Nov 29, 2009
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thank you all for the great messages because we certainly do appreciate the fact that you’re keeping us in your thoughts. Meg, Kieran, and I dipped out of town for the week and headed down to FL. to spend the week with a lot of Meg’s family. We did Disney for a few days, Kieran spent a lot of time in the pool working on his “doggy paddle,” but it was just awesome to spend time with our loving family and we had a lot of fun. Thank you, Mark & Misty, and thank you, Jason, for the Dirty Bird’s. I am on the wagon….
If you have been reading the recent updates, then you’re well aware of the Mustache-A-Thon event that a lot of us participated in during the past month. The event officially ended on the 18th and we had a big bash at the North Beach Grill in order for the judges to cast their votes. Chuck is going to post a few of the photos as soon as he has a chance, but you can see all of the great “staches” on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hampton-NH/North-Beach-Bar-Grill/180744991072?ref=ts
Nate Lupoli won and Steve O’Hara took second place. Of course, Stevie managed to dodge the camera all night, so there isn’t a photo of his “Hulkamania stache,” but take my word….it was classic. I can’t even begin to thank everyone for contributing to the event, raising a good chunk of money to continue to fuel the Molly Fund, and this event provided us with a lot of good laughs. Thanks again, brothers!
A few months ago, some friend’s of ours asked us if it would be okay if their young daughter could raise money for the Molly Fund for her birthday. Meg and I thought that was such a beautiful gesture, so Taylor Girard asked all of her friends to contribute to the Molly Fund instead of bringing her presents for her birthday. When Meg and I returned home from Fl. the other day, and we were sorting through the mail, we came across Taylor’s Molly Fund check as well as a a picture that she had drawn of Molly playing in Heaven. Taylor’s picture is exactly the way that I envision Molly – she has long blond beautiful hair and she is smiling. Yes, Molly is happy.
Thank you, Taylor…..
Meighan and I knew that the Holidays would be difficult without Molly. We had planned on getting out of town for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Kieran is not too stoked on the fact that Santa may not be able to find us if we’re not home. Kieran was upset that Santa wouldn’t be able to deliver his present to him if we’re hopping around the tropics and chasing warm waves this Christmas. So we are staying home for the Holidays. I have a feeling that home is exactly where we should be this Christmas. I am certain that Molly’s presence will be felt throughout the house. I close my eyes and I can see her standing beside the tree, playing with her little ornaments, and she is smiling. Long beautiful blond hair and big smiles. I love you, honey……