Valentine Surprises, Glo-golf and Pearl iZUMi

We surprised our friend and former neighbor Mary Stroebe with special Valentine's Day balloons. She wasn't expecting our visit and at first she thought we just brought the balloons to show her. We all got a little teary when she found out the balloons were for her. We love Mary.

Find out more about Mary in my post here. She did her first triathlon at age 77 and competed right up until age 90. She stars in the film Mary and Bill.

Our boys made homemade Valentine's Day cards for us and I made sprinkle cupcakes for the family. I also enjoyed indoor mini-golf with our third grader. When I asked at the first hole if we should keep score he said, "why, it's just for fun." Sounds good to me, we're a good match!
(This photo was taken in the blacklight room of the minigolf course. I added a photoshop feature to it and realize it's a little creepy -- look at my teeth!)

And right before dinner the doorbell rang, a big box arrived from Pearl iZUMi! Thanks to Outside PR and Pearl iZUMi I have a chance to test out some of their new products! Oh my, we're definitely talking my love language with fitness clothes/shoes!

When checking out their web site this morning I learned the name Pearl Izumi comes from the gem "pearl" and an area of Japan known for its clear water "Izumi." "Literally translated, our name means, "fountain of pearls" the web site says.

photos: Mary and I. Homemade cards. A sneak peek at the Infinity shorts, can't wait to do some active research **yes I added temporary sparkly hearts just for the photo! And me at mini-golf with a black-light/solarized photo treatment.

Questions for You:
- What scares you most in my minigolf photo, the eyes, teeth or appearance of horns above my head in the background?
- What would you love to review?
- How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I would to review something, companies dont contact me for such goodiness

Donna said...

Ever since PI's "We are not Joggers" campaign, I've been hesitant to buy from them. It's killing me because I do like most of their stuff. I just found their advertising to be more pretentious than clever. Everyone starts somewhere -- everyone was a "jogger" at one time or another. If it wasn't for us "joggers" spending money on equipment...

Sorry, didn't mean to ramble. PI has great product but horrible advertising.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

@Big Daddy - thanks for the comment & I wish future review opps for you!

@Donna - I'm glad you took the time to comment and share your opinion. I understand your points, I'm sure it'd be interesting to learn more about the campaign & PI's target market/intention.

Joel said...

I love the homemade V-day cards! This year, my kids and I did a "progressive Valentine's card". Basically, I drew a picture and wrote a sentiment on it. I gave it to my oldest daughter - who added something and then gave it to her brother. He added something and gave it to our youngest. She added one last touch, and we gave it to Mom! One card from four folks - and all heartfelt thoughts.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

@Joel - thanks for commenting! I love your idea for the progressive Valentine! I'm thinking I might try that for an upcoming birthday.

Velma said...

You are so sweet!!! Fee stuff is awesome :)

Colleen said...

Just found your blog and glad that I did! :) Sounds like you had a great Valentine's Day...

Can't wait to see what you are reviewing from PI. I love their stuff!