Monday, June 29
Now before I get into anymore details, please know that what is being discussed in this blog has been approved by Laurens mother. Her mother is open about this story because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. In my blog I did not originally discuss what caused the passing of Lauren at such a young age. I did not feel that it was my place to do that.
Lauren and a group of friends one night got a hold of a drug called Methadone. I’m sure you have all heard of it and what can happen to you when you take it. Now let me throw in here that these CHILDREN were not drug addicts. They were teenagers that got a hold of something that they “heard” about and decided to experiment with. What they did not know was on top of it being a powerful drug to begin with, it was laced with poison. That’s right! There was poison in the Methadone. Two CHILDREN died in their sleep that night; Lauren Emilie and Zachary Hadlock. Both 16 years old, about to turn 17 and very involved in their school activities. Lauren was in the Arts Department and Zachary was on the Wrestling team at Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater, PA.
This tragedy has been extremely tough on both families, but they are doing their best to get through it day by day with the support of their family and friends. Both families have become passionate about getting the word out about drugs and what can happen if you experiment with them.
Why am I asking for help? Well Lauren and Zachary’s parents and community are putting on a benefit called “Miracles Await” in their honor. Following is the information:
When: Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 2pm to 9pm
Where: Memorytown Tavern-Grange Road-Mount Pocono, PA
Cost: $10.00 per person (children 12 and under free)
Please send any check or money order donations made out to "Miracles Await" Benefit to:
P.O. Box 348
Tannersville, Pa. 18372
Attention: Cindy Mahoney
"Miracles Await" is a benefit that is being held in memory of Lauren and Zachary. Together with their parents, families, and friends, they are hoping to raise money to benefit the Pocono Mountain Youth Association, in which a wrestling scholarship has been established in memory of Zachary and the Pocono Mountain East High School Arts Department in memory of Lauren. Both will receive 50% of all proceeds, respectively.
The benefit will feature live entertainment, raffles, 50-50’s and lots of family fun!
Here’s where I come in. After talking to Sherry, they are in need of some gift baskets. They could consist of anything…..I mean anything. Well, I am asking for some help. I know that it’s a stretch, but the blogging community is a strong and generous community. I am asking that everyone get the word out to see if we can come up with some donated items to make up gift baskets. I realized it's such short notice to be asking for something like this with only 2 weeks left, but I wouldn’t be asking if I didn't truly believe in the cause.
I am asking that you please create a blog about it and spread the word. If there is anyone interested in donating any gifts/items please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Title your email “Miracles Await”. I will then email you my mailing address. I will make the gift baskets and ship them to the benefit committee in Pennsylvania. I will be sure to add credits to each basket as to who donated which items and I will post pictures of the finished baskets on my blog. My goal is to make 3-4 baskets. I don’t feel that it’s an unreasonable goal.
Sherry will send me pictures of the event afterwards so that I can post them here for all to see.
Tuesday, June 23
So on Sunday we woke up to about 2" of water in our guest bathroom. Ok, let me correct myself, there was about 1"....then I flushed the toilet.....Yup, bad mistake! You guessed it, that's when I ended up with the 2" of water.
Well, Fred has taken off the toilet and guess what we learned???
You know those so called "Kandoo's" kids flushable wipes?
Thursday, June 18
Monday, June 15
Saturday Fred spent the day sorting through the old shed and putting everything we were keeping in the new shed. Did I mention it was raining cats and dogs on Saturday?? Anyway...here is everything sprawled across my backyard.
Fred was soaked but he was a trooper!
Sunday was demolition day! Wow what a difference it makes!
Here is the final result.....a stack of wood on the side of our street! Thank goodness for the City of Chesapeake and their bulk pick-ups!
Yay!! Pretty soon we will be able to put up our new pool.
Saturday, June 13
I ordered myself a monogram key chain and a pair of ceramic earrings.
I ordered for Alexi a ceramic monogram necklace.
I can't wait to get them in the mail. I will post pics when I get them.
Friday, June 12
Yesterday I got a call from my husband at lunchtime letting me know that our sitter called him and said that our little princess needed to be picked up. Yes...the Vomit Monster had payed our family a little visit. He thought he would drop by and bring his little friend Mr. Fever with him. Well I don't know about you, but I don't like unexpected guests! Especially these one's.
Well, since Fred was out with other employees and did not have his car with him, I picked her up. Poor thing was so tired and felt utterly yucky! In her words "Mommy, my bewwy hurt me and I spit up". She was so sick, she wasn't even keeping water down. I felt awful! We ended up staying up til about 1:30, and then we were back up at 4:30 this morning. (Trust me when I say I was dragging today.) Fred ended up staying home with her today and I went into work. In times like this we have to compromise. I left the office early yesterday, so today was his turn. We are fortunate that we work for good companies that are understanding in cases like this.
So anyway, on my way to work my phone beeped. (I have a Blackberry and it is hooked up to my email. When I get an email, my phone beeps to inform me. Technology, I tell ya. What would we do without it?) Anywho....to much of my surprise, it was an email from Denise over at Lauren Nicole Gifts. Well...you guessed it! I won the Vera Bradley Tiki Clutch that she was giving away!
How exciting! After the night that I had, this really made up for it. To top things off, I received an email saying that she had put it in the mail today. Let me tell you, I love surprises....... but I love them even more when they come on days like this.
Thank you Denise! You have truly made my day!!!
Wednesday, June 10
Tuesday, June 9
- Last Friday night I stepped back in time and relived some childhood memories by going to see the New Kids on The Block in concert. Not only did I get to see them....but oh yes, I touched Donnie's shoulder. Uh huh! That's right, I had his sweat on my hand.
- Saturday....well you know about my Saturday and Sunday already.
- Moving on.....guess who I am going to see tomorrow? Did you guess? Huh??? Well who is it? Nothing? Not even an idea? Well let me help you out.........I am going to see No Doubt! I am taking my sitter to see them. We are going to have so much fun.
- Saturday I will be taking Alexi to a birthday party. Fun, Fun, Fun!
- Sunday....Hmmmm, hopefully I will get some sleep. I will need to get a head start b/c we will be heading up to PA the following weekend for my nephews birthday party and then the weekend after that we will be camping in Cape Hatteras, NC. (When will the madness end? I am going to need a vacation from my summer.)
Oh-well. That's what's going on in the world of the Delima's. Hope you all enjoyed.
Oh, and since my friend Melissa informed me that she's a fan of my blog, I would like to send a shout out to her. Melissa, this one's for you!!
Monday, June 8
Sooooo....leave your comments and at the end of the week I hope to come up with a new blogging page.....whether it's free or purchased!
If anyone knows someone that does them super super cheap....kinda like a 5 finger discount ;-), please send them my way.
Today Fred starting wrapping up the assembling. Hopefully tomorrow he will be done and will begin clearing out the old one for D-DAY! That's right! The day he demolishes it! I will be so excited when that eye soar is out of my yard! Don't worry....I will put before, during and after pics of it.
It's so exciting that our backyard is coming together. I do have to work on doing something to keep the rabbits from eating my vegetable plants. I hear if I put moth balls around the bed, they won't go near it. We'll see.....
Anywho, thank you to all of my great friends for all of your hard work. We truly appreciate you and the time you spent helping out.
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Thursday, June 4
Wednesday, June 3
Tuesday, June 2
Sorry I am rambling…to get back on track….men need to just listen to sound advice! They need to take care of themselves. God knows, women will finally get fed up with having to stay on top of things. Men……Have you ever heard of nursing homes? If we don’t want to take of you when you’re perfectly capable of doing it on your own, what makes you so sure we will when you get older?
Think about it!!