admiring: 18 april 2014

This is a quick roundup today – it’s been a busy, busy week, but I still wanted to put a few things out there that might interest you as well.

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The annual Soulard Soiree is coming up – this event is so much fun, and helps to support the school’s sliding scale tuition program. The food and drinks are amazing, the silent and live auctions items are drool-worthy, and everyone is welcome. Hoping for some more of this spectacular spring weather for the afternoon event in McGurks’s garden. (2pm-6pm – more information here). You’ll be seeing some of the things I’m working on for this event next week.

01 A Queen Within, Viktor and Rolf, Courtesy Museum Boijman van Beuningen, Thespian Queen, Photo Sarah Carmody 2

You’ve got two more days to see this exhibit – and bonus! It’s free admission this week, so no excuses. I hobbled through it last night with E and we loved every single detail of it.

This interview with the husband and wife team responsible for that Frozen soundtrack you can’t get out of your head is hilarious. It’s okay to not be a princess fan! I wish I could figure out how to embed the Instagram video of F singing Let it Go, but I don’t think I can since it’s a private account.



And most importantly – we’re gearing up for the Sparkle Run – a family 5K memorial race in honor of my niece. While she was undergoing cancer treatments she decided the dated playground at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines needed to go – and she pledged to raise money for a new one as soon as she was better. Her parents and sister have taken up that charge, and I’m happy to say that there has been an overwhelming outpouring of support towards this goal. There are a few ways to help out: You can donate directly to the fund at this link (designate it to the Erin Moomey Memorial Playground Fund – check the box at the bottom of the form, choose ‘in memory of’ and type in her name / playground fund), sign up to be included on the Bone Marrow Registry at Be The Match, or simply put on something extra sparkly on May 4th for Erin, and dedicate one of those weekend miles you walk or run to her memory.

We’ll be missing her sparkle so much this Easter weekend. I hope you have a wonderful spring weekend with family and friends.

5 Responses to admiring: 18 april 2014

  1. The online form didn’t have an option to designate the donation. I guess if you dedicated the donation it would make it there? Calling was quick and easy though. Thanks for letting us know how we could help. 🙂

    • At the bottom of the form it says “I would like to make this donation in memory of…” if you select that you can type in Erin’s name, or Erin Moomey Playground Fund and they’ll get it to the right place. They are very closely involved in the project, and I promise they’ll get it in the right place. It also allows you to have them send a message to the family there. I’m not going to post their address here, but if you know it you could fill it in. You could probably even just say “Erin’s parents” and they’d get the message to them.

      Thanks for the many ways you’ve supported our family this past year. XO

  2. Ain’t no thing. XO back at you. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the heads up about the “A Queen Within” exhibit – we went today. It was really great – they did an amazing job with the installation around the clothes (plus, it was very cool to see the clothes)

  4. How gorgeous is that Soulard poster??? Love it.
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