This past weekend we participated in the 5k Fun Run & Walk put on by FXAM (Fragile X of Michigan). It was another great event to be part of. With the support of so many wonderful people we outreached our donation goal of $1,000 !! The support was amazing and we are so thankful to all who helped us.
The day started out with a Starbucks run because we knew we would need that extra energy - and we found out that Hayden loves Chia Tea Latte's - his Nanie's favorite. I think he drank most of it.
Thanks to Ted and Mary Beth for being so generous at the gate when we got there.
Let me just take a moment to say how wonderful it has been to get to know Ted and Mary Beth - we had such a great time together at the conference and have become close friends - they are amazing people and we are blessed to know them.
The weather was absolutely perfect for a walk - and it was totally not a typical hot and steamy August day - so it was great. We had Hayden in his walking stroller and he had all the amenities - toys, food, books, and someone to push him. Got a little antsy a few times and wanted to walk - which was pretty cool. He likes going for walks with his Mommy so I think he really liked it.
After the walk was the FXAM picnic. Again - another great event to get to know the people in our "community". They had bounce houses and stuff for the kids - it was really great to watch. Tina's Mom was with us and she got a chance to really see and meet all the wonderful people in our lives now.
A great event put on by FXAM and now we look forward to the golf outing in September and then our monthly group meetings start in October. The national conference is in Detroit in 2010 so I imagine we will start planning for that right away.