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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Our Buddy Walk Recap

This post will be my whole "Grains of Gratitude" post!

We had our Walk yesterday and there were so many things to be grateful for. It was such a nice day and we had a wonderful walk! My dad flew in from Fl, 2 families from the base went with us, and Kayla's former PT and her 2 sons also met us there.

As you can see we met the goal of $1500 - yay!! I can't thank everyone enough for their support of us; it meant so much to us and we're deeply grateful for all the support.

This was Roswell's 2nd Annual Buddy Walk and I think they were quite surprised by the amount of money we raised! We were recognized by the organizer of the event for raising $1500, she became a little emotional when talking about how touched she was, which in turn made me emotional! I'm so thankful we were able to contribute so much, through pledges, to such a wonderful event.

Ok enough typing - it's on to the pictures! I tried to narrow the pictures down so it wouldn't be so many in this post, but I still ended up with 10 (if you click on the photos you can see them bigger)! If you want to see the rest of the pictures you can view them on my Flickr site.

Kayla and Daddy

3 friends - Zoyi, Harrison and Kayla

Hitching a ride in the wagon

Kayla and Grandpa

I don't know why she was holding 2 fingers up - and right by her nose too!

Our whole group

Climbing up, up, up the giant slide


Uh oh! She wiped out! (she was ok though - no tears!)

Kayla with her former PT - Debi


Nisa said...

You know, you told me the names of everyone who went with you to walk, but when I saw the group picture, I was taken back- you had a big group with you. That's great. All the pictures are sweet and that's really nice that they recognized you for raising so much money and awareness. Rhi and Nate wished they coulda tried that big ole slide. The wipe out picture is hilarious, but only because I know Kayla didn't get hurt. Gotta go check out your flikr site now.
love you!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

WOW...I am so glad you reached your goal..what wonderful pictures...Aviva was looking with me and said she thinks Kayla is cute and wants to go down the slide with her. Loved all the pics on Flickr too.

What a great weekend you had. It looks so very special.


Michelle said...

So glad you have such a great buddy walk! And congrats for making your awesome goal!!!!

Barb said...

Oh good job, Michelle! Congratulations on reaching your goal. What great photos. I have to tell you, though, that slide looks very scary to me - I have a horrible problem with heights.

How nice that you had such great support. And you all look just wonderful.

mum2brady said...

I love it Michelle - what wonderful pics, and what great things to be grateful for! Whoooo hoooo on $1,500 - that's AWESOME!!! Kayla looks so dang cute in each and every picture - and it looks like it was a beautiful day :)

K.T. says peace said...

That is absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!

LauraLou said...

Love the pictures and the story. What a wonderful family you have!

Miranda said...

Wow! You raised alot of money!! Your Pictures are great! Shaylee is looking too, i told her that was Kayla, and she said "nayla"

Our Buddy Walk was today, i can't wait to get the pictures up!

DeAnna said...

That's so WONDERFUL that you made your goal and you definitely deserved to be recognized for raising so much money!!! I love the pictures and it looks like you all had a wonderful day. And really, Kayla just couldn't be any cuter -- she looks adorable in all of the pictures!

chelle said...

Congrats on achieving your goal! That is an amazing number!

Looks like you all had a great time!

Too cool your Dad could make it too!

amy flege said...

those are great photos michelle!!! look at kayla going up that big slide!! looks like fun! so glad you had a great time!

Catch said...

what a great turn out you had! Im so happy you raised so much money!!!! Good job! And that giant slide!!!! I would have loved to try it!!!!!! Huggs Michelle

PastorMac's Ann said...

How great that you surpassed your goal, Michelle! Great pictures. I love that first one of Kayla and her daddy!

I tagged you for a meme, if you're interested.

PEA said...

What a huge success!! Congratulations to a job well done:-) I loved all the pictures, Kayla looks so happy! She's got more nerve than me, going up that giant slide!!! lol I'm so glad that the walk turned out so well and that the weather cooperated!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful day! I am so glad you raised so much money for such a great cause and had such a fun time doing it!

Kayla is absolutely beautiful!

Debbie from South Georgia

Deb said...

You have a very beautiful daughter, how lucky and blessed she is to have you as her mother.

Anonymous said...

I am happy that the walk was a great success!! the weather and the beautiful friends who were able to be there for you, joe and Kayla!!plus, Kayla's grandpa too!!and you reached your goal and was so honored at the event... had my heart beating really fast looking at Kayla climb up, up and up!! poor thing, look at her face when she was "wiping out". she really looked surprised!! but, she also looked quite happy to be with her friends and have so much fun with them.. love mom

Pamela said...

Fantastic! So glad to hear you did it! $1,500.00 is a lot of mulah! :)

All the pics are adorable. The kids look like they had a blast. I love the looks of that big slide and I would have raced you all up...just wondering if you were able to get Kayla to go down a second time after she wiped out. :)

amt said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal. Your pics are great, too. =)

Sandra said...

I'm SO glad you reached your goal :)

I just love the pictures, Kayla is just a sweetheart, just want to squeeze her :)

I would have been so on that slide...LOVE slides :)

have a great day Michelle,

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos. I am glad your walk was such a hit. The slide is impressive!!! I can't believe Kayla wasn't afraid.

Tracey said...

Congrats on reaching your goal! and it looks like you had great weather for the walk. Kayla always has such a huge smile on her face. It's just so beautiful.

Minasmom said...

All right, I know I should be saying something about the Buddy Walk, but what I really want to say is........Michelle, can I "borrow" Kayla for, let's say, two months so I can see what it's like to have the two cutest girls in the world at one time?! (just kidding... but not about how cute she is.) Sigh! I hope we can meet one day. I guess I'll just have to settle for pictures right now.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, Michelle, I'm so very proud of you for doing this walk and for reaching your goal. Fantastic! I loved the pictures you've shared. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. Hooray!

Tammy and Parker said...

Wow! What aday! And you met your goal too!

Rikki said...

This looks like a fun day. Congrats on reaching your goal. Kayla is a darling.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

YAY!! You made your goal! I'm so happy!!! Looks like a fantabulous time was had by all!!!




Anonymous said...

I'm glad the goal was reached! I loved the pictures of Kayla. The one with your dad is really cute. Wow that slide was big! Kayla looked like she really had such a fun time.I know my 3 kids would love the slide.

Much More Than A Mom said...

Congratulations! It looks like so much fun! If there's ever one around here, I'll do it for Kayla as well and raise money in her name.

(PS - You and your husband are a hott couple!!)