Monday, April 29, 2013

Charity Walk Weekend

What a busy weekend! We had a lot of fun though.

Friday Afternoon/Night:

I ran some errands after work/paid bills etc... Then our family headed over to my parents for my Dad's birthday. He wanted Lobster for dinner so we steamed 10 lobsters outside and were actually able to eat outside since the weather warmed up! He got a lot of Lowes gift cards and decided to buy a fire-pit with the money :) Noah and Elijah ran around in the driveway chasing Riley, road their bikes and skateboards and had a ton fun!

Dad's New Fire Pit where they are going to 
start building a patio.

 Their 4 year old Maltese Riley. He is a runt 
(about 5 pounds) and LOVES Elijah!


I was up until 1 in the morning waiting to see the hubs and gave up and went to bed. I never did ask him what time he got home. I then got up for the day at 6:30. Let me start with this - I need 9 hours of sleep each night to function correctly. Elijah and I took the hubs truck to the tire place for a new set and my parents picked us up there at 8 a.m. We went to the Bagel Cafe in Camden for breakfast then headed over to the Episcopal church where the MS Walk was starting (and ending).

Photos Galore:

Breakfast @ Bagel Cafe before the walk.
My mom and her grandbaby :)

Cole and Elijah ready to go!

 The grandparents pushing the boys 

A small view of the Camden Harbor during the walk

Dad and I doing some pushing :)

Boys decided to walk...

The wonderful lady we are walking for - Juanita Smith
with her fellow child care providers

 Boys eating some lunch after their long walk


Up fairly early again to drive to Bangor (a 3 hour 20 minute round trip drive) for the Walk for Autism. This was an awesome event. My friend Heather's youngest boy has autism. Her blog the A-Word can be found here: . (The team raise a little under $1,000)

Check it out! Her posts are touching, inspirational and educational!

Photos galore ensuing again:

The boys making off with a bunch of balloons

Waiting to get his face painted 

Eli snagging a ride on Colin's shoulders :)

My beautiful friend Heather walking with her son Brian

Elijah just HAD to pose with the moose statue

Photo-op with my boy!

Close up of our awesome Pinterest shirts Heather 
made for all of us and a button of her son

Now I am awaiting my first patient of the day.

What did you do this weekend?

Do you have any charity walks you do/raise money for?



  1. What a fun weekend!! Those are such cute pictures! (Awesome fire pit, btw) my weekend was pretty typical, some barre classes, some running and some hiking with the boyfriend. and as per usual monday came too quickly:)

    1. It certainly did! I can't wait to have a more relaxing weekend this coming one. They go by too fast, especially when both days are filled with events!

  2. Looks like you had a busy weekend! Participating in events for great charities is always so much fun, like you get extra enjoyment out of it because you know it's for a good cause. Enjoy your week! :)

    1. Definitely! We raised a lot of money for good causes. Always feels good :)

  3. It sounds like you had an eventful weekend and did a lot of good things for the community! This weekend, I went to look at houses for the first time because I'm planning to buy very soon.

    1. Very exciting! Hope you fall in love with one!

  4. Mmmm. Lobster sounds good! :)
    Looks like you had a great weekend!

    1. It was delicious and drowned in butter :) mmmm. I did, thanks!