Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Emerson's New Look

Emerson can offically see! Hooray!

She got her first pair of glasses today (pink, of course). She is actually wearing them more than I thought. Hopefully, her world will start opening up!!!

*Please excuse the snot and hair! It was hard enough to get the glasses on and take a picture. :-)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Buddy Walk 2009

This past Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day.
Our family would like to THANK anyone who had a part of this years Buddy Walk. Emerson's Entourage was a huge success! Our team won 2nd place for most walkers and most money raised!!!! Way to represent!

We are so thankful for ALL of our friends and family. Emerson is soooo loved :-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dunk for Down Syndrome

Today, Red Bug Elementary put on a fundraiser called Dunk for Down syndrome. They asked each child to bring in a dollar to dunk their teacher and/or principal. All money raised goes to Emerson's Entourage! I'm thrilled to announce that they raised $1200!!!
Emerson had a great time hanging out with some new and old friends. She was such a sport hanging out in the heat!

My second grade co-workers.

Dr. Gooch (principal) dressed for the occasion.

The crowd of kids when we got to school. This is only the third grade crowd.

A humongous THANK YOU to Mrs. Segrest for being such an advocate for Miss Emerson. She made this event happen and we are forever grateful for her support!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Buddy Walk- October 17th

The Buddy Walk is just around the corner and we are SO excited. Just wanted to pass on some last minute details regarding the big day!

For those who are/or have been so gracious to donate to Emerson’s Entourage….October 9th at 4 pm is the deadline to have all money collected to count towards Top Fundraising Teams. We are currently in 3rd place!!!

The first 2,000 people to register on the Firstgiving site will be given a free Chick-Fil-a sandwich and drink at the event. If you have not registered yet, you can do it quickly on It will save you time on the day of the event.


Free parking is available in both Landmark parking garages. These garages are off of Robinson Street. *Southbound lane of Eola will be closed for the event.*


Team pictures begin at 8:00am, so we need all of our walkers to arrive by 8am. They determine the largest team based on the number of walkers in the photograph... so please don't be late. The southbound lane of Eola Drive will be closed for the event. We will have our team tent set up on this closed street to meet, pass out shirts, and walk together to team photographs.

Travis will be getting to Lake Eola at 7:30am with washed Emerson Entourage t-shirts. My cousin ordered and paid for 110 shirts (variety of sizes). They will be handed out on a first come, first serve base.

For those of you who would like to join us, we will be going to the Tijuana Flats on South Orange Ave. after the event. We have notified the management to expect a large group! J

Travis and I will both have our cell phones on us the day of the event.
Travis 321.246.1308
Lauren 321.287.6684

Emerson is such a lucky little girl to have so many people who love her! Our family hopes that WE all can pass on knowledge and support for Down syndrome Awareness.


Sunday, October 4, 2009


Check out this site. It was sent to me by another mom who has a child with DS. It is truly beautiful!