Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pop Tab Buckets

Our family has set a goal to beat the amount of poptabs we collected last year... so we are collecting 25 gallons! I would love to make anyone and everyone a collection bucket.  Do you have a business? An office? A classroom?  A breakroom?  A busy place of any kind?  Or just your home???  I have already handed out 4... and I will continue to make and hand out as many as requested.  I am happy to make them for friends of friends as well!!  Please spread the word and help us reach our goal {and surpass it!!}

Thanks so much!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I couldn't be more proud of Reese today.  She had a gymnastics meet this morning.  This was "just for fun"... I wasn't really expecting a whole lot, didn't know what to expect... but she really wanted to do it, so we figured it would be a fun day!

She was a little star!  She sat so nice and still waiting for her turn, performed so good {and serious}, and I can't remember a day she smiled so much or big... she was SO in her element!!  I watched the scores and thought she was doing good...  but when it came time for medals the tears were flowing when they announced "First Place is Reese Ladwig".  Out of 11 other 4 year olds!!  This girl has BIG dreams and I know this is only the beginning.  She has had some things to overcome and today when she was standing on the podium it was evident... she has truly OVERCOME them!

We love you so much, Reese!  You amaze me everyday.  Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE overall champ!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thanks Tricia

...I stole your pictures off of Picasa today :)  So here are some pics of the Christmas fun at Grandma and Papa's house...


We were honored to be asked to be the "Host Family" of this year's Hearts and Diamonds Gala for the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester.  This is a very fancy evening with tickets at $250 each.  They give away diamond jewelry for raffles, and sell out every year very quickly.  This generally brings in $75,000 each year for the house.  On Feb. 5th we will be "hosting"... greeting everyone as they come in.  The girls are very excited because they got to get new fancy dresses, and yes that included Reese's doll!! {Ryan's not so excited because he has to get a tux!}  I am sure I will have lots of pictures to post after the fun weekend!!

PS... Shhhhhhhh, the girls don't know but a limo will be picking us up from the hotel to take us!  They will be very excited!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A little more...

Okay, so I'm not going to journal on this entry... just get the rest of the pictures up from Christmas so we will have them in our blogger books in the future :)

Teaching the Greats all about the iPad :)  I wish I had more pics, but my battery died!!  I am getting more pics from Tricia.  

Waiting for the Garners :)