Saturday, March 7, 2009

Walk for a Cause

It was a beautiful day for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk in downtown West Palm Beach.

Rachel heard about the walk last week and was so touched by some of the stories about children with diabetes. She really wanted to support this cause. The weather was gorgeous. The views were beautiful.

There were many teams from different companies, schools, towns - even a large group of girls supporting the Jonas Brothers, as one is diabetic. We saw Rachel's track coach from middle school. She was so thrilled to see Rachel. They talked track and the coach asked Rachel to send her the high school schedule as she would love to come to one of Rachel's track meets. We thought that was pretty cool.

Our trek was along the Intracoastal Waterway. It doesn't get much better than that.

After the two mile walk, we relaxed on the grass, listened to music and enjoyed some of the refreshments provided to the walkers.

It was truly a beautiful morning spent making another special memory with my favorite girl.

We went to TJ Maxx this evening. I found these two lonesome little plates and just had to give them a home. I think they'll fit in just fine.

So now I feel like I have to scavenge all my local-ish TJ Maxx stores to find others to keep them company. They're awful cute, don't you think?

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Make up for the hour we're losing by enjoying every minute!!


Kay said...

Love your plate and good for Rachel. Since I ended up with pre-diabetes, I've really come to see the pain and tragedy of those who have it worse than me. Way to go, Rachel!

rachel said...

that walk was so much fun! im really happy we stuck with it. :)
i want to see if i can find any more cause walks that we can participate with. its really fun and its all to helping other people. high fives to both of us ;)

rachel said...

hiya connie!!! :D

IsabellasCloset said...

JDF is such a worthwhile organization. I was very active with them years ago.
I LOVE West Palm Beach I spent a fun vacation there....wish I was there right now LOL. What beautiful photos!
It's cold 47 degrees & raining here in Ohio.
Your Rachel is beautiful, God bless her!
Have a lovely day ~Mary~

Kelly said...

That *is* a cute plate!!
You must be very proud of Rachel for wanting to take part in such an important cause as such a young age. You go mom!!
And kudos to Rachel for being such a lovely young lady.

(I miss Clematis~Just found out that GTS Logistics is moving there Company up here to the Atl. area...)

Glenda said...

You have a beautiful area to walk in, I am envious of that. Great reason for walking too.

Cute plates !


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a great time you must have had with your daughter....I do the AIDS walk every year in San Francisco and I have enjoyed the company the people and the cause....That is great that you did that walk the $$$$ is sure will be put to good use....Your daughter is adorable.....
Mo :-)