Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back from Sac!

We had a great visit with our family while in Sacramento. It was an exhausting drive, both directions, but it was worth it to spend time with family. The purpose of the trip was to join the family in running the Alzheimer's Association 5k, attending the De Lucia reunion, and to celebrate Jared's sister Marcia's 50th birthday. We also spent time visiting my parents and sister.



Here are some photos from the trip:

Here's our family in the T-shirts we made for the run. It was a fun race. Jared and I ran together for almost the first 2 miles, when he stopped to walk a bit. I was able to run the whole thing, even after a month of no running. My ankle was sore for a day or two afterwards, but is fine now! I am so happy that I was able to run. I got about the same time as my last one aswell, so I didn't get worse for having to ride the bike instead of runing. Hopefully I can work back into a running schedule so I can improve.
Here's the backside of our shirts...they all say "Running for Mom" or "Running for Grandma". The image was designed by our 10 year old niece Rebekah.

Joelle, Liam and our niece and Nephews at the beginning of their 1/2 mile run
Liam totally amazed us and came in around 5th or 6th in his kids race (which had kids from age 6 to 9!). We watched a few older kids come around the corner and then here came Liam! I swear I screamed so loud!
Each kid got a medal for participating. Max ran with 2 of his cousins in the 1/4 mile race for kids 5 and under. He was so cute! Here is he is showing off his medal!
These 2 girls are adorable (Joelle and my niece Eliza, aren't they both beautiful?)! They ran the race together. It was so cute to see them coming around the corner, encouraging each other. What sweet girls!




On the way home from the reunion we were able to attend a birthday party for my good friend Lynnette's son, Spencer. He and Joelle have had a really cute friendship since they were in preschool together. They used to say that they were going to get married. They are still so cute together. Here they are enjoying their dinner:

Saturday night we swapped kids with my Sister in Law, she took Liam and Max (she is a VERY brave woman!!) so they could play with Dallin and Jake and we brought Eliza and Rebekah back to my parents house. They attended church with us at my parents ward, and after church Jared had to get a picture of these three beautiful girls!

It was truly a great trip. We had so much fun visiting with family and friends; our only complaint was that it wasn't long enough. We are planning to go back in November for Thanksgiving.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Love all the cute picks! I will ahve to get some copies too!

Alecia said...

Oh WOW, love all the pics!! The kiddos look SO CUTE!! How awesome that you all did this together!!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Awesome pics Christine! Congrats too, that is so cool you and your family did thast!!

Larajc said...

Such good pictures. That last picture with the girl in the middle, she is wearing a shirt almost identical to the one that I have on today. Glad you had a good trip and really huge kudos for attending and running in that Alzheimer's run!

Vicki said...

Great pictures, Christine! Your kids are so cute! Love the one of Joelle!

The Stephens Family said...

I'm so sad that we didn't get to see you and the kids while you were here - but we were heading out of town as you were heading in! Maybe we'll be able to connect in November -- Camille would love it! By the way, darling pictures of the kids!
Lisa

wendipooh13 said...

such fun photos and just love watching everyone run in the race, what a great family activity!!!! way to go!!

Kristy said...

Looks like you had SO much fun! Good for you for doing well on your run!

Kelly C said...

What a great family event!
Love those pics

Amanda said...

Wow! How awesome! Love the pics...and congrats to Liam! Wow!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Such great photos Christine! I am so happy you were able to run it!

Andrea Amu said...

Congrats on the race! Love all those pictures. How cute are your kiddos... you can be sooo proud!

Linda said...

It would have been great to see you when you were in town. I'm sorry we missed you. What a great family event, running to stay in shape and be healthy.