November 30, 2010
November 29, 2010
November 23, 2010
Two apologies: 1. Blogger has been weird the last two times I've uploaded pictures, I'm trying to fix it manually, but I apologize if the pictures are all wonky on the page when you're looking. 2. Sorry for the delay in getting these pictures up.
Last Monday, Cara opened her presents from her birthday party. It took most of the day off and on, but she had a lot of fun doing it.
Getting into the idea of opening presents.
November 17, 2010
November 11, 2010
November 8, 2010
On Friday Ian had a swim meet and got personal bests in two of his events, the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle! Way to go Ian!
On Saturday, I ran my first 15K (9.3 miles) and finished in 1:31:17 which is a pace of 9:48. It was COLD, but once we started running it was actually great weather for a run and the course was beautiful along Lake Michigan with the skyline view. Click here for some unflattering pictures of me running and right after I cross the finish line. I also got a a little Christmas shopping done on Saturday and got to spend time with Momoo on her birthday!
And, as promised, here's what I did for the first 7 days of the Giving Challenge.
Day 1: Donated clothes to Amvets
Day 2: Donated my change to Ronald McDonald House at the McDonalds drive-up
Day 3: Participated in the Huddle for Hunger. If you text HBCU and your zip code to 71717 they donate a meal to a local food pantry.
Day 4: Bought a just because/thanks gift for a friend. Would have done it anyway, but it also helped me check off day 4.
Day 5: Purchased a shirt, part of the proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Chicago.
Day 6: Donated to St. Jude
Day 7: I'm a mentor for an 8th grade girl going through the confirmation class at church and today we attended church and took communion together.
Day 8: Donate to Cure JM, an important cause to a good friend.
November 1, 2010
Today was Day 1 and I conveniently had already told AmVets that I would have some things to donate. So, Day 1--check! I think I might try to post every Monday about what I've done to "give" each day.
If anyone else does decide to participate it would be awesome if you could comment (or e-mail me) with what you've done.