After at least a million tries, Blogger is FINALLY letting me post the photo of Nikki nearing the finish line at the marathon. That's her in the red circle, looking like she's got some kind of strange protective shield. Maybe she did - it's called her Momma's love. :-) If you're wondering what she's holding, it was raining at the beginning of the race, so she wore her jacket. By the end, she was carrying it.
And because you waited so patiently, I'll throw in a bonus picture. That's her, before the race, excited and nervous, and just a little bit silly. She's not too fond of having her picture taken, so I've got lots of pictures of her looking something like this: