“Headin down South…”

…To the land of the pine, thumbin my way down to North Caroline…”-Old Crow Medicine Show That song basically bee bopped around in mah brain all weekend as we headed to Raleigh for HindersFest2k13. About 40+ of P’s family migrated to Raleigh this weekend to participate in the Triangle ALS Walk to holler our support for Aunt Annie, the most bodacious babe on wheels. In addition to walking to raise money to stomp this stupid and incredibly lame disease into the ground, we gathered to basically just celebrate family; loudly and proudly. This weekend also marked the first meeting of Luke with his Aunt, Uncle, and 2 new cousins! He’s out numbered with the estrogen right now, but maybe that will change someday…for his sake :).

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HK “holding” Luke
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First visit to P-Pats house!

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Head twins.

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It’s exhausting being held and googled at.


AJ…Those teeth…I swear, too much.


Who let Henry in this one?? πŸ™‚
“Helping” me get my settings right
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The Elite 8
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“Look what I brought you…I’ll just try a sip…”

Before we could even go to bed though we had to wash ALL OF THE POLLEN off of the tiny one…it just floats in the air like clouds of dust…and covers anyone and anything it comes in contact with…even 14 pounds of chub and drool. DSC_8700

Comfortable? …we make do.

Saturday morning was the walk in downtown Raleigh. Such an improvement from just walking up and down a random road last year :), kudos planning committee. Team Fortier dominated yet again, largest team, biggest fundraising amount, and Top Fundraising Individual. I think others are starting to get a bit jealous. Its so great to see a sea of lime green joining together for the Fortier Five.

Early morning LTG show.
Hope’n it.

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Marshmallow Face JD

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And we’re off!


Sup G.

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Thanks Henry for pushing our kid for like the whole walk…we owe ya one.

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I walk 2 miles, I get Tacos…that’s my deal.

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Happy BDAY to THIS guy…and that guy in the back with the red hat πŸ™‚

The rest of the weekend was filled with more family, more food, a dash of soccer, and a bit of churchin’ it in downtown Raleigh. When can we do it all again??

Spot the baby beyond the toys.

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Luke found Aunt Paula to be oober delightful.
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Goooood morning squirt.
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Playing “Go to starbucks and the tire store” with Niece # 1

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Showing us where Australia is…she got it right…shes 3.
Final pit stop back at Fortier land before heading home…

Lightroom (DSC_8940.NEF and 2 others) First road trip with 3 month old….CHECK.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mary bouchard says:

    wow…fantastic…..brought tears to my eyes!!! happy tears…

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