Monday, April 20, 2009

Marathon Congratulations - She did it!

For those of you who were cheering Liz on - thanks! She finished in a little over three and a half hours despite the chilly and windy day. Fortunately, the rain that was predicted held off (but it is raining hard tonight).

This morning, we saw Liz and family off very early in the AM - she wanted to try to get to the starting point before the crowds were too huge. Later in the morning, we went to the Patriot's Day parade in our town and then on to Wellesley to watch the marathon runners. It is an amazing sight - so many people of all shapes and sizes doing their best to finish one of the biggest challenges they will ever face!

We waited with our signs and cameras at the ready. There is a great system for tracking the runners. They have computer chips tied to their shoe laces and our cousin would get text messages on his cell phone when Liz passed certain points along the course. The place where we were watching was a little beyond the half way point of the race.

Before too long, Liz came running by. It was so exciting to see her and she looked great as she passed by.

We actually had two people to cheer for - our sister-in-law's brother ran the course as well. He stopped for some water and to say hi for a minute or two. Here he is with the triplets and the sign they made for him - aren't they cute!

I made a simple card for Liz to say congratulations. The "Congrats" is cut with a cuttlebug die and mounted on some white cardstock that I cut and embossed with my rectangular Nestabilities and then layered on a piece of bright pink cardstock to match the patterned paper on the card front. The white scalloped rectangle is mounted with foam squares for some dimension. I used a few more strips of the patterned paper to decorate the envelope.

I added another piece of paper decorated with a strip of the patterned paper to make a place to write a message inside the card.

Here are Liz and family in Boston after the race. What a big accomplishment - we are so proud of her! They will all be leaving early tomorrow morning and things will get back to normal around here. Thanks for your patience with my "minimally crafty" posts over the past few days. I should be able to get back to answering emails and following up on requests now.


  1. Congratulations to Liz! Didn't she look great in the photo as she passed by. That is amazing.
    Diane, thanks for sharing the photos and events with us. I have enjoyed reading all of your posts on the marathon and your guests. Thank you.

  2. Totally unrelated - Diane - I left a little something for you on my blog! Thanks for all the inspiration, files and kindness you share!


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