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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Blankets For Brianna

I am so behind on my blogging but all of the posts I have in mind aren't nearly as important as this one.

I sometimes have a love-hate relationship with Social Media. In this case, it was love. My friend, Becki, "invited" me to an event called "Blankets For Brianna". I looked it over briefly and thought it sounded neat. A chance to crochet blankets for babies... awesome!

Truth be told, I didn't really look at the information until about 3 weeks ago. That is when it grabbed ahold of my heart and took root.

In January of this year, Laurel and her husband suffered an unthinkable loss. Their daughter, Brianna, was stillborn. Their faith is strong and their hearts are full of love. They want to help others that have suffered the same loss or that have a very sick baby in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

Take a few minutes and head over to Laurel's Blog. Read her story and about "Blankets for Brianna". You won't be sorry that you did.

If you like to knit, crochet, make tie blankets, sew, quilt etc please think and pray about donating your time, money or crafts to this beautiful cause.

Here are my first 4 blankets. I have a bunch more in the works...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The 50/50 Plan: Update

I am completely slacking in these updates. I am about a week behind. Forgive me? Thanks!

April is full of new Challenges and I am excited! The first week went great and I am happy with my progress. I love having a small group of women on a facebook page to talk to and ecourage eachother in our journey. We are all doing different things to lose weight and be healthy. No one is right and no one is wrong. We are simply there to support each other. Love it!

Weight as of March 31: 185.7
Weight as of April 6: 183.8
Loss: 1.9lbs
Total loss as of April 6: 12.2 lbs

Next weigh in: April 14. We'll see how this week goes. Between 2 Family Easter celebration, easter dinner at work and a baby shower... I could be in trouble. But you know what? That's ok! because I am still doing this and I am not giving up.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

As I was driving to celebrate Easter with Jared's family, I heard this story on KLOVE. It touched my heart in such a way, I can't even explain. Here's the true story told by a Sunday School teacher. I hope you take something away from it like I did:

" Phillip was in a Sunday school class at his church. He had a hard time fitting in with the other kids because he had Down Syndrome. The teacher wanted him to feel like part of the class so she went home and collected old panty hose eggs. The next Sunday she took the 10 plastic eggs she had collected and told the class she had an activity planned. They were told to find something outside that represented new life and put it in their egg. When they were all back inside, the teacher took the eggs and started opening them one by one. One had a flower and kids awe'd at it. Another had a lady bug and there were a lot of ooh's. Then the teacher opened an egg and it was empty. They kids started saying that someone did it wrong. Phillip tugged on the teacher's shirt and said 'I didn't do it wrong. The tomb was empty.' "

"Last year Phillip died. His family knew that he may not live a long healthy life. During his funeral, the sunday school teacher and a line of 8 year olds made their way up to the front and laid an empty plastic egg on his casket".

Happy Easter my friends. He is Risen!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 50/50 Plan: Update

In March my goals were to lay off the sweets and not weigh myself every.waking.moment. I also wanted to loose 10 lbs.

I did ok. I wasn't perfect at it but I was proud of myself for what I DID do. I choose to look at the victories rather than the short comings.

Startting weight March 1: 191
Ending weight March 31: 185.7
Total loss: 5.3 lbs
Overall loss: 10.3 lbs

It wasn't 10 pounds but it was 5!! That's perfectly fine by me!