Monday, October 12, 2009

Beautiful Fall Weekend with Family and Friends!

Things have been busy lately, but so much fun!

We got an early start to our weekend on Thursday. Patti and Marissa from To Love Endlessly were in Muskegon. They came to Michigan to walk in the Grand Rapids Buddy Walk with family. It is such a small world. They live in North Carolina, we connected through blogger. We met up for lunch. It was such a nice visit. I am so glad they were able to fit us into their busy schedule.

On Friday I went to my first local gathering of Ds moms. There were about 10 women there with children of all ages. Even though they were strangers, it was such a comfortable 2 hours. Since that morning I've ran into many of them, mostly at the Buddy Walk. I look forward to building friendships and a support system.

Saturday morning was the Buddy Walk. It was a cold, crisp Fall morning. Twenty seven friends and family came to support Kaitlyn and the DSAWM. Our team raised $680. Thank you so much to everyone who donated their time and money to support the Down syndrome Association of West Michigan. That afternoon we headed to the Post Family Farm for their fall festival. It is a one stop shop for fall fun, pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze, petting zoo, and pumpkin donuts are just a few of the fun options they have. Check out the video at the top to see a glimpse of our weekend.

Sunday was our 6th wedding anniversary. Where have the years gone? We spent most of the day at home, we all needed a day of rest. My sister Jenna was nice enough to watch all three munchkins that evening so we could go out for dinner. Thank you Jenna! And a big thank you to Blair my amazing husband for being the rock of our family! I love you!

Wow, what a weekend!


  1. I am amazed that when I meet other DS moms, we automatically connect. Its an amazing relationship. What a great weekend for you.

  2. Isn't the connection amazing? And the blogging world provides so much support, too. I can't wait for Max to get big enough for playdates!

  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend! My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on Monday!

    I loved watching the montage and seeing your pictures. Kaitlyn is such a sweet girl and is growing up fast!

  4. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!!! Consider this your official welcome to the "Old Ladies Club"!! I am the president, you know! ;) I'm glad you and hubs were able to go out to dinner to celebrate a wonderful 6 years. It was such a such a fun weekend, I'm so glad we were able to go to the Buddy Walk. It will be a nice tradition for years to come. I love the video (good work getting it up too). Looks like the farm was a great time. I wish we could have made it work to join you, but I'm glad you had such a good time.