Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Happy List, week 10

     Well, its been awhile since I've joined this blog hop.  I know it's mainly because I haven't been in the greatest of moods.  I've been in a pretty gloomy place lately, so its nice to actually be able to write a happy list today.  So here are the good things that have happened over the past few weeks.

1.  VACATION!!!  As much as I hated coming home, I'm glad to get back to a sense of normalcy.  We had a great time on our cruise.  We're ready to take another one...and soon!

2.  Swimming with a dolphin:  I have always loved and admired these creatures of the sea.  I even have a tattoo of dolphins on my back.  It was a once in a lifetime experience to get to interaction with these beautiful creatures.  I will, one day hopefully do it again.  It was a wonderful experience!

3.  March of Dimes, March for Babies:  Today was our March for Babies walk.  My little team of 6 women raised $730.  Overall, our local chapter raised nearly $50,000!  Even though it was drizzly, today was a great day.  I nearly lost my composure twice as the organizers were speaking about babies gone too soon, but I held it together.  As I said this morning...six miles is a long way, but I would walk for ever in her honor and memory because she will forever walk in mine!

Crossing the finish line!

4.  Her name:  Its no surprise that I love seeing her name everywhere.  I recently donated to another great cause, River's Run and Ride Rally.  This organization raised over $6000 to benefit Faith's Lodge.  Deanna, River's mom, created these stars and displayed them at the event.  She is mailing Addie's star to me soon.  I can't wait to get it.  Thanks, Deanna.  You can read more about Deanna, her angel River and their cause here.

5.  Last but certainly not least is P:  This man is my life.  He may drive me nuts some days, but I have never loved anyone as much as I love him.  He is always there to cheer me on, cheer me up or simply just there.  I'm lucky to have found him and can't believe we will be celebrating 5 years of marriage soon! 

There's the one dimple...I just KNOW Addie would have had the same.
I love this one dimple!

He's just beginning to stick his tongue out at me.


Molly said...

nice photos!

Deanna said...

I'm glad that I could give you something for this happy list, Mary! Thinking of you, and remembering Addie always :)

DandelionBreeze said...

Sorry about my slow commenting... lovely that you had a peaceful holiday and love all your photos. Sorry to hear that you've been in a gloomy place recently... my heart goes out to you and love to you always xoxo

Monica said...

I love your list! Such a good reminder for me to find the good.

Natasha said...

So glad to see your list! I'm glad you had a great vacation and a great time at the March for Babies!

Priscilla said...

Loved reading your list! It brought a smile to my face. Loved seeing your pics, too! :)

Unknown said...

Ahhhh vacation! Love it!! You raised a great amount for the walk!

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