Thursday, March 7, 2013

I'd like you to meet...

I met a little girl named Carolyn almost exactly ten years ago through a charity called ChemoAngels. At the time, Carolyn was 4 years old and just entering treatments for Neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. I'm very happy to say that Carolyn is still here with us. In fact, I'd like you to meet her! She created a video for the CSPAN Student Cam competition. Her video didn't win, but Carolyn's dream is to have it go 'viral'. Can you help me with that? Would you share this link with at least one person?

I am so very impressed by the young lady she has become! Please watch and share...

Monday, February 11, 2013

a brag moment...

and it doesn't even involve any of the Doodles... My brother sent me a link for a clip on my oldest nephew (aka 'Sweet Cheeks'!). If you had told me 20 years ago (when I moved here) how homesick I'd get, I'd have laughed. Watching stuff like this kills me now as it makes me feel a million miles away and reminds me of all I've missed...

We're currently planning a trip home during the twins' spring break, but have a contingent plan in place in case Dave and Lane's team make it to the state finals again - then we'll head home a week early. I'm really hoping to have to put the contingent plan in place. The contingency won't be determined until the week before, so it will be a long wait!
I also apologize for my absence. We've been dealing with the flu and other viruses along with just trying to keep up with life. Who'd have thought Kindergarten could be so busy?! I'm heading to the school today for parents day - to have lunch with the twins. I've helped out on three field trips now, so know almost, if not all of their classmates' names. They're a fun group of kids!

I do have one sewing item to share - another wonky house for a swap. Once I again, I barely squeaked the block in by the due date and didn't have a chance to make one for myself.
They're fun to make, but take more time than I currently have to sew.

The weather has decided to make up for all the snow we haven't gotten this winter just in the last two weeks. Between shoveling, taxes, and boy activities, crafts have had to take a sideline... blah...

On the good news front, we decided to try to catch up with technology and moved up to iphones. I'm hoping this helps me catch up somehow - since I can now access email etc anytime I have a down moment. First I have to figure out how to use it, though, and that takes time - kind of a catch-22. I figure if I don't figure it out quickly enough, I can just give it to the almost-4-year-old. He seems to have the ability to hack through just about anything!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Doodle Birthday

A quick check-in to celebrate the twin doodles' birthday... they're SIX today!
WOW!!! And thanks to Kindergarten, they're reading up a storm and keeping us busy spelling and reading things for them.

Doodle #3 started preschool this week. He was so excited and nervous!

But once he got there and saw the train table, all was well with the world!
We were only able to get him in two days a week - which we've already been told is NOT enough! Such a wonderful problem to have!

As you can tell by my absence in blogland, it has been an incredibly busy fall and winter. We've also been fighting a virus since October. Often, when I finally reach my beloved downtime (after the boys are in bed), I'm tired enough that I end up in bed myself. I've managed to keep making and trading artist trading cards - those I can work on with the boys around. The twins even made a couple of their own over the holiday break. If I can get organized enough, I'll share pictures. No sewing, though... only a new layer of dust on the sewing machine. Hopefully I'll be able to remedy that soon!

Here are some pictures from one of our more camera-friendly activities of late. We spent the afternoon of Christmas Eve skating at a local site. Doodle #1 thought it was wonderful and even took off on his own after a little time with a trainer.

Doodle #2 preferred to be driven on a sled.

While #3 preferred to sit inside by the fire!

Thanks for stopping by!