The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Breast Cancer Walk: Brides Making Strides

So today was my 3k Breast Cancer walk. And before all the aches and pains set in I figured I'd let you all know how it went.A group of girls who I chat on a wedding message board with everyday decided we all wanted to do this together. These girls, although I haven't met them all in person yet, are the best girls ever. Each one is sweet and I am happy that I have them to talk to everyday. We're all very good friends and we're like a family on there. So it's no wonder why we'd all get together and do something for a good cause. Not everyone was able to make it but regardless we had a good turnout. Our team raised $1,650!

So the walk was held by Tempe Town Lake right down the street from ASU. It was a great turnout! So many people and groups there. Everyone was decked out in pink and cheering all along the way. It was good to see many women out there wearing sashes saying "survivor" on them there. They had so much enthusiasm!

We also found out that Tiffany LOVES to clap. Here she is clapping up a storm!

Top: Tiffany and I very excited to start! Bottom: Our new friend Sarah who brought me a sleeper for my new baby girl.

So the walk started at 8am and we were all very excited. I had never done a walk before and was very motivated for this one. My husband didn't believe I'd be able to make it since I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant... but I was surprised to find out that it wasn't as bad as I thought! I called him as soon as we were done and he was proud that I made it and I was proud that I suceeded in something that meant so much to me.

We talked along the way and it helped to pass time. It gave us a good chance to be girls, and mess around, and get to know eachother a lot better. And of course we had to stop and take pictures of us on our journey.

Here we are posing in the middle of the mountains.

Here we are in front of Tempe Town Lake, nearing the end of the walk.
Left to Right: Jenni, Nicole, Monika, Sarah.Lisa, Tiffany and I
Tiff's socks demonstrate how we felt when we were done.

So all in all it was a very good morning for us. By the time we were done we were hungry so some of us went to In n Out and got burgers. Who does that? Burgers after walking??? Well apparently us! It was goooood too!
Here we are resting afterward. We did it girls! Yay!
I wanna say Thanks to all the girls who participated or collected donations for us!
Jenni - Thanks for stepping up as team Captain and getting us all on board with this still.
Tiff - Thanks for being my carpool buddy/driver. I love you! Let's get ready for May!
Sarah - Thanks so much for the adorable sleeper! My husband and I truly appreciate it. It was good to finally meet you and get to know you!
Also a big thank you to everyone who donated on my behalf and supported me on this. And a big THANK YOU to my aunt Angelica who made a very generous donation for me! It meant the world to me and I'd like you to know that!


Anonymous said...

thank you gals so much for everything!!! it was a nice walk! glad i could make it!!!! i stole the group pic of us michelle... hope you dont mind. im going to upt it up on mysace =) hope to see you all again soon!!! *Monika

Chely said...

Life takes on so much more meaning when we are able to help others.

I'm proud of you Michelle=)

Walking is a great form of exercise as well. However, I'm gonna try Ballroom Dancing!!!

Wanda said...

Wow! I love all the pictures, and what a tribute and testimony to your brave and wonderful women!!! My hat's off to you!

tiffany said...

Hey 6,

I had so much fun and I can't wait for the arthritis walk : )