Thursday, April 30, 2009

my cool surprise

So this is where I went.....

And this is why I went.....
I bought this, and then got a ticket and stood in line for 2 hours.....

To meet her!!!!! (yea that is my large backside I am so generously sharing with you)

This was my reward!!!!! Now how cool is that!!!!! I think Kate and her family are awesome. Yes, sometimes Kate can be a bit anal and bossy, but it is truly out of love. Her book is fantastic, and it shows a side of her that we don't see as much of on TV. Also TLC was recording and I may just end up being on the show!!!!! How cool is that!!!!!!!! I hope hope hope they use some footae with me in it!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


The other night I asked Monkey in passing if we could get a chicken. (if you don't already know my kitchen is overtaken by chicken decor, seriously it's gotten a bit out of hand) I did not imagine in my wildest dreams that he would actually agree, but to my utter amazement he said yes! Now we have to find plans for a suitable coop, and run, and I have to decide what type of chickens I want, and from where I will buy them! I discovered that one chicken would get lonely, so we will have to get two. Monkey still agreed! The man must really love me to bring home two more pets AND build me a chicken coop!!! I also have a surprise to share with you all from the other night, but it involves searching for the cord to my new camera, and downloading pictures. I've been staring at this computer screen however for 5 hours now studying, and I think it will just have to wait. Stay tuned though!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just a quick post to get in the groove.....

Sometimes I just don't know what to say. I think I have a bit of blogger's block. I feel a bit uninteresting most of the time....

Th 3-day journey is going well though. I am 57% of my $2300 goal. Yippie!!! I am so amazed at the generosity of people! So much unexpected support is sooo heartwarming. I think I needed to go through this journey partly just because I was loosing faith in the human race. I have been so pleasantly surprised!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Today was my birthday! Nothing extra special, except for the fact that my mother made me the best gift I have EVER been given for ANY occasion. Mom and I have been making teddy bears to sell to raise funds for my walk. In the process of digging through our boxes of fabric we came across the extra scraps from my sisters' and my wedding dresses. Mom said something about using it to make bears to sell, and I was completely against that idea. There was no way I was going to give up that little piece of my sister. When I opened my gift from mom though, I was stunned. She had taken the scraps from our dresses, and made me two matching bears. There could have NEVER been a better gift. These bears mean so so so much to me. The timing, the fabric, the fact that I am doing all this work for the 3-day in memory of Angie. Just thinking about these bears brings a tear to my eye. Thanks mom, you took what I thought was the saddest birthday I have ever had, and given me a joy that I simply do not have the words to express. You are the best!