Saturday, May 19, 2012

Over the weekend....

I thought I would do so more light hearted posting.... This weekend was the annual Henderson men baseball trip.... my father in law, brother in law, JT and Tedi all took off to Milwaukee for a Brewers vs. Twins game.  They choose a different park every year, so despite being Cubs fans, they like to visit different cities.They are having a great time.

As for me, I have been left to my own devices. Last night, I curled up in sweats, Indian food, and one of my good friends from work and we watched a "girlie" movie.  Today started with strolling through the mall with a friend (see below picture.)  I spent my alone afternoon doing laundry, my nemesis, worked on a craft for the boys' room (also pictured below), cleaned out Tedi's winter clothes and set aside clothes for Chernet, and lastly..... I worked on the blog.  I updated the tabs at the top and their contents.  I also added a music playlist at the bottom of the blog.... I wanted this option while I am browsing the web but I also wanted it not automatically start jamming Jason Mraz at work, so it won't play unless you make it!  (Don't judge my music choices).  I added a fundraising 101 section so if you have any ideas that have worked, I would love to share them here.  I have cleaned up the HIV section and am continuing to work on these... Suggestions are definitely welcome to make the blog more usable and helpful to visitors!

Next year, this guy will make the baseball trip.... God help them!  He will wear them out!  Thank you Fran for this amazing picture of Chernet at the transition home.  Yep, those are pink crocs he is rocking....  oh he has no idea what is waiting him, my sweet boy.

I met my friend Lesley at the mall today.  We browsed all the stores while talking..... we circled a second time through Old Navy and look what she found!  Of course the doctor in me had to have these for my son... they did not have them in Tedi's size so Chernet is going to be punished...

Lastly, I thought I would try to be crafty.... if you know me, having a self-referencing pronoun and craft in the same sentence is an oxymoron.... These are wood, painted brown, with different scrapbook papers modge podged onto the wood... I will post a picture one they are hung in the boys room... 


  1. That outfit is adorable! I love the name signs too, I'm going to try something like that with a scripture verse.

  2. Hi Natalie....I stop by your blog often. We are also a Lifeline family, currently waiting for a referral for a 3-5 year old girl. I was looking through your fundraising ideas and thought I'd mention a couple that are available with some organizations/ministries that we work with. Ordinary Hero ( has a program where you can sign up as an affiliate and receive 40% of any sales that you generate (your buyers simply select your name at check out); in addition, they also give three grants per month. Lastly, ONE Less Ministries ( currently grants 3 (or more) $500.00 grants per month. Nice to "meet" you.

    Kelley (