Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Today is Jason’s Grandpa’s birthday. Oh, how we love this man!  He is gracious and kind.  He welcomes everyone with a loving heart. And, what a personality, his sense of humor is infectious!

February 2009
Surrounded by the Great-Grandkids ...

I love hearing Jason, his siblings, and their cousins reminisce about their youth and memories of times spent with their Grandpa … many of the memories include fishing, time spent at his "rustic" cabin, and ping pong.  In fact, Grandpa Lorenz is affectionately known as "Ping Pong Charlie" to many.

January 2010
With the Liddybug ...

Happy Birthday to a very special Grandpa!  What a blessing you are to so many!  We love you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Too Cute Tuesday ... on Wednesday

Hop over to Baby Be Blessed and see this little stinker with her Baby Be Blessed baby doll on Too Cute Tuesday (yesterday)!
Baby Be Blessed is a super neat ministry "spreading the word of God ... one doll at a time."  As we mentioned in our note to Tina, the founder, this is a ministry we discovered after losing Owen, giving even more meaning to Lydia's baby doll. 

Be sure to head back to their blog on Fridays for their very generous "Yay ... Free Friday" giveaways.  And, go to their website here to see all of their fun baby dolls and products. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Little Loves

Valentine's (Eve) Day - 2011

 Valentine's Day - 2010 

"And ... the greatest of these is love."  1 Corinthians 13:13

Saturday, February 5, 2011

3-Day for the Cure

In February, we may think about pink as it relates to Valentine's Day ... this February my mind is consumed with pink as I think about starting to fundraise, and oh yes, train for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk again in Chicago.  Yep, I'm back!!!  And, I'm quite excited.  Six months from today, I will be hitting the pavement with a couple of close friends and thousands of strangers as we begin our 60-mile trek to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research. 

A while back, I wrote about my amazing friend Elizabeth here - so happy to join Elizabeth again after a 3 year break and excited for another friend to join us this year as well for her first 3-Day adventure.  Will it bring sweltering heat?  Torrential downpours?  Blown over tents?  "Take shelter immediately" warnings?  Sunshine?  These things are yet to be seen, but we do know that it will bring tears of joy and tears of sadness, sweat, blisters, laughter, sore muscles, encouragement ... all for a cause that has likely impacted all of us in some way.
Please pray with me for those who are walking and raising awareness for Breast Cancer ... please pray for those who have lost loved ones to Breast Cancer ... please pray and rejoice for those who are celebrating God's gift of conquering their battle with Breast Cancer ... please be in prayer with me as we approach this amazing event.

If you are in a position to donate, you can find my personal page here.