Sunday, September 27, 2009

light the night walk

So here I am. Asking my blog friends for a BIG favor. Next Saturday night, Young Boy, my sister & I are walking in the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

When Young Boy was just age 5 (thru about age 8) he went to daycare with a little guy named Nick. They were always the best of buddies, going on fieldtrips and hanging out at the pool together. Even when they went on to (different) Kindergarten & grade school, they've remained friends and continued going to the same daycare after school until they were about 8.

Young Boy is 11 now, and Nick is 12. Two years ago, Nick was diagnosed with leukemia. After many long treatments, stays in the hospital and meds., this little guy is now in a healing mode. Although the word "remission" hasn't been used, everyone is hopeful that that's what this stage is.

Throughout this time, one thing has touched me immensely. Kids CARE about each other in amazing ways. Little people have BIG relationships.

Last year, our family walked in the Race for the Cure (we stayed up all night and it was a ball!) That's Young Boy and Nick up there in the photo.

This year, we'll be walking, along with Nick and his family, in his honor. We're also walking in honor of my gran'mom, Lorraine who had lymphoma until she passed away last year.

If you'd like to donate (even just a little bit...we're asking for $2. from each of our friends), here's our page.

Thanks for listening to my plea...and thanks for considering!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

country living fair

A privilege to attend. A sunny, blue-sky day...LOTS of awesome vendors!

Always a gorgeous booth, Earth Angels.

Favorite booth of the day, Bloomsbury Loft (a shop that's right in my own neck of the woods!) Fresh & super-fun!

Thanks, Country Living! Please keep coming back to Ohio!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

renegade chicago

Happiness is a great big, really cool craft show!

Happiness is also meeting the super-cute, Elsie Flannigan, who is just as cute and sweet in person as on her blog. (I've been a closet-elsie fan for years :)
What a weekend...enjoyed every ounce of it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

fresh picked for fall

You can pick a posy here.

smile, 6th grader!

It's gonna be a great year! Love you, Young Boy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

am i normal?

Is it normal to want to be a little ladybug that could just fly away & hide for a little while? To rest on a fluffy flower and let my mind be from worry, free from the unknown, free from the secrets. To find comfort in the warm sun and rejoice in a colorful sunrise.

(All is fine, I'm not going off the deep end or anything. Just longing for a little piece of peace...just for a minute.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

don't try this at home

Why not go out on a limb? That's where all the fruit is.
-Will Rogers