March 28, 2010

We Did It!!

We kicked off Carter's birthday by participating in the Third Annual Operation Smile 5K . Well, some of us participated in the 5K, while the rest of us did the 5K walk...

uphill the entire way....

through the mountainous back country of Utah...

among all of the wild animals and faraway sounds of gunfire...

Ok, Ok...maybe it was only a mile on a paved trail, near a skeet shooting area, but who's keeping track anyway?!

The weather ended up being pretty decent, and the little guy kept warm by about a trillion blankets.
Michael, Uncle Justin, Aunt Stacy, and our dear friend Kent all did the 5K and represented Carter in an awesome way! You guys are SO awesome. Thank you!

Carter and I went on the one mile walk, and were joined by Grandma, Mikey, Jovie, and Cousins Sammy, Emily, and Justin. We also had two more of our dear friends, Kathy and Sandy.

I can't express how much we appreciate our family and friends joining us in this cause. We love each and every one of you SO very much!

We had an excellent time! Uncle Justin even won a pretty cool prize in the raffle. The Operation Smile event managed to raise approximately $5000 which will certainly fix a lot of lips and palates. I can't wait until next year when we can do it again. I can't begin to tell you how much fun this was




Afterward we went to a restaurant for a little birthday lunch. Can you believe that this was Carter's very first time in a restaurant?! Here's how excited he was about it:

I guess the one mile walk took a lot out of him! More birthday pics to come!

4 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Look at him sleeping, he is so beautiful! That walk sure did wipe him out. :) I wished we lived near you, I would have loved to walk it with you!

heather said...

Wow!!! So glad that you got to participate and raise so much for a great cause! Congrats!

Junior said...

what a wonderful way to kick off his birthday, looks like lots of fun.

TMI Tara said...

I'm so glad you have this support! I wish I could support you in this way, but running is just NOT my thing. I'd love to meet sometime, though.... you and little Carter!