Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Before School, Dance & Cheer Pics

What an amazing summer we had, truly the best ever! Shayla starts back to school tomorrow. I decided to have a distant relative take some photos of Shayla before she heads off to study photography in college. (I figured I wouldn't be able to afford her once she returns, lol!) I love her work and I really think she will teach her professors a thing or two. Very best wishes at college (and in teaching dance classes on the side) sweet Katie!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

State Fair Sewing

Our state fair really is the best state fair in our state! (I woke Shayla up by singing the opening song from "State Fair" last week before we headed to Columbus for her sewing project judging.) She could only laugh at her warped mother. (Little did I know her dad sang her the same song before he left for work - what a hoot! The poor gal can't win!) It was fabulous to sit in the back with Shayla as dad drove us to the state fair. What a blessing to have Shayla's grandparents along to cheer for her and to enjoy the day. She didn't receive any top honors and the judge said she should have used the fabric suggested on the back of the pattern, but hey - what about creativity and thinking outside of the box?! Hee hee! I know she will get a lot of use out of her dress this year and we had had a lovely day at the state fair. Before she went off for her judging, which literally lasted for hours, I told her this was quite an honor, probably a "once in a lifetime" opportunity and to enjoy it. She responded, "My goal is to have fun." And she did! I hope you enjoy the pictures here. My favorite is the one of the HUGE "orb" - I tell myself it's Christi holding her hand - sooooooooo cool!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Equestrian Events - photos by a former school friend, Pam Weller. THANKS, Pam!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Christi Thomas Family Night Tonight!

Don't miss our "Christi Thomas" Closing Family Night of the Summer Reading program tonight - Thursday, August 2nd from 7:00-8:30 at the Seneca East Public Library. Returning from last summer, Lakeside favorite, Chip Richter will perform a live acoustic concert in their basement community room that is "more fun than a kid (or parent) should be allowed to have!" We are happy to sponsor this event in memory of Christi and to celebrate and remember her love of reading. We miss you, Christi! Read on!