Tuesday, February 19, 2013

$5,000 for CHD's, Valentines, and a romantic night away

The Eyrings.. very proud of our team!!!
We had the annual It's My Heart Walk on February 9. Team Colin raised $5,222 for Congenital Heart Defect awareness!! We had beautiful weather and amazing team of about 30 family, friends, and co-workers show up and walk with us. Team Colin was awarded a trophy for being one of the top fundraisers (we were #2!!). Colin and Katherine loved going on stage to accept the award. Colin was fascinated with his trophy the whole weekend

Colin LOVED his trophy for being one of the top fundraisers, he was so proud
Everyone enjoyed the family funfest after the walk with lots of moonwalks, games, bands (Colin was jamming to the Alternative band), and break-dancers (which all the kids loved watching). It was nice to see & meet some of our fellow heart families. We got to spend some time with Elle, who was Colin's roommate in the NICU when he was first transferred to Texas Children's at 3 days old. Colin and Elle had their 1st AND second surgeries overlapped in the hospital; it is so nice to have friends while staying there!
Colin and his best friend Liam with Mickey Mouse after the walk
Thank you all who donated/walked with us, especially to those friends who traveled far to make the event, we really appreciate the support system we have.
Part of team Colin, we had about 30 walkers.. we are bringing up to tail with all the wagons
Colin and Elle, they were roommates in the NICU when they were just a few days old. Love to see these two together and healthy. Even though Elle did not want a picture with Colin
Last week Katherine had her 101st day of school (which was a Dalmatian theme), we baked cookies for the Valentine's Day parties, and of course got lots of goodies for Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is also Congenital Heart Awareness Day, Colin was a movie star this year and he was featured in a wonderful video on heart defects. He comes in at 1:07 on the video.
 Colin's video - click link to watch

wearing red for heart awareness
Katherine's Dalmation outfit for the 101st day of school 
Happy Valentines Day.. my helpers baked almost 100 cookies

I got beautiful roses from Matt AND these yummy chocolate dipped strawberries

Friday night the kids went to spend the night with Matt's parents, so we did a one night little romantic getaway to Galveston. We got a hotel room on the seawall for the night and went out to Happy Hour and some more drinks after that. We ended up having drinks at the Hotel Galvez where we got married almost 10 years ago. In the morning we got up and went down to the beach to watch the sunrise then went out to a nice breakfast. Then off to home to clean and wait for the kids to come back. I love that after almost 10 years of marriage, Matt is still my best friend and it is so much fun to hang out together.

The hotel where Matt and I got married