Friday, July 4, 2014

2013 - The Color Run

On July 13th of last year, I completed my first ever 5k!  Fortunately, I did it with some amazing people... May I introduce The Brightest Crayons in the Box:
This was the first 5K for all of our team members so it was very special.  Dad came up the night before and stayed with me and Jay so that we could get up early the next morning.  I don't remember the exact times, but I think we had to be there to start the race at 7AM and we wanted to go with the first wave.  This is us getting pumped up that morning before the race...

I think that we were all a little less than prepared.  When we got there, the Color Run coordinators had a huge stage with people doing a zumba workout prior to the race!  We joined in somewhat...mostly we just laughed and had a great time getting ready.  When the race finally started, we got a little separated.  Jay actually ran/walked the race back and forth between Tracy and Mrs. Margaret and me and Dad.  It was so cool, for me, to get to walk in downtown Jackson with Dad where he grew up and where Papa worked.  Dad talked the whole time--except for when we had to go through a "color station"!  That was the cool part where they threw colored corn starch at you.  Here are some of those pictures:

By the end of the race, you are covered in color!  And they have a "color throw" celebration every thirty minutes at the finish line which was REALLY amazing.  Everyone has packs of color that they throw in the air so that it covers you!

We had some very special folks waiting for us at the finish line that wanted to join in on the color fun...

A great time was had by all.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

2013 - Amy & Amanda in Meadvegas

As I was going through my pictures today, my mind wandered to this wonderful blog that I have neglected for over a year.  So here is a little catch-up from this time last year! 

My best friend Amanda and I agreed to take a day off work and do something fun with our on a Friday morning last June, Lilly and I picked up Amanda and Tucker in Jay's truck and we headed for the Homochitto River.  We packed snacks and cooler and when we got to my parent's house we got in the buggy and had a blast.  Here are some pics from one of the best Fridays I had last summer!
What a mess!!

Posing for the camera!


Belly up!

Resting after a long day in the sun...
We followed up the river fun with a dinner at Thibedeux's with Winnie and a ride through town showing Amanda all the sights!  The next morning, we left early to head back to Jackson so that Tucker could get his first real was a disaster--but thankfully it all grew back!  Anyway, love this these pups...and can't wait to do it again. :)