Sunday, March 7, 2010

From Black Stretch Pants to a Black Stretchy Dress (a saturday full of giving back)

   This past Saturday was a busy one for us. In the morning we attended the 42nd annual pancake breakfast at our church. It was a lot of fun and up 25% from last year. All the money goes to the Youth of Northbrook which is always a wonderful thing to donate to. A lot of the Gierke's attended as well as my mom (dad was riding). We saw a number of families there from the community and had a fun time. I love the pancake breakfast, we have been going to it since we were little kids, so its fun to bring Olivia and keep the tradition going.

Brooklyn Loved Olivia 

  Then in the evening we attended Paul's Dinner and Dance For Kids With Cancer. 

What a fantastic benefit. Paul was Timmy Seiwerts (one of Brads closest friends from high school) cousin and Godchild. Sadly he lost his battle to cancer two years ago at the age of 10. We never had to opportunity to meet Paul, but from everything we have learned and seen from his family and friends he was one VERY special little boy. His love for life lives on through his parents and family. This is the second benefit they have had since he has passed away. The money raised benefits children with cancer at Advocate Luthern General Children's Hospital in Park Ridge. They also donate a number of teddy bears to the hospital so that every child that comes in there can have a Bear Hug anytime they need one.

 It is always such a touching benefit and it makes you appreciate every healthy chid out there, because sadly there are so many sick ones. We learned that Paul enjoyed music, dancing and parties so as soon as the dinner was over everyone hit the dance floor for a night of music and fun. What a night it was! 

                              The Gang 

                                    Timmy & Lori

Today was defiantly a day dedicated to the most important people in our lives, our children! 

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