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Less Pottery Barn, More Pottery Outhouse

We are officially a trophy family.

That makes my kids trophy kids.

I get to be a trophy wife.  Heh!

Ok, so REALLY? We are a trophy-painting family.  In preparation for the Cure Kids Cancer Challenge benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation in September, the kids and I joined some other local families all too familiar with the childhood cancer life to paint pottery tiles to be used as awards at the event.


Breakable, fragile pottery.

Bottles of paint.

If this isn’t a recipe for disaster I’ve never seen one.

But it was much fun to spend the evening with friends, the kids painted beautiful tiles, I painted “an adult painted that?” tiles.   And they’ll land in the hands of people who devoted a lot of time and energy and money to helping us fund clinical trials and research projects in the search for cures and better treatments.

If you’d like to support Peyton’s Cure Crew and give a donation to our family’s team, you can click HERE.

I believe in my heart that we’re going to find the answers and children like Peyton will never have to face the uncertainty of cancer again.

Check out these pictures: The tile painting party

And then see my BIG PRE-K age Peyton in these pictures for Special Exposure Wednesday at 5 Minutes For Special Needs.

And let me take you back to 2 years ago and remember how FAR she has come. Steroided up, mouth sores, constantly sick from the chemo, bald…that smile was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.

5 Minutes for Special Needs

12 Comments on “Less Pottery Barn, More Pottery Outhouse”

  1. #1 Alisha @ Izzy N' Emmy
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Adorable! Look at those cute chubby cheeks!

  2. #2 threeundertwo
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 1:32 am

    To me there is something just gorgeous about a child that still has all their baby teeth. It’s the innocence of babyhood.

    Love her.

    threeundertwos last blog post..How Many Moms Does It Take. . .

  3. #3 Shannon @ Gabi's World
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    She is and was adorable!

    Shannon @ Gabi’s Worlds last blog post..Wordless Wednesday ~ Flower Girl

  4. #4 Jozet at Halushki
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Love that Peyton!

    And the tile painting party looks like it was a blast.

    And…in honor of my birthday…I’m making a donation. I think this will be the start of a wonderful tradition until that day when we can say buh-bye to cancer for good.

    Jozet at Halushkis last blog post..I’m Not Here.

  5. #5 Stationery Guy
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Great photos!
    She’s come a long way

  6. #6 Karen
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    first time to your site. amazing what the years bring back. she is so darn cute, looks like a flirt to me 🙂

    Karens last blog post..Special Exposure Wednesday

  7. #7 goteeman
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I love it – the messiest are sometimes the most fun!

    great pics of the kids as well.. they are beautiful…


    goteemans last blog post..The Gift…. and a new song…

  8. #8 Lori
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    How sweet! Time sure flies doesn’t it? I love the cheeks!

    Loris last blog post..Special Exposure Wednesday

  9. #9 Julie @ A Celebration Of Our Journey
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    aawwwwww! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  10. #10 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    WOW! It is truly amazing!

    But I have to say….she is precious in both!

    Queen of the Mayhems last blog post..Seriously……..Who Does This?

  11. #11 BlapherMJ
    on Aug 27th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Wow. Now that I’ve finally made it to your website, I am very moved. You and your family are in my prayers. I hope you’ll read the blaphs I wrote for “Blogging for Blood Cancer”. You inspire me.

  12. #12 Lori
    on Aug 28th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Hi Anissa,
    I look at those sweet photos of spunky little Peyton and how she’s always smiling —pre K, mouth sores etc, she is such a trouper! You all are! Hugs and prayers, Lori