Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I always get emotional right before our walks and this year proved to be no different. In the days leading up to the walk I find myself getting all teary eyed just thinking about it all. And the morning of, I am a hot mess. Anything can send me into tears instantly. It's all tears of absolute joy and amazement and appreciation, but it's still tears and at times I feel kind of silly. People comment that I am a strong person and I do think I am strong in a lot ways, but when it comes to my baby girl I am just weak in the knees. Thinking about her early birth and her rough start and all of the obstacles she has had to overcome just make me a total wreck. As we were setting up our tent Saturday morning at the fairgrounds I felt this huge lump in my throat and when my mom showed me the sign she had made tears just streamed down my face. However, I pulled it together and managed to make it through the rest of the day without anymore tears.

The rest of the day was spent laughing and visiting and smiling from ear to ear. Of course, we also spent a large portion of the day walking and walking and then doing some more walking. The weather was great, the turnout was perfect and my heart couldn't have been happier.

Just a part of Team MK 2012 - Awesome, awesome team!
Kennedy, Allison, Jay, Parker, Daddy, MK, Mom, Owens, Courtney, Cooper, Hunter, Kyle, Aunt Jan, Jonathan, Ashley, Trenholm, Sallie and me (Trav was the photographer)
A few of the men leading Team MK
Annie Parker and Morgan Kate, along with their daddies
Nolan - isn't he the cutest?!?
This sweet girl did an amazing job and didn't cry one bit, even when it was well past her feeding time.
The Babb Family, who walked the entire six miles with two small children. Wowzers!
The Ingrams, who despite their really busy day, still made time to come out and walk with us.  
The Yonemuras, who came out to support Team Morgan Kate and have done it now for four straight years. 
The Leviners, who came with not only their baby girl, Caroline, but also brought their niece Courtney and the twins, Nicholas and Nataleigh (also their niece an nephew). 
Aunt Dippin and Uncle Bugs
My sweet, sweet nephew, Hunter.
After the walk there was a tent set up by Publix where walkers could get hot dogs, drinks and fruit. While munching on a little bit of the yummy stuff, we noticed everyone heading over to the stage. We decided to wander over and noticed that people were "breaking it down". My family doesn't miss a chance to listen to some tunes and show off their dance moves. Morgan Kate, Hunter, Kaka and Trenholm jumped right in. 
Our little dancing queen

Kyle, Owens and Daddy
Daddy came straight to the walk from working all night long and still walked six miles.
Me and my mommy
Love them! 


The Leviners said...

We would not have been anywhere else but at the walk on last Saturday. Love you all! Had a great time!

Jan Kessler said...

Love to walk in the walks and see MK you and Travis.Didnt get to spend much time talking but always enjoy both walks. Wouldnt be anywhere else but there......... Love Aunt Jan

CAW said...

love the hand on her hip dance moves

Andy and Megan said...

Looks like another successful walk! I am disappointed I wasn't able to participate in ours this year, but already looking forward to next year!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so glad it went well! Wonderful pictures!