Monday, August 2, 2010

What a Huge Success!!

I cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our weekend in Minneapolis.  We loved the Thursday farmer's market downtown, we loved dinner at Bar La Grassa, we loved going to the Twins game, but most of all we loved spending time with our family. 

To be able to come together and celebrate Sophia's life was so incredibly special.  Swing for Sophia, a benefit for Faith's Lodge, was an incredible success!  While the total has not been fully tallied, by the end of the evening, it was announced that enough money had been raised to name a room at the lodge in Sophia's honor!!!  It was such an incredibly touching and heart warming event, and I couldn't have been prouder to be anywhere else in the world than at the first annual Swing for Sophia. 

Beautiful photographs of Sophia and her family greeted you at the entrance to the clubhouse

Sophia's aunts and Anna, the executive director of Faith's Lodge, volunteered at the sign-in table

We were so excited to arrive and see everyone!

Including the newest addition to the family, Bennett!

Sophia's family wore golf shirts with the event's logo on them

And there were Swing for Sophia water bottles

The Mars Co. was the event sponsor, so you know what that means...

M&Ms!!  Aren't these centerpieces precious!!!

Sophia's mommy and her aunts

Who's ready for some golf?

Mark and Barn were!

And so were these guys!

Mark's foursome - Kyle, Mark, Barn, and Gabe

Dan joins the guys for a put and a picture

After the tournament, we all enjoyed a lovely dinner where the winner of the raffle was announced.  The prize?  An Ipad.  The winner?  MARK!!!!!  He was so excited!!!

We want to thank Alli, Dan, and little Jack for allowing us to be a part of this beautiful day. 

We know that every family who stays in the Sophia Rebbecca Lenmark room at Faith's Lodge will be touched by their strength, grace, and love.


  1. How wonderful that enough money was raised to have a room in Sophia's honor at Faith's Lodge. I def admire all the strength that the L family has shown and all that we have learned from them.

  2. What a wonderful idea to name a room after her!

  3. Wow it looks like everyone had a great time and for such a great cause. Good for you guys!!

  4. How incredible, inspiring and amazing to be apart of an event like that. I am so glad it went well, it looks like alot of fun was had and again I wish them all the best!

  5. It was such a wonderful event! I wish I would have gotten to talk to you more! The night went too fast!! I am glad you & Mark had a great time. And how exciting that he won an iPad!!!!!

  6. What a wondeful time you had! Bennett is sooo cute!! Happy new week to you! XO

  7. It looks like such a wonderful event! Those polos are just darling.

  8. It looks like an absolutely beautiful event!

  9. I am glad it was a success.

  10. Wow how incredible! Sounds like an amazing event. And very well pulled together.

  11. What a lovely weekend and heartwarming event. Looks like it was such fun celebrating Baby Sophia!

  12. You didn't tell me you guys won an Ipad!! How exciting! So glad you had a great time here and you made it back safely. Next time, we BETTER meet up ;-)

  13. Dear Jen,

    I cannot thank you enough for such lovely posts that so beautifully portray our story of Sophia. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts :)

    The event was so incredibly successful and we are thrilled to have a room at the lodge named after sweet Sophie!

    Thank you so much for coming and helping to make it such a success and so much fun :)

    We are already excited for next year! And, it will simply not be the same without the Allen Family, so as soon as we find the date for next year's SFS we will let you know!


    The Lenmark Family
    Dan, Alli, Jack & Our little Angel Up in Heaven, Sophia :)



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