Quail & Zuzu Days: The cutting edge…


Have you seen our bird? Her feathers have been trimmed- the Quail bob that she is named for remains intact though! She got her first haircut on 1/29/11. She’s had her bangs trimmed and we scavenged a few of her dark brown locks that came with her birth for posterity’s sake, but the first official cut happened 3 weeks before she turns two. When I was looking back through Zuzu’s photos to find one from her first haircut I realized that the girls were the same chronological age when we finally felt ready to do this- and I essentially and unknowingly gave them the same cut! There seems to be something weirdly biological in it I think!?

gratitude journal

1. having a full dance card

2. cable in a motel

3. a couple of girls nights!

4. gymnastics = 2 hours of running and jumping with no grown up saying, ” Settle down!”

5. a cinnamon chip scone

6. a happy group

7. brainstormin

8. a party planned

9. a 4 year old diggin the chore of treat bag fillin!

10. an RSVP that while sending regrets is done in a pretty wrapped package

11. chocolates from sis!

12. valentines!

13. a baby who loves to dance

14. valentine jammies

15.colorin with the girls

16. a date!

17. Rio Grille

18. Sushi tasting oddly similar to a McDonald’s apple pie

19. Old 97’s

20. new babysitters!

21. telling the baby to stand up and grinning while she does!

gratitude journal

1.another birthday

2. thoughtful gifts

3. sweet things like heated coffee mugs, 4 year old kinda gifts and extra cakes

4. matchin-monkey-jammied- babies

5. Facebook making you feel so special

6. sweet cards and sentiments

7. sweet potato pancakes for all!

8. best wishes from around the world

9. a party planned

10. my babies

11. a fancy-meat-filled dinner out with Lovey

12. a new babysitter charming the babies

13. toddler derbies

14. birthday parties!

15. Valentine cards ordered

16. feeling grateful for every day we have together

17. the passionate community around us

18. motrin for teethin babies

19. not getting sick

20. a choice between 8 Jodi Piccoult audiobooks on the library shelves at one time!

21.being way too spoiled on my birthday!

I hate cancer.

Cancer is something I will never understand. Today we lost a dear, sweet, fierce and precious warrier in our world. Sweet Lois. I’ve never met her in real life. Yet here I sit crying real tears for her family. No family should have to go through this. Miracles- they should be the precious gift savored by children. Her story, her family, her spirit have inspired me. I hoped for her to go on. I pray for peace and strength for her family as they have to make their way.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Join the National Bone Marrow Registry today in honor of dear Lois.

What would you do if someone you loved was diagnosed with Leukemia? Could you swab your cheek maybe? It’s really that simple to see if you could be the one to save the life of a small child whose family loves them dearly. 

 Be The Match Foundation   helps to connect those in need of bone marrow transplants with potential matches.

Could you consider joining the registry?

Or helping to spread the word?

Help grow the registry. Click on the link above. They’ll send you a kit for free. You swab your cheek and mail it in. It’s that simple. And it could mean the world to a waiting family.

Make a post, spread the word. You never know whose life you will touch, whose baby you will help to make it to survivorhood.

No parent should have to face this fight. But far too many do. It is estimated that the risk for leukemia for young children is that 1 in every 2,000 will develop this disease.

Why does this disease in particular worry me so? Because the risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome narrows to 1 in 95. Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have been faced with these statistics.

Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have had to learn the language of pediatric oncology.

Your bone marrow- it could save the life of a child. Please visit www.marrow.org and add yourself to the National Bone Marrow Registry. The more people that join and help spread the word the closer our children are to growing up and seeing adulthood- a simple wish. One that we should all be able to have.

You will be dearly missed but never forgotten Lois. You’ve touched our hearts and there you will stay.

corner view: evening sky


Corner view is a weekly Wednesday post hosted originally hosted by Jane, currently by Theresa. A topic is given and you can see impressions; be it in photographic or poetic form from around the world.  See what’s going on around the world:

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