Saturday, September 27, 2008
For the past two Saturdays Fred has run in a 5K. Last weekend he ran in Camden to help raise money for St. Jude. Today we both ran in a Run for the Cure 5K for Breast Cancer. As you can see below Fred went two for two. Last week he finished 3.2 miles in 24 minutes and 37 seconds, taking first prize in his age group. Today he finished 2nd in his age division (only to his work-out partner!!) with a time of 22 minutes and 58 seconds! Unfortunately, medals are not given for simply finishing so I have nothing to show other than an amazing sense of accomplishment and a smile. My running partner and I ran it in 36 minutes and we never walked, which was our major goal! My camera was not functioning today so we did not get any pictures, but one picture will always stick out in my mind. As Christy and I rounded the final corner to the finish line, Fred, Jack and Clayton were waiting and cheering. Jack started screaming my name and tried to run onto the course. Fun times!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
It may be eighty degrees and I still may be wearing tank tops and shorts to work in the yard, but Monday was the first official day of Fall! We are ready! Thought you might like to see our front porch. It will look better when the mums begin to bloom in the planter, but for now this will do...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Check out our new pajamas that Mimi made...she even made some for me, Jennifer. Liz, they are actually long enough!! Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of mine. Can you tell they were watching a show? Does anyone else notice the Fred Shackelford (3rd and 4th!!) stare in this picture? They must just be born with it!!
Today at Clayton's school we had a cook out! It was so fun! We fed about 1400 people in an hour and a half. Goodness me!! You have never seen so many people or burgers! Mimi, Mun and Janice came to help. Janice helped with Jack at home and Mun and Mimi helped at school. Mimi even helped in the book fair, but I think it was more than she bargained for. What a fun day!