Monday, April 22, 2013

And the winner is...

The Baton Rouge area Heart Walk was last weekend and we had a wonderful time as usual! Our family and friends joined us for a beautiful day walking in honor of Julianne.  Team Julianne raised $1,123.00!!! Thank you so much for your donations and t-shirt purchases! It really does go to a wonderful organization.

This year, for the first time, we entered the t-shirt contest.  Julianne went on stage with Kent and did a fancy twirl to model her shirt. She loved every minute of stage time.  The girl was born to perform ha ha! After each team modeled their shirts all of the teams stood in front of the stage for the judges to make their decision.  It only took a few minutes before they began to announce the winners. It went a little something like this:

Announcer: "In third place GMFS!"
Announcer: "In second place Blue Cross Blue Sheild"
Announcer: "The winner is....TEAM JULIANNE!"
Julianne: "I won!?? We won!!!"

She was so excited! I honestly didn't even know she knew what a trophy was, much less that she had this secret desire to win one! She went on stage, they handed her the trophy and she immediately held it up high. Ha ha!! It was like she's been winning all her life because she knew exactly what to do.  Although, I think the cheers of the crowd kind of startled her. Julianne was so proud! When we got to the car she told us, "I was proud! My chin was up and I was smiling!" Oh made me so happy to see her so happy...I almost cried! Just like the Grinch, my heart grew three sizes that day. :-) We were able to get a short video where you can very quickly see her hold it up high and then get scared by the cheers:

You can view another angle of video here!
"I won!"

 Here are a few more pictures from a great day!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I especially love the giant poster pic with Julianne standing next to it!
She was so excited after just having asked another couple of contestants..."am I going to get a trophy?" Next thing you hear is our first place winner ....Team Julianne ...!!! She was so very excited when she got to the stage she was bubbling over with excitement and out of sheer joy hopped like a bunny to receive her trophy. Then she came down the steps on the side of the stage and as I cheered her on complementing win when Julianne says. : " Thank you ....why did I just get a trophy?" ( innocence) love you Julianne!

Anonymous said...

I am so Glad that i could join Julianne in the heartwalk again this year ! She is so much Fun to be with. Jessica you did such a great job on the tshirts. Maybe next time u blog u can put a close up pic for all to see the prize winning shirt. Kent you were a very good assistant to Julianne when she went on stage to model her shirt. ! ThankingGod for his continued blessings of julianne. Love to all aunt Suzette