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It’s a Wrap! Scope It Out – Colon Cancer 5K


A great day for a 5k for a great cause!

Top 20% finisher!

Age Category Results : 16    Stephanie Hoaglund      40 Ashburn VA            30:24 29:26  9:29


Race Overall: 240  91/488   1670 Stephanie Hoaglund      40 Ashburn VA       30:24 29:26  9:29

Washington, DC: Newseum Day Trip


Tomorrow is Washington’s Birthday aka President’s Day. In honor of the day, here is my favorite presidential quote and it’s by Abraham Lincoln…

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

I try to remember that often — because its way too easy to get caught up in rushing through life that you don’t stop to really enjoy it.

Another Fun Mommy/Daddy Family Day: Yesterday, we headed into DC to visit the Newseum. I had heard from some friends that it was a really great experience and they weren’t lying. I had the best time and want to go back. We didn’t arrive until almost 2p and the museum closes at 5p. The great thing is the tickets you buy are good for 2 days — so you can go back the following day if you can.

We bought the tickets via a Groupon sale — kids under 6 are Free though!

Hannah B loved it too. The only thing that I didn’t really consider was how to handle her very inquisitive mind about all the highlighted news events. If you stop and think about it, they highlight a lot of bad historical events and crazy ass people — unabomber, gotti, mississippi burning, hearst kidnapping, 9/11 — and you have HB asking what those were all about — it makes for a ‘i’m so scared’ to go to bed experience for an 8 year old.  So keep that in mind —

We then of course in true Scott Hoaglund fashion, headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. It was crazy busy but Scott is a VIP there — so we got seated right away.  Oh the joys and benefits of a commercialism lovin’ husband.

We really had a great day — started off with a great workout, headed to a great museum, ate dinner at HRC with no waiting, and everyone asleep by 9P.

Today – is rest day. My body hurts from that ‘great’ workout and the kids have lots of plans on their docket. Hannah will be at AC Moore in Ashburn this morning starting at 1130A to sell Girl Scout Cookies with her Girl Scout troop.  So if you are in the market for some delicious cookies to eat – in moderation of course – then stop by. They are pricey but the money does go for some important programs helping young girls around the country.

SCOPE IT OUT 5K: March 20 Wash, D.C.


As many of you know, during the early part of the summer of 2008, my husband, Scotty was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent surgery and a year of chemo. We are now thankfully 6m away from being ‘remission’ card holders and will kick colon cancer to the curb!  We did however lose a few friends recently from this horrible disease —

Colon cancer, if detected early is very curable & awareness of its signs and symptoms is vital –

Here is some information about a 5k to raise awareness and support so that we can prevent others from having to fight it! —

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation’s Scope it Out 5K taking place March 20.

SCOPE IT OUT 5K : Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC
The Best Protection is Early Detection.
March 20th, 2011 9:00am

I am going to register and run it to show my support and would be honored to have anyone join me as well–

Some Amusing Signs from the Rally


Before the speeches and music kicked off, rally-goers amused themselves by checking out each others’ signs. And there were some doozies.

Sanity Is A Pre-Existing Condition

I can see America From My House.

I Came Here Illegally. I Went 5 mph Over the Speed Limit On I-95

Free Hugs from a Militant Atheist with a Gay Agenda.

He’s Black, Get Over It

This Sign Contains Correcrt Grammar and Spelling

I love America. Even Though We Get It Wrong Sometimes, It’s Still a Nice Place To Raise a Family.

Speak Softly And Carry a Bibliography of Statistics

Just Listen

Retired CIA Analyst for a Sensible Drug Policy

Mama Grizzlies for Climate Change

Minorities: They are Not So Scary When You Get to Know A Few

I Love Truthiness

We The People, Not We the Corporations

via ‘Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ Ralliers Jam National Mall.

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