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Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

My Auntie Glady and The Daughter
As some you know, I completed a 5K for Chicago's Empower walk for Breast Cancer.  It was a great event even thought it was really, really, really early in the morning.  I enjoyed the event and it was great to spend time with my aunt and uncle.  It is amazing how many people were there. 

Before the walk, we started on Columbus right by Lake Shore Drive and Grant park.

We were waiting to take our group picture.  Btw, it was really cold.
The Daughter was wrapped as a burrito to keep her warm.
This is one of the many great buildings in Chicago.
The Husband, The Daughter, and myself before the walk.

The Daughter loving seeing all the people and displays.
Myself, My friend Christianne, and My auntie Glady

We released balloons for all the mothers out there.
We started in the middle of the crowd of people and it took us about 20 minutes before we even crossed the start.  The first set of people were runners and the rest were walkers.
There were so many people, it was great to see the amount of support there was. 
The Daughter sitting on daddy instead of walking
This picture doesn't do it justice on the amount of people walking.  There is actually two sets, approaching the 2 Mile mark and almost finished.  By the time I took this picture, I was almost done.

It took us about 1 hour and 20 minutes to finish the walk.  My legs felt like jello and my feet were hurting quite a bit.  It was all worth it!
Myself and my friend Christianne at the finish line.
The Daughter fell asleep as soon as she got in the car.  The husband was smart and put cushion next to her head.  That is why she kinda looks like Princess Leah
It was a great way to spend my Mother's day Morning.  For the rest of the day, I laid on my living room floor trying not to move :D  I know it is a bit late, but Happy Belated Mother's Day!


  1. Great job Joy!!! Keep it up!!! May God bless you and your family always!!!

  2. Dear Joy,Mark & Baby Julia,
    It's grest to see your family fully involved
    in this kind activities..we liked your smiles while enduring the cold weather..!
    God Blesss you!

    Untie Lolly & Uncle nanding Habito

  3. @ate marnie - thanks! I was sore for a while afterwards. My goal is to keep walking like that to beat my time for next year.

    @uncle nanding- thanks uncle. It was great to see so many people participating.

    Julie loved seeing everybody and Mark complained how early it was. You could just feel the positive energy all around you.

  4. Congratulations! Love the pictures. Kristoffer said Julia is so cute and looks like she did enjoy the walk. FR. Tita Jo

  5. Dear Joy, Mark & Julia,

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for joining our team for the walk. I was so happy to have family walk there with us... I was walking kinda slow and lost you guys in the crowd. I am so proud of all of us for finishing all 3 miles :-) Next year, we will try and run it, right? thank you for your love and support and the yummy food you brought for the picnic.. everyone really enjoyed meeting you all and tasting your delicious goodies. Keep walking and then we'll progress to running... I love you guys,

    Auntie Glady :-)

  6. @ tita jo - thanks auntie...julia had a ball, she was talking to everybody and singing the whole time there.
    @auntie glady - your welcome and I love being part of it. I don't know about running. I could speed walk.