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Just Dance!

I’m waiting for the bread machine to beep so I can turn it off and head out to meet some friends at Iron Bridge Park. My friend Lia posted this on her blog, and I hate  to be a copycat, but I love it. She posted this back in January. It’s almost April. That’s about how long it took me to see the infamous wedding video. That’s me. Always behind the times with these darn internets.

You think that was great? Check out this guy! You could just eat him up!

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What a fantastic weekend!

This weekend was busy, busy, busy. But it was also tons of fun.
Friday Night: Seth and Emily stopped by after dinner night with some ice cream from Bev’s and got a tour of the new house
Saturday morning: “Josie Pie’s” 3rd birthday party at Dorie Park. When Owen and I got home Dylan was their (Seth and Emily’s little boy). We watched him while they shot a wedding. The two little guys were a riot all day.
Saturday afternoon/night: Vittoria and Alex had a cookout at their new place in the Libby and Gr0ve neighborhood.
Sunday:I finally visited The First Mennonite Church of Richmond and I loved it. I will also be visiting churches in Colonial Heights and hopefully finding a place to attend closer to home, but I will definitely be visiting FMCR often. King and Evergreen came over Sunday afternoon and Don grilled for dinner. They haven’t been over since we first moved so they got to see the new house with everything unpacked. After they left for Maryland Don and I watch the worst movie ever… other than that it was a perfect weekend 🙂

Josie and her pose at her birthday party.

Josie and her posse at Dorey Park.

The old morning coffee crew at Vittoria's.

The old morning coffee crew at Vittoria's.

V, Harper and Alex are cute, cute, cute.

V, Harper and Alex are cute, cute, cute.

Sharon, Mitchell, Stephanie and Jeff

Sharon, Mitchell, Stephanie and Jeff

Jena and John are two of my favorite people ever!

Jena and John are two of my favorite people ever!

Dylan and Owen played hard all day.

Dylan and Owen played hard all day.

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Isa’s Hats

Stephanie Boarman.

Isa's hats. Photo credit: Stephanie Boarman.

I got this letter from my friend Stephanie this morning. What a sobbering thing:

Dear friends – I have a childhood friend, a best friend, that has a sick a little girl. this is the kind of sickness we all fear. She has leukemia. You can read about their journey to date on the blog link above.
As parents, we all pray that we will dodge this bullet. So, when it hits someone close to you, you feel it in many ways. You feel selfish relief that it wasn’t yours. You feel guilt that maybe when you dodged, it them. You feel excruciating fear, anger, rage and sadness for the people you care about. You feel past mistakes you’ve made with your own kids, with your family, friends and loved ones. Finally, you start to hold your breath waiting for the moment you hear that everything is going to be okay. This all happens in the first 60 minutes.

When the sobbing is done you start to take action. I have started to take action. I am hoping to raise money for this family while they are dislocated living in an apartment close to the hospital while Isa undergoes treatment. Raising money to offset the expenses they are incurring so they can be close to their daughter through this whole process is the best I can do for them now. The last thing you should have to worry about when your daughter is fighting for health – is how you are going to afford to buy dish soap, or disinfectant, or groceries, or gas money, etc. They are also hoping to raise money for the hospital wagons (which you can read about in the blog above). This is a good family that will pay it forward when their crises is done, and they come across someone else in need of help.
So – I am selling hats for Isa. These hats are $15.00 each and every penny (minus the cost to buy the materials) will go straight to her family. Oh yeah – and they are SUPER COOL

Please order from my website www.loveknots4baby.etsy.com – tell me how many you want and what sizes. I will also be entertaining help to produce these. My expectations are high for all of you, I expect a flood of orders! when that happens I will be calling on my sewing friends to come over and help me knock these puppies out! www.loveknots4baby.etsy.com

Thank you dear friends

Here is the family’s blog: http://isarose.wordpress.com/

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You can keep it.

We were in Northern Ohio for my best friends wedding this past weekend (which was fabulous, and wonderful). The morning of her wedding was a level 2 snow advisory, meaning, “Don’t be on the road unless it’s absolutely necessary.” Level 3 means, “We will ticket you if you are stupid enough to be out in this mess.”

People in Richmond THINK they want snow. They say they want a White Christmas. And, my personal favorite, “If it’s going to be cold we might as well have snow.” First off,  35-40 degrees is not cold. Snow = 22 degrees (and lower. Much, much lower). Twenty-two degrees is cold. And secondly, it doesn’t stay pretty. It turns into wet, grayish, crap and if you don’t want to hibernate for a couple months (or if you are from Ohio — or something crazy like Upstate New York — winter lasts for-ev-er) you will eventually have to leave your house in this:

You can't see the road? Yeah, we couldn't either.

You can't see the road? Yeah, we couldn't either.

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See the people behind me? They are ducking there heads and covering there faces and running to the car. Why? Because it was freakin’ freezing!!!! I understand, there are those folks out there that LIVE for snow. They (claim) to LOVE it. I’m convinced they are just making the best of a bad situation.

Ohio. You can keep the snow. No. Thank. You.

By-the-way: Here’s the beautiful bride on her wedding day. She was GORGEOUS! Totally worth the trek through the snow.

Don Mark.

Photo credit: Don Mark.

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