Friday, January 29, 2010


I have the most amazing in-laws and extended family on Mike's side.  This post has nothing to do with my family, they are awesome too, but my in-laws deserve some special recognition for all they do for us.

Last Friday Griffin came down with a little cough, and it continued throughout the weekend.  He was totally fine, playing well, eating well and I took him to daycare on Monday morning.  At 1pm I received a call that he had a temperature and I headed out to pick him up immediately.  Griffin's daycare has a policy that he cannot return until he's been fever free without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin for 24 hours.  Being that it was already afternoon I knew I'd be out of the office Monday and Tuesday for sure.  I called Mike's mom to tell her that Griffin was sick.  She likes to know so she can worry more effectively for her grandson.  She told me that Mike's dad had Tuesday off from work and they would happily jump in the car and drive down.  Which they did.  My father in law drove 6 hours to our house, slept, and drove 6 hours back home.  On top of this he is driving back down on Monday to spend a week with us. 

When you marry into a family you are never sure what kind of craziness you might be surrounded by.  If I have said it once, I've said it a million times.  My in-laws, and the entire family of siblings, grandparent, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family beyond them are so generous, kind and amazing.  I am so blessed to ahve them in my life, and in Griffin's life.  Thank you for all you do!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Haiti.  Enough said.  Dig deep, give as much as you can.  Help those less fortunate than yourselves.  We made our donation.  Go ahead, make yours!