Monday, October 06, 2014

Run For The Cure 2014

May our children never have to run in memory of us.  Look at all these little ones my mom was never able to meet (besides Ani).  It's sad, but at the same time, her legacy lives on as she was an awesome mother and some of that rubbed off on us all.

{The picture above was taken by the Abby News which we saw on their facebook site! Super dad!  I promise I was there, I'm just behind the lady with the pink hat :)}

Kai Bear ran the whole 5 km and finished in 33 minutes.  Koen ran about 2 km of it and jumped in the stroller with Nya for the rest (Gary pushed them and finished well ahead of Kai and I).  I finished about 30 seconds after Kai. 

{The picture above is from my sister Jackie.  I'm red faced and cheering but I love that I'm finishing  the race with my daughter; Nya Greta, named after my mom}   

We finished the run by celebrating Thanksgiving with my side of the family.  The kids are at an awesome age for it which means that the adults can get a bit more conversation in.

And then....Kai Bear got to fly from Chilliwack back to Langley with Opi, Ani and Izzy!  Apparently Kai asked Opi to do a barrel roll and he `pretty much did half of one'.  Not sure about that :) 

Thanks for hosting Thanksgiving lunch, Nana Jo.  Thanks for being a fun grandpa, Opa Jack! 

Although I no longer have my mom (and greatest cheerleader), I do have a giant team behind and around me.



  1. It looks like a great day for everyone!

  2. I love that you guys do this every year all together. Your family just keeps growing!

  3. What an amazing family photo!

  4. Anonymous5:20 PM

    another great year to remember the cause. I remember when mom went with us to the run for the cure...and now, our family has doubled in size! so glad to have little lucy join us in our annual race:)

  5. So great that you do this all together - that is a LOT of grandkids! Great pictures.

  6. Love that picture of you and Nya running to the finish line together!!