Thursday, March 11, 2010

You've waited patiently

for a new post..

We've been very busy. So busy in fact that Monday night when I was so excited to post I went to sleep at 7:30! Therefore, you had no post. Then it was Tuesday and then Wednesday and I couldn't post, I had to do One Word Wednesday! So tonight I give you...THE RECAP!

Last Saturday brought Grandma back north! Boy were we counting down the days 'til grandma got here!! But before we could see grandma we had some important things to do:

Q's friends N & C had a combined 3rd birthday party at Jumping Beans!! A LOT of fun was had by all. Q enjoyed seeing his friends from "his old school" including his two favorite teachers; Ms. Ashley and Ms Mona. He did awesome climbing up the wall and had a great time sliding down.

B enjoyed himself too!

And the Birthday Guest of Honor

While we were at the party I learnd that the NC school of Science and Math is trying to break a Guiness Record of most food donated at one location in one day!! The amount of food they need: 509,128 POUNDS!! Did you know that 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry at night? If you are interested in helping check out the link.
And because I work for an amazing company I got to donate a gift basket of amazing natural products for their raffle!

After the party we raced downtown to Napper Tandys where they were hosting the annual St. Baldricks event. Don't know what St. Baldricks is? Check out this link:
Did you know that every 3.5 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? Well this is what my nephew Paul did to help:

And not only did he shave his head he raised over $1,000.00!!! His school actually raised over $30,000!!
Here's his mom getting in her last rubs (surrounded by some of Pauls support group)

We are extremely proud of Paul!

And then we came home to spend some good time with Grandma. It's been 2 LOOOOONG months and it felt like forever. I spent many days telling Q how many more naps he had until Grandma & Papa Joe came home. Now, she is back until next winter! We are excited to be able to see her more often!

Then we found out that the 4th dog that she has raised for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Vance, has been matched to a sight impared person!!! Vance will graduate with his match at the end of March! Did you know that in 50 years GEB has matched over 7,000 dogs!! Well they have...AND...all on donations!! Check them out:

Isn't he handsome?!

And that wrapped up our weekend. Tomorrow or sometime in the (I'll try to make it VERY NEAR) future I will update you on the stars of this here blog. Somehow this post was about charity, and it wasn't supposed to be and I didn't mean for it to and it didn't start out that way. But I guess that is what happens when everyone you know is so selfless and giving...However, I do have one more charity posting and that will happen on March 22nd. Stay tuned for that. It's going to be HUGE!!

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