Sunday, March 15, 2009

Runnin with the Irish

Yesterday was our 5k we did pretty much as a family. My one daughter and her family were on their way to Indy for a memorial service on her husband's side of the family. Youngest daughter's boy friend was otherwise involved, but the rest of us were there. It was fun. It was the first time that my hubby and one son-in-law joined us. One of my best friends was there to. I didn't ask if I could post her picture, so I better not. This is usually our kick off to our summer walking program. Below are the bagpipers who bring tears to my eyes every year.

This is hubby and some of the kids waiting to start the walk. It wasn't nearly as cold as I was expecting it to be. Here we are heading up to the beach. The course had to be changed several times over the week because of flooding. There were some icy patches too.

We made it. Doesn't it look beautiful? I can't wait till it's warm enough to take our grand daughter out to the beach. She loves it out there.

We made it back all in one piece. Unfortunately, the corned beef and cabbage was cleaned out before we got there. Mind you, we were the ones who took it out there for my race coordinator niece. We had to smell it the whole way there (and Back).

This is my oldest daughter, the runner. She placed for her age group and won a Runnin with the Irish glass. Not much of a prize, I know, but it's a fundraiser for a catholic school. The idea is to make money, not spend it. I think they did pretty good. There was over 500 people.

My time wasn't as good as I would have liked, but I gave up my time trying to take shadow pictures for this weeks You Capture. I think I got a few good ones. You'll see on Wednesday.
Well, it's time to get ready for church and then I'm off to Kohl's to get some shoes for hiking next week. I'm getting so excited. Only one more week and I'll be taking some really beautiful pictures of the Smokey mountains and our house nestled in those mountains.


  1. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning!!!

    Bagpipers always bring tears to my eyes as well...

  2. haha! i look lovely in all of them :/

    it was a fun morning :) glad you posted

  3. Family time is the best! Awesome job to you and your family! Great pictures!

  4. What a wonderful way to do something constructive and get great exercise. Having the whole family (almost) participate has to be a real plus. Kudos to all of you!

  5. great family memory Happy st. Patrick's day!

  6. Good for you! Looks like a fun family event and a good cause. The walking scenery was beautiful. Nothing like the beach! I can't wait to go when it warms up.

  7. Your photos are not only perfect... but the joy and happiness come flowing through like sunshine! And I can hear the bagpipers. Yes, I cry too. Every time. Congratulations to all! It won't be long before that gorgeous beach is teeming with happy people and dancing children! Your family is so beautiful... just like their Mom!


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