Saturday, April 17, 2010

March for Babies Walk

The three of us with Olivia's March of Dimes sign

Olivia was a little apprehensive about all of the noise. She just needed her mama.

Shelley, Donnie and Izzy in our giraffe wagon that Shelley and I decorated.

Olivia's cousin Julia

Becky and Aunt Laura

Olivia with Uncle Joel

Olivia's cousin Katie
Olivia's cousin Alex

Carol, Grandpa Sailing and Lindsay

Steve, Holli and Logan

Kerry and Andrew

Rebekah giving Wu Shock a big hug!

Olivia's cousin Aidan

Olivia's cousin's Julia and Kaleb

It's important to stretch before the big walk!

And we're off!

It was a gorgeous day!

Olivia enjoying her big day!

Part of our team

Olivia and me

Olivia's cousin Izzy

Tippy toes, tippy toes


My sweet girl

Me, Olivia and Grandpa Sailing finishing up the walk.

Olivia and Logan Team - March For Babies

More pics to come. . . .

Friday, April 16, 2010

One Year In Glasses

Olivia has now been wearing glasses for one whole year. Looking back, she has really grown into them. They went from being a bit awkward to a beautiful accessory. And when did she go from being a baby to a little girl?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Update

Olivia is one of the most friendliest children. She is very sweet and usually has a smile on her face and a "hi!" for everyone she sees. She'll talk to people, sing for people and anything else to make people fall in love with her. But sometimes. . .sometimes out of nowhere, she will break into big tears at the snap of your fingers. She did it last week the second we walked into church. She did it again today as soon as we walked into the March of Dimes office. The lady said hello to her and she just lost it. I don't know what triggered it, but she cried the entire time we were there. There went our chances of becoming an ambassador family. Just kidding. :) I just wish I knew what caused these outbursts. Other than that, we had a good day. We moved Izzy's carseat into our car. . .next to Olivia and the four of us (Olivia, me, Shelley and Izzy) ran some errands today. The girls thought it was a lot of fun to sit next to each other and sang the entire time. Those two are so cute and just the best of friends. I wish I would have had my camera. . .

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March for Babies

I'd better trade these sandals in for my running shoes.

I have not only met, but exceeded my goal and raised over $1200. As a team, we've raised around $1800. That speaks volumes about the kind of family and friends that I have. Thank you for so generously giving of your heart and your money to help so many babies and families that need your support. Truth is, you don't know when or how or why a baby might benefit from the March of Dimes. I am indebted to the people who raised the money for the research and treatments that saved my daughter's life. My children's premature birth and the loss of Logan showed me that we still have a long way to go. We are getting closer because of you. Thank you. Can't wait to see many of you on Saturday!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - Update

Today is a special day. It is my niece's 10th birthday. Happy Birthday Julia! I hope you have had an amazing day! It was also three years ago on this day that I found out I was pregnant. It was one of the greatest days of my life. It is now a little bittersweet knowing that I probably won't receive that news ever again and if I did. . .it would be dampened by the worry of what's to come. Today, I treated myself to a haircut and highlight and it was wonderful. I feel lighter and brighter than ever! Even more wonderful, was listening to Olivia sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and try to accompany herself on piano. What a joyous sound!

You can see my new haircut in this picture.

Here's a "before" picture from Easter.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010 - Update

Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks to all of you who have given to the March of Dimes for the March for Babies. I look forward to seeing some of you this Saturday! Please note that I will be turning in all checks and cash this Thursday (the 15th) so if you wish to donate by this method, please make sure you get it to me before then. Thanks again for all of your help. I'm pretty sure I'm going to make my goal this year!!

Here are just a few pics of me and my favorite girl: