Friday, October 8, 2010

Time out

This past week our family took a time out from our normal day to day routine and spent some time with my family up in PA. The plane rides were a little more adventurous this time as Reese is more active and dislikes remaining still for long periods of time! :) Thankfully, though, she slept for half of the flights going up and we kept her "busy" for the other half by feeding her puffs. :) She's an awesome baby! :)
I love fall. And I especially love fall up north. There's nothing like a nice 60 degree day with falling red, yellow and orange leaves! So I really enjoyed the trip up last week. Mom, Dad and I were able to get outside and walk one morning and it was lovely! We also had to pull out the jackets in the evening and early morning. I absolutely loved it!! :)

While we were there this past week, we were blessed to be able to participate in Vision Walk 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA. Most of you are aware of my niece, Finley and her situation (If you're not, then please go to to read about her story). Well, Vision Walk occurs once every year and it is a fundraiser to raise awareness of eye disease and blindness. This year my sister-in-law and brother worked really hard at getting Finley's story heard and raising money for this organization (Foundation Fighting Blindness) - they ended up raising over $10,000 and I think we had the biggest team at the walk. It was awesome!! Finley's Fighters even won the t-shirt contest (with a little help from Finley)!! :)

This trip was also special because my brother and sister-in-law were able to meet Reese for the first time. Reese seemed to really like her cousin, Finley! :) She always wanted to play with her - or play with the toy Finley had. :) We spent some time celebrating Aunt Betty's birthday as well and of course, enjoyed a Sunday full of football! :) All in all, it was a great trip and I'm so thankful that we were able to spend this time with my family!

I love my family!! :)

1 comment:

The Petri Dish said...

Yeah, your family is pretty awesome, isn't it? Best I have ever seen that is for sure.