Team Cale was announced during the opening ceremonies as not only a new team to this walk (the previous walk we did was in Rockford) but we were also one of the top 5 fundraising teams!! That felt really good considering how many people were there!! As of today, Team Cale has raised $3,280!! And we can still send in any late donations until November 5th!!!
Team Cale consisted of Me (of course), Pat, Cale and Ryan, my Mom and Dad, Lauren and Kevin, my cousin Jenny, Cale's best friend Ryan and my mother-in-law and father-in-law (they were there in spirit...they helped fundraise, but were unable to do the 5 mile walk due to a brand new knee!!!). What I found funny is, during the walk, the ones that were "tired" and "hurting" were the two 9 year olds and the 6 year old! Where was the energy that they have ALL OF THE TIME?! Granted, Ryan's little legs had to take almost twice as many steps as the adults, but he is always on the go at home and doesn't have to rest! Ahhhhh!!!!
My very talented sister-in-law, Chris, graciously designed our t-shirts again this year!! Everyone had the Army star logo with "Team Cale" on the front and the little boys had their names military style on their backs (which made my "big" boy want his, too!). We love the t-shirts!!!
Here are some pictures of our day...
The boys watching the waterfall...check out their names on their backs!
The three monkeys
The path winding through the "woods"
Best "Goofy" Buddies
Daddy & Ryan...Ryan was tired!
Cale with Auntie Lauren and Uncle Kevin
Cale with Grandma and Grandpa
Leave it to Lauren to find a cat!!!
So Lauren found a cat....and looks like she went shopping too!
Glad to hear it was a beautiful day. Amazing job raising that much money!
Love the pictures!
Well, technically the cat found me. I was waiting for Kevin and I heard a faint meow. I thought I was just imagining it (I think I dream in meow language, too) but then I looked down and there was the kitty. I swear, cats know that I am their type of person. Oh, and the bag was filled with tupperware and People magazines that my mom gave me. (what a weird combination of items!)
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