Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall Y'All



Happy 1st day of Fall! This is my absolute favorite time of year! I love everything about this season! (Well...except the fact that Winter is around the corner!) So, Autumn greetings to all of you! I hope you are as excited about it as I am! Also, I have a great way for you to get out and enjoy the beautiful Fall colors and weather!
We want to invite those of you who live in the Grand Rapids, MI area to come out and walk with us in the annual Down syndrome Buddy Walk. It takes place October 11 at Millennium Park, which is located at: 1415 Maynard Ave. S.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534. The walk begins at 10:00 A.M.(rain or shine.) We are especially looking forward to walking this year because, Lord willing, Gavin will be there! Last year he was in the hospital. It is such a fun morning seeing all of the Down syndrome children and participating in all the activities they have! I guarantee that you will walk away with a smile! You can just show up or you can register on-line. If you register you will receive a Buddy Walk T-shirt. For those of you who walked with us last year, we are wearing the same Gavin's Gang t-shirts that we wore last year. We have a couple of them left for those of you who may want to join us this year. You can also donate on-line. The help that this organization gives to families affected by Down syndrome is so important! We have not used the resources available from them too much since Gavin's needs are different due to the stroke he had, but we really appreciate the folder that they put together to hand out to new families in the hospital and also the newsletter that we receive from them! If you are interested, go to http://buddywalk.kintera.org/dsawm to get more info, to register or to donate. When you get to their site, look for the box that says Team Rank and find "Gavin's Gang." Click on "Gavin's Gang" and you will be directed to his page. Thanks in advance for your support and Thanks to those of you who have already generously donated in Gavin's name! We really appreciate your support and feel the love! THANK YOU!!! Hope to see you there!
"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, extort, with all longsuffering and teaching." 2 Timothy 4:2

4 comments:

hennhouse said...

What is the date of the walk?

Gorgeous photo! Did you take it?

Inspired said...

Rena and I can't wait to see you and walk for such an important cause! Not sure if Tim will make as he may have to work (definitely his loss).
We love fall as well. The smell of football in the air is my favorite (not sure why).
See you in a couple weeks!!
Love,
Julie

The VW's said...

Hennhouse,

The walk is October 11. And, no, I can't take credit for the picture, but I agree it's beautiful!

Julie,

We are so happy that you and Rena will be able to make it! The boys had lots of fun with Rena last year! See ya soon!

Love Alicia

Tamara said...

Hey there Alicia! Oh how I wish we could go with you! That would be so much fun! Did you get your stroller yet? What color did you choose? Can wait to see it! There is a little red lever that you pull up on to open once its closed... When the stroller is up and if your feeding Gavin in it you can hang the zevex bag from it! Its perfect just like they made it for just that! I love Fall too!!! Did you take this photo? Great JOB