Sunday, February 22, 2009

DONATIONS!

What do you get when you combine 200 blankets with 400 books, 125 hand-crafted journals, 150 hygiene kits, 50,000 pop tabs and a large assortment of toys, games and craft supplies? ......


ONE AWESOME DONATION!! (And Kaybri was such a big helper getting it all organized!)


Over 150 Hygiene kits for parents staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children are in-patient at Primary's

Don't be fooled! Looks are deceiving--There are approximately 50,000 pop tabs here for Ronald McDonald House Charities!

A look inside one of the 40 bags stuffed for Gunnison Valley Hospital. Each one has a blanket, book and small toy for the sick kids staying there.

Just a few of the adorable hand-crafted journals that will go to the parents at Primary's to record there thoughts and keep track of doctors instructions. (These were SO fun and even with 125+, there are no two alike!)

The biggest question now is how in the world are we going to manage to get all of this delivered in one trip? We'll have to manage. Tomorrow is the big day! (And just a hair under 2 months later than originally planned--Alright! Go me! Nothing like procrastination!)
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*SPECIAL THANKS TO JOSS' FAMILY FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK IN ORGANIZATION AND DELIVERY. THANKS TO BOTH MINE AND JOSS' FAMILY AND ALL OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS FOR THEIR SELFLESS CONTRIBUTIONS! THANK YOU!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fingers Crossed

Last night we went shopping in Ephraim (Its further to drive but sometimes its nice not to have to stop and visit with ten different people you know while you are just trying to get your dang groceries and get out alive!!). As we passed the Manti temple, Kaybri started telling us that Brody and Jesus live there and that they want her to visit them in her white dress. It was so sweet. When we got home she asked if we could go to the temple tomorrow. I told her that we couldn't go tomorrow and she started crying. "I just want to go see Brody. He feels all better now and I want him to come home with me. I miss him so much and I want to give him loves!" I felt so sad watching her cry for him. It has become apparent that his death has affected her greatly. I often wonder if she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I've read into it and I really think she might have it. However, what do you do? Its kind of difficult to seek out emotional therapy for a three year old. They don't really know how to talk about their feelings. So, we'll just work with her and hopefully help her to overcome these afflictions.

On a positive note, we have some of the best friends in the world! A huge thank you to the Hallidays for working so hard to help us retrieve our pictures from my memory card. They have found a computer program that claims to be able to retrieve anything that has ever been on your memory card. They tested it out on theirs and it worked. So I have ordered a USB adapter for my card to connect to the computer. As soon as it gets here, we will put the program to the ultimate test. If it works, I will owe Tanya and Trent SO BIG!!! So keep your fingers crossed and wish us luck!!