Friday, May 16, 2008

Piano Recital



Rilee had a piano recital and played both of her songs perfectly!  I am so proud of her and how well she is doing.  She loves her piano teacher and loves to practice! Good Job Riles and keep up the great work. After the Recital there was a banana split bar for everyone.  Treyvan ended up with a bunch of Bananas. What a goober! Rowyn thought it was all so exciting that she fell asleep and Oma held  her out on the couch in the church foyer. Thanks Oma for the help and for coming! 

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Nikki Mangin 5K

                                                             The Boulder Girls!
                                                                Jen and Chris Maes
                                                                      Matt and Mandi 
                                                  Brigit crossing the finish line....Go Girl!
                                                                     Michelle and Mandi


Jen's life long friend Nikki was killed a few years ago in an accident.  This was the first annual race in her name.  All of Jen's friends that she played Volleyball with in High School were involved in helping with this event. They set up a scholarship fund in Nikkis name and the Boulder girls get to choose who it goes to.  They did a great job!  I went out early with Jen to help do the balloon arch and had a blast.  I did not train for the race (like and idiot) but decided to run it anyway.  Thanks to Brigit (who recently did a triathlon) I made it to the finish line in 29 minutes! You are the Best Brigit! There must have only been two people my age that ran the 5K because I was second in my age group!  Matt ran like a champ and made it in 23 minutes. After the race we (Matt, me, Jen and Chris) all went to the JW Marriot and had a massage. It was FABULOUS!! That night we went to Ruth's Chris, played until late,  and then spent the night at the Marriot. (Thanks Oma for keeping the kids!) Thanks for the fun times guys! Next year we will have to do it again and maybe I will even be prepared to run the 5K!