Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy birthday to me!

Some *cough* 35 *cough* years ago, I made my debut into this world. Kicking, screaming ... much the same as I am today. *ahem*


Earlier this evening, went celebrated the big 3-5 at a local park. A picnic of sorts ... complete with pizza and pasta from my favorite pizza place.  

Whatever is easiest, no?


Nika once again earned the reward for thee-who-takes-the-longest-to-eat.


And I got to kiss on these delicious cheeks owned by none other than my niece. Hello, baby fever.


Oh ... and these delicious cheeks owned by my you-are-never-gonna-catch-me nephew.


We played games ... ones that I had never played before. Like tetherball. I tried to let Mason win, I really did. I got a little too excited, though.


Mason loves his uncle Jeremy ...


And well, these guys too. We all do.


No picnic is complete without a game of Jarts ... err, I mean ... Darts. Never mind the fact that Jarts have been banned in the USA.


Hi, love bug.


Okay okay ... so yes, I cropped myself out of this picture. Ewww ... it looks much better this way. Ahh ...



Happy birthday to me!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Be the match!

A couple years ago, I registered with the National Marrow Donor Program to be a bone marrow donor. And that was only after a friend's little girl was diagnosed with leukemia ... sadly it took that for me to join the registry. Likely because I hadn't previously taken the time to educate myself about the incredible need for bone marrow donors.

Now it is your turn ... don't wait until you are directly affected by something like leukemia. You have the power to save someone's life now.

Be the match!

Last week my best friend McKenna was diagnosed with CML. Even though I'm already on the registry, I feel the need to ask you to be too ... if you aren't already. I have read far too many stories about patients dying while they wait for their match.

And you have the power to save their life!

While it typically costs money to join the registry, right now it is free! Please take advantage ... it is as easy as a swab of the cheek.

Be the match!

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