Monthly Archives: August 2011

Vegas

Marquee, originally uploaded by Jason Archer.

Late in August was an event a few years in the making: My Dad’s wedding. They decided to live my dream: An Elvis Vegas wedding. Dad and Phyllis were married in an Elvis chapel. We took a few extra days to spend with them as well as discover Las Vegas. We took a tour of the city, saw some amazing hotels, got some great time chilling at the pool, and finished the week off with a big-time treat: The Beatles Love.

It was awesome to share time together in Vegas. I’m not sure I’d ever go back there, but was grateful to be there to celebrate as well as make some great memories with my family.  |  Flickr Photoset

5K

Post Race, originally uploaded by Jason Archer.

Our family united to train and finish the “Free to Run” 5k. It was an event put on by the SAFMC youth group in partnership with Not For Sale to raise money and awareness of human trafficking.

It was a great accomplishment for all of us, but especially Grace and Micki, who hadn’t run a race this long before. It was even better to help Grace to gain confidence in herself to see she could meet a goal like running a 5k. I don’t know what times we had because they weren’t as important. The most important thing was that we finished.  |  Flickr Photoset