Monday, August 11, 2008

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So I had a birthday over the weekend. Despite the fact that I don't generally like to celebrate my birthdays anymore, I really had a pretty fun day on Saturday. The day started pretty darn early when I woke up at 6 a.m. to go on a training walk with my mom, who drove over from Topeka. We took the dogs about 3.5 miles before the rain started, at which point we headed out to Target to be mall walkers for our remaining 4.5 miles! Mom was so embarrassed about walking in the store, but she stuck it out and finished our 8 mile walk with ease! We even had energy for shopping after our walk was over!

When we got home, Chad made us brunch with pancakes, eggs, turkey sausage and hash browns. It was wonderful! Afterwards we gave Mom a Wii lesson and had a great time Wii bowling for at least an hour. Since Mom had never played a video game in her life it was definitely a challenge for her, but we had so much fun and spent a lot of time laughing, as you can see from all the pictures.

Before my mom left, she gave me the best present I could have asked for by finally officially committing to walking in the 3-Day in November! I am so excited! I got us both registered on Saturday and am starting to get our fundraising pages set up! You can visit our team page here and even make a donation if you want to avoid getting a solicitation email from me in a few weeks! :) Better yet, you could do something bold in the fight against breast cancer and actually join our team as a walker! I promise it would be an unforgettable experience that you wouldn't regret!

My birthday evening was spent enjoying the company of our good friends Bill and Lindsay and some other of Chad's friends from work as we all attended our friend Suzanne's wedding. It was a lovely ceremony, despite the fact that it got moved indoors because of bad weather. At least it wasn't outside on a brutally hot August night, which is entirely possible for a Kansas summer. It's the first birthday I remember in a long time that was actually cool and rainy. Another birthday first: wedding cake and champagne! :)

8 comments:

cw said...

Glad you had a great day! Now, quit beating me in Wii bowling! It must be my controller. Why do I always get the warped one?

Amanda said...

Happy belated birthday KIM! Sounds like you had a really fun day... hope it is a wonderful year for you!

Jen said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you had a good birthday! I know it's not your fave. When are you guys coming to pay homage to our giant new tv?

Erin said...

I'm glad you had such a good birthday. Hope mine is as fun! Miss you friend!

kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Kim!

mom said...

Boy did Chad take a lot of pictures. "Old dogs can learn new tricks"...no that is not my line...that is one of those nutty sayings that I learned as a child. Wow, did I have fun with that. Thanks for letting me be part of your birthday. And actually, I wasn't embarrassed in Target after we made the first mile or so. It was also great fun. Love you, mom

Michael said...

Former KUEA guy here... stumbled across you and thought that I would let you know I just finished a ride in honor of my dad - a recent cancer survivor. Good luck on the training... and happy birthday.