Sunday, May 26, 2013

MS Walk 2013

The kids put this together all by themselves and it even made the MS Walk Newsletter!
I am a few weeks behind on this post but I wanted to make sure I put it on the blog.  We had the annual MS Walk on Sunday, May 5th.  This year we did it a little different as we had the kids join us for the walk.  They did AWESOME!  They walked the whole way without one complaint.  I could not be any more proud of them. 
The Boys!

It was a nice day for the walk, a little overcast and slightly chilly but we did not seem to mind.  Considering we have walked in a snow storm before and with the crazy spring weather we have been having this year I would say we lucked out.
Don and I after the Walk!

The Walk In Maniacs team was able to raise over $7000 and I could not be more proud or happy with that number.  I alone turned in $3200 on the day of the walk.  It is so amazing to me the generosity of friends and family to Jon and I in our cause to find that cure. 
My Mom, Jane, and Rachel pulled off a wonderful Cinco De Mayo party after the walk.  It was outstanding and oh so much fun. 
Family and Friends at MS Day at the Twins Game!

Gracie and her friend Gus did the walk with us this year too.  Big thanks to Melissa for making them their own MS Walk Bandanas.  They sure did look great and so much a part of the team. 
Gracie and Gus ready for the walk!

I feel so loved by all my family and friends.  Thank you to all who continue to support Jon and I in our quest for a cure.  There are so many of you that come back year after year after year to help support us and it means so much!  God Bless all of you and know that I have very deep appreciation for your support.  Now for that's coming and hopefully will be here soon!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Baptism to First Communion....Time Flies

First Communion 2013

This past Sunday we celebrated the kids First Communion at church.  It was such a beautiful day all around.  We had both sets of family in town and all the God Parents were here to help the kids celebrate.
The kids and Jon and I have been preparing for their First Communion all year.  A and K carried the gifts up at Mass and E did a reading in front of the whole church.  They all did a wonderful job.

As always, I ask myself where the time has gone and how are we already at their First Communion.  I'm sure in not so many years ahead I will be asking myself how we are at their Confirmation.

Celebrating life events such as this, it really makes me look at my life and appreciate how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family.

Thank you to all who joined us on Sunday to help AEK celebrate their big day.  I could not feel more loved nor be more proud.  May God continue to Bless AEK and our entire family with so many blessings.