Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Mud Run - They Run Again!!

Here's a picture of the Mudders (before) they tackled the course.  See how happy they are?  They know what's coming but still are happy to participate.

 And then....... here they are after running the 5K......through the fields, down the muddy hills, puddles, rivers, under barbed wire, through tunnels.....
This is the 3rd year in a row they've dedicated their run to Burt.  He would be proud.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trop bien aimé à jamais être oublié.....


Too well loved to ever be forgotten.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

PurpleStride - Baltimore

We were 1,300 strong today, walking as PurpleStride, raising funds for PC research.  To say I had a lump in my throat would be an understatement.


Even little Joey was there, wearing a little Onesie that Anna put a picture of his Grandpa on.



Our t-shirts had a long list of those who have died from PC this year.  A very short list of survivors.  There's something wrong with that.  It should be the other way around, don't you think?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My favorite "Mudders".....

Here's a picture of my favorite "Mudders"......lol they are ready to run in the Mud Run in Middletown this morning!  They are raising money for cancer research.  This is their second year running and helping to fund one of the most important projects we have today..... cancer research.

 There's nothing that says they can't have fun doing it! 

Congratulations to my cousin Russanne, Thursday was her birthday!  As a lot of you know, Russanne is fighting her own battle against stromal sarcoma.  She goes back to the doctor tomorrow (Monday) and we're hoping for some good news! 

And..... an early happy birthday to Burt.  Tomorrow is his 64th birthday.  On this day last year you were wearing your "Bubba's Bruisers" t-shirt as the kids were running in your honor.  You were so proud of those kids.  They are still running, in memory of you.

Love you. Miss you. Wish you were here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What to do when Irene blows into town?

What to do when there's a hurricane raging outside?  You scrap, of course!
I wanted to work on the PageMaps blog card sketch this month and I finally got time to sit down and do it.  Here's the sketch....


And here's my take on that sketch!  I used Basic Grey papers (Origin and Max & Whiskers) to make the card.  I love the earthy brown/gold/orange/blue shades of that paper line.  On the inside I put "Party Animal" and will give it to a co-worker for her birthday.  I hope she likes it!


I also had time to scrap some old pictures of Anna and BJ from long ago.  Since I love everything Basic Grey, I also used the Max & Whiskers papers for this.  The challenge was one from Back Porch Memories to use a grid on your layout.
Oh what to do now?  It's going to be 24 hours before Irene gets done with us.  I guess I can scrap some more until it's time to get dinner started... I hope all my friends and neighbors stay safe!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Joey is here!

Joseph Jeffery Tichnell was born Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
 Here I am with my very first grandchild.  How precious he is!  I can't wait to watch him grow up.
 He took his first car ride today, when they brought him home from the hospital.
Tomorrow he will get to meet his new best friend, Kari.

I'm at a loss for words.  I am so proud of my daughter and son-in-law.  I wish Burt was here to see this little "Bubba", the newest member of our family.  I think this little boy would steal his heart just like he did mine.