Monday, February 14, 2011

♥♥Team Ella♥♥

On this day of hearts and love, I need to share the fun day we had Saturday, February 12th! Our whole family participated in Ethan's Run. I mentioned it earlier in my blog and we had a FABULOUS time! What follows is a photo montage of our wonderful morning. We figured that we probably raised at least $1000 with our ginormous group of red-shirted warriors!!
 Team Ella!!! (minus a few team members)
 Ella's Mommy and Daddy
 10 K runners!
This was their first race evah!!
 Getting ready to run....
 Getting ready to run #2...
 And they're off!!
 Still smiling! No pain.......yet....
 The intense competition between the stroller pushers during the Fun Run.
 Proper headgear and eyewear is most important, at the risk of being acutely embarrassed.
 Crossing the finish line!  Mom faking a long hard run!
Our warriors finish, actually #2 finished before #1.............
 
We felt Ella's presence with us and had joy being together as a family and remembering her sweet, short life.

12 comments:

angieinpink said...

awesome! big, loving families make me happy. what a sweet way to honor ella. :)

Momza said...

Awesome. Inspiring. This is what family is all about. Love the shirts, the smiles, the finishes!

Amy said...

Next year, I'm running the 10k. I hope they have some hills in Glendale for me to train on.

Joy For Your Journey said...

How wonderful!! I loved seeing your pictures. They touched my heart and made me smile. And tell Amy there are lots of hills in Glendale to train on--or at least a few good ones like Thunderbird Mountain and over by us, West Wing. I love them both!

Regina said...

I never heard of anything like that. Would it be possible to explain why you did this run? How long was it and what for do you spend the money? I hope these questions do not sound too silly or are too personal but I´m really interested.

Dearest greetings from Cologne/Germany

Regina

Marilyn said...

Hello Regina! All the people who participated in the run paid the Ethan's Run organizers a fee to be able to do it. This organization helps families with children who are born with heart defects. They raise money every year. We wanted to do this to honor our Ella and help someone else with a child with a heart defect. I hope you understand my English, because my German skills are sadly lacking! ;)

GGMA said...

Good for all the runners. I envy you the beautiful weather. You were well represented.

Regina said...

Hello Marilyn,

very many thanks for your explanation!

As we have in Germany a health insurance system for everyone I always must keep in mind, that you must pay for all doctors, medicine etc yourself - which especially in cases of heart disease will be extremely expensive. So such events as you described are a wonderful gift and help for families.

A wonderful idea!
Dearest greetings!
Regina

Nancy Face said...

What a sweet and special experience to share together as a family! I love the pictures and your captions, especially about the stroller pushers and the proper headgear and eyewear! :)

Jen said...

Yikes, I look gorgeous. Ha! Such a fantastic event and it was SO FUN to be a part of. Plus I've caught the runners bug which is never a bad thing. ;)

Mari said...

Oh I love this.

Crandalls said...

What an amazing family!! I AM PROUD to be a part of it!!!!!!!!!!!