We experienced some pretty amazing Marathon Moms this Fall. So in love with the steps Brandi Rucinski and Elsa Kilbane gave to John Owen at the Akron Marathon on 9.28 and the Chicago Marathon on 10.13! Their steps and journey were captured on their respective blogs (click their names) but mostly their extreme dedication in their running journey has lifted our souls. Thank you is not nearly enough of what we can offer to these amazing athletes. Combined, Team JOA for Run For our Sons PPMD raised over $13,003.16.
All this running talk has helped me remember the big news!! Moving Spirit officially has a Walking Team for the CLE Rite Aid 5.18.14! Woot – so if you have legs and they work you now have no more excuses!! Join us via Moving Spirit.
Runners for Moving Spirit can also sign up at Moving Spirit– as the Moving Spirit team grows as does our mission to Derail Duchenne one step at a time!
What an awesome date!! We have our Chili Cook Off planned with the huge hearts of the Federico Family at Country Stove Patio & Spa Noon to 3 pm! Join us as a Chili Master or simply a taster ($10 at the door) to taste and judge the best Chili in North Royalton.
This is the second year that Country Stove Patio & Spa will open their doors to the JOA Fan club and of course all of North Royalton. Join us – enter your chili here and mark it on your calendar and just plan to be there. Your support for all our events continues to lift our hearts and deepen our strength in that we are not in this alone!!
It is a tad early to talk about Thanksgiving, but I am thinking this may be the last blog until the Holiday Season. We just wanted to say that we are so thankful for our JOA community. I have no idea how on earth I would be able to get out bed everyday were it not for you.
Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday, in that it is all about family and traditions. I tell you I am a stickler for traditions, I won’t even upload the IOS 7 on my I phone… too much change LOL! We are just so fortunate to go into another Thanksgiving with your blessings surrounding us on a daily bases. So Thank you, know we are grateful.
Tony, Rutger and Owen just wrapped up their annual fishing trip in MI. This was Owen’s first time (you have to be 9 to go!) and they caught some pretty amazing salmon. They had an amazing time with Bill Briese, Uncle Bob and several others as they experienced pure Michigan. I gotta tell you, this was a tough one for me. Kinda like your youngest going off to K, right? It was the first time I was away from Owen for so long.
The boys are all doing very well in school. We cherish every second we have at St. Albert the Great, we love our school family and they clearly love our boys.
Because I have no answers as to how he is above holding his own in both areas. All I know is we are grateful for today, for the blessings we continue to receive especially from our friends and our family, from the steps that continue to stomp out Duchenne and the beautiful souls that fill those shoes, to our Chili connoisseurs that will pack the house on 11.2 at the Country Stove Patio & Spa.
Yep, we are thankful