Saturday, September 12, 2009
Well,the bracelet sale is officially over and what a success it was.We raised $500.00!Really amazing and a huge,huge thank you to all of you that contributed and supported us in this fundraising effort.Jess and I are quickly approaching our Team In Training fundraiser goal of $3,300 each.In June,that dollar amount seemed so unattainable but as of today, we both feel as if it is well within reach thanks to the incredible outpouring of love and generosity from those we know personally and most humbly,the generosity and support of complete strangers.Together we are making a difference.Never doubt that for one second.My families gratitude could never and will never,be conveyed totally and fully in mere words but please know,we have never,ever taken any of it for granted.Ever.
Now for blanket news.As you can see,we have made a serious dent in blanket production.Well,not exactly production but rather making.The total in our house is 12 completed with enough fabric to make 10 more.The total number at my friend Michelle's house, is 3 made and enough fabric for 5 more there.I have a few coming from out of state from some amazing blogging friends, as well as a few coming from some California blogging friends too.I am blown away.Daily I am receiving emails and calls from people wanting to chip in by either making them or donating material.Speaking of which:If anyone is interested,Jo Ann Fabrics is having a sale,beginning today and running through the 5th of October,ALL fleece is 50% off.Incredible deal.This past Friday,I met with my friend who handed me several bags filled with enough material for 5 blankets.Thank you friend,you know who you are and we love you.Again,this project would never have gotten off the ground if not for the willingness and selflessness of all those,whose lives have been touched in some way, by Zoey and her journey on the 4th floor.I am beyond excited.At the rate that we are going,I will certainly be able to make my projected goal of a delivery by the end of the month.How great is that?
Everyone here is doing well.Busy with their very full lives.All of us trying to get done all that we need to get done and still find time to enjoy each other.And we are.Mark and I love having a full house.We are missing Taylor though but we talk to her at least a couple of times a day and she seems to be adjusting to life away at college beautifully.Caitlin and Danny and Charlie are coming up the weekend after next and we are really looking forward to that.We can't wait to see them and I cannot wait to get my hands on little Charlie!.There is always tons of activity around here and never,ever a dull moment.Just the way we like it ... as long as it's not excitement on the medical front.That we could do without.And as for Miss Zoey ... she is just so much fun lately.She seems to be doing new things everyday.Her newest thing is that she nods her head yes or rather nods her head AND her whole body and it is just the cutest.If you say,"Zoey do you want to go outside?"She looks at the door.Looks back at you and nods her head and bounces her entire body,letting you know yes.I suppose that is all for tonight.Nothing too exciting to report.The week ahead is full but aren't they all.