that Sweet Pea the Prius was low on gas when I left for meetings and to run some errands yesterday afternoon. As I headed home eager to pick up some Little Ollie’s for Alex and me so we could catch an early movie and have a “night off”—it was too late to realize that I was too low on gas to make it to the next exit. Luckily rush hour had already begun, so I was able to slowly weave Sweet Pea off the side of I-25 in the nick of time—right before she completely died.
The upside: Rush hour traffic + having a branded vehicle…it is as if we purchased a temporary billboard.
The downside: No A/C, and just enough power to crack the windows…until it started to pour + a dying cell phone that can’t charge without the car on.
…Just when I thought my adventures on the road were over for a bit I realize that my adventures simply never end.
My favorite highlights of the 2 hour. wait to be rescued: 1) Having Mile High Courtesy Patrol come “help” only to tell me they already gave away their free gallon of gas. 2) Getting awkward looks from the stopped traffic next to me. 3) Overheating and thinking I was teleported back to the humidity of the Southeast.
Alex came just as the torrential downpour began. As he stood on the side of the highway getting drenched, it was lucky he wasn’t struck by lightening. That’s some TRUE LOVE.
So this weekend I was officially introduced to Elby! She has been on the road for a few months now, but last week she came home to the LOVE Pad. However, there would be no rest for the weary as no sooner did she get home then we were piling loads of LOVE into her and heading off to Aspen! On Friday afternoon, Maddy, Alex, Becca, and I jumped into Elby and Sweet Pea off to spread some LOVE at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Aspen Farmer’s Market. But, before we could get to Aspen we had to cross the continental divide at INDEPENDENCE PASS!!! (DUM DUM DUMMMM!!). We could have taken a different route, but Alex was determined that Elby could make it. Maddy was distraught at the thought of this!!.. She was afraid that her baby (Elby… not Alex) would be too tall or too long and would end up tumbling off the cliff’s edge too her doom!! At 32.5ft of pure LOVE, Elby was just within the 35ft maximum so off we went!
It was a treacherous ascent to the top of the continental divide! Elby had to dig deep and use all the muscle in her LOVE wrapped body to get to the top of Independence Pass. After a bunch of switchbacks and tight squeezes between mountain and steep cliffs Elby and the LOVE Team reached the summit!!
Once at the top, we got out to stretched our legs and had a snack of some mini bags of LOVE!
On our short hike back to Elby we spotted some tourist photographing her as if she were an endangered animal…
So of course we had to chase them down and give them some LOVE!
After sufficiently spreading the LOVE all over the mountaintop we decided to hit the road again and make our decent! The going was tough and Elby started to struggle… Her breaks started to over heat and Alex had to pull over to let her cool off.. while Elby is always a hot and sexy LOVE bus, it was a relief when she finally cooled off and we got on the road again… A few more twists and turns later and Elby and the LOVE Team were finally rolling off into the Aspen sunset!!