Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Local Newspaper....

Oh Soybean is a celebrity...lol! you can view the story at: http://www.timesgazette.com then type Sawyer Young in the search engine.

6/6/2008 9:51:00 AM

Sawyer Young and Shelli Young

Local boy receives Make-A-Wish gift

Imagine being born in China, being left in a children's home, being adopted, moving halfway around the world, then being diagnosed with a terminal condition, all by the time you were 3 years old. That is reality for little Sawyer Young.

Sawyer, the son of Shelli Young of Leesburg, has been diagnosed with terminal neurocutaneous melanosis, which affects neurological skills and can visually be seen as patches of pigmented skin.

"I thought I was helping him, when I brought him back to the United States," Young said. "But, I quickly learned that he taught me what love is really about."

Make-A-Wish provided a play set which was recently installed at the Youngs' home to help stimulate his sensory development. The festivities concluded with a reveal party that was provided by Good News Gathering church. The family would like to thank the Highland County North Fire Department for bringing a fire truck and ambulance for the children to explore, Kroger's for their donation of balloons and Brad's Garden center for their wish garden landscape design.

Make-A-Wish and its volunteers have made over 167,000 wishes come true since 1980.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reveal Day....

Oh what a great day...GNG had the best party ever! The menonite Church was so kind as to let us borrow their church because we were worried about weather. Kroger donated ballons, the local fire dept sent the fire trucks...we are so incredibly blessed!

Well...here it is!

Just before the reveal party here is the new set all ready to go. It is absolutely beautiful! THANK YOU MAKE A WISH!

Friday, May 30, 2008

The playset goes up!!!!

The Recreation's Outlet folks showed up Friday afternoon to install the playset...it took them until 10pm...but they got it done! It looks great and Sawyer just loves it...as do the other children! :-)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting ready for the playset...

Well, only a few more days and the playset will become a reality in the backyard. The GNG Youth group came over to assist with the landscaping which was a huge help...my back is killing me!!! Check out Sawyer surveying the gravel pile and Soph doing a little gardening....

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Make A Wish...Wish being Granted

Well we are drawing near to the day of Sawyer's wish being granted...the new playset will be installed on 5/30 and we are going to enjoy a party to unveil the set on 5/31 at noon...PLEASE COME!!!!we are so excited...check it out!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sarah's Birthday...WOW #8

I can't believe my little girl is 8 years old...OMG! Check out the party photos!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

My new job...

Well, after 16 years I'm leaving my comfort zone, and venturing out into the corporate world. I have accepted a new position with WorkflowOne. I'm pretty excited and looking forward to the challenge....wish me luck!