A Totally Random Post

Look at Lucy making faces in the background

Today I (in no certain order):

  • Paid my taxes
  • Went to the grocery
  • Ordered Lucy's pictures
  • Worked on the school fundraiser
  • Helped design race banners
  • Picked up Ella early from school with a tummy ache
  • Was very sad because my hubby now has "the bug" and I have watched him grow increasingly more uncomfortable as the day has gone on
  • Took Lu to PT and tutoring
  • Hung 2 pictures
  • Loaded/Unloaded dishwasher twice
  • Did 2 loads of laundry
  • Cooked dinner
  • Put Jack's fall clothes away
  • Helped Lucy write sentences and read book 2 of her learner
  • Spotted Ella in her back walk-overs
  • Watched my 19 month old join us in our dinner prayer.  It was the most precious sight and I only wish I could have snapped a picture!
Ok, so totally boring post I know.  But sometimes when I feel as if I haven't done anything but chase my tail all day its nice to actually put on paper what I did accomplish.  I know that if I did nothing on that list but love my children and husband I could call my day a success.  However, it does my pride good to see that I am actually productive during the day.  Even if it is in 5 minute increments. 

In other news....last Friday I spent the day in Memphis.  And for the first time in a long time I was not at a doctor with a child.  I had a quick check up myself, but then had a wonderful lunch with two ladies from LeBonheur Children's Hospital.  We had a wonderful meeting about how to spend the money that is being raised at the Go Lucy Go 5k.  Last year's money was spent to purchase brand new refrigerators for each patient room and the remaining proceeds will be combined with this year's proceeds to pay for educational  materials, more in room amenities and care packages for families when they are admitted to the 7th floor.  

If you haven't signed up for the race, what are you waiting for???  Go HERE to register.  

In even more news.....

Look at our school presenting St. Jude with a check for $20,070.00!!  I am so proud of these kids.  140 kids did this!  Thank you again for your support.

If you are wondering, our principal Mr. Steve promised to wear a chicken suit if the school raised $15k and then up'd the ante to dying his hear TCA blue if we reached the $20k mark.  He should have known we would rise to the call.  We love you Mr. Steve!

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  1. I am so Proud of the kids, faculty, and parents at TCA! TCA is a Great School! The kids did Great for a Great Cause! I am glad to see some pics of Mr Tynes in his chicken suit with blue hair LOL. Drake does not go and Fridays so we missed getting to see him and all the kids. You really are Super Mom I wish I could get that much done in a day! Go Lucy Go!

  2. I personally love that Jack is wearing cowboy boots with his jammies. To precious! Also, you changed your blog music! That's all. Have a great day!

  3. I just love the cowboy boots with the PJ's... Such a boy!

  4. If I got all that done in one WEEK, I would call it success. :) You go girl! I sure hope you stop once in awhile and do something for yourself. ;)

  5. 20K that's awesome! What a team!! What a fantastic principle you have, he seems very kid oriented.

    I believe you had a very productive day and to draw near the end with watching your son participate in dinner prayer time, well that shows you just how successful you are in teaching your kids about the most important Person ever, Jesus.


  6. Hi Kate, I am sure you probably have already seen Lucy's picture on the Gap ad but I was so excited to see Lucy's picture on Gap's Casting Call. A friend of mine "liked" it on facebook so it showed up in my news feed. Here is the link...http://rage.promo.eprize.com/castingcall2012/gallery?id=210308

    So wonderful to see beautiful Lucy smiling for all the world to see!!


  7. Hi, Kate - we live in Maine, too far to travel for Go Lucy Go, but we would love to make a donation, where can we do that? Thanks, Jess

  8. truly amazing. i got the shivers when i read that number. i'm studying to be a nurse right now, and think it would be an awesome experience to visit and even work at St. Jude for a little bit, but ultimately return the MN :). can't wait to see how much you can raise in the Go Lucy Go 5k!!

  9. You guys are AMAZING!!! I love the picture of Lucy making that funny face...such a little kid things to do!!! I LOVE IT!!! Kate - I must take you I drawn on you & Lucy A LOT these days. My best friend is now battling breast cancer. She is going through some pretty awful side effects from Chemo & just today as I was on the phone with her, she noticed her hair falling out. It's heart breaking but then I will remember when Lucy's hair fell out and how you handled it. I just wanted you to know you are a true mentor Kate and Lucy is one of my HERO's!!! Thank you both for helping me thru this journey with my best friend. I appreciate it more than you could ever know!!!

    Jenn xoxo

  10. So glad to see Lucy feeling well enough to make those silly faces! Such precious kids!!