Thursday, July 29, 2010

He turned 'One Year Old' this month

It does not seem possible that my youngest grandson is already one year old and will become a big brother in a few months.  He traveled to see his 'Graminator' and celebrate his 1st Birthday.  Here are a few pics (thanks to my daughter for posting these on her blog so I could pirate them over to my blog). 
He loves to chase bubbles
Yum, this is great Birthday cake!
I love this face! 
He is such a good little guy.  I got the opportunity to have him all to myself while his parents went out to dinner and even got in a little shopping.  We had so much fun playing peek-a-boo and building things with the 'big' legos.  I was amazed that he pushed a toy over to the coffee table so he could use it as a 'boost up' and try to get on the table.  Smart little guy! 

My favorite picture, he decided to wear his gift as a hat!  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Update on Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

If you read my last post, you already know that due to fund raising circumstances I was unable to raise the required $2300 to  participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk in Boston on July 23-25.  That being said, my daughter-in-law did participate and here are a few pictures from her experience.
**Disclaimer** The quality of these pictures is not good.  They look fine when I view them on my computer, but when I downloaded them to my blog post, not so good.  
A little blurry, taken with a phone camera 

A support sign
On bridge over Charles River near MIT
The back of another walker's shirt (sorry about the poor quality)
Up at 7:30 to walk with his Aunt
That building in the background looks like the designer had to much to drink! 
I hope if any of you know anyone that is training for a Susan G. Komen walk that you will support them.  Every $5 adds up.  I raised 62% of my $2300, and was disappointed that I did not reach at least the 80% mark, but there is always next year.  Thank you to all those that donated to my effort, I know the Susan G. Komen Foundation is thrilled to get my 62%. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Monthly Post - Someday I will get back into the groove!!!!

So much has happened this past month.

First, I found a part-time job (that ended up being full-time the first two weeks).  I came home exhausted every night and got soooo far behind on my blog reading.  I am in the process of catching up, but it will take me some time. 

Second, I had company for 5 days.  My daughter, son-in-law and my youngest grandchild came to visit from out of state.  The little guy turned '1' on July 5th, so we had a birthday party in my back yard.  It was so much fun to have all three of my children and my four grandchildren all in one place to eat, drink and visit.  No pictures yet, because I lost my cord to download from my camera....hopefully I will locate it soon.

The most distressing news is that I will not be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk on July 23rd.  I had registered with my daughter-in-law and we had to commit to raising a minimum of $2300 dollars each.  About 6 weeks ago we realized that the probability of both of us reaching our goal was pretty slim, so we took all the money we raised in the past 6 weeks (2 car washes, 2 yard sales, and hours of sitting at the local grocery store selling pink ribbon products) and applied it to her fundraising.  She is on her way to Boston and will participate by herself.  I raised about 62% of my goal and that money is already in the hands of the Susan G. Komen foundation.  So thank you to all those that donated money to my fundraising.  We tried so hard, but we live in a pretty rural area, and although everyone was supportive to what we were trying to do, it just did not happen for us.  I am thrilled that my daughter-in-law is able to participate.  She really, really, really wanted to do this in honor of her grandmother that is currently fighting breast cancer.  So during the week-end of July 23, 24 and 25, keep her in your thoughts.  Hopefully she will get some good pictures that I can post when she returns.

The good news is that all that training for the walk has left me in the best health I could possibly hope to achieve.  I am very thankful and hopefully I will continue to walk at least 3 times a week.

Well, that is about all for tonight.  I know there is more, but my brain is so tired from learning a new job, that I am fading fast.  It is still very hot and humid here, with no sign of cooler weather in sight. 

What have all of you been up to?