Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Off we go!

Tomorrow we are leaving for 5 days at Disneyland/California Adventure. My mom is taking Alexia, Aden and myself and Carl will be "baching' it at home. Our rental van is slowly getting packed and the "kids" are excited!

If you know me well enough, you know I am not excited. A homebody by nature, the drive is not something I am looking forward to. I am sure once I get there, my mood will change but untill then...... Leave me a comment or 2 that I can use to get "amped" for my trip. I may even bring you back a souvenier!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Raffle will continue but.......

Drew and his family continue to hang out at LPCH at Stanford. It will be 4 weeks tomorrow. They are about as unhappy as their extended family and friends are, wanting to get this over with. Drew continues to heal and with his loving parents by his side, constantly, he is doing better. Our raffle for them will continue and we have sold so many tickets but I hesitate to stop it untill Drew goes home!

I am leaving town on Monday with my mom, daughter and son, therefore I am relinquishing my duties to a fabulous person, Gina!. If you would like to buy raffle tickets, get a emailed copy of the flyer or help in another way, please contact Gina at

Other than that, we will continue our prayers and good thoughts for this wonderful family.

Items in the raffle are:

$100 Mikuni
$100 Ruth Chris Steak House
$100 The Waterboy
Gift Card at C Webb's Center Court Restaurant
personalized baby blanket with matching booties, made by Beth
$40 Gift Certifcate for Mary Kay

Friday, June 6, 2008

A raffle for a dear family!

Handmade, personalized baby blanket with matching booties donated by Beth

I have grown to care deeply about a family I met through the Hearts of Hope support group that I helped start. May 23rd, Drew, their four-year-old son, had complicated open heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. He had been there 12 days when they discovered that he had a wound infection where his surgical site is. The Doctor's are now saying he will be there an additional 2 weeks with heavy duty antibiotics. His mom and dad are there along with his 2-year-old sister, Ava. I am holding a raffle for Drew and his family. A few restaurants have donated gift certificates to raffle off including, Mikuni's, C-Webb's Center Court Restaurant, Ruth Chris's Steak House and The Waterboy. For those who live in and around Sacramento, know these are high-end restaurants and they feed you well. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Please consider buying a raffle ticket or 2 or 3 to help this family as they endure this hurdle.

You can email me at or call me at 916-799-2508.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A funny story and strawberries

St. Jude Medical® Mechanical Heart Valve

My mom took Aden, Lexi and I out for a bite yesterday. As we were sitting in our booth, I kept hearing a "beeping" noise. I could not figure out where it came from. We all checked our phones, purses for toys etc nothing. I was convinced that it was an alarm telling me that Lexi's, St. Jude Mechanical Valve, was failing or maybe it ran on batteries and they were dead. I freaked, to say the least. I asked the restaurant manager to figure out what that noise was and he did, the thermostat above our heads was running on low batteries. Panick Attack, ever had one?

On another note, I have found Farmer E Fo Lee, not far from my house is a little strawberry stand. $17.00 for a flat of the most delicious strawberries you have ever had.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Lot's and lot's of parties and a circus!

Oki doke, An interview I was a part of for the new PCV Surgeon the hospital is considering (more on that later), 2 B-day parties, a party at the ICU Doctor's house that Carl works with and throw in a circus and we had a full weekend!