Sunday, April 25, 2010

Walk for Babies

Yesterday I walked 6 Miles for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. It was the most rewarding walk, in spite of the aches and hurting feet. I was on Team James & Jake, Beth's (on the right) twin boys who were still born. I walked for these precious angels as well as many other babies.

These are James & Jake's grandparents & Aunt. Beth's parents & sister. I got to know them better on the 6 mile walk and they are truly a wonderful family. Can you believe that Grandma Mary has 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 1 great on the way?

Here is my walking Buddy, Nancy giving it all she's got. I feel so blessed to have met her on our blogs. She is in such great shape for a grandma of 3. Mary, behind her is stopping here and there to take pictures. Every now and then we would all stop for a second to snap a few pictures. The three of us decided to start a walking club. Mary had a good suggestion, to meet at different places to walk. I think our first place will be the Riverwalk in my home town. Mary did say it wouldn't be 6 miles...I agree!
Beth & Brian's sweet children, Anna & Noah before the walk. They are so precious and walked the whole way, except for times when Anna rode piggy back on her dad. Their baby brother, Eli, was snoozing in his stroller and I didn't want to disturb him with my flash, so I didn't get his picture.
Sweet Eden and mommy, Donya C.E. Eden was so wide eyed and ready to party. Isn't she just so precious? Eden too!
Once Upon A Child, my favorite store was even represented. I love to shop there for bargains for my grand kids. This event had everything you would wish for. It had a D.J. playing all the hit songs, treats, nutritional snacks, fried chicken, hot dogs, any kind of pop or water, and the best treat of all was the ice cream sandwiches. I walked away from this event feeling so blessed to be a part of this team and looking forward to next year when I can walk again with this great group of walker's, walking for such a great cause.
and I didn't even get a picture of myself, but I'm sure other bloggers snapped a few....


Bacardi Mama said...

What a great post. It was a wonderful day. So far, I'm only sore if I have to climb stairs. I went shopping with Sarah this morning and have to get grocery later, so I'll get more walking in today.

Stillmary said...

Great post and pictures, Rhonda, about a great day! I enjoyed the feeling of doing something to help such an important cause and, at the same time, getting to know people like you and Nancy.
And don't worry, I got lots of pictures of you (and they're all good). I'll post at least one later.

Erin said...

Awesome! I used to walk the March of Dimes walk! It's a great cause for sure!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

What a truly wonderful and beautiful day and cause. Having fun while doing such GOOD is having your cake and eating it, too! I love the photos. I love the energy and love that comes through this amazing post!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I love the pics and am so glad you had such a good time walking with good friends.


Christy M. said...

Rhonda, I'm so glad all of you had such an amazing time at the March for Babies walk!! I'm so proud of you, and Nancy, and Mary, too! WTG! How exciting that you're starting a walking club :)