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Friday, October 10, 2008

Pre-Buddy Walk 2008

A year ago we were preparing for the huge IRL, the blow out of fun, inviting all those from the Tri21 board and celebrating Annette and her battle with cancer.

This year, we have our thoughts, our memories, and today is the beginning of the weekend celebration on a much, much smaller scale.

Lots of love to the Lammers, and to Lisa and her family, Annette's sister.

And here we go.

Day one of the big, smaller scale, Buddy Walk weekend.

Chris Burke and Nash. Nash was SO excited to have Corky come to his school. They are best friends, of course!

pictures..........and more dialogue after the big Buddy Walk weekend!


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Great pictures! I'll never forget when Kennedy met Chris the first time, she was barely a year old but in the picture she has this look on her face like, "Holy crap! You're FAMOUS!" hahahaha

All 4 My Gals said...

have a great weekend, I wish we were there!

Tara Marie said...

I just love the fact that Chris Burke came to Nash's cool is that!!!

We are thinking of you all.....and thanking you for the beautiful memories from last year. I can't believe it has been a year already.

Looking forward to dialog and pictures.....

Peace and love, TM

AZ Chapman said...

How did the walk go jan

luvmypeanut said...

Love the pics! I miss you all as well!!! Thank you for opportunity for all of us to come together last year, what a wonderful time it was!! I was thinking of it all weekend!

Next year Beth is hosting!!! LOL

I'm safe, they'll never have a national conference in podunk Nebraska!!! LOL

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

It was great to see you!! What a wonderful walk it was!

mum2brady said...

Hope you have had the most wonderful weekend Jan, and that the Dash with Nash team rocked :)