Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

With MJ out of town I deceided to just buy myself a Birthday cake!
Maybe I'll even share some with the kids!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ray Barrus 5k memorial race

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays! It is even more special now that we get to share it with a memorial to my dad! The Ray Barrus 5K memorial run has been a fun tradition for our family. I have participated every year with the exception of two when I was VERY pregnant (Briggs July 14th & Brennon Aug. 20th) and this year thanks to recent surgery and to add insult to injury a broken toe!

I have been very proud to participate. And now my heart is so full of pride for my sons who have chosen to honer their grandpa by participating also.

Briggs never got to meet his "Grandpa Ray" and still follows in his footsteps. He ran the 5K this year in 21min! WOW!! Finishing first of anyone under 16. I cried when I saw him coming toward the finish line way ahead of anyone near his age. Finishing 33 overall out of 350!

Devon a self proclaimed "non runner" finished in 23min. coming in 65th overall.

It is so exciting for me to see a small tradition that started with aprox. 20 runners become a community event. I was so touched to see people who are my friends & acquaintances participating. I know everyone was there for there own reasons but I also want to believe some small part of them was also there for me!

So THANK YOU to everyone who participated, for whatever reason!