Monday, October 14, 2013

All This in Just One Day


Friends, we had a stellar weekend.

My sleep-over at Sarah's was all I dreamed it would be. We read mags and had snacks, then she put me up in the dreamiest guest bedroom and we texted from her end of the house to mine about important things like facebook stalking and Princess Kate.

I slept like a baby, then rolled out of bed 15 minutes before we had to leave for Holly's race.

Things were hopping at the Beehive.
The news was there!

"The news" - always so exciting. :)

Holly's brother Chuck took tons of video footage that he'll turn into something completely rad.

Chuck was one of the first friends I made my Freshman year of college. I love seeing him because he throws me right back to my youth. 

Holly's Dad said a prayer that made everyone weepy...

Then she RAN!

(I was somehow not prepared for this moment, and all of my pics of her taking off are blurry.)

I hauled back to Goshen, because this was happening.

He got his green belt, baby.
All weekend he's been telling us how he feels "older somehow" now that he has the green belt.

We're super proud of homeboy. It's amazing how much they have to remember! It all looks sort of the same to me... lots of arm-jabbing and kicking around. DO NOT tell him I said that, though.

 Back at the homefront, this was happening.

I grabbed grub and a shower and we headed out just in time for Calvin to remember that it was Pumpkin Extravaganza day at our church down the street. whew!

We took the little dudes. 

 I love our church!


Their Mama likes to tell me they aren't identical...and that they don't even look identical.
Say what???

We took the babies home, then hauled back to South Bend.

This is Holly, after running roughly 30-odd miles.

I mean, really.

Inspiring isn't even the word for her. Last I heard, she was up to $13,000 raised for Hello Gorgeous! And she was stopping at the pit-stops and doing ridiculous things like walking upright, laughing, and breathing!

In the sage words of Robert, "She be trippin'."

We drove around the city like a couple of idiots with no smart phone or GPS between them...

Eventually, we got where we were supposed to be.

We weren't able to stick it out to the end, but she made it. Of course she did! So proud of that lady. She decided to do something meaningful and important. She set goals and exceeded them. I know it took a lot of time, planning, training...not to mention the actual race. I know she was nervous at times. But she kicked fear in the shins and did what she was made to do.

It kinda makes me want to do the same!
I mean, minus the running part.

 Kids were showered up and in bed by 8, at which time Robert entered our room and didn't leave for 90 minutes. We had important business to conduct, on things like budgets and goals and other things he'd rather forget. :)

And that was just Saturday.

Here's to a new week, Party People!!