Sunday, February 28, 2010

Limbs for Life Annual Benefit

As many of you probably already know, my uncle was hit by a car about 11 years ago while he was running (on the sidewalk) and the result was the loss of one of his legs. After he lost his leg he became very involved with an organization called Limbs for Life. It's a super cool organization that raises money to buy prosthetics for those that can't afford them. Maybe their insurance wont pay for it or maybe they don't have insurance... whatever the case, they help those folks out. They help those people to have a life again. A life they couldn't have without the help of Limbs for Life.

So last night was their annual benefit. Every year they do a fun theme to get everyone excited and just for fun really. This year the theme was the Roaring 20's. SO FUN!! Everyone was dressed up in their flapper best! Adam and I all ready to go...

We were greeted at the entrance by a 1920's Ford... super cool!! Adam and I and a greeter!

I just had to take a picture of this Porsche. A couple donated it (YES - donated!). It's worth $120,000 and a lucky person who bought a raffle ticket snagged it!
And a picture of my Aunt Marion and I. What was most fun about the benefit was that a lot of my family was there. Makes for a fun family affair!
I wish I could tell you how much money was raised last night, but historically they raise enough money for about 150 people to receive a prosthetic. VERY COOL!! Can't wait for next year!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Seriously, four.

How can my itty bitty baby girl be four years old.

Where did the years go?

It's so true when other parents say that time really does fly. It does. And sometimes, I'll be honest, I'm so happy when the time flies. But most days it makes me sad to see the years going right past me. It is exciting that Grace is getting so big and able to do so much for herself, yet she still needs us. I don't know what I'll do when she doesn't need me anymore.... hopefully she will always need me.
Grace wanted a party for her big four year old birthday so we did. We chose a Valentine theme since after all her birthday is on Valentine's Day. And it was perfect.
We had all the decorations made from hearts. I made a wreath from cupcake liners that turned out super cute and made a banner. We also made some crayon hearts which we hung in the windows.
We filled goodie bags with some heart sunglasses, fruit snacks, a heart bracelet and a lollipop and tied a little Valentine on top. We also decorated a Christmas tree with hearts and tulle and I put out a picture of Grace on her 1st Valentine's Day.
All the party go-ers! Yes we did an all girl thing this year. We wanted to keep it small and intimate.
And the cake - made by me. (This cake is much larger than it looks...we are still eating on it!)

When the guests arrived we started with heart shaped pancakes and fruit. Not sure but I don't have a picture of the pancakes. Adam worked so hard on them!

After we had full tummies we played some games.
We pinned the lips on Ms. Valentine and we did a Heart Hunt.We also made a cute Heart picture frame.

Thankfully all the moms helped out!

And of course we ate some cake.
And ended with a little dress up. What else is a girl to do?!

It was a fun party!!
Happy 4th Birthday Grace!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Grace!!

Hours old