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The JEHH 5K Kringle Candle Chase

12 Apr

It’s that time of year again!  Get your running shoes ready and sign-up for the JEHH 5K Kringle Candle Chase! 

Here is the rundown:

We are so excited to announce our next JEHH fundraising event!  On Saturday, May 12th, 2012 we will be hosting our 2nd Annual JEHH 5K Kringle Candle Chase in Bernardston, MA.  Once again our Run/Walk race will begin at Pratt Field at 9:00 AM and go 3.1 miles (5K) through the town of Bernardston to the finish line at Pratt Field.  At the conclusion of the race, we will be hosting a Post Race Party at Pratt Field where there will be food, games and activities for all to enjoy.

JEHH has partnered with Kringle Candle Company as our main sponsor for the event.  We are extremely excited to be working with Kringle Candle Company again to bring an exciting race to the town of Bernardston and giving back to the children of our communities.  Our race will raise money for the Jill E. Harrington Hanzalik Memorial Fund.  In addition, a portion of the money raised during this event will be used to assist in the renovation of the Bernardston Elementary School basketball and tennis courts. This renovation project as been scheduled to begin construction June 25th, 2012 and conclude July 1st with a Grand Opening party for the community.  We hope this will create a better atmosphere for children, adults and families to come and enjoy the outdoor courts in town.

Registration is live! via online and by mail.  You can visit our Events tab and click on 5K Kringle Candle Chase for the downloadable forms or click on the link above for online registration.

Important Information

Day of race registration and sign-in begins at 7:30 AM.  Ends promptly at 8:30 AM.

March to Kringle Candle 8:45 AM.

Run/Walk will take off at 9:00 AM.

Race Fee: $25 / 12 & Under: $15 / Day of Race: $35

The 1st 500 participants who register before May 4th will receive a FREE Kringle Candle Chase T-Shirt.

Post Race Party at Pratt Field 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Public Invited)

Click Here for Online Registration

Interested in Volunteering?

The JEHH Memorial Fund will be looking for volunteers for the Run/Walk & the Post Race Party.  If you are interested, please contact us at:

Need More Information?

For the latest updates and information please continue to check our website or email us at  You can also ”LIKE” the JEHH Memorial Fund on Facebook or follow us on TWITTER.

You got all that?  Great!  Please join us to help support The Jill E. Harrington Hanzalik Memorial Fund and the Bernardston Elementary School.


Let’s Keep it Real

27 Jan

Photo Credits: mamaTRUE

It’s been a while since my last “Let’s Keep it Real” post but since I’ve had about 1000 “Let’s Keep it Real” moments I’d figured I would share just one…

My dear husband, who I absolutely adore, may be able to make 460 shots out of 500 on the basketball court, however, he can not seem to shoot a piece of clothing into a laundry basket that is 3 times the size of a hoop to save his life!


Two on Tuesday

25 Jan

…on Wednesday!  Surprise, surprise.  I am late posting again!

This week has been absolutely nuts.  From remodeling, decorating, cleaning and organizing, my mind has been racing.  It’s all fun though (minus the removal of wallpaper) and I am extremely thankful!

Two things I’ve learned this week are:

1. Getting fun mail, is fun for everyone.  My brother had some scratch tickets he received as gifts at Christmas that are only valid in Massachusetts so he sent them to Jayden with a little note.  Jayden was smiling from ear to ear.  He is going to cash them in on Friday and head to “Target” to get something for his new room.  How exciting!

2. Not all 4/5 year olds know about the NBA and Dirk Nowitzki.  Maybe it’s the way Jayden has been brought up or maybe it’s the fact that he loves basketball but I realized this week that is it very uncommon for a young child to love professional sports so much.  Jayden has watched more professional basketball games in his life than most will ever see.  Today when Jayden brought in some photos to share with his classmates he was so excited and showing all of his friends.  Not one of them had ANY idea who Dirk was and what was so special about the picture.  Thankfully his teachers were excited for him – HA!

Big Boy Fun

20 Jan

I guarantee you, if you hang out with Jayden for more than an hour he will tell you about his love for basketball and/or Dirk.  He loves Dirk; thinks he is the most amazing guy ever.  So when Dallas came to town last week Adam had surprised Jayden with tickets to the Celtics game.  He told all of his friends at school who looked at him like he had 5 heads and had no idea what he was talking about!  But that didn’t stop his excitement.  Even though Dirk was the last one out of the locker room around 11:15 PM, Jayden patiently waited to give him a big hug!  Adam said it was something someone could’ve video taped it was so cute.  Hopefully next time Dallas comes to town it will be a 1 PM game instead of an 8 PM game.  Eating dinner at midnight is not something we practice in our home (ha)!  I am beyond thankful for special “boy” times like this.  I asked Jayden if I could go to the next game since I was feeling a little large and pregnant this time and he simply replied, “Sorry Mom, it’s a guy thing.”

Two on Tuesday

3 Jan

Can you believe that it is now 2012?  I remember when people that the world was going to end in 2000!  We’ve come a long way since then!

I’ve learned a lot this week and one of them is about time.

1.  It is important to realize that what we’ve been through in the past makes us who we are today.  I read a lot of facebook statues about how “2011 was miserable” or people being so happy it is 2012.  2011 may have not been the greatest year but it was necessary in order to help you grow, learn and become you we are today.  We must take those challenges and rise above them in order to achieve greatness!  So don’t give up, have faith and the best is yet to come!

2.  A call to say hi or thank you can really make someone smile.  Taking 2 minutes out of your day to call a family member or friend to just say hi or thank you (especially around the holiday season) is so important.  Do it.  You’ll make someone smile!


20 Dec

So have you heard about Pinterest?  Well basically it’s a virtual pinboard.

Have you ever found an idea online or in a store and wish you took a picture or could remember that same idea a week later?  That’s where pinterest comes in.  According to their website, pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.  Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people, which means, ordinary people like you and I can re-created, make or copy what others are doing!

Here are a couple photos I have found on pinterest that I planned to use in our home:

I absolutely love this idea for household cleaning products.  Doesn’t take up any cabinet space and I plan to put it on the back of our cellar door so it is out of reach/sight as well!

Believe it or not, but those shelves are ikea spice racks for $3.99 each that are attached to a dresser and because Jayden’s dresser is older I won’t feel so bad drilling holes it in.

Call me silly but Adam and I are both very excited to re-create this in our own house.  I can’t wait to chalk up the weekly menu (that I already do on a whiteboard attached to our fridge) and write daily reminders or notes!

If you would like an invitation to join pinterest, let me know and I’ll send one via email to you!  Happy Tuesday!


Two on Tuesday

14 Dec

…on Wednesday!  Oops…

It’s been another week of feeling totally pregnant, making plans for the holiday season and trying to stay awake past 8:30 PM.  So this week on Two on Tuesday I’ve learned…

1. You can actually feel your baby hiccup!  This is totally something new to me.  I never experienced it with Jayden.  The other night I felt this rhythmic beat and I couldn’t figure it out.  After a little research, I found out the baby with hiccuping!

2. You will always be a student.  Don’t ever get the “I am only a teacher” attitude.  From a newborn child to a great grandparent, there is always something new to learn from every age group.  Think you know it all?  Spend a day with a 4 year old and I promise you will become a student very quickly!

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty

Two on Tuesday

6 Dec

I feel like I just wrote my last “Two on Tuesday” post.  I guess that means this week I’ve learned that…

1. Time flies… all the time.  Especially when you’re having fun, loving life, pregnant, chasing a 4 year old, trying to keep up with your husband all the while remembering that you again are 7 months pregnant and need to just stop and kick your feet up for a minute every now and then.

2. DryBar.  Have you heard about it?  Well I just learned about it and would love if there was one right down the road.  I don’t know about you but when I actually “do” my hair; wash, condition, use product, straightener and/or curling iron and style, I can go at least 3 or 4 days without having to do my hair again.  For $35 you can do get your hair blown out by a professional with any look you want.  They don’t do color, cuts or anything else just blowouts.  The power of convenience and not having to do anything with my hair… amazing.

Keepin’ It Real

5 Dec

As Martin Luther once said, “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never.'”

I procrastinate.  A lot.  It is a awful habit that I have learned from my dear mother (who happens to be a bigger procrastinator than myself).  For example, I have 2 forms I need to fill out and return by mail on our desk for a solid 2 months now.  One of them was supposed to be returned 2 weeks ago and even though I knew that I still continued to let it sit there.  Why?  No idea, I simply didn’t feel like taking the time to fill it out or I always found something more important to do.

The biggest problem with my procrastination is my husband is the exact opposite (90% of the time).  If he says he is going to do something or has something to do he will get it done immediately.  That sometimes even means being late to the dinner table because he HAD to make that last phone call.  Or if he says he was going to email someone and it’s 10 PM and he is tired, he will hold going off to bed just to send that last email.  Unlike myself who would’ve waited until the morning.

Anyone else out there with me?  I found these 7  Steps to Stop Procrastination to help me when I find myself procrastinating:

1. Stop thinking.  Start doing.

2. Don’t blow a task out of proportion.

3. Just take the first step.

4. Start with the hardest task of your day.

5. Just make a decision.  Any decision.

6. Face your fear.

7. Finish it.

We all procrastinate at one point or another (some of us do it more often than not) so don’t feel like your alone.  If you get stuck, remember these 7 step!

Wordy Wednesday

30 Nov

I love a word puzzle, hence my love for Words With Friends, even though I am terrible at it.  I found a list of these anagrams the other day and tried so hard to figure them out.  I was lucky on some and others not so much.  Check it out!  See how many you can get before you look at the answers.


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