Monday, September 26, 2011

Finally some pictures of Olivia

We took these while in Philadelphia back at the end of August. Sorry for never posting them. See below.

There is not much new news, just waiting for Melanie and her mom to drive up to Philly. Melanie is having some pregnancy pains here and there. Most are work related. Hopefully when she gets up to Philly she'll be able to put her feet up and make it all the way to 40weeks. We are only at 34 weeks now. Delilah was born at 36 weeks, and Nathan was born at 39 weeks. Olivia WILL be our first 40 weeker!

Also another big Thank You to everyone, we just got out our final T-Shirt order, and the next big thing will be blood drive, or Melanie driving up to Philly not sure what will come first. Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

A little Austin Powers reference. It is either her pinky, or she is showing everyone her middle finger! You can see that cute Deck nose that Nathan and Delilah both share.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some news links

Here are some of the links, still working on the others.

What a success

The fundraiser is over and was a great success. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who made that night such a success. We must give credit where credit is due and that is my two wonderful sisters, a fabulous cousin, our many aunts and uncles and cousins and our great extended family who worked their butts off. We can't forget Bob Rupp and his marketing agency, who allowed us to get our story out there and  helped us share our HLHS journey. We were on WGNO, WDSU, FOX8, the Clarion Herald, The Times Picayune to come, and Garland Robinette.  I hope to post those clips next. The bands, food, and auctions lead to great fun and on multiple occasions many people asked who our party planner was. It was us. I know it may be a shocker, but for us it allowed us to feel like we were doing something that would help our sweet angel. One of the hardest parts of this whole situation is the feeling of helplessness. This was our opportunity to do something. Yet, it would not have been a great success without the wonderful turnout we had. The final estimate of guests was somewhere between 600-722. Pretty amazing, huh?
     Reality sank in the next day after all the clean up was done, and Brett and I were speechless. Now our real battle starts and that is the hardest to accept. The fundraiser has given us an escape from thinking about how sick our sweet angel is going to be. Yet, we know that through it all, Olivia has a pretty awesome army behind her. Thank you to everyone! Thank you just doesn't seem like enough sometimes.
  If anyone has pictures from the event, please email them or post them for everyone to see.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Less than 2 days till fundraiser

This is hectic planning a fundraiser. Luckily we have a good team of friends and family members. Finishing up the final details. Not much Olivia news. We are just trying to publicize the event right now.

Nathan started his public speaking career, see this video of him talking in front of the school after church.

Also for anyone interested click here for a List of Auction Items

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Brett was on WIST 690am

I was interviewed yesterday on WIST 690 AM the Morning Drive. They were so awesome and gave us almost 10 minutes of air time.

If you would like to listen to the rest of the Morning Drive on 690am go to this link