Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blog Makeover!! And other stuff

I first have to say a huge THANK YOU to Franchesca over at Small Bird Studio  for doing the amazing make over on my blog. I absolutely love it and I hope that you do, too. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and was finally able to have her do it. I think it looks amazing and I am so happy to be able to give my blog a new look.

This weekend we have been busy working on stuff for our Project Sweet Peas, as we are gearing up to deliver another 50 care packages in April. We were able to paint and put together 50 name plaques to go in our bags!

Girl Name Plaques
(Notice the Ladybugs?)

Boy Name Plaques

I am so glad that we were able to get all of these done as we have a super busy next couple of weeks! This Tuesday we will be receiving a proclamation from the mayor of Topeka who has declared March 31 as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day!! I am so excited about this, and will be posting pictures for sure!! Thursday evening we travel to Nevada for a very special visit to my husband's family. My amazing sister-in-law Shannon has put her heart and soul into organizing a A CDH Walk of Hope for CDH Awareness in memory of my sweet angel MJ. The walk will be held at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Nevada if anyone lives close and would like to come!

The weekend after that is Easter and we have chosen that as our holiday to ignore this year. Every holiday has been so bittersweet and heart wrenching that we want to have just one this year that we can pretend is not happening. We want to give Will the most amazing childhood that we can give him, and we know that we will not be able to simply ignore holidays in the future, so we want just one before he starts getting bigger. 

The weekend after that we will be having a fundraiser garage sale for our Project Sweet Peas. My parents are coming for the weekend and overall it should be a lot of fun. Then soon after that, we will be delivering more bags!! Busy few weeks, but that's what makes them fun!!

Thanks again Franchesca for the amazing blog design!!!


Tonya Balla said...

Megan - I find it interesting that you would choose to skip "Easter" this year. This "holiday" is a celebration of rebirth, of spring, of the ultimate sacrifice so that all may have everlasting life. Its a time for starting over, starting anew, for healing. Maybe skip the commercialism that comes along with the holiday but sit back and enjoy the true intent of this event and what a truly spectacular celebration MJ will certainly behold in heaven. Skipping "Easter" won't heal wounds but I bet some spring walks with Will and Willie and taking time to watch spring unfold, flowers bloom, and birds chirping will put a "spring" in your step and a smile on your face. We can't change the past so live in the moment, don't let great things happening today pass you by, and plan big things for the future. Happy Spring.....and Happy Easter.