Tuesday, March 8, 2011


So for once....I am NOT fundraising! Fundraising is so hard, especially in this economy. But there are so many wonderful causes out there. If you cannot donate your time to the various organizations out there, I'd encourage you to donate monetarily to someones cause. Not only will it make you feel good, but it will effect so many people in the long run. There are so many children and families effected by these diseases....and I TRULY believe one cure will lead to a cure for all. I truly do!

Here are a couple friends that are fundraising right now. Please take a minute to check them out. Choose one that is near and dear to you or someone that you love, and contribute your weekly coffee, lunch or wine allowance toward them. It is such a wonderful thing to do!

My friend Monica is fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of a little girl named Ayla. Here is an excerpt from the email she sent out.

I wanted to share a story with you about a little girl by the name of Ayla Tucker. Ayla’s mother Krista is a dear friend of mine that I have known for just a few years but she and her daughter have made a BIG impact on me. When Krista was pregnant with Ayla, I found out that I was expecting Owen. We would often talk about how close in age our kids would be (just 6 months apart), and how great it would be watching them grow up together. I have always joked that one day Ayla would be my daughter-in-law. During Krista’s pregnancy in a routine ultrasound they suspected that little Ayla may have Cystic Fibrosis because they spotted intestinal blockage. After months of speculation, tests, and many tears their fears were confirmed and the diagnosis became official, Ayla had CF.

The email says a lot more, but I just wanted to give a little info. If you know and love anyone with CF, please consider a donation!

Click here to donate:
Great Strides

Another friend that is fundraising is my friend Tabitha. 10 years ago she found out that she had a rare form of cancer called Liposarcoma. She has put together a Relay for Life team and is currently fundraising. I know we ALL know and love someone with cancer, so if this is something you would be interested in donating to, please consider her cause.

Click here to donate:
Relay for Life

Fundraising is near and dear to my heart for many reasons...and we all know that I suffer from a chronic disease myself. It is very frustrating to live a healthy lifestyle and still have issues that cannot be fixed.

So please consider one of these two causes. Remember, charitable donations are tax deductible and lots of companies do a matching program where they will match any donation you give.

Thanks for reading! XO

Soccer and Baseball and Basketball, oh my!

The past couple weeks have been CRAZY busy with sports. This past week Jacob had 5 baseball practices and 5 baseball games. Yep, that's right! FIVE EACH! He filled in for a team tournament this weekend and it was SO MUCH FUN. He did great at 3rd base...especially considering he was playing with second and third graders! He went 14 for 16 (we think) and had some awesome plays in the field. They ended up winning the whole tournament...it was awesome!

Jacob and Coach T Wade after the big win!

The awesome Crush team. Side note - Jacob was given jersey #44 which was Mike's number in high school. We thought that was pretty cool!

This was taken about 5 minutes after we pulled out of the parking lot. A 3 game, 8 hour baseball day is a whipping!

It was such a fun weekend though...we lived, ate and breathed baseball. And we loved every minute of it. Can't wait for the next one!

The weekend before was awfully exciting as well. We had our soccer playoffs and our last basketball game. I didn't get any pictures from basketball, but we won our last game and the boys had a really awesome season!!

Our soccer playoff was AMAZING. We played a team that we were in no way supposed to beat. Supposedly the coach owns a major league soccer team in California and is very serious about soccer. They draft the best kids from all over Frisco and it is a supposed "select team".....and guess what? We beat them 4-3!! Jacob scored that 4th goal which ensured us the win and it was so exciting. Indoor soccer is different than outdoor because they can use the walls and there is no out of bounds...kind of like hockey. It is more aggressive than outdoor soccer and Jacob likes it much more (and so do we).

Here he is with his Championship trophy! GO FC Prosper!

With his buddies!

Now, I'm off to the doctor. I have had this awful "cold" (more like flu) since Friday. I sucked it up in the 30 degree weather this weekend at baseball, but its only getting worse. I stayed in bed ALL DAY yesterday and I planned on doing the same today, but I can't be away from the gym all week, I will just die! So its off to the doc I go to get some antibiotics and nip this little bug.

Oh, and here are a couple pics taken at my cousins rehearsal dinner. Fun, Fun!