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We Walked!

Yesterday was the local March of Dimes/March for Babies walk in downtown Indy. We had a team of 9 wonderful people who were sponsored by many awesome donors!

Our original goal was $300 as a team, but we have (so far) raised $1,199!  That’s only $1 away from QUADRUPLING our goal!!

We had a lot of fun walking — the weather was great, the people were great, and the hotdogs @ the finish line were PHENOMINAL! haha

Looking forward to seeing you next year @ March for Babies!!

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A Beautiful Saturday

Today is Melanie’s wedding. It’s been a hott minute since I’ve seen her or any of the Fab 5, so I am super pumped to see everyone today!! =)  I’m excited for Melanie. I think we’ve both found really awesome guys that make OUR and THEIR lives better… instead of guys who need us to make themselves “better”.

I’m coloring my hair right now. I think the color is called Toasted Caramel? Toasted Almond?  I dunno… Close to my natural color but with blonde highlights.

The weather is so beautiful, I can hardly stand being inside. The only reason I’m inside right now is to do my hair before the wedding. Charlie and I laid out for about an hour this morning. It was so so so nice. He was super cute, too. He’d play with his bone for a little bit, and then flop down next to me and lay in the sun with me until he got too hot.

Time to go rinse. I’ll have a full report & pix from the wedding tomorrow. Also, tomorrow is the Walk!  Love you, Baby Jayden!! I’ll have the latest news and pix from the walk, too!!

LOVE!

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OH Boy

First off: Happy birthday, Big Lou!!!  Glad I could share in the celebration with you.

On to other news:  There isn’t any.

Oh wait, yes there is. Nothing major…. just been moving into Jason’s house — going well. I have my room picked up and chores done, so does that mean I get my allowance??? Me think, YES! 😉  Also… started a class on the Book of Daniel at The Creek on Monday nights. I’m super pumped about it. I’m eager to LEARN STUFF, imagine that.

Everyday is an adventure with Sir Charles (aka Charlie the Pup). Charlie had his rabies vaccination on Monday afternoon, and it damn near killed him. I’m not exaggerating. I know, I tend to over exaggerate things, but this is for real. He was NOT moving, hardly breathing, couldn’t even get up to pee. It was sad. Took about 24 hours and he snapped out of it. Now he’s back to crazy and annoying us constantly. Thankfully, he’s perfectly content to wrassle with his toys for hours on end. Today he decided it would be super fun to run away, with me trailing behind yelling “Charlie STOP” all around the neighborhood. The kids out front thought it was hilarious. I,however, did not. I’m pretty sure Charlie was laughing, too, once I caught him. He’s such a jerk.

Newsflash: Jason is in the living room watching basketball……………………. ……      ………………….

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and I’m all by my lonesome in the office twittering, playing Sorority Life (sick, horrible, sad addiction — please don’t laugh) and trying to get Boom Boom Pow out of my head. Earlier I had Right Around stuck in my head, and I guess I traded it in for some Black Eyed Peas.

I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m not certain why…. I guess I haven’t had much to say. I certainly have had enough time on my hands to do it. A lot of times, I’ll blog when I’m upset about something. I’ve been really super relaxed and mellow lately.  No stress.  =)

Good times.

Sunday is the March for Babies (March of Dimes). We’re super pumped. Our original goal was to raise $300 as a team….. $1,000+ later, we’re kickin seriously BOOOTAAYYYYY.  Rock on Team Jayden!!!! =*  Our sponsors are my heros! Love you!!!!

G’night blogger world. This little girl is off to bed.

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March for Babies and Jayden!

Hi everyone! On April 26, I am going to be walking with my sister and her husband in the Indianapolis March of Dimes March for Babies at IUPUI.

March for Babies 2009

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We are walking in memory of my sister’s son Jayden Henry Boone ^i^, who was stillborn at 39 weeks on December 30, 2008. We still don’t completely know what caused Jayden’s stillbirth — he looked absolutely perfect, and preliminary findings indicate he hemorrhaged, but there is no source/cause of the trauma.

As you can imagine, the past 3 months have been extremely difficult for my sister and family, but we are all extremely excited to participate in the March for Babies. I would absolutely love it if you could help support our walk, or even join us!

Here’s the team page: http://marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?SeId=645165&si

Thank you so much!!

Kristin & family

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It’s the Small Things

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
—Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), artist

So true. This quote makes me think of Jayden. He accomplished a great feat without ever setting foot on our earth. He was just a small little miracle, loved by many and taken much too soon. But he changed the world as we knew it, and for that I will always be proud of him.

But it’s the small things in life that add up to the greatest of pleasures and happiness. It’s the small hand of a child reaching for yours, it’s the brush of a lover’s lips across your cheek, it’s the complete stranger holding the door for you, it’s the moment you look into his eyes and realize he holds your whole entire world in them.  It’s the small things, the simple things that give our lives meaning and purpose.

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My Life is Pretty Fun

I just spent the last 20 or so minutes watching my slide show on the “See Me” page. I must say, even with the sad recent events, my life is still pretty fun. I get to enjoy all kinds of time with my honey, go to sporting events, concerts, group outings, laugh with my family, and travel.

All in all, it’s good… and it’s only going to get better!!

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The Edge of Despair

I made a promise to myself a few weeks ago that 2009 would be a good year.  It seems like that has been ripped out from underneath me.  Not only am I reeling from loss of my sister’s baby, but money’s non-existent, work is getting more demanding, and the worst of winter is yet to come.  I guess I thought I’d seen a light at the end of the tunnel.  Maybe it was a mirage.  I seem to have forgotten how to enjoy the good things in life…

I spent last night in a total funk. I got home from family dinner and couldn’t fall asleep. I finally took an Ambien, but then didn’t wake up for work this morning. I barely woke up in time for my 10am meeting, which I had to call in for.  Then I start going thru all the bills that have been piling up, and see that my student loans from Butler are no longer in deferment and I have to make a payment — ASAP.  I had thought those would be in deferment until my grad loans came due in June, but apparently not. So I wasn’t at all prepared for that… still have to pay off my attorney… still have outrageous credit card debt… still paying pennies on stupid medical bills… still have the frickin’ Comcast bill (which I’m purposely behind on b/c they won’t cancel my account until I make a special trip to their office with my cable box)…

Rent was due today. I guess I need to start liquidating assets… whenever I can pull my head out of the clouds enough to actually: a) do it; and b) get the most out of my jewelry box as I can.

I’ve lived thru this all-consuming despair and helplessness before.  I think I may have actually triumphed over it.  But I’m feeling it creep back in, and it terrifies me.  I know I need to create positivity in my life, so that I can get thru the hard times.. easier said than done.

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