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Day 1 Done – 48 miles – Raffle soon of honey and treat bag!

Hi all – this is the biking weekend. Got 48 miles in on this chilly morning (38F at start) and will do at least that again tomorrow amid some rain! Some hand issues have me not riding the 75 mile routes. Found some local honey at a farmers market that was at the first rest ...

Fundraising Bike Ride In 33 Days…

Like last year I am doing another fundraising bike ride (though only one 2-day event this year).  Have a new road bike and will be pushing to get the training in to shoot for the 100 mile route on both days. But will do at least 75 miles on each day of the Sept 29 ...

4 Years Later – Katie’s Love Persists

Tonight at sunset, we started to remember the vibrant life of our Katie K, whom left us too soon 4 years ago tomorrow (July 13th).  Light a Yahrzeit candle tonight or tomorrow (or a peaceful bonfire) and remember her wishes that we all “let our little light shine.”  If you’d like to share a photo(s) ...

Happy Birthday Dear Katie

On her birthday today, we celebrate the vibrant life of our dear Katie. A tough day is coming up in two weeks, as it will be 4 years since her passing. But try to use her birthday to joyfully remember the person, and mother, she was – her joy and tender care for Nate, her ...

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Happy 9th Birthday to Nate

We are sending our virtual love to Nate who turns 9 today.  Tammy sent him some cool Star Wars Lego sets to his grandparents house in Germany.  We may not know how Nate is doing, growing up in Germany for 3 years now, but Katie adored her in-laws there from her visits with them.  Katie ...

2018 Katie Kit Items

21 Katie Kits Delivered – Lavanila and Beautiful LED Candles Included

Thanks to all of your generosity, yesterday we stopped in the radiation clinic and delivered 21 new Katie Kits. Just in time as they were down to 2 left.  While we wish Katie was still here to do so herself, it feels comforting to be able to continue her vision of giving back directly in ...

2018 Katie Kit Annouce

Next Batch of Katie Kits is being ordered… with New Totes!

Happy 2018 to everyone!  Just wanted to share the good news that we are ordering the supplies for 20 more Katie Kits, thanks to the $1467 you all donated last year for my two 175-mile bike rides!  Some exciting news in that we are getting new, less expensive tote bags (from Zazzle.com), and we found ...

2nd Bike Ride Done, 172 Miles, $1467 Raised for Katie Kits

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $1467 for another batch of Katie Kits to donate to the radiation clinic for cancer patients.  Did another 2-day 172 mile ride this past weekend, doing 97 miles on Sat and 75 miles on Sun.  It was pretty hot with the temp getting over 90 both days, but ...

Raffle Drawing Tomorrow

Hi All – I am riding another two-day bicycle event this weekend, raising money for more Katie Kits.  From your generous donations so far we have raised $1167.  Rode a two-day 180 mile ride in July and shooting for at least 150 this weekend.  Have 910 miles on the bike so far this year, all ...

Bonfire Peace

Sitting by a bonfire tonight and feeling Katie here with us all. I have the firepit from her house and it is a reminder of what a treasure Katie was for all of us in her skill in listening and having great advice and perspective. Like many who sat around the fire circle at Katie’s ...