Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Man, was I proud of myself.
And then, today, I met with her again. Upper body. YIKES. I apparently have absolutely no upper-body strength. I am so out of balance!!! I felt like a total wimp and am already so incredibly sore.
The good news? My 10th workout with Charlotte is the week we go to Costa Rica. NINE more weeks to get in shape! I'll keep ya posted!!
Monday, January 28, 2008
When we were in Austin, there were about 15 of us that kind of ran together. We had a book group, all got pregnant about the same (too much wine at book group?) This group was an amazingly diverse group of women from random walks of life. Each one of them was brilliant on her own. But when they were together as a group it was an awesome thing to interact with all of them. When the guys graduated with their MBAs, we all moved off to build our homes and families.
A couple of years ago, one of the girls was diagnosed with breast cancer. In her early thirties. She fought it with a mastectomy and the toughest chemo. In 2006 she ran in the Race for the Cure to celebrate her victory. Then, in August or September of 2006, it came back, and it was in her bones and lungs. The hormone therapies she'd been on hadn't worked.
I got a card from her last week, and I want to share part of it with you....
"We have had a difficult year. I was extremely ill last spring, down a very little time, but fought my way back to a remission over the course of the summer and fall. We are now on our way to work with a healer in Costa Rica -- himself a 20-year survivor of terminal cancer -- who has helped me regain my strength. We are hopeful and feel very blessed to have found such an inspiring example of a body's capacity for renewal and health!"
This is why I walk. So we can find a cure for cancer. So Mommies can be Mommies. So women will have faith that they can be CURED. So Sonja and her two precious daughters will have a happy ending.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I guess that picture is Reason #56586 why you should walk in the 3-Day with us this year. Throughout the 3-Day and the trip to L.A., I had several comments on my great legs and cute little butt. Seriously. Me. That's right. Me. Before you fall off your chair in absolute disbelief, let me tell you the 3-Day does great things for your legs and butt! It does!!! I promise!!! You should try it!!!
So anyway... Now that I'm through bragging about how cute I look in a tennis skirt... We made it through a week of Biggs being out of the country. Woo-Hoo!!! He's been in the UK / Italy since last Saturday and comes home today. We are ready!!! He is so good about calling and talking to the girls when he's out of town. And when he's in another time zone he makes them figure out what time it is there. They love it. They really thought it was cool that he was waking up on Friday morning at the same time I was going to sleep on Thursday night.
Of course, my new suitcase that he took with him got totally destroyed on the trip from Italy back to the UK. So he had to file a claim on it. I'm not sure what the process is on that, but I'm hoping it doesn't take long to replace it.
And he's not going to have much time to get over jet-lag once he gets home. Softball try-outs and the draft are this next week. That means now that the sun is FINALLY back out in Houston, we've got to work with Abbie some this weekend. She's automatically on our team, since we're coaching. But she still has to go through the try-outs. Hopefully we can get in some hitting today and tomorrow.
Guess that's it. Gotta run clean a little more before he gets home!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Our goal is to stay in the Top 10 ALL YEAR!!!
You can help by making a donation at:
Click on "Join D'Lyn's Team" if you want to join us! The more walkers we have, the more money we'll raise!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Team Tiara invites you to join us in celebrating Grandmothers, Moms, Sisters, Daughters, Aunts, Cousins and Friends.
In November, Team Tiara will walk 60 miles in three days to help find a cure for breast cancer.
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of our “season,” as we eagerly look forward to the blisters, the calluses, and the fact that this year we will be part of an event that will raise almost $100 million for breast cancer research, awareness, treatment and education.
We need you to be a part of our team. If you’re interested in walking, crewing, donating or praying for our team, we invite you to join us for an evening filled with the power of the pink ribbon.
We’ll also be showing the 3-Day commercials, starring our very own team members, Suzi Bruin and D’Lyn Biggs.
Put on the Pink! Break out your Tiara! Invite your friends!
(Real men wear Pink! Feel free to bring the man in your life!)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
At the home of D’Lyn Biggs
Here's Abs on the rock wall. Biggs got so excited about her climbing all the way up and ringing the bell that he forgot to take a picture of the actual bell-ringing, but here she is on the way up.
Here we all are on the last morning -- when we up and realized we had no family pictures from the trip. YIKES!!!
Abbie was an elephant in the Adventure Ocean circus...
Tiger Woods, watch out. This family rocks at miniature golf!
The girls performed in their first-ever talent show!
Aren't they cute????
Monday, January 21, 2008
I'm in the "Crazy Powerful" commercial. I'm the "Crazy Beautiful" girl. (What's up with that??)
Once you've watched the commercial, you can sign up at http://08.the3day.org/goto/teamtiara or donate at http://08.the3day.org/dlynbiggs
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Quick little update -- more when I can.
First, PRAISE GOD! Stephanie got to go home from the hospital this weekend! And no oxygen!!! "Great is Thy Faithfulness" has been going through my head over and over (well, that and some Hannah Montana song Kait has been singing) since Friday. God is so Faithful. What a miracle he has already brought -- just in her coming home. And I know he can work an even bigger miracle and heal her outright. I'm praying for that!!!
The Top-knotch crew in L.A. sent us our media packets this week. This is one of the pictures of Mary, Stephanie and I. Mary lost her Mom last summer as well. She's an Aggie.....
... Which leads me to my next topic!!! On Tuesday of this week I drove up to the Holy Land to meet with none other than Stephanie Jeter, up-and-coming staff writer with the Texas Aggie. In yet another example of how He takes care of the tiniest details, our Maker assigned our story to this Godly young woman. I can't wait to see what she writes about The Talent and the three Aggies who were a part of this incredible adventure.
On Thursday of this week, I interviewed for a REAL, LIVE JOB with the 3-Day!!! Craziness!!! This is a great opportunity to work with something I'm incredibly passionate about. I'm still trying decide if it's the best move for me right now. Will you please be praying about that? Is this really the best thing for our family right now?
On the topic of the 3-Day.... I'm trying to revamp how I do my fundraising this year. I looked at how much I spent on postage last year -- and it was a chunk!!! If I can do the majority of my fundraising via emails, that's more money I can donate! So.... here's the link: http://08.the3day.org/goto/dlynbiggs
Here's the link to join our team: http://08.the3day.org/goto/teamtiara
Please make your donation or join our team soon. I'll still do a mail-out to people I haven't heard from, but I'll wait until this summer to give you time to donate online. We have been so blessed to have tremendous support for this. Your donations are helping God work through the hands of countless researchers, oncologists, radiologists, etc. Thank you!
I've gotta run for now. More later. I just wanted to share those things with you this morning!!!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Kait's my Little Aggie -- all dressed up for Formal Night.
Feeding our dolphin -- Atena.
Cozumel was wet and yucky, and we had to go buy Kait a sweatshirt to wear.
At the dolphin place...
The gas station...
When we were there before, there was nothing on this hilltop. Now, it's the coolest little bar...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Great news! The commercials are showing nation-wide. I'm in the one that starts with "If walking 60 miles is crazy, I don't want to be normal." They've been spotted on the View, the Today Show, ABC Family, Lifetime, and during Fried Green Tomatoes. (Dori called from PA to let me know!) Keep your eyes peeled!