The trip up to Maine was a multi purpose trip. We hadn't been up to visit in awhile and needed some quality time with the niece and nephew.
|Brooklyn and Tommy playing in Guin's Crate|
I also wanted to spend some time with my sister, since her birthday had been Wednesday. Friday we went shopping to a few of the sewing stores in Lewiston, had barbecue, and then Hubs bought her the Wii that he promised her as payment for designing his website (http://www.darrengreaneylaw.com/).
The final reason that we made the travel up to Maine is because I was running in the Dempsey Challenge on Saturday morning. The Dempsey Challenge is named in honor of Patrick Dempsey (from Grey's Anatomy) and is done to raise funds for the Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The Dempsey Center provides counceling and education to newly diagnosed cancer patients. Patrick Dempsey actually grew up in Maine really close to where I grew up. (Are we spiritually connected? I think so.)
A few of my high school friends ran the race last year. I looked into it, and really liked the idea of the Dempsey Center. So many walks and runs are to fund cancer research, but how many are actually helping to support the fragile emotions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer?
I was signed up for the 10k race, and though I had a bit of a back and forth about whether I should run it, I did. I had a great time. The place on Saturday was absolutely packed. Since it was outdoors we decided to take Guin with us. He loved walking with his Grammy and Grampy...
It was a great run, and a great visit to see my family. I miss them already.
Oh, on a side note, my mom let me borrow her serger so I could see if I want one of my own. I'm pumped!