Monday, April 25, 2011


So the BIAU race I talked about on my last post is coming up quick on the 21st. Just to clear things up it is not a race to raise money or anything for Dakota. It is a race for a non-profit organization that supports brain injuries. So all money for the race will go to this organization to support all of the good work that they do to help support brain injured people.

As far as Dakota...we were thinking about getting shirts for all of those that come out to run BECAUSE of Dakota. A couple of my amazing friends have been running ideas past me and our hope is to find a way to get the shirts for free so that all of those that come out to the race because of Dakota can wear a shirt and we can all be united as we run for him. We have a couple of places that have offered to do it for cost so we were trying to find any companies that would wanna sponsor the shirts and pay towards this low fee and we would get their names on the shirts. If not we may have to have everyone pay a small amount for a shirt.

We are trying to get a rough estimate on how many shirts to order so if their are any of you readers out there who are planning on coming to the race if you could either leave a comment, send me an email, shoot me a text or call me so we can try to get a ballpark number of how many shirts to order ASAP that would be awesome!! My email is and my number is 801-388-8223.

We hope to see as many of you out there as possible to support this great cause! don't have to be a runner...they call it a run, walk, no excuses! :) And of course Dakota would love to see all of you out there as well!


  1. I feel so bad we won't be able to come to the race that day but we would still love some shirts for our family to wear just let us know how much they are and all the info and we'll get you the money...Heidi also said she would keep me informed on anything we can do to help. Love ya Lots The Lythgoe's

  2. Read this from the Ensign this morning and it made me think of you guys. Hope it lifts your spirits!
    “Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed” (D&C 123:16–17).

    In short, to “always remember him” means that we do not live our lives in fear. We know that challenges, disappointments, and sorrows will come to each of us in different ways, but we also know that in the end, because of our divine Advocate, all things can be made to work together for our good (see D&C 90:24; 98:3). It is the faith expressed so simply by President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) when he would say, “Things will work out.” 4 When we always remember the Savior, we can “cheerfully do all things that lie in our power,” confident that His power and love for us will see us through.

  3. Shoot! I wish this wasn't in Salt Lake (and sooo early! Hahaha. We aren't morning people at my house!). My hubby comes home from a business trip in China that day so I'd have 3 little boys by myself. I would have loved to have done this!! I'll keep watching to see if you guys do something like this again for Dakota someday. I LOOOVE the shirt idea!! Can we buy one even if we can't come that day? ;o) Hahaha! So fun!!

  4. ps. My father-in-law used to get t-shirts for Ogden City stuff all the time and just gave me the names of a few great/inexpensive t-shirt printing companies the other day when I was looking for some for a soccer team so if you are still looking for the cheapest place and want info on those places let me know and I'll pass them on to you. (Wow that was a long sentence! Lol.)

  5. Just thinking of your family today. Happy Mother's Day. Jen speaks often of what a wonderful mother you are, and reading your blog reminds me of how much I need to be thankful for. Thank you for your example.