Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Sis! (Belated)

To My Sweet Sister Gail, sometimes my "other mother".
She is a wonder to me. If you know her you will agree with me, she has unbelievable strength, faith and love.
I admire you Gail and thank The Lord for blessing me with a big sister like you.
One of my sweetest memories is how I would sit on the piano bench with you while you played & sang this song for me. It was my favorite.

Happy Birthday Gail!! I love you so!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Did It!!

We started out all cute and "tatted up", strong and willing to fulfill the promise we made to help fight breast cancer.
There were times on the walk when I really felt my orphanaged state.  You never know when you're gonna get hit with that "I just need my mama" feeling.  It was often but I honestly felt her with me knowing she was proud of me ;)

"The B.O.O.P.S" at the finish.
We did it! Together!
I love you girls

I did it!! You never know how much strength you have till you're tested ;)
Thank you to all my family and friends who supported us through all these months of fundraising and training. I especially felt the love and blessed by all of you that came to the fundraisers, read my emails, asked me about my training, bought my cupcakes, tye-dyed tanks etc, etc.... You are the ones that really make a girl feel  strong.  It's the little things ;)
God bless you and keep YOU safe and strong.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Getting Ready!

We walk in 9 days!! Covering 60 miles in 3 days... Oh my!!!
I must say I am a most blessed mama to have had this year with my 2 girls. It really does take a year! We have trained and raised funds. We've had yard sales, photo sessions, baked goodies, movies on the lawn, consigned, BEGGED....
and now we're headed to San Diego!  
We get to join other women who have been there, done that, share stories, cry,  hear others share and know that we have no idea what it's like to have breast cancer or lose someone from it. But, that's why we're going, because I don't want to know that pain!
So, here's to hoping I make it back alive and in one piece. My girls too!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Trick or Treat (All Treat To Me)

My "Little Fireman" giving me kisses ;)

"Bumble Bee", "Optimus Prime", "Sailor Girl" &"Fireman"
Saluting the "Fallen"

Hi "Mum"
Good old fashioned games