I don't know why but the last Sunday of April, which is always when March of Dimes' WalkAmerica is, feels just a little bit like Christmas to me. It's a single day's event that I've planned for for a long time. I've gotten friends and family involved (who donated generously to my walk, thank you!), have been emailing updates to the PM team at work on the walk, etc.
I woke up this morning excited to get the girls ready and go. I am ever grateful for Wayne -- if it hadn't been for him we wouldn't have been out the door before the walk started.
Our team met at Bruegger's near our old office for some breakfast, then headed down to the walksite. It was a beautiful day, and it was so nice to have a great excuse to get out and enjoy it!
I didn't even see Lindsey the entire walk -- my friend Bridget was pushing her stroller and got so far ahead of me that I didn't meet up with her until the finish line. They told me she did wonderfully, was very well behaved and even...quiet! That's that thing that she is around other people, not us.
Marissa did fairly well, though she did have one meltdown when she wanted out of the stroller and I refused to carry her. (She's 29 lbs, have you seen her lately?) I ended up having to strap her in because she wouldn't sit in it nicely, so she screamed for about 10 minutes about that.
But overall, it was a nice day, we had a nice lunch and some free music after, then went back home to take a nap, which Lindsey and I both did, Marissa not so much.
What made it even better is that our team raised $4,212 dollars for March of Dimes this year, well over our goal of $3,000. Thanks again to everyone who sponsored us!