Hey, happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? We had a lot of fun this weekend. In support of a neighbor who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, we decided to participate in the Rex Lee Run, a local 5k event that helps raise money for cancer research.
Friday night we got together with other participants and made t-shirts that illustrated our support for our neighbor. Saturday was the race, and James and I decided to walk it together as a family. I'm starting to really enjoy the whole 5k thing. When I was a kid, we lived in Germany, and there they have these things called Volksmarches. They're basically a 5k or 10k or whatever, and whole families go and run or walk together. Those are great memories for me, and I hope that I can pass down that healthy tradition to my own kids. Anyway, tangent over. We had a really great time walking and talking together - a really great family "date," actually. :) I am hoping things go well for my neighbor, and we are definitely keeping him in our prayers.
Speaking of cancer (how's that for an awkward segway?) if you want to help support cancer research, my friend Stephie-jean is doing something incredibly brave and awesome. She already lopped off a bunch of her hair to donate to Locks of Love, and now she's going one step further and shaving off the rest in support of St. Baldrick's, an organization that raises money for cancer research. Not brave enough to shave your head? Yeah, neither am I, but that's ok - because we can totally support Stephie-jean in her quest to raise $500. Any little bit helps, and it all goes to help children. If you want to help out, you can go here to donate.
Speaking of awesome friends, I wanted to introduce you guys to my awesome friend Kristal. She has recently begun her own photography business, and man is she talented. She did some pictures for me to showcase some of my cuffs, and I adore them. Here's a few:
Aren't they great? And who's that gorgeous girl in the first two pictures? Oh, hey, it's me :P So gorgeous! :) I kid, I kid.
I especially love her pictures of babies and kids. She just does an amazing job of capturing them as they are, with all the wonder and joy of childhood represented. Nothing is stilted or posed. She really presents her subjects in their most beautiful and natural. If you want to see more of her work, you can check out her brand-new blog, which she designed herself, and also her facebook page.
So, what about you guys? Eventful weekend? Thoughts to share? I'd love to hear from you!