5k a Success!

Today was the Sunshine 5k run to raise money for new playground equipment at the park near us. Team Joe raised nearly $2,000 and was a “Gold” sponsor. Our logo was on the t-shirts, and we were mentioned along with the other sponsors at the start of the race.

Lots of Joe’s friends showed up for the event, many ran the race, and Lia made kick-ass cupcakes to cap off a terrific day.

Thanks one more time to everyone who contributed to Team Joe – we appreciate you all and hope to see you soon on the swings!

Moms & families.
Joe's 5k Run

Sparkplugs ready to roll.
Joe's 5k Run

My super sister-in-law and neat nephew tearing up the one-miler.
Joe's 5k Run


We stayed local this weekend, hitting up Petersburg for the monthly Friday for the Arts and taking in some terrific Indian food and the Virginia Historical Society on Saturday.

My favorite restaurant in Richmond right now is Noorani Kabab House. We tried some puri, a simple fried bread, and halva, a sweet, grainy dessert. Both were terrific, and the people there are super.

As always, more photos are a click away over there ->

Joe on a former Richmond streetcar at the Va. Historical Society.

Virginia Historical Society

Joe with our friend Sarah Melissa in Petersburg. She set up her spinning wheel on the sidewalk and showed passing kids how to kick it old school.

Joe's crush

Go Team Joe!

A huge thanks to everyone who donated to help replace playground equipment at Flora Hill Park in Colonial Heights, Va. All of you are now officially part of Team Joe.

Together the team has raised more than $1,800. That’s a very big deal, and we can’t thank you enough. We hope to see many of you for the Sunshine 5K on June 22, and hope you’ll join us for cupcakes right after the run to celebrate a job well done and Joe’s fifth birthday.

Here’s our team logo, which will be featured on the official 5K t-shirt.
Go Team Joe!