Friday, May 29, 2009

Deliciousness In a Bowl

You're gonna love this! This is by far the best salad I have EVER had!

I don't have an actual recipe for it, because I found it online and can't remember where...

Anyway, into the salad goes chopped broccoli, red pepper, celery, green garlic (looks like green onion, but tastes like garlic - if you haven't had it, you are SERIOUSLY missing out!), sunflower seed and dried cranberries. The dressing is about 2 tbsp. light mayonnaise, 1 tsp. white sugar and 1 tsp. white vinegar for a small salad. You will need to adjust quantities if you are going to make it for a crowd.

Try it tonight! You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It is a difficult week for CHD families

This has been a difficult week for CHD families. I cannot put words to the heartbreak so many of us are feeling as two angels have been given perfect hearts and have been called home to God.

The following words were posted on Ethin's care page, in memory of Ethan and while they may be difficult to read, somehow they bring comfort.

He Only Takes The Best

God watched you as you suffered, and knew you had your share.
He gently closed your weary eyes and took you in his care.

Your memory is our keepsake, with that we will never part.
God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Nothing could be more beautiful than the memories we have of you.
To us you were someone special. God must have thought so too.

All our lives we shall miss you, as the years come and go,
but in our hearts you will live forever. Because we love you so.

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with me"

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, you were not meant to stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, hard- working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best!

Please hold your little ones a little longer today and kiss them one more time.

Much Love to you All~


Friday, May 8, 2009

My little Change Crusader!

Last week, on April 30th, was the Sick Kids radiothon.

The Sunday before the Radiothon, Jonathan's picture was in the newspaper (used in the advertising). His teacher saw his picture and last Tuesday Jonathan was asked to make an announcement to his entire school. I couldn't pass up this photo op:

He proudly told everyone that his picture is in lots of Sick Kids advertising and that he is even on You Tube - he is!!!

I warn you, the first part of the video is VERY sad. Jonathan appears on his Sick Kids post card near the end at about the 1:26 mark.

This week, he's been going around to each class room and reports that his change crusader bag is getting VERY heavy! I am so very proud of my little hero!

If you have children, or know someone who does, please consider giving to the Hospital for Sick Children because you never know when you might need their resources. Even a little change helps a lot.

Have a great day!