Chocolate and Cheeseburgers

a blog by Emily Beckman

Archive for October, 2009

Breast Cancer Walk

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This past Sunday, my family and friends of my mom, did our annual breast cancer walk. This is our ninth year walking in honor of my mom. I can’t believe we have been doing this for NINE years!! Four years ago, we did the walk and then went to the hospital to be there when my niece, Annabelle, was born. Now, Annabelle is walking right along with us :)

I am so amazed and proud of my mom. She is an inspiration. She is even stronger than last year!

The whole group after the walk.

The whole group after the walk.

Nick, Dad, Mom, and me

Nick, Dad, Mom, and me

Charlotte and Annabelle sporting their pink!

Charlotte and Annabelle sporting their pink!

Dad and I...about halfway through the walk

Dad and I...about halfway through the walk

Charlotte and Annabelle hitched some rides at the end!

Charlotte and Annabelle hitched some rides at the end!

Nick stole my hat!!

Nick stole my hat!!

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October 21st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

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Daniel and Maggie’s Wedding!

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Daniel and Maggie got married on August 22, 2009.  It was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony and a really fun reception. I have never seen so many people crying during the speeches and special dances. My goodness, the emotions were flowing!!

It was really great to spend quality time with Maggie getting ready for the wedding. I feel like our friendship has grown so much recently, and I am thankful for such a wonderful friend who always makes me laugh!

Congrats, Daniel and Maggie!

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Wedding Party at the Rehearsal Dinner

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Still Engaged….Not yet married

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Party Time!!

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Mr. and Mrs. Reinker

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Fellow happily married couples!

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October 3rd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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Book Recommendations

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So I have read a few good books this summer that I wanted to share.

First of all, if you haven’t read The Hunger Games….Read it! It is a GREAT book that will have you staying up late to see what will happen next. It is about a teenage girl in a futuristic North America, forced by the government to compete against fellow teenagers in a battle to the death.  Sounds disturbing, but it is amazing.

Then read the sequel, Catching Fire, which came out last month. But be warned…the ending is a cliff-hanger that leaves you wanting more.

Finally, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is a book I read for my book club. It is something I never would have picked on my own, so it was interesting to read something so different from my typical choices. It is a murder mystery set in Sweden. The first 100 pages are slow, but stick with it! It is fascinating to learn about Sweden and get a whole new cultural perspective.

Happy Reading!

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October 3rd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

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2 Year Wedding Anniversary

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For our two-year wedding anniversary, Matt and I went to Catalina for the weekend. I still love being married, and we had a blast biking, snorkeling, eating, and soaking up the sun! In fact, I think we got too much sun, since we were both peeling a few days later :(

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This is the theater that shows ONE movie, ONCE a day. That weekend it was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

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Our Victorian-style hotel

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM……..

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My husband is pretty handsome :)

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October 3rd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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