Saturday, November 15, 2008

PuMpKiN PaTcH...

I know we are in the month of November, but I am trying to play catch up here! These are some cute shots I got of Kaylee as she became "one with the dirt". I have never seen such a little girl love dirt as much as her.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More Halloween Pics...

Well the night of Halloween, Mckenzie came down the stairs (after being in her "Aquamarine" costume all day)& decided that if mommy was going to be a cheerleader than she was going to be one as well, so she was! It was like pulling teeth to get Skyler to dress up, but he did and decided to be what he is every other night of the week...a tennis player (does that suprise anyone?) Our family picture.. and yes this is my high school cheer uniform..thank you very much! Kaylee getting her face painted..she sat still what a miracle! We went Trick-or-treating at the mall during the day..with Spencer & Carson! Sisterly love... they love to hug eachother all of the time and Kaylee always says "oh sissy" as she is squeezing the heck out of Mckenzie, which usually ends in a fight between the two!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Racing to Save Lives...

          Robin, Hailey, & Jason Groff Running for Robin
My marathon training is coming to an end! I have been training for the past 5 months to run a 1/2 marathon. I know it seems like a long time to train, but I have had to work up to it. Let's face it I couldn't run a mile when I first started and now last Sat. I ran 12! Hooray!!
I've decided to run the Two Cities Marathon 2008 in Fresno, CA and raise money and awareness for research leading to a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. As a motivation to run this marathon, I have chosen a close family friend Robin Rozier Groff as my honoree who, in this past April lost a courageous battle to the terrible illness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. And that is when I decided to run for Robin...
"Never in a million years did I ever think that at 28 years old I would have to go into the boxing ring for the fight of my life. In an instant, my life changed. It is times like this where you realize where all of your priorities should be and your heart ponders the true meaning of life. My hope and prayer is to make it through this so that I can be a better servant to humanity, a more patient wife and mother, and I can help others who will go through similar trials."
 -Robin Rozier Groff
To support Robin's wish to help others who are and will go through this similar trial she has faced, please join me to help raise money to fight back and find a cure to beat this terrible disease. Any donation you can give to help me meet my goal would be greatly appreciated. On behalf of Robin, as well as all the other leukemia patients, I truly appreciate your kindness and thank you from the bottom of my heart...and feet too!
To make a donation click on "Running for Robin" at the top of the paragraph and it will  take you to the website to make a donation. If you would like to mail it to me leave me a comment below with your email address and I will give you my address. My deadline to raise money is up until my race which is Nov. 9th, so the sooner the better. Thanks for all who have already donated as well, it is much appreciated. 

Thanksgiving Day...

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has my family. We were so blessed to be able to have them come out from Utah to join us (even if it was for 3 short days). We had so much fun just being together and hanging out. Steve made the turkey which was really impressive and the rest of us all pitched in to make the meal a delight. Bette's yams are always one of the favorites of the meal.We also got more aquainted with the WII, especially Sky's g-pa. He was so fun to watch at tennis.. We did miss Kip & Katie who were in Utah and my bro. Robby (who is now devoting his life to delivering christmas packages for Fed Ex..who knows he may just drop something by at your house! I love the holidays and I am so grateful to be able to share it with those I love most!