Thursday, September 25, 2008
Jeff left on Wednesday morning for a two week trip, first to Las Vegas and then on to Bishop (a climbing area in California) and Utah. As I hear more about the trip from him, I'll share here. Wednesday was a looong day what with taking him to the train at 4:30 a.m. and staying late for Back to School Night until well after 9:00 p.m. I'm looking forward to a more regular and predictable schedule now that things are getting back to normal. Normal of course being a very relative term!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Doylestown Rock Gym will be hosting a stop on the Reel Rock Tour featuring Jeff's film. DRG is one of Jeff's employers. He is a setter there and works with different rock climbing classes too. We can't wait to share this experience with our friends and family. Mark your calendars: October 10th at 7:00.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Jeff and I are headed out to Haycock Mountain this Sunday to climb up...so kids can grow up. Fortunately for us, the fundraising continues until December, b/c we have not yet hit the mark so to speak. With everything going on, it's been a bit hectic. Hopefully after we actually complete the climbing we can get back into the fundraising game and make a dent in our thermometer. If you are interested in donating (or joining our team and coming with on Sunday), check out the links to the right. We also have some neat thank you gifts as an added incentive for anyone toeing the line. Asante sana (thank you very much in Kiswashili)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
On a different note, I have some reflections on our very short trip to Boulder the second time around. Mountain Sun Brewery on Pearl Street has the BEST salsa I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. I am planning to attempt to acquire the recipe. On a down note, the taxi service in Boulder stinks. Short and sweet.
Last night, Jeff and I attended the Premier of the Reel Rock Tour in Boulder, CO. We met a new friend in line, Corey and witnessed the line wrap around the building with a surge from the sold out crowd. The event was exciting! We met Joc (short for Jocelyn) who Jeff has been in contact with to get put on "the list" for our tickets. When they announced the winners of the contest, I started tearing up and when they showed the video, I couldn't hold the tears back. What a long journey this has been, not just making the video - but everything that Jeff and I have been through since he got GBS in October of 2006. I really felt like he deserved this and also that it will bring attention to something that not many people know about. I was/am so proud of him for doing this - it's hard to watch after having lived it, but Jeff is now at a place where he can share and (hopefully) help others cope as well. I think this could be just the beginning. Jeff explained that it was all such a blur when they announced the winners and he didn't even comprehend what they were saying. I just wanted to extend a thank you to EVERYONE out there who took some time out of their day to vote. All of the support we received - both from those we know and those we don't - means so much and shows us what a huge (and ever expanding) network of love is out there. THANK YOU!!!
(When/if I remember to take a pic of the "Rock Wall" that my kids [in class, let's not get ahead of ourselves here] made for us, I'll post that here too)