Monday, May 6, 2013

Super Saturday

Now, these are the type of posts I really like to write.  In 2013, Gray and I committed to giving more quality to Keegan's life, since we know we aren't guaranteed anything with him.  Too many hours in a hospital room will have you ready to take a few conservative risks and start crossing off all the things we've been wanting to do for years.  This weekend, we did two of them: a road trip for fun and a visit to Baylor to see the bears.

 First trip to the Bear Habitat
Only one of them, Joy or Lady, was there, and unfortunately, she was sound asleep.

We stopped at the student memorial briefly to say a prayer.

My best friend and roommate sophomore year, Amber, was killed by a drunk driver 
at the end of the year.  Her accident was one of the reasons I went into criminal prosecution.

Sic'em Bears!

We didn't get to spend as much time on campus as I would have liked, 
but we will be back!  We had more fun things to get to....

Miss Rylynn turned 4, and we simply HAD to come wish her a happy birthday.
So down to Lampasas we went to celebrate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle style!
If you watched the "Children's Med" program, 
you may recognize this precious miracle.
Her heart transplant story was prominently featured.

Taking a whack at the Raphael pinata.

Audrey had SO much fun!

Cowabunga, dude!
Mamie made some awesome chocolate pops to celebrate too.

Yep, that was a pretty super Saturday for our little family.
Gray and I had an early morning the next day, running the Cinco de Miler 5 mile race.
This was my fifth race in the 13 in 2013 challenge, 
and my first race post-ankle sprain.
Felt pretty good.  We ran for fun, not time though.

I did not carry a bead this race for Team Beads of Courage, but Gray and I 
were privileged to meet Sunday with the national director 
of the Team, Bryan, and his wife, Debbie.
Bryan has carried the same special Courage Tiger bead with him 
for his last 5 half marathons.
He said he was waiting for this well loved bead to find a good home.
And it did.

Thank you for Courage Tiger, Bryan!
He will be in good company with Keegan's growing Beads of Courage collection.
We are so blessed to participate in this amazing program, 
and I am extremely excited to continue 
to participate in Team BoC in the coming years!

How's that for a SUPER weekend? 

1 comment:

Aunt Alex said...

Bears, turtles, and beads- oh my! Sounds like an enjoyable and much-needed weekend!