Thursday, October 22, 2009


Last Thursday, my sister Alli and my dad and I headed to the thriving metropolis of Poplar Bluff, Missouri to watch my little sister Mary compete in her cross country team's conference meet.

I took advantage of the 1 1/2 hour drive to get some flowers knocked out.

This is a luscious red silk I got off of Etsy.

So right before the season started, Mary came down with Mono. She was devastated, because she had been running all summer to prepare for the season and felt that all of her hard work was wasted. The first couple weeks of the season, she had trouble finishing work outs. I felt awful for her, because she loves to run. She was quite the trouper and biked when she couldn't run (her doctor said it was the time she was diagnosed with mono, she was past the enlarged spleen part). She stuck it out and is now in great shape! Mary's in the middle in the orange jersey.

Mary and another girl were at the front of the varsity race within 3 feet of each other for the entire meet. It was so nerve-racking...when Mary came flying around the last curve 15 feet ahead of anyone else, we freaked out!

Here's me and Alli, professional Cross Country spectators. Alli ran in high school, too.

Me and Alli with Mary, the Conference Champ! She ended up dominating.

Mary and I are wearing the new girl's Cross Country shirts...the back says "running is our long distance relationship." Love that!

I love to watch Mary run, and I couldn't have been more proud of her. She battled through her mono and now she's back, better than before. This weekend is districts, then sectionals, then state!

Do you like to watch friends and family do something they love?


  1. Glad you had fun at your sister's conference! I sent you my address a few days ago, but I guess I used the wrong email or something? Anyway, just tried it again, let me know if you get it.

  2. Congrats to your sis! And great job using the drive time to get project done, I've been using my formerly veg on the couch and watch TV time as watch TV and glue wedding projects time!

  3. Gosh I need to try those flowers... they're So cute!!!!

    Also congrats to your sister!!!! LOVE the shirts!

    -Miss Pug


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