Apr 22, 2013

Grab a glass of milk for this one...


 Last weekend my aunt Wendy invited us to participate with her family in a local half-marathon/5K/mile walk event called "Link for Life" in downtown Wichita. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of suicide prevalence and the help that is available for those around us who struggle. We participated in the family WALK (I'll go ahead and blame nursing school for my lack of physical activity over the last two years. Nursing school is such a great excuse for everything.), which was for those who have lost a family member to suicide. I loved it. It really shocked me how many people came out and participated in the walk... it made me really sad and motivated to do something to reach out and spread awareness. Someday I will blog about my brother and his death...I have been saying that forever, but it will really happen one of these days when I have a lot of time on my hands (aka post-NCLEX) and am most likely in an emotional state (yikes). It's so important for the community to understand mental illness and to be aware of the resources available...anyway, here are some pics from that....



It was a bit chilly...

We are sleepy cousins.


The walk ended in Cowtown, so we played around there for a bit. Thanks, Wendy, for the invite. It was awesome!
It was also Neal's birthday. I didn't do much, but I did make this cake.
There was chocolate/peanut butter in everything-the batter, the frosting, and obviously...the toppings.
Happy Birthday, Love. You're the best.

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