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I am 45. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Link Issues

Hey all. Just writing to let you know that I have received your notes about the 'scrubbie link' not working. I have gone to her website. It has disappeared....I have to go find it! So sorry!


Edited to say: It should work now!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm Still Here

I just wanted to let those of you who actually read my blog know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Life is just hectic right now. And while I am always working on something, I haven't actually finished much. Dad's afghan is coming along nicely and I think it's pretty. I'm positive he will like it. I have been working steadily and am halfway through a comfort shawl...which is also turning out nicely. I have a couple of other things in the works, as well.

We have placed our store (the Yarn Barn) up for sale and getting things ready for that has consumed quite a bit of my time. I will be designing again soon, I promise. With more pokemon and doll patterns and toy patterns coming....I just need the time to devote to them. So bear with me!

TTFN
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Monday, August 04, 2008

A Little Story With a Worthy Plug

I felt like I should explain what the "Give Kids The World" fundraiser thingie on the right is and why I would have it on my blog.

My daughter Stefani was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 4 years ago. When she was past the worst of her chemo and began maintenance, she chose to go to Disney World for her "Make-A-Wish" trip.

Well, when you go to Disney World Wish you stay at a place called "Give Kids The World Village" where they supply you with tickets to the different amusement parks...more than just Disney(we even went to GatorLand)...and give you tickets to dinner theaters. They provide you with a villa to stay in. Your food is provided free of charge. You get to meet Disney characters EVERY morning. They give you gifts, on top of gifts, on top of gifts.... You get to meet Disney artists, Santa Claus, and Mayor Clayton (he's the mayor of the Village). They have mini-golf, a theater, several pools and small water parks, a new CandyLand play area, a really cool building that houses toy trains and boats you can drive by remote, and I can't forget the Ice Cream Palace that serves banana splits, cookies and other various things ALL DAY! They encourage you to eat banana splits for breakfast, LOL! The other favorite for our kids was the Castle. It had a carousel that looked like a mushroom. The inside of the castle was magical. It had a wishing well and a starry-night ceiling and a game room. You could make and stuff your own feather pillows, they had dress up clothes and a throne-room....and some pictures that talked. It was really neat. They also have pizza for delivery until like 1 in the morning or something like that. We only used it once...but it was fun!

ANYWAY...all of this is done, worked, completed, and is made to happen ONLY through donations and volunteers. The Disney characters and handlers donate their time to the village....the people that serve you breakfast and dinner are all volunteers....the people that walk around making balloon animals are all volunteers...the people that run the carousel, train building and mini golf are all volunteers.....Are you getting the point? They run solely on donations and they are such a worthy cause. Even the smallest donation makes the biggest difference.

I can't tell you what that trip meant to our family. It was truly once-in-a-lifetime.....