Ella Brooke is BLOOMING...and Carter is too!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

March for Babies 2012

As you know, March of Dimes is an amazing organization!! We are thankful for all they have done for us as a family.

We celebrated March for Dimes by participating for March for Babies last Sunday.
It was an amazing experience...to see so many babies all in one place that had a rough start that are now healthy!!

Our family!! We were so glad Guh Guh joined us!!!
 Carter was excited to see the STAR WARS characters there!!
 Here are part of our Friends of St. Luke's TEAM.
Kathleen, Carrie, Julie, Sarah and I volunteer. We all had babies prematurely and now volunteer at the NICU.
Nurse Alisha and her family were part of our TEAM, too!!
 Then the rain started.....and we got really wet.
We decided to keep the kids out of the rain so Ryan and I quickly jogged the March for Babies route while my mom and kids sat in an ambulance out of the rain.
The ambulance was there for kids to tour and look at....Carter LOVE sitting in it!!
 Ryan and I really wet after the walk in front of the Sprint Center. 
 Our family enjoying the event....in the rain.
At the registration booth they handed out beads of different colors.
We wore purple symbolizing we were walking in honoring of a premature baby.
There were green beads symbolizing heart defect, silver beads honoring a baby that is in heaven and yellow  beads that stood for a full term baby that had a rough start.
It was so AMAZING to see....I know my mom and I were both touched by seeing all the parents wearing the beads.
Little Miss Independent-even in the rain
We were SO GLAD Guh Guh came to walk with us!
Little did we know how much we would need her, due to the rain!!
We ended the day with lunch in the covered area at Power and Light.

THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our walk!! A special thank you to:
Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Curt, Aunt Connie and Uncle John, Grandma Gwen, Linda Klaassen and family, Nana and Papa, Guh Guh and Pappy, the Hemke Gang, Judy and Tom Hendrick, Grandma Ruth Ann, Aunt Patrice, Uncle Robert, and cousins Natalie and Ashley, Jeff, Karla, Brooke and Bailey Waters, Nurse Alisha and her family and my moms cousins George, Jerry and Kerrie, Sharon, Jim and Pam....and ALL the others who supprted us with warm thoughts and prayers!! We appreciate you and thank you for  helping us raise over $600!


  1. I loved being part of your team and would not have missed the day for anything! Ella and Carter are so precious and a testimony of what March of Dimes, skilled doctors and the power of prayer can accomplish!

  2. I know this was a very special day for your family. Thanks for explaining the significance of the beads. We are so proud of all of you and love you so much!! :)))