Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Marathons, Birthdays, Weddings and "stuff"

Whew... Been pretty busy around these parts, so I'll try and bring you up to date ~

As previously mentioned, my daughter ran back to back marathons! Besides finishing them, her goal was to qualify for the 'prestigious membership' in the InSaNe AsYlUm of the Marathon Maniacs...
Erin is one dedicated runner and finished BOTH marathons with flying colors;

First up was the Lake Tahoe marathon which totally kicked their tails!! The course was quite difficult but it was offset some by the amazing views of Lake Tahoe!!

Erin and my SIL Chris after the race

Erin finished in the top 25 of the women and was awarded a special jacket and trophy!!!



The following weekend was the Sacramento Cowtown Marathon...
A huge event for this area, boasting about 4,500 particiants!

Erin ran the full and even set a personal record!!

Chris and three additional friends (Dan, Kristi & Larry) ran the marathon relay as 'Team Erin' - Such awesome support!!!

Team Erin and Erin :-)
We love this picture!!! Chris ran back out and paced Erin the final miles.
Notice he is on his iPhone texting ME the updates while running~ He is SO dedicated!!!

Congratulations to both my dear daughter and wonderful son-in-law !!!!

So you are wondering... why wasn't Mommie Dearest at these amazing events??? I would have loved to be, but could not be two places at once ~
The Fireguy and I traveled to Washington to attend a wedding and celebrate our Son's 25th birthday. It was a quick trip but we had a really nice time sitting around in his new home and enjoying each other's company! and eating!!!

Tommy's GF Lindsey served my favorite; Ivar's clam chowder in a bread bowl!!!
Tommy showed us his awesome grill skills on his new BBQ !!!
Dinner fit for the birthday boy!!!!
But of course Momma baked her boy a birthday cake ~

The last couple of weeks have been quite interesting!! Once back home and settled I heard from my dermatologist that the second biopsy results came back clear!!! I am so grateful and feel very blessed!! I'm so glad that I got right on this and am thankful to all of my blogger buddies who sent well wishes and prayers ~
Enjoy the rest of the week - Weekend is right around the corner !!!! YEAH!!!!!

5 comments:

Angie Vik said...

So glad your biopsy results were good. Imagine these last few weeks have been scary. Congratulations to your daughter. Hope things continue to go well for her.

Mrs. V said...

Glad you're back to your blog! Thanks for the kudos :) Even though you weren't there...you really were ;)

New England Girl said...

I am SO glad your biopsy results came back clear. That is wonderful, blessed news!! Sending you hugs all the way from Massachusetts. :) It also sounds like you guys have been busy with some awesome family activities... congrats to both your daughter and SIL on their accomplishments! And happy birthday to your son!! :)

Tracy-Girl said...

Both of your kids are doing so well, it must feel so great! I can't believe Erin, she is a running machine!!

Brittany said...

Glad to hear about the biopsy, thank goodness!