Saturday, October 18, 2008

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Laura/Lala's Baby Shower is next Saturday starting at 10am Eastern Time, so please mark your calendars and join us. It would be wonderful if any of you could do a post to advertise the shower. She is registered at Target, so send me an e-mail if you don't know her name and would like more information on how to access the registry. Just go to and enter her name under baby registries.

I will be checking in and out today as it is my son Tyler's Birthday today and I will be making breakfast for him and his friend Alistair who stayed over last night.
Happy Birthday my beautiful boy!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Has Breast Cancer Touched Your Life or the Life of Someone You Love?

I really want to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been affected by breast cancer or if someone you love has, please acknowledge them in a comment. I think we will all be surprised to see how many of us are affected by this terrible disease.

My Aunt Pam is a breast cancer survivor. The experience changed her life and she believes it played a role in who she is today. And while she wouldn't want to go through it again, she sees how despite the pain and fear, it made her a stronger woman. I love you Aunt Pam!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Family Reading Time

Every night at 7pm the television in our house is turned off for family reading/homework time. If the boys have homework, that's the time to start it and if they don't, then they can read a book. Last night Tyler didn't have any homework because they are taking Meap tests. So, he read for an hour to Eli. I think you can see by the look on Eli's face how much this meant to him. When they were done, Eli told me he was very proud of Tyler :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tyler Got Braces!

Here is the last shot of Tyler before braces. Let me tell you ladies, he was not happy at all about me pulling out the camera. But I had to take a couple of pictures.

This one is a little fuzzy. They use such a bright light when they put everything in.

This is the last photo he would open his mouth for. But there they are! In two months, his bottom braces go in and he gets the Herpse Appliance put in to move his lower jaw forward. He's the 3rd child in braces for us, so we're used to all of this :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Starfish Foster Home Board of Directors Donates Bracelet to Daleea's Auction!

Cindy Klaja from the Starfish Foster Home Board of Directors is donating one of the Starfish Fundraiser Bracelets to Daleea's Auction 'One Child At A Time'. The board recognizes the hard work that all of the women in our network have done to raise funds for the Starfish babies and are happy to make this donation.

Below is a description of the bracelet and the fundraiser that inspired its creation. Please go to Daleea's blog and place a bid on this beautiful piece. One Child At A Time

November is National Adoption Month

Support the Starfish Babies Bracelet Fundraiser and Help Fund Four Surgeries

There is a Chinese proverb that says "an invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance." The red thread on this bracelet is far from invisible. Instead, it is designed for those who wear it to show their support of Starfish as we help those children connected, but not yet united with their forever families.

This November, we hope to raise $20,000 to sponsor four additional surgeries through the sale of the Starfish Babies Bracelets designed by Ettika. Ettika, a boutique artisan firm that accessorizes many celebrities, is supporting our mission through a special price break on these high-end bracelets. Each piece is crafted from genuine Greek leather. The starfish jewel is cast using pewter metal and individually hand-dipped in 14K gold.

Friends of Starfish may purchase this lovely bracelet for $222.08 by clicking on the
yellow Donate Now box at the top right corner of this page. Please make sure to select the "Starfish Bracelet Fundraiser" option to ensure that your donation is directed toward the right program. You may also email Cindy Klaja ( for more information.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Monday!

Enjoy your Monday everyone! Mine's going to be quite busy. Please keep watching the Halloween blogs and send your support to April as she is in China.

I want you all to know that I have a very exciting project planned for next month that involves helping an orphanage in Haiti. Stay tuned for more details!

Also, Starfish has launched a new fundraiser that I will post tonight. It is already posted on 'No Place Like Home'.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Mr. Brian!!

Oh yes, it's the Happy Dutchman's Big Day!! Happy Birthday Mr. Brian!! Leave your birthday wishes at 'All In A Day's Work'.