Wednesday, May 11, 2011

March for Babies 2011

On Saturday, May 7th, we had our March for Babies walk for the March of Dimes. Since we don’t have a local one in our area anymore we go back to walk in the northern region since all of our family is up there.

I’m thankful for all of our family and our friends who walk with us and support us and our daughter, Carleigh.

I had Deirdre from Dee’s Tees design our shirts again for the 3rd year. She always does a great job. Although, Anthony informed me that next year his friend’s family member is gonna do it because they can do it cheaper. Whatever! As long as we get shirts I don’t care!

This year I actually came up with the design myself instead of throwing out some ideas and Deirdre designing it. I think it really turned out good! I also put the names of babies who were born too early or gone too soon on the back of the shirt. I put a request on Carleigh’s blog and on FB for names so those moms who requested had their baby/babies’ names put on the shirt. Plus I had a few extra spaces to fill so I put in a few names myself.

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We had a good sized team this year just like last year but the big difference this year was the weather. Last year it rained but this year it was warm and sunny and just beautiful! (Later it ended up raining but I was so happy it held off for our walk.)

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Our walk was a 3 mile walk and we started at the First Presbyterian Church. We had a great route that took us by Lake Cascade (old quarry that filled with ground water).

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Kyndra and my niece Audrey were together in a stroller pushed by my parents. My dad tipped the stroller several times and then Kyndra fell and scraped her face up, poor thing!

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Lainey did very well during the walk. She took it all in for a bit and then ended up falling asleep. I mostly walked beside my friend, Jen, and Todd’s girlfriend, Megan.

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My cousin Amber ran half of the walk and did a great job! I wish I could’ve run it but I’m afraid I’m not quite as in shape as I used to be. I really need to start exercising again and maybe next year I can run it.

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They had a little bounce house that the kids loved jumping in. Kyndra had a blast in it and skipped the lunch after the walk to go in it.

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Thanks to everyone who came and walked with us and thank you to everyone who donated to me for the walk-Lisette, Jessica, Trisha, Susan, Crystal, Sara, Angela, and Natasha.

15 comments:

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love the shirts! So glad you had such a nice turn out.

TanaLee Davis said...

Holly,

Every time I see you do something like this to honor your girl I feel the need to do it to. I seriously need to get my rear in gear and do a walk. I have a huge March of dimes thing her in OHSU...I gotta do the walk too.

Thank you for always inspiring me to be better.
~Felicia

Trennia said...

Thank you so much for including Hunter,Heather and Emily.

Keri Kitchen said...

Thank you for remembering my baby girl!

brigette said...

Love the shirts! What a beautiful walk for your sweet babies!! Much love

Melissa said...

AWESOME! Thanks for including Amelia on your shirt!

pennynjon said...

Thank you for including Ella's name. I wish we had a walk like that near us.

Jessica said...

It looks like such a successful walk. :) Its awesome to see such a huge team!

Malory said...

Love you shirts. Thank you for including Janessa's name. I am so happy you had good weather!

Bethany said...

Glad it was a beautiful day! Thank you for including Sebastion :) The shirts are lovely!

Lachlan's Mum said...

Thank you for including Lachlan.

Jill said...

Love the shirts! What a great turnout you had.

Sarita Boyette said...

Thank you for including Meredith's name. You are so sweet! Looks like it was a wonderful walk. xoxo

Brooks said...

I love the pic of you posing behind us!

elena said...

So awesome! I want to do this one year. I think its great that you placed the babies' names on your shirt, what a wonderfully sweet gesture!

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