Sunday, August 2, 2009

An Update...

Brendon's party was a huge success. There were around 148 people that were able to make it. The weather was beautiful and the facility was gorgeous. Brendon kind of knew about his party, but he didn't know the extent of how big it would be or when it would be. We had a blast and it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. My regret is that I didn't get to visit with everyone more. The day flew by! Thanks to everyone who helped out. There were so many people that volunteered to bring food or to help clean up. We appreciate it so much! Thank you also to everyone for the gifts for Brendon. He was so thankful. He did not open the gifts and cards until we got home that night and we were all blown away by everyone's generosity.

The regular baseball season is all done for Brendon. He chose to play on the after season team so he will have games every Tuesday and Thursday nights for the month of August. It keeps him busy and he really enjoys playing.

Awards ceremony.. Look how huge Bren is compared to everyone else..

We've been to the beach a few times this summer. It's been a really, really wet summer so there haven't been that many nice days to get out. Today we went to Popham Beach with the Dunn family. The weather wasn't the greatest, but we still enjoyed the time together. We walked for miles and splashed in the water. It was great because the beach wasn't overly crowded. It was strange wearing bathing suits and sweatshirts, but it was a good family day. We are all pretty wiped out! Bedtime will be early tonight.
Brendon has been to a baseball camp, a basketball camp and an extreme all sports camp. All of the camps have been day camps. Because the weather hasn't been the greatest, he didn't get to go to the beach very much. He still had a good time and learned a lot at each one. He'll be going to a new day camp on Monday for the next 2 weeks. The week of August 16th - August 22nd he will be going to sleep away camp for the very first time. He is really excited about it, and I'm excited for him. I'm going to miss him like crazy, though. He's growing up so fast!

We have been keeping busy with sports, family outings, birthday parties, and of course...dirt biking.

Have a great night everyone!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life is Good!

It's been a week since Brendon has his port removed and he is doing great. The surgery went fantastic. He had to give his stitches time to heal so he missed a couple of baseball games, but now he's back at it. He's been riding his bike just about every day after school and hanging out with his friends. School is almost over so now we are looking into summer camps. He wants to go to a sleep away camp for 3 weeks. Yikes! We're discussing alternatives.. :)

His party is a little over 2 weeks away. Please know that if you did not get a personal invitation from us, it does not mean that you were not invited. We do not have e-mail addresses or home addresses for everyone. If someone you know was with us on this journey and they did not get an invitation, please forward the information to them. If you would like a personal invitation, please send your e-mail address or mailing address to me at and I will get it out as soon as possible. I hope that you all know we did not intentionally leave anyone out. We truly, truly want everyone there!! It's been very hard to plan all of this and keep it from Brendon. I think he's getting suspicious... Just to recap, the party is June 6th from 1-7pm at the Great Outdoors in Turner, ME. We will be providing the food and drinks. There will be baseball/softball games, basketball games, tennis, horseshoes, and lots of other activities.. It should be lots of fun.

License plate update:
We are now only missing Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin. Only 12 out of the 50 states!! That is amazing. We are so thankful for all of the hard work that has been put into getting these. I promise to post a picture of Bren's face when he sees them all at his party.

That's about it for now. Thank you for all of the offers to help with the party. We really appreciate it. Have a great night everyone!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quick update

Tomorrow at 11:20am Brendon will have his port removed. I know everything will be fine, but I'm really nervous. It's been a long time since he's been in for surgery. It's only a quick procedure, but I'm still nervous. Brendon is very excited to have it out. Please pray for peace of mind for all of us tomorrow. We would really appreciate it.

I wanted to update on the mini bike plate status. Since the last post Washington, Wyoming, and Virginia have been sent. These are the states that we do not have yet: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

The party plans are in full swing. Thanks to everyone who has RSVP'd so far. We're very excited to see you all there. I will be in touch with everyone who has asked to bring something. I'm still finalizing the menu. We appreciate the offers.

Have a great night!