Sunday, June 27, 2010

Changes

I have recently made some changes in my life to help myself and my family, but unfortunately the blog has been neglected. I am still trying to find the balance I need and will be back to blogging on a regular basis again soon. Right now I am spending some extra time with my family and enjoying every minute of it. The last few years the constant changes, stress, and business of life have kept me from doing some of the things in my family life that needed to be done. Some days I think I was merely surviving and not really living, not cherishing every moment fully like I wanted to. With these recent changes, our lives should benefit and hopefully our new normal will emerge.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Balloon Artist

The balloon artist we added this year was a hit! He tied over 400 balloon hats, flowers, swords, etc.





Friday, June 18, 2010

Clifford

The kids just LOVED Clifford! They were giving him hugs and high fives all day long.







Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thanks!




















A big thank you to all the "purple people" this year! We couldn't do the Celebration without your help!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Tears

I had a wonderful surprise in my email inbox 2 weeks ago~ a letter from the family of the little boy that received Abby's liver. At first I didn't recognize the name of the sender and had it marked to delete, but then something made me stop and look again. I knew the name and sat there for the longest time before I opened the email. I had to catch my breath and prepare myself for what was inside. The words inside made the tears flow, but not nearly as much as seeing pictures of a smiling little boy. There was a picture 2 days before he received Abby's liver, months after transplant, and now, 3 years later. He is a healthy little boy now it is was so obvious how Abby's gift has changed his life and the life of his family. I looked at those pictures trying to grasp the fact that a part of our little girl is alive in him. It brought happy tears.

Monday, June 14, 2010

On the Stage ~ Contests

The final event on the stage was an icecream eating contest! The contest was divided into ages 10-under, 11-15, and a group of our help. Here are some pictures of the fun~





Friday, June 11, 2010

On the Stage ~ Mic-O-Says

Next up on the stage was the Mic-O-Say dancers. They pulled out kids from the audience and had them dancing along too.




Thursday, June 10, 2010

On the Stage ~ Flying Debris

Flying Debris was the main attraction on the stage this year. He kept families entertained with his juggling and fire eating skills. He brought several different people up to have him help during his performance.