Thursday, April 15, 2010

J. Alvin Day

We had a big J. Alvin celebration day on Tuesday in which all the residents wore their new red "J. Alvin MAN" shirts. We had a cook out on the quad (a little pinata Sponge Bob included) and topped the evening off with a concert in the Atrium. It was a great time and the weather was perfect.

J. Alvin men use their fists, not bats.

I'm going to miss living here. It's a great place to be.

The guys surprised me with a banner of love and a killer cake for us.
Notice that little hand reaching for the frosting?

Jonathan couldn't quite make it to the end of the party.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Big News

Jonathan rolled over for the first time today! He rolled back to front and then got really upset he was on his tummy (he doesn't enjoy tummy time very much).

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The first ever JBU Triathlon event was a smashing success. We had 100 people (75 athletes & 25 volunteers) and raised over $2,000 for The Genesis House. The weather was perfect and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. The logistics ran pretty well and no one got hit by a car, so I was happy. Leading up to the event the car scenario was my worst fear and I had hopes of getting 50 people to run. Having 100 people was way beyond my expectations.

At the finish area lots of people said they were looking forward to next year and asking if we'd do it again. I really wanted to reassure them it would happen, but because I won't be at JBU (and neither will the other main person who helped me) I could only say, "I hope so." Another surprising stat was that we had more triathletes than people running the 5K. Carolyn ended up running the triathlon and had a pretty good time too. It's especially amazing considering she hadn't ridden her bike or swam since before she was pregnant with Jonathan before this week.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

JBU Triathlon

One week from today, JBU will host it's first Triathlon on campus. I'm really excited and nervous at the same time about this. I had been thinking about trying trying to put this together since September and now it's hard to believe it's really happening. It's turned into quite the event now. It'll be a 300 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and 5k run. At the same time as the tri there will also be a fun run/walk. The whole thing is a fundraiser for the local homeless ministry, Genesis House. I'm really excited about the potential of this event and how many people will participate. This week I just have to make sure that all the logistics come together and pray that it doesn't rain.