Tuesday, September 27, 2011

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2011

We woke up to a temperature of 58 degrees, with a forecast high of 79...you'd switch to shorts, wouldn't you?

We'd laid out jeans thinking it'd be cold, but with a sunny day ahead, I made an executive decision for our family.  Ha!  That's the problem with being an executive..fault falls in your lap! ; )  But, might I just say..we have the best time on Walk Day, rain or shine! ; )  And let me say..it rained the entire walk! haha!  But most of our walkers braved the rain-and most with no umbrellas.  L. O. V. E. their spirit! : )

Our shirts and matching bows..only two got stolen off our table = two very sad girls. : (

Girl Scout Girls! : )

We were told to gather for a picture for the news!

Thanks, Sandy and Betty for walking!

Aww..sweet Amy and Claire!

Fellow party organizers: Danielle, Madison, and Dottie! : )

Bless Maddox's heart-she is SO cute!

Love, love, love our pediatric dental clinic-they showed up in rain to WALK!

My fellow PRE teacher: Tiffany with her kids: Gabby, Grace, Joseph, and Ann Marie!  Love them!

I think I took about 20 pictures of Nora's hair-she's a doll, and LoVeS her a Razorback!

Aww.. friends and Razorbacks, nothing better! ; )

Yep, we're number ONE! ; )

Thanks, Taryn, for some awesome pictures!! : )

That is one long sword!

He's twirling them and dancing!

Part of the warm-up: YMCA!

Ready for the balloon release-it was bigger than her!

Maddox with a Razorback cheerleader. ; )

Let the Walk Begin!

..and the Rain Began.

One lucky little boy!

Carol and Madie, Emily, Sandra, and Nora!

..after all our shirt drama...we won third place for our shirts! : )  and a Jump Zone party for ten!  WooHoo!

Allson, Kylee, Ashley, and Caroline, Ches' sister!  Thanks for coming! : )

The only way to ride a Razorback-with him encased in bronze! ; )

after the rain..we look a little rough. ; )

Sweet cousins: Allison, Kylee, Emily, and Ashley

..and with Ches' mom!  (minus Mary Claire!)

They were so adorable-pulling Mary Claire around!

..and pushing! ; )

Her turn to pull Andalynn!
Here was a picture of my mom and dad with me.  But they requested it be pulled.  Can you imagine?  Oh, the censorship I endure.

with Angie-love you!

oh yeah...forgot that was in here!  The beginnings of our 25 bows! ; )

Candace's students from Greenland-LOVE that they came out to support us-Thank You!!

And..our team picture.  Looks a little lighter than last year, but we were still minus some people. ; )  8:30 comes really early in the morning!  Love you, walkers! : )

Christy-always brings her best friends! : )  thank you for bringing your family too!

Her kids-Katie and Courtney!

Love me some Leigh! : )  We loved seeing our friend-teams this year-I want no more competition-I love them!

Me and my girl.  We were supposed to wait by this tent till it was time for her to go on stage.

On Stage?  Not her favorite.  That's her with the yellow balloon!

Those big fat balloons could be seen so high, and made me cry.  I'm a poet and didn't know it. ; )

The BEST part about our day?  Friends!

Rain or Shine.

Emily, Mary Claire, and Nora-cutie patooties!

A surprise Flash Mob danced-and they were GOOD!

Mary Claire and Chandler-with their goodies! : )

Mary Claire with Aiden's sister, Emma!

God bless our friends.  For sharing their umbrellas, for walking in the rain without one, for donating for our girl, for praying for a CURE, for holding our hands through this.  We love you.  We can't say thank you enough.


Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Love the pictures! The t-shirts turned out amazing!

Hallie Addington said...

Yay!!!! LOVE thie pics, love the shirts and you KNOW I love the bows!! Glad it was a great day even with the rain! It's such a special day... Glad you could experience it with family and friends!

Misty said...

Ok, so what shirts could have possibly won 1st and 2nd place over those adorable shirts of yours?!?! Loved the pictures! Glad that it was a good day, even with a little rain.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Love the photos!!! You did such a great job with the banner, the bows, the shirts -- everything!!!

Unknown said...

WOW...what a great WALK Hols! Looks like so much fun AND you guys were so "coordinated"! Love you...

Leigh said...

Love, love, love it all!! Love the pictures, love the shirts and bows and LOVE the friendship!! Thanks for everything!! And Emma looks adorable in her shirt and bow!! :)