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23.4.10

Aloha Friday - Happy


Today is Friday...
So, we all know what that means...
Answer my question...
and yep, I will come over and answer yours!
:)
My question today...
What has made you smile today?

For me...
Several things...
Eating breakfast with Marc and Broxton.
Watching Broxton as he took my brush and started trying to brush his hair...
When Broxton leaned over and gave me a big kiss!
When Marc walked up behind me and whispered that he loved me..
Just think, it isn't even noon yet!
I am such a lucky person!!!!

Aloha! Have a great weekend!

22.4.10

Urgent - Prayers Please

I am begging all of you to PLEASE take a minute and say a prayer for my friends, Tom and Maranda. I am not sure if you remember when I posted about Ward Wright, but long story short...
They are friends of mine and little Ward, their son... is sick.
I am just going to copy the post from their caringbridge site...

Please pray hard for Ward! Ward has gotten worse through the night.

Our first update during the night from Maranda:

Please pray for Ward. He has become very ill, very quickly tonight. His temp is 39.9 (don't know the conversion-this temp is off the chart) and he is miserable. His face is swollen and he's been sick to his stomach. We just learned that he has a line infection so we don't know if the infection is the cause of this or if its associated with the treatment.


Our update this morning from Maranda:

Our Doctor just called in and instructed staff to stop treatment. He reviewed Ward's labs from home and Ward's kidneys are not functioning well enough to continue treatment. He is on his way to talk to me now so I'll have more details later but I needed to ask your prayer for God's conviction of our Doctor's heart and mind, to make decisions according to His will and perfect treatment plan for Ward. This treatment boosts remission and survival rates by 10-15% (which is huge when you only start with a 50% chance) so I fear we'll (drs, parents, all involved) will have a hard time discontinuing treatment. However, we only want God's will to be done and need His clarity at this time. Will update as I have more info. Thanks so much!

We will continue to update as much as possible. A prayer push has been started, to sign up you can go to www.mysignup.com/prayinghardforwardwright

Thanks so much for your continued prayers and support for Ward and for our family during this time!

Thanks
Aunt Jen

If you can...
Will you please ask your friends and family to take a minute and say a quick prayer?

Thanks....

21.4.10

w/w - shoes


Why is it that children LOVE to play in adult shoes?
I think it is the cutest thing...
I looked over and Broxton had put one of my shoes on...
At that point, he was not sure what to do next!
:)
The ones in daddy's boots are cuter! Will post those soon!
Happy Wednesday!

20.4.10

Random ... Tuesday Thoughts

Well, today is Tuesday...
and I felt a bit random!

With that in mind...

Lowe's :
I want to know why it is such a big secret that Lowe's offers military discount...
oops, I guess it isn't such a big secret now...
I mean, really... It is like a whispering ordeal for the "military discount."
A friend said she went and the cashier saw her ID... He whispered and asked if she was military... She said yes and then he quietly told her that they offered a discount, but that it was not an advertised thing... Hmm... Guess that is why I ALWAYS ask, everywhere...
I think it is super cool and I love that! Shhhhhhh... do not go telling everyone!

Wal-Mart :
I think it is awesome that they have such LONGGGGGGGGGG parking lots...
Want to know why?
From what I have ALWAYS heard, Sam Walton has them that way, and the lights are ALWAYS on... Just so that the truckers will have a place to pull over and rest if they are tired...
How cool is that?!

Target :
I went in a few weeks ago (with the baby) and a customer came and asked me to help him find something... Told him I was not sure where to look, that I was just a customer myself... He then informed me that "you should not wear a red shirt when shopping at Target." I wanted to point out that last I checked, Target did not allow their employees to push their children in a shopping cart while they worked, as far as I knew...

IHOP :
Totally rocks! Although I wish they would bring back that banana stuffed french toast...
But they offer military discount and the food is so yummy!

Sonic :
Love the happy hour special...
and I am in the mood for a strawberry limeaid...
so.........

Guess where I am off to...
(Just realized today was all about places I spend money... might be a problem there!

18.4.10

Bamboosa - Review


I am not sure if you have heard of Bamboosa, but let me tell you what...

Besides being a company with a great product, they also give back to their community!
I contacted Bamboosa to see if I could possibly host a review for them, I was lucky enough to be able to do so, and in hosting this review, I get to tell you how YOU can help to give back as well!
Bamboosa sells clothing for men, women and babies... All bamboo and that means SUPER SOFT!
Bamboosa is based out of Andrews, South Carolina.
From their site:
"All of Bamboosa's products are made in the USA. We buy some yarn in China and also import the fiber from China and have yarn made in South Carolina. All fabric production as well as dyeing and sewing are also done in South Carolina. Bamboosa is committed to U.S. jobs, increased sustainability, social responsibility, environmental awareness and good corporate citizenship. We encourage our employees, our vendors, and our customers to consider their choices and to make decisions consistent with making a positive impact."

Talk about a great company to support!
Now, on to what I am super excited to tell you about...

Mindy (one of the owners/partners) and I thought that reviewing the bamboo socks would be a great choice for me.
Why, you ask?
Well, Bamboosa has started a SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS PROGRAM.
Basically, for every $25 you spend, Bamboosa will donate a pair of Green Bamboo Socks to a solider currently deployed to Afghanistan. (ummm, hello?! Marc just got back, so you know I am all about that!!!! Anything to help show support for our military!)

On to the sock review:
Let me tell you just how comfortable the socks were...
I have never worn any bamboo clothes before, but OH MY GOODNESS... They are the softest things! I can not figure out how to explain it... It was like a silky cotton feeling on my feet, they were light and airy and I LOVED THEM!!!! It was kinda like you did not even have socks on, but you really did...
Mindy sent me all of their different styles.
They offer ankle socks, 1/4 socks and crew socks, all socks are offered either in a natural or a black color. I especially liked the ankle socks in black... and I have to tell you, if you have any golfer in your life, I really think that they would like them. (No, I did not give my pair to my brother, lol, he can buy his own! ) I did keep the crew socks for Marc to try... that is why this post took so long to write.

This is what happened with Marc, gotta love him!
I saved the crew socks for him to try (and if I wore socks like that, I would have kept them, but I like the short ones the best, so he was in luck!)
I told him about the SOCKS to SOLDIERS program and how I was reviewing the comfy socks for this blog... He said he wanted to give them the "true test" of the military.
So, he wore them while going through demobilization...
He immediately said that they were really soft and comfortable on his feet, but he wanted to know how they would hold up. The boots that they wear would surely wear them out (at least that is what I thought!) Nope, these socks passed with FLYING COLORS for Marc!
He ended up wearing them for like 4 days... Yep, I am sure that you are thinking that is gross, but while you are deployed, you end up wearing the same clothes (including socks) for several days at time, I mean, you can not stop combat to change, right?!
The socks held up!!! They also did not smell! That was a shocker to me! Marc said that they didn't, so I had to see for myself... No, they didn't!!!!

Once Marc and I are working again, I will have to buy more of these socks...
Please go and have a look at what all they offer, I KNOW you will find something that you just have to have! Remember, every $25 sends a pair to a soldier!

 
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