My Friend Heather

The first time I met Heather (aka Housewife Heather) is a memory that always makes me laugh. It was spring of 2010 and I joined my friend Beth Ann and her friend (Heather) for a walk along the bike path where Beth lived. Jackson was about 6 months old and I was still out of shape. Nevertheless, I had packed up my BOB jogging stroller to join them on their walk.

After we walked for an eternity and still hadn’t turned around to go home, I asked how long the walk was. “Six miles” they replied. I am pretty sure my eyes popped out of my head as my bursitis-riddled hip fell out of its socket. Despite venturing on a far longer walk than I had ever imagined, I was lucky enough to meet Heather and am proud to call her one of my best friends. Three years after that walk, she is a fellow Rhody Blogger and Faux Book Club member, we are all lucky to have her in our lives.

On Monday afternoon, she is having a hysterectomy to kick cancer’s butt. Please keep her in your prayers and send her all of your positive energy for a speedy recovery!

Love ya Heather!

 

Sitting for Belle #sit4belle

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably heard me talk about a fellow Rhody Blogger’s daughter, Belle Bradley. Belle is the beautiful 2 and a half year old daughter of our friend Melissa. Three days after Christmas last year, Belle was diagnosed with Leukemia. If you’d like to read her story in her own Mom’s words, read it here but be ready to shed some tears.

This is beautiful Belle:

Starting tonight, at 6 pm, I will be sitting at the Warwick La-Z-Boy Showroom with my fellow Rhody Bloggers for Good to help raise money for Belle and her family. There will be bloggers sitting for 48 hours straight while a TON of fun family friendly events are held, so come on down with the entire family– all proceeds will go directly to Belle’s family to help defray her medical expenses.

Please look at the schedule of events on the bottom of this post (or RhodyBloggersforGood.com) for more info and follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram with #sit4belle.

Not in Rhode Island but still want to help this sweet girl? Please make a donation (ANYTHING helps!) on her fundraising page at youcaring.com. You don’t even need to have a PayPal account because they accept any credit card.

Please share this post with your friends and family (there are sharing buttons right on the bottom to make it super easy)– every little bit of help is appreciated!! THANK YOU!

 

Sit-A-Thon Schedule of Events

All weekend:

Raffle – enter to win the GRAND PRIZE of La-Z-Boy’s newest and best recliner, along with several other fantastic prizes.

Bake sale

Children’s movies and popcorn in the store

Kids craft area, Saturday 9 – 9pm and Sunday 9 – 4pm

Face painting, Saturday 9 – 6pm and Sunday 9 – 4pm

Hot dog sales, Saturday 11 – 7pm and Sunday 11 – 5pm

Balloon releases for Belle, $1, write a note of good wishes for Belle

Saturday, April 6:

Dave & Busters Street Team 9 – 12pm

Princess Visit 10 – 11:30am

RI Blood Bank Bone Marrow Registry Drive 10am – 1pm

Roger Williams Park ZooMobile 12 – 2pm

Sunday, April 7:

Yard sale 7am – 1pm

Former Patriots Jim Bowman and Roland James 11am – 1pm

Providence BYOI Improv Group 2 – 4pm

Other events throughout the weekend:

Munroe Dairy will hand out milk and cookies, Alayne White Spa offering hand and neck massages, and other exciting surprises in store!

We hope to see many of you at this event.

We are so excited and have a big goal to help a very special little girl!

Thank you for your support and please visit our generous sponsors!