Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mother's Day Card and Flower's May 2010

On Mother's Day we could not be with my Mom but she loves all kinds of flowers and birds and butterfly watching. This is the card I made for her and we had a flowers delivered to her on her Special day! We love you MOM

Celebrating-Nurse's Day May 2010

We have an AWESOME school nurse, the kids call her Nurse Terrie and on Nurse's Day the kids took her a card, and treat!

The card and treats we done by me and I thought my card turned out pretty Awesome! What do you think?

Teacher's Appreciation Week May 2010

I am sorry it is taking me so long to post up our work. I will try and get the month of May current.

I forgot to take a picture of the first card that Presley made for Ms E her teacher that she so dearly loves. But it was sooo cute! The card in the pic is another card that she had made and I just put in the teacher quote on the inside and stamped From the Heart on the outside. The inside quote was the same as the quote on the candy bar. I did the water bottle and drink mix holder that went on the water bottle. This was one of her gifts during the week. We also bought a game for the classroom and teacher supplies for Ms E. Presley was able to take a gift each day.

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary April 28, 2010

On April 28 my Hubby and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Here is a pic of my beautiful roses.

Teacher-Thank You Gifts-JDRF Walk April 2010

These are the gifts I made for the two teacher's (Mrs Bryant and Mrs McKown) who were my sponsor's and helped me get the Diabetes Walk started at our school. They are AWESOME!! Thank you so much for your help and support!

JDRF- Walk to Cure Diabetes School Walk April 17, 2010

My middle son Cole was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes on April 18, 2008 and our world has never been the same. Now it is my mission to do whatever I can to help find the CURE for this horrible disease!

On April 17, 2010 Wellington-Napoleon R-9 school held our first annual school "Walk to Cure Diabetes". Attendance was lower than expected but we had 3 school events that were unexpectedly rescheduled on this morning. Over all we had an awesome turn out of 40 walkers and we were happy with the money raised to help put an end to this devastating auto immune disease that strikes suddenly and can be fatal.

Our school walk was sponsored by Mrs Bryant and FCCLA for the High school and Mrs McKown for the Elementary, JDRF and Cure for Cole. At the time of our walk Wellington had 5 young children in school with T-1 diabetes (now we have 6 children). Our school is a samll country school with only Approx 423 students.

All 5 children attended the walk and started us off toward the cure. The day was beautiful and we enjoyed a variety of music played by Josh Brown. Bottled water was donated by Dave's Country Market and Save-A-Lot of Lexington, Wal-Mart of Richmond, HyVee & Price Chopper of Blue Springs,and ice was donated by the Wellington Lion's Club.

We raised $2221.75 for JDRF and 85% of these funds will go to researching for the cure. JDRF is the only foundation that gives back 85% of all funds raised for research.

Type-1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin, the hormone that enables people to get energy from food. To survive, T-1 diabetics have to test their blood sugar levels 4 or more times daily, by pricking their fingers to draw blood, then they receive insulin by multiple daily injections or by the continuous infusion insulin pump. These children also face the devastating long term effect of this disease which are; blindness, heart attacks, kidney failure, stroke, nerve damage and amputation. T-1 diabetes effects 15,000 children yearly and is the most serious and complicated form of diabetes, that accounts for at least $174 billion in annual health care cost in the US.

Plans are already in motion for our 2nd Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, hope to see you there! One step at a time and we will reach the "CURE" together!

For more information on Juvenile Diabetes or to find out how you can help end Diabetes please