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Monday, October 09, 2006

IDSF Buddy Walk and IRL with fantastic people weekend!

This was the first year that neither Jeff nor I volunteered at the IDSF Buddy Walk, and while we felt a twinge of guilt, we had a fantastic time milling around, talking to others and visiting with our out of town guests! Tarenne and Nicole came up from KY (you can CLICK HERE for a wonderful article on T) and we so love them! Nash tried his best to gain T's attention, gotta love (NOT) his tactics (shut up Tarenne)to get all attention on him... but we weathered through it all.

Then we met Laura and family from NY and so love them! Yes Laura, I drink wine from a box, dar dar dar...but who had Pinot on the rocks????? Had too much fun!

Ok, enough drivel....pics!!


Part of the Janus "It's about Abilities" Team with Captain Nash- We won a family portrait for bringing in over 1K~! Thank god, as I have yet to get one done...sigh.
Nash and BLUE the new Indianapolis Colts Mascot

Grumpy Nash getting dumped by Dad

Nic and Tarenne, and Jan and Nash,Laura, Ryan and Kelsey



Jeff doing what he does best.....asking for pledges with a microphone.....

4 comments:

Tara Marie said...

Looks like it was an absolutely magical weekend! I so wish I could have joined you all. Someday all of our children will get to play together.

I'm so glad Laura and Mark made it safely [although I was secretly hoping they broke down in Jersey again!!!].

We are getting a family portrait done in two weeks, as Rick is home, and we don't have one with Emma Sage.

Cheers!!!!

mum2brady said...

Oh - how fun Jan!!! Love all the pics (especially the one on the T21 board - too funny!) Nash is such a cutie - and he and T will make a beautiful couple some day :)

Can't wait to see your family portrait! Whooo hooo on your Buddy Walk Goal :) Glad you got to play, instead of working this year - it's always nice to take some time off, and it definitely looks like Nash had a great time with his out of town guests :) So glad you could all meet up!

Laura & Ryan said...

Thanks again for such an awesome time! What fun we had. Can't wait to do it again.

I don't know about this T and Nash future though.......I think it's more like Nash & Kelsey, and T & Ryan!

Hope you had a great anniversary complete with lots of boxed wine! :)

Tammy and Parker said...

Wow! I wish Parker and I could have joined you guys! It looks as though you had a grand time!