As some of you know, Stephanie is on a vacation with the other women in her family to visit her cousin who lives in San Francisco. Since this is the first time that I have had both of our kids for a full weekend (without any help), I thought it would be a good opportunity to write my first ever blog post....
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Posted by The Locke Family at 18:45
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Well it's been a while since I've updated everyone on little Miss Lucy. She recently had her 15 month birthday and we just had her doctor visit today. She received an excellent report at her well visit today, including a nice little growth spurt which upped her percentile a little bit. Always nice to hear that.
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:17
Monday, 22 June 2009
A few weeks ago, we decided to plan a last minute family vacation. Since our summer schedule was already so busy, we had to piggy back this little vaca onto one that had already been planned, my annual family reunion. Since we would be driving down 35 anyway to New Braunfels for the reunion, we decided to take a little detour and go to San Antonio first to spend a couple of days at Sea World!
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:30
Christopher and Drew are such good friends. Sometimes Meghan and I even think they act a little more like brothers - wrestling and picking at each other one minute, only to be laughing and having fun the next. It has really been fun to watch them develop this friendship over the past couple of years, and now see that it is truly genuine, not just something we force because we live close by and Meghan and I enjoy the mommy company. These boys truly like each other. We hadn't even been back in Frisco from our little family vacation for 24 hours before Christopher was asking to go to Drew's house. When we arrived there this afternoon, I heard Drew tell Christopher, "I missed you." Seriously, how cute is that?
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:02
Thursday, 4 June 2009
We hit the pool on Sunday evening with our good friends the Dubes. This was Lucy's first official time in the pool. (I think I held her in there last summer for a few minutes here and there to cool her off but that doesn't really count.) Cory was golfing so he didn't go with us, and I told him when he got home that we might have a little dare devil on our hands! Of course it is a bit early to tell for sure but our little girl had a BALL in the water. I started her out in her little boat float. She just kicked and splashed with the biggest grin on her face the entire time. Until she caught glimpse of her brother and Drew swimming out into the water to Jeff (Drew's daddy)! I could just see the wheels turning in her little head as she started to maneuver her way out of the float to try and swim herself. She was the same way in the baby pool, wanted nothing to do with me and trying with all her might to keep up with the big boys. It was SO cute and SO different from Christopher's first pool experience. I can't wait to see how the rest of the summer unfolds!
Posted by The Locke Family at 12:35
Sunday, 24 May 2009
So, I know I briefly posted about The 3 Day a couple of weeks ago but this weekend marks 24 weeks until the event! Time to start training and time to start FUNDRAISING!!
Dear Friends and Family,
A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. Every 13 minutes, the disease claims another life.
This past January, my aunt, Pattie Hubbard went to see her doctor about a lump she had found in her left breast. After having to wait for the biopsy results over the weekend, we learned that the results were what we had feared. She was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer and a lumpectomy was scheduled immediately. Unfortunately, the doctors were not able to remove all the cancer and additional tests showed pre-cancerous cells in her right breast. Three weeks later, we found ourselves back in the hospital waiting room while my aunt had a double mastectomy.
Throughout the course of these events, I watched my cousin Beth, my best friend, face the fears of losing her mother. I would lie awake at night trying to think of things I could say to help, knowing there really were no words. Beth needed to know that her mom would be OK. That Pattie would be there for her wedding, her children, and the everyday comforts that mothers provide.
While I was searching for more knowledge on breast cancer to better help my family, I discovered www.The3Day.org. It occurred to me, this was the way I could help.
The Breast Cancer 3 Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. Participants commit to fundraising, training, and dedicating an entire weekend to the cause. The participants will travel an average of 20 miles a day during the event, raising awareness for breast cancer along the way. This year, I am going to be one of those participants.
I have committed to raise a minimum of $2,200 by October 26th. The proceeds raised from The 3 Day will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. The money raised will fund research, treatment, prevention, and community outreach programs. I hope I can count on you for financial support as I undergo this journey. It is difficult to ask for money, but remember you can help save lives!
Thanks to the thousands of men and women who have donated in the past new tests and treatments have been developed. After her mastectomy, Pattie was able to have a test predicting the probability of reoccurrence of her cancer. Her percentage was so low she will not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation. My aunt will be one of the lucky ones to beat this disease and become a survivor!
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
How to donate:
· Visit my personal donation page at www.the3day.org/goto/Stephanie.Locke. You will be able to make your donation online. While you are there, be sure to check out our team page for The Pink Princesses. There is a whole group of us walking for Pattie!
· You can also mail me a check. Make all checks payable to: Breast Cancer 3 Day. Please send them directly to me:
1802 Countryside Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034
This year, more than 200,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will lose their lives to this disease.
Posted by The Locke Family at 19:09