Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Powerful Video!

This is a true testament of how the will of God can pull you through anything (grab the Kleenex)

Read before watching video.

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.'

To which, his father said 'Yes' ...

For those who didn't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island

Father and son went on to complete the race together.

View the Video HERE!

This is a powerful video! After attending the Abilities Show just last week and seeing the people, children, and families there and what they go through everyday it is all the more powerful!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Of colds and movies

Well, after working 12 straight days for work I just had to come down with a head cold. So I've been resting and sneezing this weekend. I did have fun on Saturday watching a movie from Netflex. The Stock Club starring Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, and Don DeFore.

Here's a clip from the movie. Betty singing Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

I enjoyed the movie very much. I love these old Black & White movies. They are just fun to watch.

Lori and I also watched Marley and Me. We laughed and then cried.

My sneezing stopped long enough on Saturday night for Paul to take me to the movies. He had gone and saw State of Play while I was in New Jersey and liked it enough that he wanted me to see it. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Robin Wright Penn. The movie was good. I'm a big Russell Crowe fan and he was good in the movie. It's a politcal thriller. Lots of intrigue! If you are intersted the trailer is here!

I sure hope this cold goes away soon. The weather here is beautiful and I'd like to get working outside in the garden!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm home!

I made it to New Jersey and back. We got home Sunday evening. Then it was to bed and up again by 9am for work Monday morning! It's been a long week. But I made it to Friday.
Our new hotel was fabulous!

See that chair on the left side in the foreground? I sat there and ate my dinner last Thursday night.

This is almost my what my room looked like. I had a big couch and the bedspread was white. The pillows were the only bad thing about the place. Next time I'm taking my own!

The Abilities Expo was busy! We had a great show!

The show was held at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison NJ.

Our tricycles were a hit! It's so wonderful see the children ride a tricycle and to see the parents reactions! Some thought they would never see their child ride! It's a wonderful feeling to help out these children.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I'll be gone for a few days for my work. We are going back to New Jersey for the Abilities Expo! Wish me luck. We've gone several times over the last few years. It's lots of fun but lots of work too! Four days with no dishes, dinner bought for me, and the tv and tv turner to myself! Four days on my feet selling trikes! They ache just thinking about! I'll be back on line next week! Blessings to all!

We are staying at a new hotel. I hope it is nice!

He's an Easter photo of Jackson. The Easter Bunny brought him a "Pixar Cars" ball. The bunny knew Grandma would like it! Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!