Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dashed out

Today was the 14th annual Donor Dash for the Gift of Life. MM, LB, and I treked down to the Art Museum and join nearly 5,000 other walkers and runners. This year Gift of Life celebrates its 35th Anniversary.
It was a great day for a walk along the Schuylkill River and to see the boats and birds. This year was great, I didn't have to chase either of the kids back onto the road or sidewalk. The kids did through the full 3k walk and finished without any major needs to stop or piggyback ride.

We met the Donor Heart and Fox29's Bus Stop Buddy.
The kids also had fun with face painting, the Hatman, and seeing all the other people.
This year for the first time MM really saw the reason and meaning for organ donation. She met a couple of girls who were walking with their family. Their family donated his organs. This made quite the impression.

We didn't meet our fundraising goal, but there is always next year to walk.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flowers for Easter

This year I finished both a jumper for MM and a new outfit for Mom. Below MM and LB pose with the posies at church after Sonrise service.

DH and Mom missed connecting for a picture. Her outfit was part wonderful and part frustrating. I had a piece of apricot crepe which I made a skirt and outer jacket. It is just wonderful to cut and sew. Mom picked up a piece for the shell and jacket lining which is beautiful but a "$%%&$#$" to stitch.

After getting up at 5:30, LB was just worn out by the end of breakfast.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Search for the afikomen

We had a wonderful Passover dinner tonight with the Shores. As usual the company and food were enjoyed at varing levels by all - but I do miss not using even the brief Haggadah.

Previous years when we have gathered with portions of DH's family, I appreicate the devotion they all show to their faith. Whether using a full family haggadah or even using the children's version. These family gatherings like those we share with my family for Christmas and Easter are days which I treasure.