My Weight Loss Journey

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Busy Weekend

Wooooo.....that's all I can say about last weekend. It started with a 4 hour drive to my sister's house in Wyoming, Minnesota to attend my nephews graduation. I arrived at my sister's house at 5 pm and we had to be at the graduation at 6 pm. I did get a quick picture of my sister and Shane before we left.

My sister and her handsome graduating son Shane. This is the same spot that my sister has taken Shane's first day of school picture his whole 12 years of school, kinda sad that this is his last school picture in this spot, I hate when kids grow up. Oh, the dog butt in the pic is my sister's dog Melody...lovely huh.

My sister's beautiful family after the graduation ceremony. From left to right....Zack, Shane's brother...Kelly, Shane's Dad...Shane, the graduate...and Sheilda Shane's Mom sister :)

Kelly, Shane and Sheilda

Brother's Forever!!!!

Here I am with my Nephew....I remember the day he was born which does not seem that long ago....I can't believe he is graduating.

Shane has enlisted in the United State Marines and will proudly be defending our Country. He will be leaving for boot camp in August. I am so proud of him!!!!! He is a blessing to his parents and to all our whole family. Please pray for his safety and God's blessing on his life!!!!!! Thank you.

My daughter Alyssa and Shane....COUSINS FOREVER!!!! Shane used to come and spend a week with us in the summer. Alyssa and Shane have had many, many good memories together, I can't believe they are both grown makes me want to cry!!!!!

Then the next day, we went to Shane's baseball game. Here is Shane up to bat.

Now on to the half Marathon

Sunday morning, Alyssa and I got up at 4:30 am and had to be down town Minneapolis, Minnesota at 6 pm for Alyssa's first half Marathon which is a 13.1 mile run. We were pretty much clueless seeing we have never gone to one of these marathon before. In high school and college Alyssa ran in many track meets and cross country meets but never a marathon. So here we go.....time for a new journey.

Here is Alyssa just before she faded into the sea of runners. There were 4,000 people at the starting line-up.

Here is a small shot of this very very long daughter is lined up in there somewhere.

After asking a few people, I did manage to find the finish line.....I was there with the camera waiting for her big finish :)

Here she is all smiles!!!! She is hooked on marathons now....she LOVED the run!!!!! She doesn't even look tired...what a woman!!!!!

We found her a quick sip of water and then it was off to celebrate

YES.....I finished

Here she is with her metal around her neck....I was sooooooooo proud of her.

After the race we headed to the mall and did some shopping and then drove home to Spooner, Wisconsin which is about 2 hours from the cities....we got there around 3 pm

I stay at my daughter Kara's house when I go home and I LOVE it, I get to spend time with her. We had a campfire that night and she also gave some hair cuts. Here she is giving her brother in-law a much needed home cut. I didn't know if the clippers were going to handle it...he had quit the bushy hair goin on there!!!!

We had a few laughs during the ordeal....Brent was a good sport

Then it was her husband Travis's turn. Kara does a great job...they all seem to like her cuts...they keep coming back for more :)

May I take your order please......Alyssa all smiles at her summer job at Jo Mama's Cafe

Before I left to come back to Wisconsin Rapids on Monday, I had breakfast at, Jo Mama's, the cafe where my daughter Alyssa's works. She has been working at Jo's since she was 10 grade and is a very good waitress. Jo keeps her position open for her so she has a job in the summer. I even worked at Jo's for a while and liked working there and LOVED working with my daughter. Jo is a special lady and we love her very much!!!!

Well, that's about it. Needless to say I was exhausted when I got back to Rapids on Monday...but enjoyed every busy minute of my weekend. Until next time....God Bless....Rhonda