Monday, November 12, 2007


Last Saturday we participated in our first Walk to Cure Diabetes benefitting the JDRF. Alicia, Jeff, and Adam came into town on Friday evening and we had fun catching up and playing games together. Saturday brought a crisp, clear, beautiful morning... a perfect day for a walk outside. We drove to the campus of Wake Forest University and were amazed at the number of cars and people there! The walk was four miles long and wound through the campus's beautiful buildings, expansive trails, and quaint scenery. The leaves were in full color and were breathtaking! That and the fact that we were among our favorite family members made the walk fun and not so long. Even Sadie was a trooper and didn't complain. There were pit stops along the way for potty breaks, healthy snacks, and water, which helped ease the discomforts of a long walk for those of us who were pretty out of shape. Our team, Jake Rocks, raised $875 to go toward finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. We were excited and thrilled to do this and look forward to walking again next year, hoping to raise even more money for a cure! Thanks to all of you who supported our cause and thanks especially for Alicia, Jeff, and Adam for making Jake's day by walking with us. It made him feel really special to have his own 'team' of cheerleaders that support him in his every day battles with diabetes. xoxo