Saturday, September 26, 2009

March for Babies 2009

Today was the March for Babies walk in my area. I created my Caring for Carleigh team and we had 8 of us walking that day. I had a few people not come to the walk. I was worried about the weather as it called for rain but God was on our side! It was foggy and muggy and rained up until the walk but it didn't rain the entire time! Praise Him! I wanted to print out a picture of Carleigh and attach it to Kyndra's stroller but in the hustle and bustle of getting around I totally forgot. I'm sure she doesn't mind. :)

Those walking today on the team were me, Anthony, my best friend Lindsey, her husband Jarrod, my sister Katrina, my mom, Aunt Nancy, my cousin Amber, plus all of our kids! So 8 adults and 5 kids!

The walk itself went great. There was a 2 mile and a 4 mile course. We walked the 2 mile and then came back to the park. Aunt Nancy accidentally fell down a muddy incline and tipped Kyndra and her stroller over too but other than that there were no accidents. They were a little muddy after the incident but we got it cleaned up pretty good. The kids got some balloons from some clowns. We ate some food that was provided by Subway and Donatos pizza. There were some yummy cookies there too! I won a couple door prizes-a pizza from Papa John's and an oil change from Monroe.










I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to me for the walk. I raised $400 for the March of Dimes and as a team we raised between $700-800. (I can't remember the exact amount.) Thank you to Brandy, Celia, Sarah, Dena, Camille, Jennifer, Rachel, Cathie, Jenifer & Brian, Sharon, Debby, Darcee, Heidi, Sara, and Carolyn. I couldn't have raised what I did without your support!!

Also a THANK YOU to Deidre from Dees T's who generously donated our team shirts for the walk. The design turned out really great and I loved it!!

20 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Looks like it was a good walk and congrats on Raising so much for such a great cause. Our walk is in the Spring and I am hoping this year to have an even bigger team! It really gives me something to focus on.

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful walk. I sit here at my computer with tears in my eyes. What a wonderful Mother/Woman you are, your family should be very proud of you and I am sure that your Carleigh is especially proud of you. God Bless

Bree said...

Looks like it was a nice day. Like Deb said, you are a wonderful mother and woman.

Jennifer Ross said...

That's so wonderful that you did that special walk. I so happy that it turned out for you!!

Nickel Pickle said...

I love the shirts! Your walk snuck up on me! I was supposed to donate & never did. I will make it up though. I know you will have something else going on I can give to. Congrats on raising so much in your beautiful daughters memory.

Lea said...

So glad the walk went well. Looks like you have some pretty amazing supporters. Everyone looks great.

croleyc69 said...

Glad things went well for you all. Glad the rain held off & I the shirts were beautiful. Congrats on raising so much for a great cause. I know Carleigh was lookin down on you all & smilin. Holly you are a terrific, stong Woman & Mommy, may God bless you & Prayers & {{ HUGS}}
Caroline

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

sounds like a beautiful day. I feel bad because this was the first I heard about the walk. Had I known I would have donated for the walk - what a special cause. I like the shirts. Glad the weather was decent enough to still walk.

Danielle said...

I'm so glad they had a walk in your area. I wanted to do one, but they don't have any in my area probably until next year. I plan on doing it then.

I LOVE your shirts. How special!

Kate said...

How awesome! That makes me miss you all even more when I see pics of everyone together! I am so glad you all did this! Carleigh will ALWAYS be remembered!

My Very Own Angel said...

Holly Carleigh brags about you in Heaven I just know she does. Everything looks wonderful. :)

Ms. Sarah said...

Looks like you had a great walk.

Brooks said...

I feel silly because I thought that the walks were a lot longer and that there'd be no way I could do it being 7 1/2 months pregnant. But I guess that isn't the case. You look great in your shirts. I'm glad you could do it and I love that Kyndra wore her Big Sister tee.

The Runge Family said...

Praise God the rain held off and you were able to walk in honor of your little angel!!! I am so happy you were all able to do this and it looks like you had a GREAT time!

stitchndeb said...

That's so cool! I'm glad you had a good time. ~Debbie

Franchesca Cox said...

Thank you for sharing this, looks like God provided everything! The shirts came out really nicely =) I like how they say "Caring for Carleigh"

XX

Tina said...

What a wonderful thing to do in memory of Carleigh. I also want to let you know that I am working on your necklace and I will hopefully have some pics to send you within a week or so for final approval!! xx

Mom Putnam said...

we did have a great time and hopefully the next time the guys can come too and look forward to making it something we can do every year. you are a great mom, wife, sister, and daughter.

Once A Mother said...

What a beautiful way to honor your little Carleigh. Your strength and commitment to do good in her name inspires me.

Betty said...

Great job raising so much money!!! it looks like everyone had a ball!!

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