Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two Important Things

Whew - I can't believe this week is almost over already! Where does the time go?

First of all I want to give a huge thank you to all of you who supported us in our quest to raise money for the March of Dimes. Despite being rainy, we had a great day for a walk. At least it was warm, which I'll take over rainy and cold any day.

I am setting a new goal to grow Michael's team for next year. Don't worry, I won't bother you about joining yet. But I'd like to build a network of people raising money and walking to celebrate our miraculous boy. Stay tuned...

The walk began and ended in a nearby historical park, which us pretty cool. It is one of the places very near our house that we really don't visit often enough.

My good friend, Lesley, came from Columbus to walk with me and was a total sport about being out there in the rain. We had a great time chatting while we walked (I've known her for nearly 15 years and I learned things I never knew about her) and neither of us could believe how quickly the 3 miles passed. I will admit that I was extremely grateful not to be wrangling two children through the rainy walk this year.

In the end we raised over $1,200, yee haw!


Okay the second thing is completely unrelated to the first, but I just don't want to wait any longer to follow-through on a promise I made to another dear friend of mine.

Probably more than any other person I know Jen is working to make her dreams come true. She is a writer with a novel coming out in the summer of 2011 (How cool is that?) and is doing all sorts of other interesting and inspiring things to share her time and talent with the world.

With Mother's Day coming up (seriously, it's in about ten days!) it seemed like a good time to tell you about Jen's gift of Love Notes and how you could use them to spread a little love. They might make a great gift for your mom, or sister, or any friend. When you order Love Notes your recipient will receive two notes a month (for one month or more) and Jen will use the information you share to customize the notes. She really does a much better job of explaining it then I am doing here so please check out her website. Just go look around, you won't be sorry!


tracy said...

It's one-third of 101! My heart leaps. Amazing how the blue & red teams can come together like that.

ps: kinda embarassing to admit, but i am making cheesy rice souffle right now. for my immediate personal consumption.

Kate said...

Any way a certain librarian could get a pre-pub to start some library jibber jabber?