Thursday, May 29, 2008

I am home!!!!

Gordon picked me up at 9PM and we headed for the motorhome. We spend the night there and Gordon went to his doctor appointment. the next morning He is doing good. The tests will be read on June 10th.

I had a really good visit with Chyrisa and Charlie but was happy to get home. The house looks so good and Gordon did a lot of yard work while I was gone. He tore off all that ugly brick on the fireplace wonder what we will do with it now.....

Got to visit with Mary and Elaine for a few hours today - that was wonderful.

I am happy to be back home, I missed being here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Going home!

Yeap on am on my way home today after a meeting with the Valley Crisis Center. We will be giving them the money we made and extra show tickets they can sale at their fund-raiser on the 30th. It was an rewarding time for us.

Darlene Miller thank you for your act of kindness.

Happy birthday Sissy,

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our fund-raiser was a success!

Chyrisa and I learned a lot and met a lot of compassionate people while putting our fund-raiser together. Thanks for all who donated to us. We raised $800 for the Nampa Valley Crises Center.

I will be on my way home on Wednesday. Can't wait to see Gordon!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The winners were picked!

We were tired but we picked all the winners and now tomorrow I must call them. This was the most fun.
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Signs we made for the raffle.

We had a lot of great support.
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May 23rd!

Chyrisa and I at the Albertson's where Chyrisa works. We set up her e for our two day raffle sale in honor of Mark for the Nampa Valley Crises Center. We worked from 9 am to 7 pm on Friday and Saturday we went home a bit earlier. We were very tired. We made $800!!! Chyrisa will present the money and other gifts to the Crises Center next week.

Mark would have been 24 this birthday. We miss him a lot.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Newspaper in Nampa

I am so proud of my daughter. Not everyone can do what she is doing.
Helping others through her pain.
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I brought my beads with me

I will be raffling off four bracelets I made. I hope I make lots of money for the Crisis Center.

We have lots more but this is enough for now.

Tomorrow we have to pick up our last items. Pizza coupons, speedway tickets, Big Easy Night Club tickets and UPS store donations.

We are so proud at all the positive givers in Nampa/Boise area. We should have started months before but we did not know. So we will be much more prepared next year.

In honor of Mark and his 24th birthday.
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Raffling items

This is a basket we made for Wendy's. They gave us bonus bucks to raffle. (valued at $12)

Boondocks was a great find.... it was 5 tickets for minature golf. (valued at $35)

I loved this one The Philharmonic gave us two tickets this was valued at $50 to $80 depending on the show you go to.
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Very generous!

Sizzler gave us $20 worth of coupons to raffle.

Golden Corral gave us two dinners to raffle valued at $15.

This was a very generous gift, a day of golf for two valued at $55.
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Oh yeah

This basket is for Roaring Springs a water park in Nampa, ID. This will be raffled also,
this is valued at $74.

Planet Beach gave us 10 VIP tan passes. (Valued at 55)

Some of the booty.

Chyrisa and I do not have any fund-raising experience BUT we would not let that stop us. After all I did see THE BIG GIVE so I had a few ideas.

We spent one day just walking the streets asking for donations for our raffle. The next day we hit the phones and did very well.

Here are a few baskets we made.

This first one is full of baby supplies.

This basket is full of tea and coffee items.
This basket contains two Opera Under the Stars tickets. (Value $40)
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Monday, May 19, 2008

A hot, hard day getting donations for upcoming memorial/fundraiser!

Today Chyrisa and I were up early and we hit the streets for donations for Mark's Memorial/Fundraiser coming up this weekend. We were surprised at all the donations we received. Tonight we must do a lot of stuff online to complete some of the donation requests. There was lots we could have done online but we are inexperienced at this. BUT we will be successful I can tell already.

I am enjoying my stay here and love doing this in my grandson's name. The proceeds will go to the Valley Crises center. Chyrisa wants to help the children.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Want to participate?

Hello everyone,
I don't know if you all know that I am here in Idaho for a couple of weeks with my daughter, Chyrisa. The reason I am here is to assist her in her efforts to remember her son Mark, who passed away in Oct. 2006. Mark's birthday is on May 23rd (he would have been 24 this year) and Chyrisa is having a memorial/fundraiser in Mark's name and for the Valley Crisis Center in Nampa, ID. Chyrisa has a fundraiser twice a year, on Mark's birthday and the day he passed away. It is always very sad but what better way is there to honor the one you love with this act of kindness which she passes on to others. SHE IS AWESOME!!!

You can participate if you would like to. Any donations can be made to Mark Ellis Memorial Fund in care of Chyrisa Quincy, 2818 S. Royal Meadows Drive, Nampa, Id 83686 or Valley Crises Center also in care of Chyrisa.

We are having three tables set up on the 23rd & 24th - we will be making gift baskets to raffle off, we will be selling root beer floats and I am donating some crystal bracelets for raffling. Chyrisa will be doing some caricatures drawings. We have contacted about 6 vendors from where Chyrisa 's work, (Albertson's) for donations and they all said yes anything they can do. So we are on the hunt for more donations. We would like this to be successful. Check out Valley Crisis Center on the web.

Chyrisa and Charlie Celebrate 4 years together!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On my way to Boise, Idaho

I am so excited to see my daughter tomorrow. We have to get up at 4:00AM to get to the SF airport. I should be there around noon. My flight leaves at 6:30 AM. uck!!!!

See ya

Two years already!

Miriam and Brent celebrated their 2nd anniversary. Congrats!
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The whole enchilada!

Here we go after a wonderful dinner on Mother's day we played cards. What fun! Thanks for a wonderful day.
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Ashley is an artist!!!!

This is Dee Dee daughter, Ashley, she is attending college and she wants to be a graphic designer. She is so talented. She has come along way since I saw any of her work. I am so proud of you, Ashley.

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This is Juanita and Gene's church. It was so good on Sunday. It is even online live at 9 & 11 AM. Check it out.
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Fun at Wil's casa!

Wow Wil had a very nice bbq for us on Saturday.
Thanks, Wil.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all our family and friends that are mother have a wonderful day!

We spent the day with my niece Dee Dee, Joe and girls. We had a wonderful dinner and spent most of the day in the hot tub. A few games of the "whole enchilada" then to the motorhome.
On Saturday, my son Wil had a bbq, it was really good and tasty. We enjoyed ourselves and it was nice to see his apartment.

I am not home so I will do some pictures tomorrow or the next day.

Friday, May 09, 2008

A new shower door!

Well it took us long enough but finally we replaced the shower door that our tenant broke. I MEAN REALLY HOW DOES ONE BREAK A SHOWER DOOR???? Gordon is so handy and he works so hard.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's me!!!!

My daughter did this picture of me. I cannot believe that a few weeks ago she did even know she could draw. I love it Chyrisa, thanks, see you soon......Mom

Monday, May 05, 2008

Saturday, May 03, 2008

San Francisco on a sunny day!

As you can see we are working hard on our yard. Got a new Japanese Maple in back.

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