Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Beginning

Happy New Beginning

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vote For Don!


Don has entered a contest by Runner's World Magazine to determine who will be on their December cover. I hope you will click HERE and vote for him. You can vote every day, and that would be marvelous. The contest goes until mid-August.

You can help even more by spreading the word on your own facebook or twitter page - let's make it viral! Be sure to include the magic hashtag #RWCoverContest.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We Miss Caroline Shallman

After a courageous three year battle with ovarian cancer, our sweet daughter-in-law Caroline died Saturday evening, July 12, 2014. Here is a link to her husband David's heartfelt goodbye message on caringBridge: http://goo.gl/SsKFF4

Information about the memorial service is listed here: http://goo.gl/Khg6bo

When her obituary comes online a link to that will also be posted here.

Monday, June 9, 2014

ASCO - My Life is Worth It - Chicago 2014

"My Life is Worth It": patient advocacy booth at the ASCO Conference in Chicago

The massages on the booth tell our story.
You may click on the photos to enlarge.

Please tell doctors not to stop the war on cancer.
Cancer drugs are not what is threatening the health care system.

We are grateful every day for the drug that has extended Don's life by another 6 years.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fargo Marathon - May 10, 2014

Starting line on the interstate bridge between North Dakota and Minnesota

Norwegian accordian band (note the troll standing guard along the curb)

Course was well marked, except we half marathoners were directed (repeatedly) into the lane marked for elete runners

Breakfast on the run was provided by our motel, another evidence of wholehearted community support.

Porta-potties were plentiful.

Start of the races

Many bands cheered runners on the way.

Half marathon course took runners through residential neighborhoods.

Haven't seen so many children in a very long time.

Families and friends gathered to celebrate the event and the passing runners.

spectators lined the streets.


Crossing the grand Red River of the north

Families and families

Finish line right downtown Fargo

We three all finished in hoped-for time.

The campanile on the campus of Concordia College, the Minnesota portion of the races

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

Pastor Sarah Breckenridge reading the Easter Gospel at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi Minnesota.
Orchestra and choirs, American Sing Language interpreted.

Ice finally went out on the lake on Easter Sunday.

Mallards (and egrets) were swimming in the park when we went for our hour run after church.

We appreciated seeing three precious grandnieces and a nephew today.

PS The odometer on our Saturn read 100,000 miles as we drove into the church parking lot on Easter Sunday morning.

The sun was shining all day and the snow is actually almost gone!

And CHRIST is risen indeed!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Images of Ann Arbor Marathon & Half

Temperature after the race

Beer glasses for age group awards

Half marathon finisher's medal

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Geese standing on the ice:


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Arctic Vortex in Minnesota

Sub-zero temperatures, high winds, snow every other day

Tuesday, actual temperature -13 (that's 13 below zero) hearty Minnesota walkers braved the winds and low temps to turn up at the athletic club dome to walk. On our way into the building we were passed by a cute little seven-year-old toting her skates and gear in a wheeled crate. At 7:30am, she had ICE TIME! Even in January, life goes on in Minnesota.

PS. The high for tomorrow is minus 2. Friday it will get up to 29 and snow again. Got to love Minnesota.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas 2013

Wild turkeys

Roses for Christmas

Flowers from Trader Joes

Uncle Don

Uncle Bob, self-decorated

Kity in a gift box

"Whose woods are these... I think I know... fill up with snow" Robert Frost