Monday, May 9, 2011

Fragile, Not Broken Walk for Knowledge

We had a wonderful weekend in St. Louis! With Nate only getting four Sundays a year off, our weekends are usually very short. He was able to take this past Sunday off to be in St. Louis for a number of things. We headed there on Thursday evening. We left at bedtime for the boys and that worked out perfect! I think it was the best drive yet. Liam fell right to sleep and Landon was quickly after him.

Friday, Mom and I had planned out a day of shopping with just us girls! I have been looking forward to this for months. It's not everyday that my Mom takes off work and we get to go shopping together. It makes it hard when we live 3 1/2 hours apart. We loaded up in her new car and went to Chesterfield Mall. We started with lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I always get the Luau salad when we go there. It was so good! We didn't get any cheesecake as we didn't need the extra calories. It was nice to enjoy uninterrupted conversation with my Mom. We then ventured out on our shopping. I found some things for summer and was thankful for the time we had together. It was the best Mother's Day gift ever! Friday night we ate with the Gose's (family friends) and had a wonderful time.

On Saturday our family got to participate in the Fragile, Not Broken Walk for Knowledge Walk for Fragile X Syndrome. It was very well attended and I hope people were educated on their walks. Landon's team name was Landon's Peep's. He had several "peeps" there to walk for him. He was so excited. He had a rough time adjusting to the overwhelming number of people but he did great after about an hour. We were so excited to participate in this event and hope to do this every year. It's a wonderful way to spread awareness.

On Sunday my Mom and I picked Texas Roadhouse for lunch! It wasn't crowded at all and we got right in to eat. It was nice to be pampered. I took full advantage of using the words, "It's Mother's Day," to Nate. I think it worked. After we got home from St. Louis, Nate hand washed my car and cleaned out the inside. It looks brand new! Nothing like a clean car inside and out! Thanks honey!

Here are a few pictures of the weekend. I was so mad that I didn't get a picture of my Mom and I. I forgot my camera everywhere except for the walk. My Mom couldn't go to the walk because of back problems. Enjoy!

Loading up for the walk.

My best friend of 20 years!

Liam chillin.

The Schwartz family-Bonnie, Pete, Annie, and Owen.

Katie and I aka Landon's speech pathologist.

Katie, Leslie (her Mom), baby Derrick, and Dean.

All of Landon's Peeps!


  1. Like!!! Looks like a great day!

  2. Wish we had one of these around where I live. Thought about starting a run one...then saw the work involved. With 3 young FX kids, ummm, kinda hard to think about. But, one day I will have have the time! Looks like a fun time!