Sunday, May 23, 2010

Girls On The Run

All the Schools Gathered at 6:30 A.M.
Buddy Runners
Doesn't this look like your idea of a good time?
Abegail, we are not stopping for pictures
The whole team from Ravensworth Elementary
Abegail with her coaches Ms. Sanchetti and Miss Meyers

Abegail has been participating in Girls on the Run. It's a program through school that trains 3rd through 6th graders for a 5K race. But it focuses on a healthy lifestyle, self esteem, respect etc. I think its kind of like Girl Scouts for runners.
Today was the big race and it was pouring rain and miserable out. But Abegail prevailed. I was her buddy runner. And 3,000 Girls on the Run took to George Mason University for the Race. The race was very much like Washington traffic, congested! But Abegail made it under 30 minutes and she'll get her official child time this week. Way to Go Abegail!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thank You BOB!


Some of you may remember the Reed family. They worked in Liberia for years. Before we adopted we read their blog faithfully and could even keep up on the weather there. We happened to be on the same plane with them on our way to Monrovia when we went to get A&E. I just found out today Bob died of a staph infection. His family continues his and their work in Ghana. They have done so much for the people of Africa. Bob's work were surely be missed.
You can read up on what happened on their blog http://reedsinthewind.blogspot.com/