When I think of what I want for my birthday I think of a spa day or spending hours reading, maybe laying on a beach somewhere or watching a guilt-free marathon of The Office. I think of anything that requires much sitting still, being pampered, and wine drinking. What I DO NOT think of on my birthday is exercise. What I ESPECIALLY do not think of on my birthday is RUNNING SOMEWHERE. And what I would rather die than do on my birthday is RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLES OF COSTA RICA for TEN DAYS of panting, sweating, watching for snakes, and trying not to swallow a tapeworm. But THIS is what my friend Karen called a "GIFT to herself".
I think she's part-robot, part-alien. And thanks to the power of the internet, she found other robot-alien friends from around the world who also love to spend their "vacations" out-running snakes and tapeworms. It's called the "Coastal Challenge", (you might as well describe water-boarding as a "facial"). You can watch these crazy brave people in real time here. Right from your pedicure chair.
Karen, you are the most bionic woman I know. And for as much as I cannot relate to what you're doing, I am completely in awe of you.
Happy birthday to you!
These are from her family shoot a few weeks back. If you've been reading this blog, you might recognize her because I've done her sessions ever since she was pregnant with her third. It's always fun to see how much the boys have grown. Plus they're all little hams. <3 them.
Owen the moody musician. :)
Ethan the lady killer.
If you're in San Antonio you probably know this because her practice is wildly successful. But Karen is also Dr. Hasty, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. She and her partner Dr. Finney are two of the best around, and even better to hang out with. I love them both. I also love that their cosmetic program is erasing my pregnancy mask. If you have spots or lines that you aren't in love with, you should totally call Marta at Fourseasons.
Dr. Finney's session tomorrow! (and hopefully a Blissdom wrap-up this week too).