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Monday, January 18, 2010

Time for some much needed rambling...

I finally have a couple months off from the neverending birthdays. My goodness there are a ton of them in December and January. Not to mention the 4 thousands Christmas's and New Years Eve...ahhhh. Anyway, if you have checked out my slide show below, you'll see the kids faces all banged up. Ashtyn had a cavity that needed to be filled....she did great up until the ride home when she fell asleep and chewed her poor lip almost off! Then the next night Taylor was chasing Ashtyn around the living room and slipped on a blanket that was on the floor...SMASH...right into the coffee table. Ripped her poor lip and gums. I think her Daddy (and I) cried as much as she did. So that week, I had the privilege of a dental visit and 2 trips to the doctors office...ugh! And because of the first dr's visit I get to go down to Shriners again in 4 weeks....which is awesome.... and scary. Its awesome because I obviously love having any reason to go there, the scary part is that Taylor needs to get her feet looked at. She walks "funny" and has some pretty bad flat footedness(?) so her pedi wants an ortho to check her out. I know at least if she does need some sort of help with her feet then SHC is where I want her to be. This past weekend we went up to Newport/Brownington, VT. And when I say "we" I mean a ton of us. Jeremy, me, the girls, Ron, Sue, Justin, Crystal, Mack, Shawn, Greg...and 3 dogs... all fighting for sleeping space at camp. It worked out well even though it was cramped. We also found out the f-350 won't stand up to being t-boned by a mac....I was right there and I still don't know how exactly it happened..... sometime around midnight Mack ran full bore into our truck. The truck never stood a chance. He kind of killed our door. And this was after he rolled Jeremy's death quad....while we weren't even there...... which is why I don't leave my keys to ANYTHING, EVER. Mack is fine and Jeremy is surprisingly calm......I cetainly wouldn't be..... but boys will be boys I guess. Friday night (which is why we weren't at camp when the ATV was in a one- manned collision)Jeremy and I were at East Side for the Vermont Railroad's Christmas/New Years/Retirement dinner. Awesome food, 4 courses of it, and an open bar (thank goodness....their drinks are pricey) and no kids allowed at the meal..... oh man. I honestly think that was the first time since our honeymoon that we had dinner at a restaraunt without at least one of the kids. Those 4 hours were definitely a VERY MUCH needed break.~~~~Thanks Ron and Sue~~~~~
That pretty much sums up the excitement of the last few weeks.

On another SHC note:

MARK YOUR CALENDERS!!!! I have set the date for SHrINE ON SPRINGFIELD 2010. Its going to be Saturday June 5. It will be at the Toonerville Trail in Springfield, VT, registration starts at 9:30 and the walk will start at 10. Its going to be the full trail this year, so get ready!

My Dad (Unique Signs) said he is going to purchase the tshirts again and Roland Irish III (Sunrise Graphics) is donating the stickers and silk screening supplies (and his shop space so I can ink the shirts again.) Huge thanks go out to both of you!!!!!

I'm still in the process of figuring out the post-walk party, food, etc. I've got a bunch of ideas/plans.... its just a matter of time and pulling it together. I'm sure it will work out no matter and I know that at least as far as last year's participants went, they'd all have been there whether we had the party after or not.

TABS FOR TAYLOR is going well. We've collected around 162,000 tabs to date and more are being gathered up almost daily. Taylor's PT/OT brought in 2 bags full from a co-worker last week and she brought one of my jugs to the office/daycare in hopes that others will get involved. Our Parents As Teachers home visitor is rallying troops in her circle to start saving them and I'm hoping to talk with her supervisor and the other groups at her office building to see if I could put up another community drop box there. The Old #4 Fire & Hose Ladies Auxiliary in Charlestown (who started Tabs For Taylor) voted at their last meeting to put up a community drop box for tabs. Hopefully soon we will be overwhelmed with tabs.

I'm out of blog time...Taylor just told me nap time is over.