Family & Friends - We are gathering supplies/donations to get to the Rockaways (this is the town in Queens that more than 100 homes have been lost from the fire & more due to flooding). Temps are dropping & there are still so many without power. There is a gentleman in Cornwall that has family in the Rockaways & they are in desperate need. There are several families from Cornwall that will be heading down next weekend. The supplies are - socks, gloves, coats, hats, hand sanitizer, trash bags, water, toiletries, soup with the pop top openers and other non-perishable food. If you feel you'd like to help please let me know. I will be gathering supplies to get to the families. If you live too far away & you want to send money, I will be happy to go shopping to pick up the items needed. I will provide to you a receipt with the items I purchased. We had an outpouring support & we'd really like to give back!!
I had a whole other blog that I was going to post yesterday but I felt the devastation post was far more important!!! So instead I will just summarize…it has been a busy weekend from soccer to fashion shows back to soccer. Our cousin Sam played in the Semi-Finals on Thursday. The Cornwall Dragons girls soccer moved on to play Red Hook in the Section 9 Finals. Go Dragons!!! Sammy we are so proud of you….she is only a freshman & showing her true athletic ability. The Dragons WON!!! They beat Red Hook 2-0! Great job ladies….
|Thursday Semi Finals vs Goshen|
|Thursday Semi Finals|
|Nanny & her girls at game..cold night!|
|#28 - Sammy "Bonz"|
|Cornwall Dragons - Section IX Champs|
Saturday my girls along with several other Butterhill Day School kids walked in a fashion show. My girls are shy, but I was hoping that since they’ve both been in ballet & going to school it would help. Unfortunately I was wrong. Katie started out good until she saw all the people…people she didn’t know. Brakes squealed & that was that. I went out to walk her around, but even then she was terrified. She has such a sweet personality & I just felt bad for her. Shea got a little pep talk from Butterhill’s principle (owner, which we really love) & a high five right before she went out. She did good & until she became confused as to what she was being asked to do & then that was that. All the kids did good & was really cute. I really tried hard to get more pictures....
After the show we headed back to the house to pick daddy up from doing clean-up work. The windows are all in. I think I almost cried today…almost. It just looked amazing!! The doors will be picked up by our painter to be stained.
I started working on some of my furniture…finally. I have a lot of it to do. I pick up this mirror at a tag sale for $5. It is one of those super heavy mirrors that I’d hate to have fall on my toes (which it almost did!). I will be stripping it down & repainting. This will go in either our bathroom or the girls…not sure yet.
And, then this sweet little cart. It had some big cracks so I filled them with wood filler & will redo this piece..just not sure what I want to do with it. Please don't mind the mess in the back...this is in our basement.
Our lives have returned to a place I didn’t think we would be in this quickly. It is by the love, support & constant uplifting from family & friends. We have also had a tremendous support team in rebuilding our home. Our situation has brought new people into our lives that are now friends. I am so very thankful for what we have in life – we are so rich with love, friends, family & support!