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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Brain Tumor Walk, Part 2

The walk was yesterday morning in Fort Worth. It was really a neat experience. They did a short little program before the walk began bringing all the brain tumor survivors to the front staging area.

It was misting all during the walk, but we had a fun time anyway. Supposedly, it was 5K (3 miles), but it went by so fast it sure didn't seem that far.

After the race, we took the team for lunch.

Team: Randy, Ashley, Jake, Julie, Jared, Jenna, Rick, and me

Rick in his green survivor t-shirt with the team

She raised $2750 !
Thanks to all who supported the efforts in any way!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Brain Tumor Walk, Part 1

Several weeks ago, Jenna made plans to attend the Dallas/Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk to honor her dad. (By the way, he's doing well.) She got the information and went online to register a team for us. Our team's name was True Grit!

(Rick in the hospital in June 2012)

Here is Rick's story that was posted on the Brain Tumor Site......

True Grit

The Brain Tumor Walk is a fun and inspirational day where the brain tumor community unites to inspire hope and take action in the fight against brain tumors. 
I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause so I am taking action!

My dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2012. In June, his tumor "stroked" causing him to lose his normal vision in the left eye. In addition, he lost feeling on the left side of his face. Although his physicians feel confident the tumor is benign, he continues to deal with the effects of this episode. He is being monitored with scans and remains optimistic there will be no additional issues. 

When he lost his vision in the left eye, he began wearing a patch. Because his family and friends knew he was an avid John Wayne fan, they affectionately began calling him "Rooster Cogburn" -- the main character from the movie "True Grit."
True Grit is a synonym for courage, honor, fortitude, braveness etc. Because my dad has exhibited all of these, I have chosen "True Grit" as my team's name!

Progress in this fight starts one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time. Like the National Brain Tumor Society, we are fiercely committed to finding a cure.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Next Chapter

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday, Glory!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Women of Faith

I got to attend WOF in Dallas this weekend with a group of 20 other women. Well, not really-- actually there were approximately 12,000 women in the American Airlines Center. Such an awesome experience to be in an arena of this magnitude all focused on praising God!

We heard from Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Angie Smith, Ken Davis, Pat Smith, CeCe Winans, and Selah. I am so thankful and blessed to have been a part of this event.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mountain Wedding Weekend

Jenna's best friend, Ashley, got married this past weekend at their family cabin in Ute Park, New Mexico. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was beautiful for her wedding. Jenna was her maid of honor. The reception was held ten miles down the road at the historic St. James Hotel in Cimmaron. 

(Jenna and Jared at the cabin)

(Checking out one of the props)

(Jenna waiting to walk down the boardwalk Randy made)

(Father of the Bride)

(Ashley and Jenna having one of their many special moments)

(Ashley and Jake after the ceremony)

(St. James Hotel)

Wishing Ashley and Jake a lifetime of happiness!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jenna!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Out the back door last Thursday.....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday, Jonah!