Monday, May 23, 2011

The guilt of a parent

You win dad...I'll start blogging again! Not that I don't love it...I just don't have as much time & subject to talk about. But because you "can't check Face Book or e mail at work...but can check Blog spot..." I'll try and get on it!! ;)

So what has happened since my last post in late MARCH? Hmm, well... a lot! So here is the quick & dirty & I'll fill in the blanks in the next few days!

Our niece Delana came back to spend some more time with us right before we left on vacation. We love all the "sisterly" time we get to have with her, but it's now time for her to start her new life with her dad & "fake mom" (that is a term she lovingly came up with for her new step mom...we all like it...even Fake mom). She is a sweet little girl with lots of love & energy to share, but emotionally needs to be in one place that she can call home & feel secure. So she, daddy, & fake mom get to start a whole new life together next week! I am so excited for all of them...what an experience it will be!

Moving on...

For the past 13 months I have been working with DSAMC (Down Syndrome Association of the Mid Columbia) on our 1st annual benefit called Glitz & Glam. I'm sure you have read about it, once or twice. Well, I am pleased to announce that it was a HUGE success! I will know the exact numbers in a few days (holes that I will fill in, in future posts), but the preliminary numbers are that we had less than 10 NOT show up out of 128! So how much did we raise...this number is rough, but around $15,000.00!! That's right friends...$15,000! I just wanted to break even so I didn't cost the group any money! I never in a million years thought we would double what we spent!! And the ladies LOVED it! Do I have pictures? No, not yet, but I will...and I'll post more about that later too! But here is one picture I DO have!! Thank you Mrs. Krista Schei for this beautiful picture! Krista & I are childhood friends...I love her like a sister! You take beautiful pictures!

That's all I have for now. I'm off to work on Gracie's 6th birthday party...Rock Star Pirate Princess. Ya, this should be interesting! They don't make a Cricut cartridge for that!! Momma is gonna have to put on her thinking cap for this one! But what my girl wants...my girl gets!


Keep checking...I'll "fill in the holes" a little more often!!

1 comments:

Krista Schei said...

You are more than welcome -- feeling a little rusty around the edges but you make it EASY to get a good shot! Love you like a sister too and WELL DONE on the benefit!!