the day before day 1

The day before day 1 of the 3-Day, Amber and I both hopped on the train {she in LA and me in Anaheim} and headed to San Diego. Laura, my wonderful SIL, picked us up in Solana Beach and prepared a carb-filled dinner for us. Jeff, her BF, helped in the preparations, too.

Without getting into details about the lack of support I received from my administration at school, I thought I should at least get the support from my students. The week of the walk, I spoke with my students about my upcoming weekend. Most were really excited for me and interested in the cause, it was only a couple boys that giggled when I said "breast" {they are 12 year olds}. The students created signs for me to post on my doors and walls.

If I had to pick a favorite, this would be a contender

I left school a little early on Thursday {luckily, I didn't have students last period that day} and I totally felt the need to literally sneak out, not wanting to ask for any additional time off, thank you for your generosity, Mr. Principal. The week of the walk, I had a huge paper at school due, which left little time for packing and other preparations. Thankfully, I squeezed in just enough time to pack and run errands, which was very stressful ensuring I had all the necessary items.

Rob was a critical element that week in keeping me calm! Here he's loading all my junk in his car

Once in San Diego at Laura's place, Amber and I caught up with Laura and Jeff and organized all our stuff. When we first tried on our skirts, made lovingly just for us by my MIL, we were so excited at how beautiful and comfortable they were!

Then it was off to sweet dreams of pink tutus and walking shoes decorated with pink curly ribbons, excited for the experience ahead...


WeezerMonkey said...

Oh, those skirts!

pam said...

love those skirts! adorable! can't wait to hear the rest :)

R said...

Your students' signs were so cute!

Winnie said...

The skirts are so cute!

wan-nabe said...

i want to walk with you next year just to wear a pink tutu in public.

okay, not really - it's all about the cause, but the pink tutu is quite a bonus!

California Girl said...

I love the skirts!

You gals are really amazing - what a great thing to get involved in!

Lilcee said...

love the tutus. That's so sweet that your students wrote wells wishes.

Emily said...

That's a shame that your school didn't support you more - they should encourage your good deeds! I love that your students were all about it, though. Looking forward to hearing more about the walk. You guys are awesome for doing it!

amber said...

i'll refrain from commenting about your school here. grrrr....

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