Wednesday, December 23


Some people have already asked how they can help with our upcoming trip to the Ronald McDonald House. I thought sharing here on the blog would be the easiest way.

As most of you know, we will be traveling to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware on Saturday January 2. We will be preparing dinner for approximately 60-80 guests. Our plan is to prepare a spaghetti/lasagna type meal, complete with the garlic bread, salad and desserts.

We have also been collecting non-parishable food items and cleaning supplies to help stock the RMH food pantry. Click here for a complete "wish list" of items that the RMH is requesting. If you would like to make a donation of food or supplies, please feel free to contact me. You can email me here through the blog, or just leave a comment.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!!

Saturday, December 19


As of right now, we are averaging 14 inches of snow in our area, and there is more to come!
This is the view looking out my kitchen window.

Saturday, December 5

Happy Birthday!!

Today we celebrated Baby Todd's first birthday!

(Baby Todd on his "birth day" - December 5, 2008)

This morning, before heading to the Ronald McDonald House, we released balloons in memory of Baby Todd. We attached a tag to each balloon that said:
This balloon was released in memory of:
born: December 5, 2008
died: December 29, 2008
Read Baby Todd's complete story at
**Please leave a note on the blog telling us where you found this balloon!

We released 24 balloons in memory of Baby Todd. One balloon to represent every day we were blessed to spend with him.

Thanks to the wind, the balloons got a bit tangled. So the release was a bit tricky...

After we released the balloons, we headed for Delaware. The closer we got to Wilmington, the more painful it was. However, something changed when we stepped into the RMH. That peace we experienced a year ago, came back. It was such a HUGE blessing and joy to be able to give back, and potentially impact the life of another child.

We were able to deliver over 100 toys and games to the Ronald McDonald House!! Thanks to those who helped make that possible!

**The girls outside the Ronald McDonald House, after delivering the toys!

During our visit, the girls were able to see the RMH "Santa's Workshop". They were very excited to be giving Christmas to another sick child! How better to show them the true meaning of Christmas!

As we were pulling out of the parking lot to head home, the girls thanked us for giving them "the best Christmas EVER!".

Again, thank you so very much for all your prayers and support over the past year & a half.