Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My son, the aspiring camel.

Yes, a camel. Keegan announced this evening that his class is taking part in the school Christmas program. The boys attend a private Christian school so they are able to do a faith based program. They are doing, of course, the traditional nativity type program and Keegan announced that he is really hoping to be a camel. =) Brandon asked him why he didn't want to try out to be a wise man or some other human character and he said "No way! Then I'd have to carry the wise man's box with the gift in it and those might be heavy! I'd have to carry that thing all over the place." Brandon then pointed out that the camels carry EVERYTHING. *Ha ha*

Further along in the conversation there was some debate about how many camels would be involved. Keegan insists on three, Brandon thinks there were many more...something about wise men 'rolling deep'. Huh?!?

So, there you have it. Keegan, the cutest camel in school. *snort*

1.5 million for a moment of your time...

Here is something you can do for kids with brain tumors (like Hadley). It takes a moment of your time and doesn't cost you a dime. You do have to be an American Express cardholder to vote...but, even if you aren't you can help out by spreading the word. Thank you SO much.

Project Brain Child is an iniative of the Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Association.

Members Project is a program sponsored by American Express where cardmembers submit innovative ideas for projects that make a difference. Cardmembers vote on the projects, and the winning 5 projects will receive up to $1.5 million in funding from American Express, awarded as follows:

$1,500,000 for the winning project
$500,000 for the 2nd place project
$300,000 for the 3rd place project
$100,000 each for the two remaining finalist projects
The Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Association (PLGA) submitted their project idea to American Express in August. They will use the funds to conduct a feasibility study to create a National Pediatric Genomic Brain Tumor Registry. The information collected in this registry would allow scientific researchers and medical experts to target specific genetic abnormalities with existing drugs most effectively.

The registry will embody all brain tumor types, not just low grade gliomas.

Project Brain Child was selected from over 1190 other projects to be in the top 25. As of today, September 17, they are in 9th place.

They need to be one in fifth place or better to receive an award. Votes must be cast by September 28.

Any American Express cardholder may vote. If you don't have an American Express card, you can still help by spreading the word to your friends.

Brain tumors kill more children every year than all other diseases combined. Please help this effort.

(Copied and pasted from Steven's Page)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Faith, Hope and Love.

I have finally settled on my new tattoos. I've been wanting to get ink'd for my boys ever since I got Hadley's "Hope." tatoo but, couldn't decide what I wanted. I finally decided. =) I am going to have Keegan write "Faith" and Liam write "Love" and have them tattooed on the inside of each wrist. They will be a lot smaller than Hadley's tattoo since they will be on my wrists. I am very excited. Honestly, I'd be at the parlor today if I could be. =) Anyone wanna go with me? I'd say you could hold my hand...but, I'm too tough for that. I think I may be on an (unintentional) mission to have tats in all the most painful places. *snort*

Be on the lookout for pics. =)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Ball

Yesterday was "Wish Day" at our home. Make a Wish came and treated Hadley to a morning full of magic. Everything was just as it should have been. EVERYTHING. Hadley felt great, better than I've seen her feel for a few weeks. She looked beautiful. You could tell that she was amazed by everything. We will always remember and be thankful for this day. If you ever have the opportunity to volunteer I highly recommend connecting with Make A Wish. What a wonderful organization.

Please continue to pray for our girl and for our family. The road ahead is...well, there are no words for this. Please just pray.

WIth Love and HOPE,
The Foxes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of School 2008!!! =)

Keegan and Liam started school today. Keegan is officially a 1st grader and Liam a Jr Kindergartner. It was wonderful to see them so excited for school. They both did awesome and seemed to blend right in with their classes nicely. =) I had a really hard time leaving Liam. This is the first year he'll be in all day school...well, any school. He has always been my buddy at home and now he is growing up so quickly. I'm so proud of them. They really are great boys. More on their greatness later. Now, we will focus on their cute-ness. =)