Thursday, October 29, 2015

Smiley 360

so I found this cool page where you can take surveys and hopefully qualify for a mission. If you will get some free goodies in the mail and then just write a review.
Here is the link if you want to check it out.

On the home front...we made it through Disney. That was amazing and I can't wait to go back and maybe spend some extra days there. Danie really did have a great time. I loved the campground as well. Now, in just 6 days, I will be embarking on another trip with my sister to celebrate her 40th birthday. We are heading to CANCUN! woooooooo. I am really excited since I have never been. A though nervous as well.

Billy had his MRI a few weeks back. The neurosurgeon has since left the practice but his ENT called and said everything was stable but she does want to chat with me. I hated I missed her call so I will be anxiously awaiting to hear from her.

We have had 8 more Chemo Care Bags sponsored which is exciting. I would love to hit 600 before the end of the year. If you are interested in sponsoring a bag please let me know. We have options for $15 and for $20 :)

It's hard to believe that we are about to hit November and just a few months left in this year. It has really flown by and we still have a lot to do. A trip to Murphy and a trip to Charleston! Oh and before I forget....a serious dream come true is happening this Sunday. I will be dragging my hubby to WalkerStalkerCon and getting my picture made with Norman Reedus (daryl)!!!!!!!!!! OMG! I am beyond excited and I have NEVER had my picture made or been that close to someone famous from a show/movie. Let's hope I don't get all nervous and stuff and make a blubbering idiot of myself!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I'm BACK......

Man it has been awhile.....I am so sorry about that. Life gets in the way sometimes and it takes a little bit of an awakening to get you back on track.

So just a quick update...

  • Billy is doing great. He still has his paralysis on the left side of his face but he is trucking along! We have a routine MRI in October but I'm confident everything will be okay. 
  • Butterbean is growing like crazy. Can you believe she started Pre-K! (gasp)
  • Shawn is ENGAGED! Yep you heard that right. Looks like they are planning a September 2016 wedding. Stay tuned! 
  • I'm doing great. I have really put all my energy into our newest project - Smiles with Chemo Care Bags! Last year we donated roughly 150 bags to the local cancer centers. My goal for 2015 was to donate 300! far as of today - August 2015 - we have donated 329! Our current project is finding enough sponsors for 150 bags to donated to the survivors at the upcoming Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk. We are currently about 100 bags shy of our walk goal. I am so blessed and excited to see how this journey has grown. And I can't wait to get it even bigger and better over the years. Just touching so many lives with a smile makes my world wonderful!! 
  • I just got back from our Thirty-One Conference. It was AM-A-ZING! Billy went with me and it was so nice to see him get involved and enjoy being with our team...learning about Thirty One - and meeting Scott Monroe. I am so excited to grow my team in 2015...become a better leader...and inspire other woman to step out and do things they may not have ever thought about doing. To achieve their "why"! Big Goals for 2015!

I can't wait to get back to sharing our family....sharing my Thirty One journey....and just being ME again. 

Upcoming fun....I will be attending my first vendor event next weekend! I am a little nervous but so excited! Paulding Meadows will be here in September (our 5th year!) And in less than 5 weeks we will be taking Danie to DISNEY! And in just a few more months my sister and I will be embarking on a journey to Cancun to celebrate her 40th Birthday! 
So much to look forward to!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

6 Month mark and Chemo Care Bags

It's hard to believe that we are coming up on the 6 month mark of Billy's surgery. Just a few more days to go. Things are going well. Billy seems to be doing great. We've been on a few camping trips, put a playset together, planted the gardens and just normal day life. Hopefully 6 months will be the turning point for him. I know he is very patiently waiting for some feeling or movement to come back to his face....and I know it is so frustrating for him. Somedays it feels a lot different than other days so I am guessing that is a good thing? I just don't know. It's hard to research because each patient is so different in their recovery. But overall...he is a trooper in my book.

School is out for the summer. Shawn is taking a summer break and then back into college for the Fall. Hopefully only 2-3 more semesters to go. Danie is moving up in to the last class she will stay in before Pre-K! I know! I'm not ready for Pre-K. It's still a year away but still. She is almost 100% potty trained. I'm so proud of her.

My latest adventure...because you know I must have one....are a few things.
We've started a Making Strides Breast Cancer team for November here in Marietta. Team Hakuna MaTATA. You see.....over the last month I have had two VERY precious and super special friends diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Each one is so totally different than the other as far as treatments, recovery, etc. Both equally scary. Somedays I feel I just can't do enough for them so that they can feel as though they are not alone in this. I don't want to them to feel that way. that little Becky Angel sitting on their shoulder at every appointment, every chemo treatment, each surgery....
so I've been fundraising where I can for the walk. But I am most excited about is the kick off of our Chemo Care Bags! I'm looking for sponsors!!!!! $20!! That $20 will buy this cute thermal bag and all the goodies to go inside it: water, crackers, jolly ranchers, puzzle books, inspirational messages....And then on the outside of the bag I will tie a cute little card which will say:
Chemo Care Bags - filled with love from your Angel Sponsor (insert name).
Cool huh!!!! And then in July I will take them to the Cancer Center here at Kennestone and hopefully Paulding Hospital (depends on the amount of bags sponsored). of those special friends of mine will be undergoing chemo. And I think of her sitting there during her treatments....and what a smile she would have on her face if some stranger walked up and gave her a bag of love. So in my heart...that is what I feel these bags would be...bags of love...unconditional....simply stating you are loved and thought about daily. I would hope that some other person out there would be doing the same thing and my sweet friend would receive a little something from them. It is what  my heart was leading me to this  morning as I drove into work. And by all means...I MUST listen to that heart and what it is telling me. Sooooooo....if you think you would be interested in being a sponsor just let me know. $20. Full of Love. I plan on ordering and filling these bags to deliver in July. If you don't live near me...that's okay. You can send the money via paypal, cc, check in the mail, etc.....however and whatever works for you. Between us all we can put a smile on someones face that so needs it.