We spent Saturday night making cookies, eating fish sticks and tater tots, and watching Laurence Welk on TV. The girls love the darn show; it is amazing what they choose to watch when you get rid of cable and dish. We mostly watch PBS, if anything now. Why did we not do this sooner?!//
First night at home with pillows courtesy of the Dunn family - thanks!
Last night, we had most of my family out and had a nice little meal of carnitas with your choice of cumin roasted pulled pork or braised beef tongue, all with a fresh guacamole. The tongue was very impressive, tender and succulent; who would not love the food that tastes you back. We followed it up with a camp fire and s'mores.//
Thanks to the J.F.Burns PTO and the Book Blog Club for putting on a lemonade stand during their Laps for Literacy on Friday. Becca, Trisha, and I surprised Lily in the afternoon when Becca had a four-hour pass from the hospital. She REALLY wanted some lemonade, and she was such a celebrity when we arrived at her school.//
Thanks to Kami B. and LaRosa's for arranging the fundraiser for our family that is taking place this Wednesday, the 23rd from 4-9 PM at the Landen LaRosa's on 22&3. We are planning on being there around 6ish and will hang out as long as we can. LaRosa's is donating 20% of the proceeds to us from 4-9 for dine in, carry out, or delivery. It says that you must present the flyer to the server, cashier, or driver. Please come one and all and join us; we will have some flyers at our home and will bring some to the restaurant as well. If you are an organization or business that would like to make a large lunch order during the day, they will honor it if you mention Becca's fundraiser.//
More big thanks to J.F. Burns and Katina Peters and Hoxworth for hosting the blood drive at J.F. Burns Elementary this Friday the 25th from 10-4. I must admit that I am not very brave when it comes to needles (or hornets and wasps, since I am confessing) but I AM going to go donate Friday. I really would have donated sooner but I was afraid of being too weak while staying with Becca, and I needed to clean the house, wash my hair, and organize the DVDs. So I WILL donate this Friday, unless of course it is raining or too hot outside. To schedule an appointment, visit: www.hoxworth.org/groups/jfburns . There is also a blood drive at Loveland Christian Church on Lebanon Rd. this Thursday arranged by Cindy F. from Loveland Schools.//
Trisha is overwhelmed by the number of thank you notes she feels like she needs to write. This is in most ways a very good position to be in. The amount of love and caring from everyone has touched our family more than you will ever know and more than we could ever express in a short note. Those of you that have Trisha's contact info, please shoot her a note, or post to this site, releasing her from her self-imposed obligation of responding to everyone. She is going to beat the tar out of me for writing this, but I hate to see her beating herself up for feeling like she is letting people down by not quickly responding individually to everyone with our sincere gratitude.