Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Treading rough water
Tumultuous current threatens
Sun still warms my face


Ok, I know I'm not fooling anyone. I'm really more of a limerick/nursery rhyme kind of girl as of late but you get the idea. I also realize that there is nothing in the picture that even remotely hints of water or currents that aren't frozen solid. This is the prairies after all, sunflare and snow was the best I could come up with.


And to those that periodically find my blog under the google search query of "what is Jean Batten's favorite color"....I have no idea, but I'm guessing sparkley red. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Since Tatyanna has made the executive decision that sleep is for the weak and as such we can all go without thus rendering me incapable of forumlating complex sentences that aren't horribly run-on, I am going to put up some links, call it a blog post and grind myself some more dave's homeroast because it is awesome.


If you feel like being amazed (i highly recommend this one!):


If you feel like being amused:


Or, if you are anything like my daughter and could spend hours watching videos of strange cats:


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

lexi quote of the day:

"I'm getting bigger, pretty soon I'll have to get married....but I can't marry daddy......cuz YOU already married him first!" *insert glare*

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Inspiration Quilt

For the last several weeks I have been making my plea to all those on my facebook but for some reason am only now thinking to mention it on here. On January 22 a movie entitled "Extraordinary Measures" will hit the theaters. Starring Harrison Ford and Brendon Fraser, it is a story of a father's fight to save his 2 children from Pompei Disease. His fight so closely mirrors our own struggle in the Batten community and we are all hoping that it will help create awareness of the plight of the many children who suffer from rare conditions. To help give back to the community, Extraordinary Measures has a contest up on their website. The winner will receive a donation of $10,000 to put towards the charity of their choice. My plea to you all is to please take a moment to go to the website: http://extraordinarymeasuresthemovie.com/ and click on the link "Inspiration Quilt" On page two of the quilt is a video entitled "Noah's Hope:Fix You", you can also find it by typing Noah's Hope into the search feature. Noah and his little sister Laine, like Tatyanna, suffer from late infantile Batten Disease. Please take a moment to watch the video and then vote. Then, you can do the same thing tomorrow and the day after. In fact, you can vote every day! The 2 seconds that it takes may be all that's needed to make a difference. Noah's Hope Foundation will match the dollar amount if the video wins and all proceeds go directly to the fight against Batten Disease. Our amazing kids fight so hard but we need your help. Please.