I'm bumping the Family Night post up this week because it falls next chronologically in our trip events!
We weren't in Iowa very long before we headed out for a big family dinner! My parents, Carrie and her family, all of us and my grandma and two aunts - we made a big crew and it was a fun time catching up!
My Mom surprised my Dad with matching shirts for everyone to wear to the marathon the next morning! Light blue is the color for Prostate Cancer Awareness and sometimes at other marathons you'll see t-shirts boasting that they are Support Crew! A crew we were and of course, we were there to support our Dad, Husband, Father, Brother, Son, Grandpa and Father-in-Law!
Here are a few shots of our Family Night together:
We'll all be up early the next morning to cheer him on at the starting line! The run starts at 6:00am!
Back at the hotel, we presented Dad with medals from the New York and Chicago marathons that were donated through an organization called Medals for Mettle (courage). Runners can donate their medals for cancer patients in an effort to show that they are standing behind them all the way! We said, "We're with you all the way!"