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  • "Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain!"
  • "The happiest people don't always have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have."
  • "Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
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Monday, November 24, 2008

November = Busy Time of Year

We have had a very busy week and a half!

Let's back up to celebrating Steph's birthday. We went over to Steve parents house to celebrate and eat delicious enchiladas, watch Steph open her gifts and blow out her candles. We had a good time celebrating with her!

Last Thursday we had our Thanksgiving dinner with Steve's family. Mrs. Mota cooked another delicious meal and we enjoyed spending time with the family. We are very thankful to have each and every one of them in our lives. We will be in New York this week for Thanksgiving, so it was very important to us to spend time with both sides of the family and share our appreciation and thankfulness this time of year.

Friday my mom came in town and her, Steve and I took a super quick trip to Houston to go to a wedding. Lindsey (the bride) and I grew up together and were best of friends when we were little girls. It was wonderful seeing her so happy. We had a good time, but had to get up super early to make it back for a memorial for Dee.

For those of you that don't know, Dee (my step dad that passed away in January) was a donor. Around Thanksgiving every year, the hospital has a reception to thank all of the donors over the last year. Dee's donations helped 72 different people live a better life. It's pretty amazing that even after death he is able to touch other peoples lives! It was a sad occasion, but very uplifting listening to the recipients tell their stories. There was one fireman (around my age) who was in a house fighting a fire. The second story collapsed on him causing 80% of his body to be burned. He lost a leg and an arm, but is only alive today because of the skin donors (like Dee). If he had not had these donations of skin, he would've died. Dee lives on in heaven and the shell of his body is living on in other people. It's pretty miraculous, they call it the Circle of Life.

We are off to New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this week. Be looking for us on Regis and Kelly Wednesday morning and in Harold Square during the parade. We can't wait! We'll share pictures as soon as we get back!