Anyway, the walk was once again a success. I did a bit of misjudging on when the walk was (date wise - I thought it was in October!) so I had to work the morning of the walk. I didn't really want to drag the kids to Davenport (I drove there and back to Des Moines in the same afternoon/evening) because they have been going there quite a bit because of Hawkeye home games and my work schedule. So I left the family at home this year and my mom came with instead. We had a very nice time. She got to catch up with Mary House and I got to fawn over baby Nora and talk with great friends.
Here are some pictures from our evening:
Marcy (Kara's sister)
Jod, Scott, James, Ken (among others in the background!)
Checking out some lost balloons
Jen, Nora (in stroller), Scott and Marcy
Mom chattin' it up with Danika Perron (classmate of Nathan's) - she volunteers her time and takes team pictures at the event.
Mom, Marcy, Dayton (Marcy's oldest son)
James, Scott, Jod (notice the headphones on Jod - she couldn't miss the Hawkeye game!)
Our shirts this year had a phrase written from a birthday card that Kara had sent Jen one year. They said "Hope you have an awesome day" and it was in Kara's handwriting. Very cool!