Monday, July 6, 2009

***Freedom - Family - Friendship***

This past week was a little crazy for me. We had a lot of different things going on. We had a big Slade family reunion, a baptism for my niece Eva, the adoption and Temple sealing of six of my nieces and nephews, Carissas run and ALL that comes with the 4th of July Celebration!! Just to give you an idea of my husbands 4th (Saturday)
He ran 2 miles in Carissas run - I am so proud of him!!
Our ward was in charge of the pancake breakfast
He drove a truck in the parade for the football team
He sold hamburgers & hot dogs for the Senior class
He took tickets at the youth dance after the fireworks
I was tired for him, he came home to watch the fireworks and you should have seen him, his eyes where so blood shot from all the smoke from the barbecue grill (I asked him what he had been smokin:) All in all it was a super fun day. I really enjoy the 4th, it is one of my favorite holidays. I greatly appreciate those men and women who fight so hard to keep our Country FREE!! I have so many memories of the 4th and I love the traditions that this little community has and I hope we don't take them for granted because they are important to me!!!!!!!!
I couldn't let this weekend pass without thanking my friend Lori Nelson (aka Jillian). She is a BIG TIME RUNNER and she was kind enough to run by my side in my very first 10K. She basically ran in place for 1 hr and 22 minutes but she was right there by my side, encouraging me the whole way. It meant a lot and I know that it was a sacrifice for her because her little legs are trained to run and run fast and hard!!!!!!

Good friends are like Bras, supportive, never leave you hanging, make you look good and are always close to your heart!!!
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Jennefer said...

Wish I would of been there for your FUN,FUN Day! Way to Go Jami, you are awesome. You know awesome people attract awesome friends, which is why we all want to be your friend!Lets plan a next time I want to run with you.How about for your first half. YES!

Deni said...


First of all - CONGRATULATIONS on your first 10k. I am so proud of you.

2nd - Lori is amazing. Way to go to both of you.

Aunt Tiff said...

Sister...You never cease to amaze me!!! I hope to grow up and be just like you some day! I am so proud and you and your accomplishments!!

The Reidheads said...

haha!! I love your friendship analogy!! It is so true! Sorry I SUCK!! I am gonna come and spend a few days just to visit ALL my friends that I love and miss so much!! You are AMAZING!!

lori said...

Hey Jami! You were like the energizer bunny, you kept going and going and going. You're the best. I had a ball running with you. Keep up the good work, we have to get ready for September.....Love you tons!

Camron and Lonna Connolly said...

LOL! you are so funny! I love your sense of humor! I hope all is well with your family. I cant wait to see everyone, it wont be long now!! Love you guys! And congrats on finishing the 10 K. I dont care what your time is. . . You did it! and that is AWESOME! Actually I think that your time is better that what I could do!! See you soon! LONNA