Thursday, October 15, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS....







Julie and her friend Kristy, organized a 5K run to benefit two families who have members struggling leukemia. The run was called "Pay it Forward". They had several sponsors and one sponsor was the "Destination Homes" at the end of Sunnyside Rd. where the run was held. Dad helped direct the runners on the path and I helped with the Granddaughters who ran the mile race. Ryan had the Jamba trailer there and gave out Jamba's to the runners at the end of the race. It was a great success with all the proceeds going to these 2 families. They had alot of services and items donated so they held a raffle in conjuction with the race. Since neither Charlie or I ran, we wanted to donate to the cause, so purchased $10 worth of tickets. I never win at these things so I was hardly paying attention. Brianna ran the entire mile with Julie in the banana man suit. She was standing by me as they were announcing the winners. She said that her legs were tired and wanted to sit down so we went to the porch on one of the houses. I had just got out the tickets and started looking at the numbers when I heard 4420. It was my number so I cautiously said, " did you say 4420?" I expected to have won a massage or some Jamba cards, which I would have loved. Then Julie looked at me and said in shock. "You won the grand prize which is this bike. They had a little kid pulling tickets out of a bowl. Our name was not on the tickets but I still wondered if it was legal for us to win. They decided we bought the tickets and we had the same right as anyone else. Charlie and I looked at each other in disbelief then Ryan said come on Mom go for a ride. It is worth $3000. It is a Hawthorn "The Ride" bike. It has an amazingly smooth ride and is so comfortable. I've become a bike riding nut, going everywhere on the bike. Charlie thinks it is fabulous. We just have to say thanks to Jules for this fun run that turned into a fun bike for us. I can't wait to teach the grandkids to ride a big bike. Maybe it won't snow this week-end and we'll go for a bike ride to the Arfmann's. ( in Idaho Falls)

7 comments:

Brian said...

Wow! Talk about some serious luck!! I bet you were shocked. It looks like a really fun bike to cruise around on.

That's really cool that Jules and her friend could organize such a great event. Kennedy would have loved to run the one mile with her cousins. I'm looking forward to running with her when I get home.

Thanks for the fun pictures and stories. Those are some dang cute grand-kids!

callingallinglets said...

WOW, are you the lucky one. I bike all the time, and would love to go biking with you.Call me. We could meet her and bike to Julies and then go around there. I t is so fun to bike.

Hey when do we find out about Nauvoo. How do we do it. WE should go to dinner and talk about it huh? See ya. Roberta

Shanna said...

That is so awesome, Mom! What a cute bike. I can't wait to see it in a couple of weeks. I'm glad that the event went so well. Wish I could have been there. I'm proud of Jules and Ryan for doing that.

Natalie said...

At least someone has a little luck! Could you send some my way? That's super! Yes, Kennedy would have loved to be in the race. She LOVES to run! I have to agree, you do have cute grandkids! We aren't biased are we???

Julie Arfmann said...

Your blogs are all cute. I haven't got to comment about Dad's awesome scouting(way to go Dad, you are amazing), or amazing Grandma Great (I just love that lady), or about your fantastic luck. That was so great to have you guys at the race. As always, we couldn't have done it without you both!!!!! Love ya! Jules

David and Debby said...

Way to go. Odds are it was your turn to win. Now you will have to wait another 30 years for your next chance. Also, you will now have to go buy another bike so you can ride together. At that price, you may have to trade in your car, but who needs a car if the ride is that good?
Dave

Jules said...

Hi Mom, I got my new blog going, it is julesandryansfamily.blogspot.com love ya! Jules