Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Buffalo Bills Thanksgiving Blitz!

Thanksgiving 2013 is upon us! This year, Dan and I, along with other Buffalo Bills players and wives, donated, shopped, and gave away 600 Thanksgiving Meals to those in need.

Each family received a Thanksgiving meal of:

1 Turkey
Dinner Rolls
White Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Tea
Fruit Punch

Couple of the guys

Family Photo - Staying Warm

Colby wasn't much help.

Here is a video clip from the event.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

40 Students and Dolphins at Monster Mini Golf

Last week, Dan and I along with some of his teammates and other members of the MDWO took 40 students mini golfing at Monster Mini Golf in Miriam to celebrate the end of their school year. The majority of the kids had never golfed so it was fun teaching them the basics....(which is about all I know. The basics) 

Dan and I had 3 little guys in our group. They were full of energy, smiles, and great dance moves. Two of our three had never golfed, and none of them had ever been to Monster Mini Golf. The glow in the dark course was a TON of fun to play on.  We all had a great time.

 Group photo at the end. Courtesy of the Dolphins.

 Pic I took with my phone of Dan practicing before the kids came. 
Isn't, the glow in the dark course awesome!?!?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dan and Teammates Take Over Dave and Buster's

On May 14, 2013, Dan and his teammates took over Dave and Buster's with local elementary students for a day of fun and a little education.

Video Link and Article
Click HERE

Photo Courtesy of Miami Dolphins

Photo Gallery
Click HERE

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Prom To Remember 2013

A Prom To Remember 2013 was a success!

This Prom for teens with Cancer is one of Dan and My favorite events of the year! Dan gets to escort the girls down the red carpet and I cheer them them on as loudly as I possibly can.

Always a very fun night!

Check out the photo galleries and related article links below.

Miami Dolphins Photo Gallery Link
Click HERE

Miami Dolphins article and Finsiders video link
Click HERE

Prom To Remember 2012 write up link
Click HERE

Monday, April 29, 2013

NBC6 Powerful Kid Care Production

Check it out! Cookin' and Kickin' was recently on NBC6!

Many kids fend for themselves when it comes to after school snacks. Some parents are still at work, while others are just too busy with other chores to deal with snack time. That leaves kids to reach for the "easy" snacks which are almost always packed with sugar, salt, and added fat that isn't needed.

Dan and I recently teamed up with Broward Health and Fields Fit Fest to produce  Powerful Kid Care. During this 30 minute segment, Dan and I shared a few fast, easy, and HEALTHY after school snacks that kids can make for themselves!

Also on this segment, is great advice from the professionals at Broward Health and Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Fields Fit Fest is also promoted by the founders, Katie and Brandon Fields. Fields Fit Fests are now being held in South Florida. If you think your child may be interested, visit or Fields Fit Fest on Facebook to find out when and where the next free camp will take place.

Dan and My portion of the program starts at 10:42.
For the full recipes and instructions of the recipes we made, click the links below the video clip.

Green Monster Smoothie
Mini Snack Pizza
Healthy Peanut Butter Dip

Friday, March 22, 2013

Flying Kites With Greynolds Park Elementary

This last Wednesday afternoon, Dan and I, along with a few other members of the Dolphin Family met with 50 students from Greynolds Park Elementary School at Haulover Park to fly some kites. The kids had fun, and the tab was picked up by the Dolphins. The kids got to pick out and keep their kite, and enjoyed lunch and ice cream after their time flying. 

Below are a few pics I took, and at the end of the post is a link to the Miami Dolphins article on the event, along with a short video and photo gallery link.

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

 This little guy got the hang of it really fast.

Dan helping this little chic out.

It's in the air! Time to smile!
(This was also our first time debuting "the bump" to our Dolphin family.)

 Now she's got it!

Ready! 1, 2, 3!

Miami Dolphins Article, Video, and Gallery click HERE.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bun In The Oven

We are happy to announce that there is a special little bun in the oven!
It will be perfectly baked mid August. Just in time for football season!

At 11 weeks this little bugger started to take over the cover space on the refrigerator. This was the first ultra sound and he/she was very wiggly. Everything looked normal. 

Weeks 12-18 Dan along with our dog, Rylee, took a long road trip. We drove from Florida to Montana and back. We visited friends and family along the way in ND, MT, and NE sharing the good news with them and swearing them to secrecy until we had a chance to tell the rest of the family on our trip. We told them by handing them an envelope with these funny pics inside that we had printed. 
The picture was an oldie that Dan and I took being silly a few years back. Rather than putting his arm around me and smiling like a good husband would, he shoved out his gut as far as humanly possible when I suggested we take a "nice" picture. I decided to roll with it and kiss the bump. Little did we know a year or so later, that by adding a little text, we were able to turn it into an "expecting" card.

Here we are at 19 weeks! 
There is starting to look like there is something in there. 
20 week ultrasound this coming Tuesday. Maybe we will find out what we are having!
We will update everyone here on the website after the 20 wk ultrasound.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Sister Jenna was here to visit and spend Christmas with us.
Took her to the races. Met our friend John there.

Went Shooting at Markham Park. One of our favorite things to do. 

Visited the NICU Unit at Broward General on Christmas Morning with gifts as we do every year on Christmas Morning.

We also got to visit other floors of the hospital with more gifts.
Our friends Brandon and Katie Fields came with us again this year.

Dan took Jenna and I to the Miami City Ballet - The Nutcracker. My Favorite!

I hit up the American heritage Christmas Party held for the Oncology Kids at Broward General. They got amazing gifts! TV's, I-Pads, Puppies, etc.

Co-hosted a  neighborhood holiday party with my neighbor Sherra. Everyone brought something yummy. How fun to get to know everybody.

 Had a blast shopping for the kids who received gifts at the Kids and Fins Holiday Toy Event. All sorts of goodies!

 Had Christmas Eve Dinner at our friends' house. Beef and Crab. Doesn't get much better!

 Christmas Day Dinner at our house. Honey Ham, Heart Attack Corn, Tri-Noodle Italian Salad, Hawaiian King Rolls, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and  Gravy, Cookie Salad, Hazel Nut Stuffing, Cabbage Ramen Salad, and Ukrainian Perogies. All homemade but the rolls.