Monday, October 7, 2013

The Weekend's Walk for Hope

Good Monday morning, blog friends.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was awesome.

Carrie and I participated in the 2013 Walk for Hope held at the Phoenix Zoo. Our weather was spectacular, and made for a perfect Sunday morning walk. The walk was sponsored by City of Hope - Walk for Hope for a Cure for Breast Cancer. We got there before the sun was totally up...


This was our first year walking for this event, and we did so with our long time friend Nikki and her family. Nikki's mom is a breast cancer survivor, so we walked in honor of the battle she fought and won.


Here's a fun bit of history: Nikki and I were friends and co-workers way back when. She met her husband, Thomas on a blind date on the same day that Doug and I first met at our co-workers party. Two years later Doug and I were married, and two weeks after that Nikki and Thomas were married. Sweet, huh?


Anyway, back to the walk. There were a ton of people there (never heard an actual count) and it was so much fun to be there early and see the animals out and about. If you get there later in the day the animals are all lazing around in the shade or tucked into their habitats trying to keep cool.

Here are a few animal shots, all taken with my phone camera.







Doug was away on a turkey hunt this weekend {the only thing he brought home was a broken down truck, a flat tire, a questionable package of uncooked chicken, and three heart shaped rocks}, so after the walk Carrie and I headed out for a yummy breakfast. I was driving her home when we decided to make a spontaneous trip to Costco. We had so much fun looking around, trying food samples, and buying yoga pants, flowers, and a suitcase. I loved my time with her yesterday morning!

And now Monday is here and there's a busy week ahead of me. Oh what I wouldn't give to have the week off work so I could do nothing but sit at my sewing machine - I'm on a bit of a sewing kick right now with all kinds of fun projects calling me.

Ah, but it's off to work I go...
hi-ho. hi-ho.
Have a great week everyone!

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful place for the walk to be held.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You two are so awesome! And what a great place for a walk. Love the pics deb!!

Carrie Rosalind said...

'Twas a fun day! Thanks again for my treats from Costco - I am IN LOVE with both pairs of pants and want more. xo

Irene said...

Looks like a nice zoo. You ladies look awesome.

Susi said...

Looks like a great place to walk for such a good cause! Nice pics!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a great venue for an event like this. I managed to get the sewing machine out today and didn't quite finish up before the children arrived home. Hope you get the chance soon x

Alison said...

What a great place to walk...fab pics!
Alison xx

Becky said...

I loved seeign all these photos on Instagram - the quality is really good from your phone! Glad you had such a fun weekend.

Miriam said...

Now walking around a zoo I could do! Congratulations for doing the walk Deb. I am on a sewing thing at the moment too. I have so many projects and ideas going on in my head. Have a good week.

Jo said...

Well done for doing the walk and getting some fantastic shots along the way x

Karen said...

What a fabulous place to do a walk. Well done both of you x

Karen said...

This was one fabulous place to have a walk. I love that photo with the giraffe. No giraffes in our zoo here.

Gail said...

What a great place for a walk! Much better than along the streets.

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