Friday, September 11, 2009

Walking for a Cause

Chris and I had a busy - but fun - Labor Day weekend hanging out with family. After picking up my grandparents, we spent most of the weekend at my parents' house eating, shopping, and relaxing.

My grandparents are very dear to us and we love the opportunities we have to spend time with them! Check out my little 16 week baby bump in the photo!
The guys had been playing hard all day and were too gross and sweaty to be in the photos!
Three generations... very alike in many o'way!

I'm not sure if I've written much before about my Pappy having Alzheimer's Disease. He was diagnosed about 8 or so years ago, but we have been very blessed that is has, for the most part, been slow progressing. Each time I'm around him now, though, I can see the effects of the disease slowly taking over more and more. Alzheimer's is really a terrible disease, and witnessing it take a loved one is excruciating at times.

Last year, to show support for him, my mom, sister, and I walked in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk. This year we are planning to walk again! We really enjoyed the walk last year, and it is for a good cause. I have posted a link to my team page in the upper right-hand corner of my blog page that you are welcome to check out. If you want, please also feel free to make a donation to support our walk. We are grateful for any amount because it contributes a little more to important Alzheimer's research.

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