The Guild

So I belong to something pretty darn special.
The Dr. Samuel G. Brooks Guild.
We are a group of ladies who raise funds for families here in Skagit County who have children that need to be seen at Seattle Children's Hospital.
We meet once a month.
The best meeting of all is the holiday meeting.
We are encouraged to dress in out best.
We bring gifts for children at Children's Hospital and a fun $10 or under gift for our own exchange.
This year I was the lucky gal who walked away with a snow man pillow! I know pretty spectacular.
It's a special group of women who all have amazing connections to Children's or who are just very caring.
I am the youngest member by 30 years or at least the only one that attends the meetings.
I find the meetings therapeutic and entertaining.
Each meeting I attend I think of  Emmit and our time we spent at Children's Hospital.
We are so lucky to have that magical place in our back yard.
I appreciate every door greeter, nurse, doctor and provider there and Children's and thank you VERY much for the most amazing smile you gave my Emmit.

If your feeling inspired and would like to get involved with the Guild, just give me a jingle jingle:)

Penguin Cup Cakes

These adorable cupcakes were brought to Grace's class today for her holiday class party and for a early birthday treat to share with her friends.

Miss Louise: "WOW Grace your mom went ALL out on these cupcakes!"

Grace: "Oh no my mom didn't make these my DAD did. My mom doesn't cook".

Laughter all around at this point by all the moms.

Miss Louise: "You have a very talented dad".

Grace: " Yeah I know he's the best".
 Grace was SO proud of her dad's cupcakes today.
They even read a Penguin book today and everyone sang Grace Happy Birthday even though her day is 13 days away!
 That's my girl sitting on Miss Louise's lap with her legs spread and hole in her tights!
 Grace's friends Jack and Connor. The three of them like to play house together at school.
Pre school is just the best!


Here I go again tooting my own horn..
It's been busy here at the Anacortes Parks and Rec Dept.
Last night was the 2nd Annual Fancy Nancy Splendifous Christmas Party. Hosted of course by yours truly.
We enjoyed sparkling apple cider , fancy finger foods and of course used a ton of glitter and feathers to decorate everything we could.
Thank you Grace Anne for inspiring me.
I love that you showed up just in time after your swim class in your holiday dress and soaking wet hair!

OK I am still tooting my own horn here.
Last weekend the Parks Dept. hosted the first Wonderland Walk at Washington Park.
Folks, it was a smashing success.
People came.
They really liked it, they really did.
There was lights, music, smores and the Grinch.
Thank you to the community of Anacortes for showing us at the Parks Department the love. For sure this is a new holiday tradition that I am glad to be apart of.
OK, I'm done tooting.
It's time to pinch myself.
I am lucky in life:)