Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I think this is my favorite Christmas card yet.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Cozying up by the fire - Drew and Daddy
Mommy and Drew
(more pics of the campfire below - issues moving pics.)
The campground had a very large lake area with a shallow spot perfect for the kids. They loved the low dock, the climbing turtle, and tunnel slide. Maybe next year Drew will attempt the BIG tunnel slide and rope swing!
They also had an amazing activity pool that we enjoyed everyday. It had zero entry all around one end where Carter and Brenna spent most of their time playing with the sprayers. The deeper area had some water guns and a lily pad course that Drew got to play on. So fun!!!!
Having some relaxing playtime at the campsite with Play-Doh (and we didn't have to worry about cleaning up the crumbs!!) We also brought that picnic table from home, it collapses and we strapped it to the roof of the VUE!!
Before school started, Gee and I decided to take Carter, Brenna, and Drew to the boardwalk to use up some amusement park tickets. Emily stayed at home with her nurse since we were going to be so active that day.
Brenna was so thrilled with this race car ride, it was hysterical watching her! I posted a video of them on Facebook back in August, you really have to see and hear them in action to appreciate the full experience!
They had an "Emily" boat, but we couldn't get it fast enough! :(
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I hope you'll take 3 minutes to watch and listen to this tribute.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
But Emily’s battle with epilepsy is not over. She has had some breakthrough spasms on and off and will most likely suffer from some type of seizure for the rest of her life. After speaking with Clayton’s mother, we were encouraged to learn that the money raised by Clayton’s Hope (a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization) will be used towards funding a study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as to how the adrenal gland plays a role in seizure management and control and, in turn, what medications will break the brain barrier and work on the adrenal gland's mechanisms.
We believe in the incredible doctors and researchers at Children’s Hospital and look forward to walking with Emily in the 2009 Steps for Seizures Walk on November 7, 2009, at Washington Lake Park.
We are hoping our friends and family both near and far are willing to help us raise money for the walk by donating to this cause. We also would like to invite anyone else who wants to walk with us on the 7th. If you are able, please let us know as soon as possible.
With our sincere thanks,
Geoff and Aimee Gollihur
You can email me for our address to send your donation.
Please make checks payable to: Clayton's Hope
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
On August 21st, Gee-off and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! With the help of some friends who were kind enough to watch the kids all day and into the evening, we spent our special day in New York City and got to see Wicked! We had been trying to see the show for years but it never worked out. While waiting, I read the book and memorized the soundtrack. In fact, I listen to it so much in the car that even Drew frequently requests it. :)
Or maybe she yelled at us for this one. ;)
A nice family took our picture in front of the dragon clock.
This our traditional "take our own picture" shot.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sweet little cupcake, Emily
Fun with tissue paper and a picnic table ;)
Brothers coloring - awwww!
"Bday" girl Brenna
(who loved the balloon so much that she ran back and forth at least 20 times saying
"Mommy, buh-fly, bayoon, WOW!")