My regular readers have most likely noticed I have been lacking for posts lately. The reason being is I wanted to leave Sydney's "Walk for the Cure" information up until after the walk, which we finished on Saturday. The generosity of others has been a humbling experience for me. It is overwhelming to have such a great support team. I wanted to give a big "thanks" to all those who donated monetarily. It means so much to all of us, especially Sydney. I also realize not everyone is in a financial situation to donate right now but helped us with happy thoughts and prayers and those mean so much as well. I am in the process of writing thank you cards and they will go out in the mail soon. Sydney and I were interviewed at the walk by the local news station and Sydney was able to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony with the mayor. Click here to see the news clip. I talk a couple of times but the best part is at the end when they ask Sydney her goal. She is such a sweetheart. So be sure to check out the link above. (If the link doesn't work, let me know). My goal for our team was to raise $500.00. In total we, as a team, raised about $3,000. It was such a neat experience. I can't say thank you enough. In addition to the walk, lots has been going on. Here is a brief recap of our past month.
-I have been a busy bee harvesting my garden and canning 25 pints of green beans, 21 pints of carrots, 24 pints of peaches, 24 quarts of pears, 7 pints of salsa, and doing 18 pints of strawberry freezer jam. I also have to give a big shout-out and thank-you to my mother-in-law Linda who always gives so generously with her time. She came down several times to help me with my canning. Thanks so much Linda. I had a great time canning with you!
-We went to the fair and Sydney got to eat a much coveted Tiger Ear...she has been wanting one since last year at the fair!
-Sydney started pre-school and is loving it!
-My sister Malory had her baby shower.
-My husband made fun of women walking in heels and, as a punishment, had to wear red high heels. (see pic below ;)
-We went to Utah for Sydney's pediatric endocrinologist appointment (a pediatric doctor that specializes in diabetes for children). Syd is doing great. Her A1C was 7.4. An A1C test measures the average blood sugar level throughout the past 3-4 months. A non-diabetic should ideally be below 6.5 (I think). A diabetic should try to keep their A1C below 8.0. Syd's was great! Plus we are getting a pump for her! We have to take a class and do some pre-req stuff but hopefully she will have it by Christmas.
All in all, it has been a great month but so busy! Things are not going to slow down within the next month either but we are doing great! Now onto a million pictures for your viewing pleasure!
~Sydney with our "Team Sydney" sign.
~Sydney with Brad and Jeremy, 2 local radio personalities.
~Sydney with the mayor and being interviewed by Channel 6 news.
~Cutting the ribbon.
~Pre-Walk family photo.
~The walkers for "Team Sydney!"
~1st day of pre-school.
~The girls filling jars with green beans.
~Beautiful, delicious strawberry freezer jam.
~My cute sister Malory at her shower.
~My totally goofy husband, sporting red-high-heels. By the way, he no longer thinks it is easy to walk in them. :D Sydney was very unhappy when he put them on. She was even more mad when I dared him to go outside.
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