Sunday, January 25, 2009

Christmas All Year

First, an update on Noordin:
He's been doing very well. Dr. M closed his chest on Friday. I was able to see him yesterday and he looks much pinker now! He was extubated this morning and is doing well so far. Mom has been able to get some rest and I've enjoyed visiting with her every day. I don't know if I'm going to make it over there today though, but told her I'd be there tomorrow.

Christmas All Year
Today we're excited to participate as a family in something my friend Kristina is organizing. We've been noticing that there are many opportunities to serve around Christmas time, but after the holiday season people are less inclined to participate. The need is still there though, so Kristina came up with Christmas All Year. Each month on the 25th we are going to do something to serve the community. It won't necessarily always be the same thing, but this month we are going to continue with what she started in November and bring food to the homeless in downtown Sacramento. We will meet at her house and make and assemble 200 lunches, then deliver them to those who need them. I think this is a great way to continue to care for those in our community and thought some of you reading this might be inspired to do something similar.


Kate said...

that's awesome that he's all closed up and extubated! did they like the borscht? have fun w/the edwardses; it sounds like it might be a full house!

Vanessa said...

That is wonderful. I think that is something we all should do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Andrea for the Christmas All Year mention. I sincerely hope it does inspire people to do the same thing or something similiar. I had a great time with you guys yesterday. Ummmm I think maybe you won the sandwich making competition. Although I don't think it was fair because I had to go look for boxes and stuff hahahaha. Love you

Kathy said...

I love the Christmas All Year idea! I wish that I lived closer to you're always having so much fun!

I'm glad that the little guys doing good and that you've been able to visit and help the mom...what a sweetie you are!

The Portas said...

I LOVE your Christmas all year idea. AWESOME! I may have to steal this from you. :)