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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Making Stides Against Breast Cancer



Don't mind the fat lady in these pictures, she just had to be in them to claim the kids. So I went with a couple of ladies that are in my ward last Saturday to be apart of the annual Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K in downtown Tampa. I look a little rough too, if you can't tell. I had to get up at 6 in the morning to get everyone ready for the day. And that's VERY early for this prego woman. What a great and fun experience I had. I've known a few very close people in my life that have been affected by Breast Cancer and I dedicated my walk to them. I love them dearly and wanted to let them know how much I appreciate them and all that they've done in life. They are amazing women and I pray that one day there will be a cure for this disease that effect so many other women around the world. I was able to take the kids with me and they had a blast riding in the pink parade! Owen did so well riding his bike the whole time and never ran into anyone. There were so many people that showed and walked for the cause, it was wonderful. I do have to say that one of my favorite parts was walking next to some women that were very out spoken whenever they saw a guy running by with his shirt off. I couldn't help but laugh.
Kate and Alex loved being pushed around the whole time with all the drinks, treats and toys they could fit inside the stroller with them. There were several groups of people scattered throughout the walk that would cheer for all the people and the kids thought that they had shown up just for them. It was so cute. This walk also got me a little excited to maybe try a marathon one day, when I'm not pregnant. And that will happen! Me not being pregnant again I mean. And we finished! I just want to say how grateful I am for my TA TAS and pray that all of you and being careful and checking yourself every month. Breast Cancer is spreading fast and starting at an earlier age these days and you can never be too careful. If you catch it at its earliest stage you have a 99% chance of overcoming this type of cancer. I love you all and please remember those who have been affected by this disease. Let them know that you love them and support them.

7 comments:

Becky said...

Go Niki! I hope that you had fun. Your mom is smiling down. Oh, and you are a super cute pregnant girl!

Peter & Darise said...

You're belly is so cute and you look great. I still can't believe you're harvesting baby #4.
I'm so proud of you for participating in the walk. You're so great to get involved.

Brittany & Barry said...

Good for you, Nik! The kids look so cute! It looks like Kate did a great job keeping her little sunglasses on - she looks super cute in them. And Owen and Alex look like dang twins.

The Kemps said...

Way to go Niki! You look darling, you're belly is so cute. I'm so proud of you for getting all your kids and yourself out the door so early. Thanks also for the reminder of how precious and fragile life is. Miss you!

Echeverria's said...

Way to go, I can't believe you did that and pregnant, WOW! You look so cute pregnant and your kids are adorable!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

i'm grateful for me ta ta's too! good for you for walking. when are you due??

Kyle Peterson said...

Congrats on your walk. How many miles was it? I want to do one of those walks. I suck at running but would love to walka walka walka. Wow Niki baby numero quatro. That is so cool. I don't even have one yet so I envy you. How's life in the south?