Happy Mothers Day to two wonderful women, who mean the world to Greg, Zoey and I:
Greg’s mama with Zoey (We miss you, Carol!!!)
Remember when I told you guys about participating in the Lupus walk with Zoey, my sisters, my nieces and my mom? If you don’t remember, click here for the whole story. Anyway, part of our experience this year was that the volunteers for the Lupus Alliance stopped my mom halfway through the walk and interviewed her. Lookee what my younger sister, Cristy, found on Youtube yesterday:
After the walk, when we were hanging out waiting for the raffles to begin, a woman from Syracuse Woman Magazine approached us, took a picture of our team and said we might just be in the next issue. Check out what I realized is on their Facebook page this morning:
There you have it. We’re awesome. The end.
If you haven’t read the first part of our Lupus Walk 2013 adventure, check it out here.
Let’s get right to it:
So, after the kajillion pictures of the team and Zoey losing her mind over meeting the Build-A-Bear bear and consequently attempting to break into the Build-A-Bear store, we actually got some walking done:
L-R: Rowan, Zoey, Keagan and Cristy
Yesterday was a CRAYHAYZAY day. Zoey and I pulled ourselves out of bed super-early and got ready to head off to Destiny USA (formerly known as Carousel mall before they made it into a behemoth of ridiculously expensive restaurants, upscale stores and, apparently, some sort of ropes course). For the fifth year in the row, I was ready to participate in the annual Lupus Walk at Carousel mall (whatever. It will always be Carousel mall to me) and Zoey was going along with me for the fourth year (if you include the year I was impregnito).
Okay, so this is actually a three-part post about how Greg, Zoey and I participated in two different charities on the same day and have an AWESOME time. If you haven’t read the other two parts, you might want to give them a go before getting into this one. Read about Zoey’s and my adventures at the Lupus walk here and read about Greg and I getting ready for the St. Baldricks Event here.
Here we go.
So when we last left off, Greg and I and the rest of Team Carol Freeland were on our way to Kitty Hoynes pub in Syracuse to take part in a St. Baldricks Event. For those of you who aren’t familiar with St. Baldricks: this charity raises money for research to eliminate cancers commonly suffered by children. Participants raise money and then get their heads shaved in solidarity to children who are fighting cancer daily. St. Baldricks is such a fantastic organization and it’s completely worth it to donate money or time.
This post is a continuation of the Lupus Walk 2012 post. If you haven’t read that one, you might want to just so you’ll be caught up on the first part of this awesome day. Click here to read the Lupus Walk 2012 post.
Okay, so Greg’s sister, Kim, and her daughter, Lisa, had graciously volunteered to watch Zoey for the afternoon while Greg and I went to the St. Baldrick’s Event and Kitty Hoynes Pub in Syracuse. As you’ll recall from the end of the Lupus Walk post, my mom and I had said goodbye to Kim, Lisa and Zoey and had headed towards Nedrow to meet Greg.
Mom typically does her grocery shopping at a small store in Nedrow called Green Hills. If you live anywhere near the Nedrow, NY area, you might want to meander on over there because they are big supporters of local farmers, they aren’t a chain and their prices are pretty comparable. On the day of St. Baldricks, Mom was going to Green Hills to return her bottles and cans. I helped her carry her bags into the redemption center and then said goodbye to her before walking across the parking lot to meet Greg.