"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Bismarck Buddy Walk Rocks!

We had a fabulous day in Bismarck at the Designer Genes Annual Buddy Walk--all to raise awareness for Down syndrome!

Grandma & Grandpa with the Grand kids...

I 'Lub' You, Buddy!
Uncle Joe & Aunt Brenda are our Buddies too!
Walkin' for Team "Grace and Beauty"...
Thanks, Daddy, for being a Buddy Walk Sponsor!

Yay for "Team Becker Boys Battalion"....
Congrats to Steph Becker and family on the adoption of Isaiah from Ukraine! So fun to have another ND Reece's Rainbow Family!
Went to Papa's Pumpkin Patch after the Buddy Walk...Bella loves sliding!
Grace was a pro on the Zipline...
Our family together at last...
Driving back to Minot...a little Barney...a little Hershey....a little nappy!
Back home, bathed, and ready for beddy in our new matching jammies....

Thanks Designer Genes...you know how to host a rockin' Buddy Walk...can't wait till next year!


  1. I don't know if I've commented on your blog or not but I'm a regular follower. I love to read about your girls and your whole family. We will be walking the buddy walk next year for the first time with our son, Grant, coming from Hong Kong this year. So excited! :)

  2. Lots of GREAT pics! I love the family pumpkin patch family..... will that be your Christmas pic this year?? Thanks!!!

  3. I so wish there would have been more time to visit. I looked for you guys after the walk but couldn't find you :( We had a great time at the BW too.

  4. Amy, Thanks for leaving a comment and congrats on your upcoming adoption of your son! How exciting! You will have so much fun at your BW!

    Karla, How did you know that I wanted that picture for our Christmas card? We won't have to take another one then...yay!

    Steph, I wish we could have talked too! We were sitting down on a blanket over by the food table after the walk. Let's get together in Bismarck before too long, huh?

  5. Great time had by all!!! I'm looking forward to our BW in CT, but it's not until late October!

  6. Wow, what fun pictures!! Your pumpkin patch looks great! That's one thing that I do miss about the midwest - pumpkin patches!! We had lots of fun at those in Iowa. None around here as far as I know...!

    Great pictures as always, Paula!