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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giving back

Even when things are tough we all have so much to be thankful for.  By volunteering or doing charity events it reminds me that things could be worse.  It puts alot of things into perspective and brings be back down to Earth.  My heart is filled with joy and I feel amazing!

This past weekend my family participated in the Aids Walk.  Oldest and Hubby joined me and Mom for their first 5k.  I was a proud Momma because my not so little boy kept up with us the entire time (and sometimes we had to yell at him that he was too far ahead of us).  Even though it said a 5k (3.1 miles) we walked well over 4 miles.  Let's be honest, I was dying!  But we all finished and had a blast doing it.

A special shout out to my bestest bloggy friend, Ellen, who donated money to support this cause. 

The family (minus our two little minions)

Mom, Me, Hubby, & Oldest - WE DID IT!

After our Aids Walk we drove to our second charity event for the day.  St. Baldrick's supports children with cancer.  Individuals choose to shave their heads so that kids who are going through chemo do not feel alone.  Our family was supporting Taylor who lost her life to rhabdomyosarcoma in 2005.  She was the niece of a good friend of ours.  My wonderful hubby was a "shavee" and took his job with serious pride.  When his butt hit the barber's chair, he could not wipe the smile off his face. 

The family!

The boys - Stepson, Youngest, Oldest

Mr. Clean and me

15 comments:

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

What an amazing day for your family! It's great that you are teaching your children about charity at a young age!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Wow... truly AWESOME!!!
Love it!! Great pics too.

~Margene

Mer and Mo said...

Great that the whole family got involved!!
MO

Ellie said...

What an amazing weekend. You are a great role model!

jolybla said...

LOVE it!!!! Way to go:)

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Your family is great for taking to help others who are in need!

~ Darla ~ said...

Way to go. What a wonderful couple you are and your kids are learning such grace from this - you rock!

Twix said...

Congrats on finishing the 5k. :) Way to go you all!! Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Good for you:)

fatgirlwearingthin said...

SO proud of you right now (big, big grin :D)
Not only are you helping charity but you're also showing the kiddos how to be involved, too. I see big things happening with you this summer, girl!

Stephanie said...

You guys are AWESOME ... seriously. :)

FatAngryBlog said...

Checking in since you haven't blogged in a bit - are you OK?

NAN said...

Hi! I have missed your posts. Hope everything is going well for you and the family. NaN

FatAngryBlog said...

Awesome job on the family walk for charity!

Came to check up on you since I hadn't seen you post in a bit.

Hope all is well :>

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Hey! update the blog!!

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