Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Great Strides

It’s that time of year again! On May 5th, we will be walking in our local Great Strides Walk, raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This is the first year we are walking in Rochester, which is a much smaller walk, and we’d like to make a big impact in our first year!

So PLEASE, take a moment of your time and donate to our cause. In the mere three years we’ve been in this battle, SO many amazing things have happened. And it’s all because of generous people like YOU!

Your donated dollars have made Kalydeco possible, a LIFE CHANGING medication that will soon be in our son’s hands. But our battle is so far from over. Until every last ounce of this disease is out of Gavin’s body – we will be fighting this fight.

Someday CF will stand for Cure Found. And we need YOUR help to get there.

Please click the image above to donate! (If you are not comfortable donating online, please get a hold of me for my personal address.)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Time is flying by

We are still here! And we have been blessed with some insane weather! Excluding today (it’s rainy & cold) we’ve been enjoying sunshine and seventy+ degree weather!

Whether it’s been coloring with chalk (the hat is a “fashion statement” not a necessity)


Playing hopscotch


Heading to the park

parkswinging 2swinging

Or sneaking in some late night hockey in the garage

hockey boy 2hockey boy

We’ve thoroughly been enjoying our escape from hibernation. While we had a mild winter, the gloomy skies that February brought had taken it’s toll on all three of us. Tempers flared more quickly, and crabbiness was prevalent. This sunshine was a necessity for our sanity!

Unfortunately, this activity


Led to this

sick in bed

With a combination of a cold and some serious spring allergies, Gavin has felt pretty awful today. I ended up spending the night on the floor of his room so that he wouldn’t wake up his dad…who started a new job today!

Gav has done his best to keep his spirits high, but an obvious sign that he’s not feeling well is his choosing to spending hours in (my) bed, when he could be playing with his daycare friends that are over. We snuck in an extra vest treatment, but he is getting old enough to realize that they make him feel better, and he didn’t complain once. It definitely helped that I told him he could lay in my bed while doing so!

I am ready for my happy, crafty little boy to be back to his old sweet self!


With our medical bills high, and money tight -  we weren’t able to get too far away for a spring trip but will get a chance to hit up the Dells in just under a month. It may not be a tropical locale, but it is away from home and all three of us could use a break from life!