Saturday, October 17, 2009

31 for 21: Day 17 {Buddy Walk 2009}

Today was our Buddy Walk ... this was our family's 4th annual Buddy Walk and our first year as Two Girls Tribe (previously known as Payton's Posse). I was on the committee this year, so I have come to learn all that goes into planning an event like this!

Who knew?

Although being on the committee is something that is very important to me, it has also allowed me to expand my local network greatly ... and for that I am thankful. I have come to find some awesome friends along the way.


While we raised a lot of money from pre-event fundraising ... over 150K ... we were totally bummed to have rain and cold on the day of the Buddy Walk. Not only for fundraising purposes, but for fun purposes!

Instead of enjoying the weather and letting the kids run and play, we saw a lot of this ...

And this ...

We had some pretty amazing entertainment and guests this year, including Rachel Coleman from Signing Time ...
Photo courtesy of Blueberry Shoes Productions LLC

Erin Thompson ...

Diego and other characters ...
And a local marching band to lead us on our walk! So fun.
Photo courtesy of Blueberry Shoes Productions LLC

The girls enjoyed their view of the walk from under a rain cover ... that rain was such a bummer.

After the walk, the committee got to spend a little bit of time with Rachel. She and her husband were very sweet. Here is a lovely shot of my friend, Linda, and I with Rachel. Unfortunately all of our kids had already gone home, so none of them got to meet her.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our team this year. We raised a little over $3,000 all because of you! Every team that raised over $2,000 got a personalized mile marker. Here is ours, although we were not able to decorate it because of the rain ...
Our stars for the day ...

Get It Down; 31 for 21


  1. I love Erin Thompson! She spoke at the NYC buddy walk too and she was amazing! I actually did a post about her.

  2. Now that Buddy Walk ROCKS!!! I can't believe the people you had there and I LOVE your stroller!!!!
    I can't say enough how awesome you are at taking pictures - you are very gifted :)

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  4. Sorry for the rain, bummer. I am so excited you were able to raise so much money for such a worthy cause. I hope to be on our Buddy Walk committee, this year was too soon after returning home from Ukraine. I too met Rachel from Signing Time last year at our Buddy Walk in OKC. This was even before we had M & M. I enjoyed her and now my children are enjoying her DVD's. In spite of the rain it looks like it was a great time for ALL. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  5. It was such a bummer about the rain, but I'm still glad we were able to make it!

    I didn't know Will Schermerhorn was there taking pics...will there be an online photo gallery somewhere to see the pics he took? I *think* he took one of me pushing Lucas up the hill in the stroller :)

  6. Our is in a few rained us on us last year too, but it looks you guys had some great entertainment. When I looked at the first picture with everyone in their knit caps I had to crack up, I forgot that not everyone is experiencing 90 degree weather LOL! Right about now, I'd welcome knit caps and cozy jackets!

  7. ummm . . . totally unrelated . . . I just (finally) checked your new photography site. Oh. My. God. You are fantastic. Wished you lived closer so you could take pictures of our family!