Thank you to the Ballards for getting us off to an awesome start again this year! We are setting our goal very high again so we'll need EVERYBODY to contribute what they can. Last year you helped us become the Top Walker in the state of Oregon! I'll explain... years ago it was actually our close friend Micki who inspired us and encouraged us to join; Micki lives in Oregon. So while all the money we raise goes into the national pot, the local recognition comes from the Oregon office.
I'll go ahead and share that I have no clue how we'll be able to reach our goal this year. Every year, our friends and family surprise us with your generosity. But a majority of the money raised has come from our Alaskan family. Now that we have moved, it will be an added challenge to convince all of you Alaskan folks to continue giving. So much of our efforts this year will have to be online!
I'm open for ideas! Please feel free to share with us what your thoughts are...either in the comments section, facebook, email, or call!
Until we figure that out, I will tell you that we plan on raising our typical 39 days starting today and going through May 13th. What's the significance of those dates?? That is the time that the girls spent in the NICU. So at a minimum, we will make a post on this blog every day that we get a donation. There have been some very creative friends that have in the past divided their money to make sure we are blogging frequently during the 39 days. I will still honor that as long as each donation is $10 and comes in before... say....9pm?? Fair enough??
Ok, on with the pictures. That's what you come to see anyway, right?? We pick up on our vacation after we made the 8 hour drive to DC to see my mom and dad. First on the agenda, down the street and around the corner to Mount Vernon!
|Katy styling while taking in the sites.|
|Walking down the steps to get to the dock|
|...for our tour of the Potomac River!|
We also had a great perspective from up above.
|PawPaw holding Alyssa up so she can see the osprey|
|Beautiful day for a boat ride on the Potomac|
|I think I actually said right before taking this picture "Hey. Point at something!"|
|Too bad lady-in-pink got in my awesome picture.|
|family with Mount Vernon in the background|
Love these two pictures of my Mom and Dad. Love you two!