Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The boys in playing in Cal's room. So, glad to be home.
I am home from church tonight fighting a pesky cold. I was disappointed to miss for many reasons, but this is the kind of cold that I need to walk around with tissue stuffed in my nose. Though I am trend forward (I'm pretty sure I wore my black t-shirt before Steve), I don't think even Europe does that. Anyway, that's why my post is early and on Wednesday night. I have set up a "donate" button to the left on this site as a way for Eli's friends to help the family of Ryan Kitchens with the expense of his funeral arrangements when the time comes. If we raise more than they need, or if she raises it through other means, I will donate the excess to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Ryan's name. This is via my Paypal account that I already had, but you do not have to have a Paypal account to use a credit card to donate. I would also like to host a fund raiser for them if anyone locally has any ideas or would like to help me with something. Because of my own time and effort constraints, I will be honest that I am looking for the least amount of work for the largest amount of reward. Maybe a spaghetti dinner, or a fun run, or maybe a tennis tournament, let me know if anyone has any ideas. I appreciate so much the generousity of all of you and the example that you set for others. Please, keep them in your prayers every day as their time together slips away. For news of other kids, Jack went to school for the first time recently, so that was really good news. I'm not sure when he will begin his chemo, or maybe he has. But, his little picture on his site looked so cute. He really looks like a force with which to be reckoned. I've been following some other kids, but there are so many that I'm getting them all confused in my head. Please, remember McKenzey from here as she continues a long regimen for lymphoma. And, Kayla from California will have her three month scans for medulloblastoma coming up the first of October, I think. There are others, and when I can get my head cleared up, I want to get them listed. I am in the middle of a project at home. We are switching the kids around in their rooms. The girls have shared since Caleb was born, and we had always told them that when Cal started kindergarten we would switch them back. They have looked forward to that day for four and a half years. When Eli was diagnosed, I couldn't go in his room for weeks, so I can't imagine what it would be like if we lost him. I really want the girls to have their own rooms on fun terms, and for the change to be as great as they always thought it would be. So, we are in the middle of switching them this week. Caleb will just have to learn to get out of the top bunk or holler for me, I guess. yippee, another reason to holler for mama.


  1. I am currently fundraising for St Jude Children's Hospital and called applebees to see if they could help. I am not sure if you guys have an applebees down there or if they would offer the same program. However, my local applebees has a program where you can pick a day and work with them to make flyers. Then if people bring the flyers in that day they contribute a portion of their sales. Might be worth looking into? :)

    1. We do have an applebee's. That is a great idea, and I will definitely check on that.

  2. We do have an applebee's. That is a great idea, and I will definitely check on that.


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