Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blog hopping

Brian calls it stalking, I just call it reading. I like to read others blogs, they are put out there for people to read!
Here is something fun I found on One Day at a Time

A. Age: 29
B. Bed size: King- Going from a full size bed, Brian and I sleep in different states
C. Chore that you hate: DISHES
D. Dogs: Jack; the most expensive rescue do ever (I'll leave that for another day)
E. Essential start to your day: The snooze button x 10
F. Favorite color: Spartan Green
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'6"
I. Instruments you play: None, although I do own a guitar if anyone wants to teach me
J. Job title: Wife, mother, teacher, crafter
K. Kids: 1
L. Live: North Carolina
M. Mother’s name: Lorrie
N. Nicknames: Fudgie
O. Overnight hospital stays: For me- only to give birth. But we all know I have stayed in the hospital too much with Liam.
P. Pet peeves:
Q. Quote from a movie: Well thats a horse of a different color!
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Older brother
U. Underwear: Clean Please
V. Vegetable you hate: beans- all kinds
W. What makes you run late: sleep... I am a HUGE fan of the snooze button
X. X-Rays you’ve had: dental, chest and foot
Y. Yummy food that you make: anything chocolate... brownies
Z. Zoo animal: Monkeys- I alway thought it would be fun to swing from trees.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September is almost over

Is it June yet? Or I would settle for December winter break!

2 Days left in September- Charlotte area have you visited a good cookie yet? Tomorrow its Mr. K's on South Blvd and Friday is City Art Works on Woodlawn.

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I have brought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.

Remember this Seuss quote? Seussical the musical is in Charlotte. I hope to win some tickets from Modern Parent. Liam probably won't understand, but I think it would be great therapy for us to see the Dr. Seuss quotes I used during chemo as something happy.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Does anyone else's children like to wear their shoes?

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Blue Ridge Relay

As most of you know, Brian and I recently ran The Blue Ridge Relay. It was AWESOME! 208 miles, 6 smelly friends in a van, Dawn the only one getting any sleep! Yup I can sleep anywhere, probably why I was the first one to say I would absolutely do it again.

If you need help with why were were Team Rerun

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Monday, September 19, 2011


My favorite season has arrived... at least for the weekend.

Cool weather, football, pumpkin cookies, hot chocolate, hayrides, sweaters and boots. Okay, maybe not the boots. These feel will be in flippers until snow covers the ground!

I just love the crisp smell of fall air. Curling up with a warm beverage and watching and movie (I smell a wasil recipe coming). On friday, I had to overwhelming urge to watch Back to the Future; unfortunately (and fortunately) Liam does not like television or movies yet.

So instead how about a naptime craft. Honestly, I don't follow patterns for anything that I make, but I do find inspiration on the internet. No original ideas as of yet, SORRY!

Today the inspiration came from Take Heart.

How cute is this fall wreath. I cannot wait to hang it on my door!

What's your favorite part of fall?

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

How have you honored?

I use the work honored, because I don't feel celebrated fits.
How many of you knew September was childhood cancer awareness month? I can't say I would have if our situation wasn't what it is.
At the Southern Woman's Show this past weekend we ran into the cookies for cancer booth, when they asked if we had heard of the organization I told them my son was a patient at Blume. The worker didn't even know how to speak to me.
That bothers me. I don't want anyone to feel bad for us. I love my son, I love my family. I would not trade our situation for another child.
If childhood cancer was a more "publicized" conversation, people would know how to speak with families.
So my question to you is, how have you supported childhood cancer awareness?
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mourning the Loss of Summer Part 2

Celebrating Liam being Cancer Free
Trips to the Georgia Aquarium
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Mourning the loss of Summer

Trips to the park
Trip to visit Liam's Godparents, and meet cousin Cole

Celebrating our anniversary with 12 of our closest friends by going on a 6 mile hill run in 100 degree heat.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011


For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field
For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will love you forever
For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye the morning they died
For the policemen who rushed in with the firemen to help get others out only to die themselves
For the soldiers who fought back and lost their lives.
Today, Tomorrow, Ten years from now, we will remember!!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cookies for Cancer

Cookies for Cancer is a nonprofit started in honor of another little boy names Liam. Shocked and inspired by the fact that 25% of children with cancer do not survive was from lack of effective therapies (ie funding). Started with a "larger than life" bake sale, cookies for cancer raises money for pediatric cancer research.

The Charlotte Cookies for Cancer group has teamed up with businesses all around Charlotte for the month of September. Below you will find a Calendar, please try to visit these places to support Cookies For Cancer!

My Liam will thank you!
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