Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

No New News

Tomorrow is the big trip to Hopkins. I dont' want to think about it. So instead I'm just going to write a list of thank you's. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people. The toys are pouring in and it is so fun to look through all of them. I can imagine certian kids that we've gotten to know liking certian toys. You have no idea how much it brightens there days. I'm going to have to call and warn them about how many toys we are bringing. The treasure chest will be full for a while. Its also great because if they get bigger toys they give them out for birthdays. So if you haven't bought toys and are thinking of spending a few bucks you might as well buy one bigger nice toy. The toy chest is going to be overflowing for a while so some bigger toys would be great too. (by bigger I mean like $15- $20 toys)

Here are all the people who added to the gifts today.
Aunt Kathy- sweet fleece hats.
Staff at Clipper Magazine- Huge box of toys
Christi Carnahan- More toys than one person should ever contribute. Your generosity blew me away! (thank Colin too for his sweet prayer for Alivia's doctors!!)
Amy and David Fideli- sweet card for me and toys for the kids
Dawn Lingenfelter- Stuffed Animals (especially like the football bear)
Deb Bartek- toys for the kids
Chris and Stephanie Freeman- toys for the kids
Erica Aikens- card for me and toys for the kids
Joni Cairns-toys for the kids
Heather Rice- toys for the kids
Mary Ann Kisic- card for me, stickers for Alivia and a birthday toy for the hospital
There are also 2 presents for Alivia but she is asleep and won't open them till tomorrow so I'll add them to the thank you list then.

Alivia saw her first parade tonight. It was so fun. She loved all the noise, animals, bands, big trucks, and dancers. She was tapping her toes, directing the bands and wiggling her little bottom. Thanks to the Spinetti's for inviting us over. We couldn't have had a better evening.

Tomorrow will be a very long day. We are planning on leaving at 10 so that we can eat lunch somewhere down there. Our appointment isn't till 2, but we have to arrive at the clinic at 1:30. Because of the way Alivia's medicine is she isn't allowed to eat for one hour before she takes it and 2 hours after. So she can't eat before we leave. Then we've heard that parking is super tricky. Luckily Briana A. will be meeting us there and she knows the ropes. Bri is the mother of twins (one of which has Sturges-Weber Syndrome) and they go to Hopkins very frequently. She is also pregnant with her 3rd...Thanks for laying down your life tomorrow for us Bri. It is so good to know we'll have you as a guide and just get to see you. Till tomorrow.


Anonymous Brenda Plank said...

I just said goodbye to the last couple ladies in our care group. We want you to know that we prayed for you as a group tonight and a group gathered yesterday to pray together as well. Know also that as you go off tomorrow that you are taking the church with you as well. We care soooo deeply for all three of you.
On behalf of the group--brenda

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Viv said...

Brenda is right. Family and church will be with you tomorrow.
You're in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
love, Viv

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Deb Gilgore said...

Always praying for you, Alivia and James. . .

St. Theresa's Prayer:

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

Blessings to you all and peace for the journey,

Deb Gilgore
(Friend of Julie Garner, from Clipper Magazine)

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're praying for you here in Charlotte, NC!

Steve & Marge (Ague) Sweigart and children

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You guys are in my thoughts and prayers today.


10:44 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Praying for you now and all day
love beth

11:29 AM  
Anonymous tina said...

i'm praying too!!! xoxo

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey James & Emily,

We're here and praying! Praying and praying and praying!!!!

Our God is so powerful...we pray that you have seen and felt His power today!!!

Love, Anya

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying!!!!

Laura Mohney

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying!!!!

Laura Mohney

3:30 PM  
Blogger linda anne said...

em, im praying today. i thought i would post that even though it is extremely redundant.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to getting an update. You were on my mind all day today and both Dan & I have been praying! Let us know if we can do anything for you...

I have more toys for the children...just a few cute things Dan's mom gave me last night.


5:03 PM  

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