Saturday, January 01, 2011

1-1-11 :: DIVING into the new year!

today was the day.
i woke all full of nerves and energy.
i some how escaped the flu virus in our home.
i headed to the beach. it was PACKED! An estimated 2000 people there today!
so many that they did not get everyone registered in time for the 12:00 dip time, so we all huddled and waited.... they then announced that the dip would go off no matter what at 12:30. the only thing that was really cold were my feet. that sand was cold. after a bumbled countdown we all went running wildly toward that water. yes it was cold, but man it was EXTRAORDINARY!!!! i just ran and ran and then threw my body in. words kind of fail me right now, it just was such an amazing experience. i felt empowered. and the total dollars i raised for my dip was a fabulous $935.00 !!!! (scratch that total. a few late incoming donations have now boosted my total to $965.00!) all benefiting The Special Olympics of Maine.

huge thank you to all who donated money. i could not have done it without all your encouragement and support. and look at what good we did together!
big love to my family for cheering me on today even though they were still ill.
thanks to my hubby for taking the fun photos.
we did it!!!!

happy happy new year to all!
XOXOXO!
yeah i am kind of on cloud 9 today....
you can watch a slide show below of some of today's fun....

14 comments:

Jen said...

Love it! Way to go Momma! Great way to start your new year with love and bravery. And a priceless super man-thong sighting:) xoxoxo

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Yay for doing it!! And that's one heck of a thong suit... lol

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Michelle said...

Good job!! I can't believe you did that...along with thousand of others! I am such a wimp about cold water...and snow on the beach? Wow...good for you!!

Monica said...

That's so awesome, and a great way to start your new year! The pictures are lovely :]

Sandy Addison said...

Very impressive I will never ever complain about going swimming in a Queensland winter! You are so very brave!!!

Char said...

yay for you! that's awesome

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia said...

so so SO proud of you!!! SO PROUD!! you did it!!!!!

Dana said...

AWESOME! Way to start the new year off with adventure and thrills...

deb said...

completely fabulous.
yay you!

my husband braved this one year, I watched and screamed :)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!

And both hubby and I were like WHOAH at green th0ng guy!

russian woman said...

May each day of the coming year be vibrant and New bringing along many reasons for celebrations. Wishing you a fabulous 2011!

Pam said...

You rock! What a way to start the new year -- you wild woman.

Hail! Hail! Queen Robbie said...

Bravo!! What a great life experience to add to your list!!

Stacey said...

LOVE this!!! Congrats on such an AWESOME accomplishment!!