Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Rumor Has It…

Discovery Park is only 54 days away! We had Organization Day on Aug 19. It was a success in that all the committees now have a better idea of where they stand. This Saturday, 8/26, free movie night again at the Sterling Community Center. Please come out and support the park.

It was a really busy weekend. Besides the Org Day stuff for Discovery Park, the family spent Saturday at my in-laws’ house working on a new front porch. Some drainage issues were rectified and we did some serious digging and framing. We poured almost 30 footings (I wasn’t there for all of them, so I can’t be sure)! Talk about tuckered out! Whew!

On Sunday, we took the kids to the National Museum of the American Indian for a couple of hours. We had yummy Native Indian food too.

While we were there, we received a call from PJ’s sister. She informed us that Chaz, the Great Dane, had passed away that morning. He was about 10 years old, so he was long-lived for such a big dog, but it was still sad to hear it.

The Rainbow Bridge Story

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal who has been especially close to someone dies, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

Animals who were ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them from days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one thing: they miss someone very special to them; the person they left behind.

All of the animals run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. Happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…

I’m unsure of the author of The Rainbow Bridge Story.

Chaz, Megan & Lisa

Finally, on Sunday, we picked up Rumor. She was in need of a forever home. Kennel life wasn’t suiting her at all. I found her through Heidi's breeder, Lesa of Big Star Bulldogs. Rumor is 10 months old and an absolute doll baby. Of course, Echo and Polo have a little adjusting to do and I’m sooooo tired as we’re still figuring out night time schedules and confirming she’s fully housebroken. The kids love her though! Welcome Rumor!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

So what if I'm a little behind...

Yeah, I know. I should be updating more frequently. I've just been busy. Even now, at 8pm, my bed is calling my name. "Come watch the food network and relax..." LOL

Anyway, we went bowling for Ethan's birthday.

(don't ask me why the candle picture is like that. I'm still figuring out the camera).

Here are some Buffett pictures...finally (in the link...I wasn't gonna upload them all for you).

I'll post again soon.

Organization Day for Discovery Park is this Saturday. Then it's only 56 days until the build. AHHHHHHH!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Discovery Park Needs YOUR Help!

We’re getting down to the wire now. The Discovery Park build is only 68 days away. We need as many volunteers as possible to help make this a reality!

If you think you might be even a little bit free during the week of Oct 16-22, please go to the website and sign up! You don’t have to know exactly what your availability is right now. We’ll contact you as it gets closer and discuss your schedule and skills. All skill levels are needed. So, you don’t want to swing a hammer? That's okay because we need help with serving lunches and dinners too.

Free food and child care provided for any volunteers! Don’t let your child care needs be an inhibiting factor. We’ve got it covered! And you heard that right, we're providing meals! We’ve already received commitments from Fuddruckers, McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and the Pollo Factory! You say you want a home cooked meal instead? We’ll accept food donations too! Just let me know what and how much you can make.

For more information, you can visit our website, you can email me or you can come to one of these informational events:

August 12
8am-12noon – Breakfast with the Builders. Come for free breakfast and help build some playground components. Kids can paint tiles!
7:30pm – Free Movie: Madagascar at the Sterling Community Center. Food available for purchase. Free popcorn.
August 26
8am-12noon – Breakfast with the Builders Isame as 08/12).
7:30pm – Free Movie: Robots at the Sterling Community Center (same as 08/12).

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Popping on for a moment!

I'm so busy and behind on my blogging! I hope things chill out soon.

Spent last weekend in Sykesville with Dave & Trisha! She got her wedding dress and we girls found our bridesmaid dresses. Woohoo! Had a little too much fun at the Cancun Cantina. LOL.

Discovery Park is getting really crazy and the build is getting close. I've got a lot to say, but I need more time to post. Give me a few days.

Tomorrow is Ethan's ELEVENTH birthday! Holy Smokes! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ETHAN!!

Hope you all are well!