Wednesday, 29 September 2010


This past week has truly been amazing. Friday we went to a BBQ with HopeKids hosted by, Bikers for Christ it was awesome. Millie loved getting her face painted, plus there was delish food! All the bikers were really sweet and they let the kids get on their hogs to take some pictures.
Thank you so much to Bikers for Christ and to HopeKids. It was a wonderful night.

Saurday I was able to attend my mother-in-law's Annual Quilt Show. I am always amazed by all the quilts. If you didn't make it this year, mark it on your calander for next September! It's amazing and all proceeds go to charity!

I only got to stay for a second because we had our LEMONADE STAND! I can not tell you what a neat experience this was for our family. Cyndell and her friends from school made the coolest poster to support all of our Cancer Fighting Friends and the charities that mean so much to Brady and I. It was a beautiful gesture.

Lilly and my mom made darling signs to hang around town and Lindsay and I spent the day before burning our fingers off for our cause; GOLD ribbons. They turned out so cute! We bagged them up with a catchy saying my brilliant mom came up with,

Help Them Grow Old
Wear GOLD!

Our Alex Lemonade Stand raised over $500 for Childhood Cancer Reasearch! I am so grateful to those of you that came out to support us. I can not tell you how much it means to Brady and I. It is an overwhelming feeling to know there are people out there that care as much about finding a cure as we do. To those of you that couldn't make it and supported us online, THANK YOU! You too are amazing and you helped us crush our orignial goal of $100. It is nice to know that we have so many loving people supporting our family.

My favorite part of the day was listening to Jager holler random amounts like 59 cents, or 10.5 cents for the lemonade, and Millie yelling, "lemonade 50 cents, Cancer Fears Me!".

This is a day none of us will ever forget.

Sunday, Millie was in her Primary Program at church and she did a fantastic job. She was the 1st one to go and she knew her line perfectly! We were so proud of her. Sadly I missed the rest of the program because Austin was a nightmare.
Monday, one of our favorite neighbors babysat Austin so we could have a peaceful dinner at CHILI'S. Millie and I both had our GOLD ribbons on and she was so proud to walk in there as a cancer surviver.

To Chili's,

thank you so much for raising funds for St. Jude's Children's Reasearch Hospital and for donating ALL profits on September 27th. We think you ROCK!

Tuesday, MILLIE TURNED 5! When she walked in and saw her new bike her eyes lit up and she gave Brady the BIGGEST squeeze.
She rode for about 3 hours straight

Brady left work early so we could take Millie to a movie, too bad she fell asleep and missed the whole thing. I took this picture to show her bedhead after she woke up. I LOVE it.

EAR PIERCING TIME! We let her wear her PORT numbing cream and it seemed to do the trick. In the calmest voice she said, "Ouch" and that was it.

Showing off her new bling

I love this picture. You can see in hers eyes that she is thinking about her wish.

I wonder what it was...

By the time we got home from dinner at The Olive Garden (her very fav place to eat) it was pretty late so she hurried and opened the rest of her presents, one of those being her new Rock Star wig. She LOVED it. Such a funny little thing.


Emily said...

Amanda, you are doing such a great job! You are amazing...little Millie is a babe:) Thanks for sharing!

lindsay Roscoe said...

That is one sweet wig!! Uou rock that miliie!!

Eisha said...

Mary was looking at the blog (b/c she got a bike too) and she said, 'mom, millie has pretty hair!' She totally meant it, and when we got to the purple wig mary said the hair was no good! :-)

Jim said...

Wow! That was SOME week! We love the blog, Amanda. It's so fun to see what all your cute people are up to.

Jodi and Tony said...

Wow, that IS an amazing weekend. So glad that you guys are getting lots of happy things coming your way. Love all the pictures of the cutest little girl in the world. Happy 5th birthday, Millie!

Chelsea said...

I LOVE the wig. She looks so cute with her ears pierced! I just love it with her hair- she looks very stylish! It sounds like she had a fun Birthday. Wish we lived closer so the girls could ride bikes together.

johnjillhuz said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures! What a happy birthday. She is such a sweetie!