Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another turkey has come and gone. It's a very tiring day but all worth it off course! I made dinner for us and the Richards and we have lots of leftovers which is just how we like it. :) I should have taken a picture of all the food. I actually made less than last year surprisingly. Here was the menu:

Parmesan crusted creamed corn
Praline sweet potatoes
Creamy mashed potatoes
Bacon, apple and carmelized onion stuffing
Spiral Ham
Rosemary garlic turkey
Deviled eggs
Assorted cheese

Mmmm. I was thinking about it at this time yesterday morning and couldn't wait to have leftovers!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

CHD Lobby Day

I hope to be able to go to the CHD Lobby Day in Washington D.C. February 10, 2009 with other fellow CHD families and It's My Heart!! I have been told there is an airline that is offering free tickets. I am hoping to learn more about that tomorrow. :)

We had a great time in Texas for the IMH retreat. It was really tiring though I must say! I can't wait for next year's retreat. Although I only had just met other chapter officers I left feeling as though I had known them forever. I also got to know a Rock Wall pretty well too. I still have the bruises to prove it!! Ouch!!

We are working on some exciting fundraisers for next year and I know that IMH Fresno will be a success before long and helping to support so many families and advocate for CHD.

The boys are doing well. Fighting a cold but nothing too major. Ben's poor little head is so bruised because when he wants something (us) and we don't immediately respond, and I mean immediatel, he bangs his head on the floor. Repeatedly. It's crazy. Sometimes he'll hit a toy, a baseboard, an name it!
See what happens when they get mobile?

Sean and Kirsten are doing well. I message Kirsten a couple times a week. I try not to do it too often since it's probably not that cool to IM your Mom all the time. Haha. Sean is hard to catch online and his phone is ALWAYS turned off. I usually have to ask Kirsten how he is!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We'll Miss you Gma

Gma Jean passed away this morning peacefully. She was 79 years old. We love you Gma.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gma Jean

Gma Jean had a stroke on Halloween night and it has been an emotional few weeks. She is currently in a Hospice home on DNR. The past day she has not awakened at all. Last Saturday the doctor gave her 1-2 weeks to live. I don't think it will be much longer honestly. It is breaking Gpa's heart naturally. They love each other so much. This has put a strain on his and Tina/Glen's relationship as well as my Mom and Tina/Glen. I know this is not what anybody wants especially Gma.
Gma has lived a great life and I love her deeply. Nate and I took the boys a few days ago to see her. She wasn't too responsive that day but did open her eyes at times. She didn't speak at all. I know she knew the boys were there. :)