Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roses and Fish Cake

Having an incredible sister like mine means,
(sidenote: both of my sisters are incredible. This post just happens to be about Corinne specifically.)
when you have something special happen, she'll show up with a dozen beautiful roses.

(pink roses not pictured. they weren't cooperating.)

She will also bring with her a fish cake that is ridiculously awesome. 
And what more reason does one need to celebrate then CAKE?!

Later, she'll even paint with you. 
And together, you'll truly believe you can conquer the world. 

Sisterhood is wonderful.
A masterpiece.

Thank you, Corinne. 
For always celebrating with me, and inspiring me.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

March for Babies 2010

I know this post is long overdue.
Forgive me. I'm lazy.

March for Babies 2010 was amazing.
I felt so incredibly proud of the three of us for raising so much money (somewhere in the $500 mark!), but more-so I felt lucky.
On either side of me, were two of the most amazing women I know.

The walk was very emotional.
We were surrounded by miracle kids, miracle babies. Healthy kids, and kids with a respirator machine trailing their stroller. And lots and lots of amazing parents, family members, friends, and supporters.

Everyone was there for a common goal.

One of the ways March for Babies recognized that this year was colored beads. As you registered, you collected the bead(s) whose symbolism pertained to you.

Silver - Families of preemie babies
Green - Future parents
Gold - Families of a lost baby
Purple - Parent of a preemie baby


Before the walk began, the speaker read the symbolism of each bead color one by one. And if you were wearing the color she announced you raised your hand.
By the end, all hands were raised.
We stood united together against prematurity.
And we walked.

(Please go here for a very sweet video my sister put together.)

Without your donations, March for Dimes would not be what it is.
Thank you.

Thank you for believing with us that,

oh, yah...can't forget the purple socks for Maddie. :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

we are friends for life



*photo by Jethro

I know you've missed seeing him...

One of the many awesome things about Mark's Mom is that she kept TONS of Mark's childhood/teenage toys, memorabilia, and whatnot. Every time we see his family, we come home with another box of 80's goodness.
I'm talking everything from an original Nintendo system (with the original Mario, and Duck Hunt!!), to tiny Ford t-shirts, to a complete set of matchbox cars STILL in the now-vintage carrying case.

Oh, and the keyboard.
A Yamaha that Russell instantly claimed as his own.


-Fierce, Right?-

Well hey, so long as someone's using it while Mark figures out where the chord is!
[please do not look too closely at the background of the photos. my house is messy. I'm aware.]

Now I have to go find places to put all of this awesomeness.
We're running out of room in this place!!