Tell the Bees

Moriah’s Pre-Dance Party

photo by Chloe

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Chloe, Moriah and I stayed at home Friday night (rather than heading down to Boston) so Moriah could go to her 7th grade ‘Semi-Formal’ dance.

We hosted a pre-dance party for ten 13-year old girls girls so they could get made up and dressed together. They ate a lot of sushi in 2 1/2 hours.

Moriah picked out her dress a couple of weeks ago on a Boston shopping trip in between hospital visits

The dance and post-dance sleepovers were big successes, too, I hear.

Photos by Chloe













4 Comments so far

  1. moie June 4th, 2008 7:18 am

    It looks like you all had a great time (and did a great job) getting ready for your dance. And I love your dress; you look wonderful.

    Love, Moie

  2. Sara Spidle June 4th, 2008 7:53 am

    A sweet night for the girls, wonderful to see friends celebrating youth and springtime at your home, filling it with laughter. Thank you Chloe and Julie for being there and adding the finishing touches, you know what they say about it taking a village.. sometimes, it begins with a sister.

  3. rita brown June 5th, 2008 9:32 am

    Chloe and Moriah:

    Good pictures. Thank you for sharing. I forwarded the site (and pictures) to Kevin ( and Eric ( I’m sure it has been a challenging time for both of you. You seem to be doing your best to enjoy and live a “normal” life (whatever that is??) despite the circumstances. Keep up the good work even though it may be hard. Please come to Chicago if you need a vacation. You are always welcome. I am tired of boys only and need some girls to talk to! Love, Aunt Rita

  4. Pacific Northwest Sheryl June 5th, 2008 11:36 am

    Moriah, Chloe, Craig and Lina,

    Thank you for sharing the first pictures Of Moriah. She is about a year older than my oldest son, Alec. When Alec was 1 year old, we received “hand me downs” from Moriah. Boy, she has grown into a stunning young woman. I see so much of Lina in her. Thank you for sharing these photos that mean even more considering Lina is not feeling great (a mild understatement)and will appreciate them when she starts responding to treatment.

    And, Chloe. I haven’t seen her since she was a beautiful toddler at Joan and Mark’s wedding when I first met Craig. You must be so very proud of the sensitive, gifted and beautiful girl that you’ve prepared, through your parenting, to make her distinctive mark on this world.

    I am optimistic by nature, and my prayers seem to only vision the long term for your family coming back together, in due time. In the meantime, I can only imagine how difficult the present may seem with the girls’ hitting milestones without proud Lina at your side. The good news is that the girls will still need Lina soon when she starts responding to these treatments. In the meantime, I think Tom Petty, not known to be a famous poet, but an old rocker I loved in the 1970’s said accurately, “the waiting is the hardest part.” I continue to send my heartfelt prayers to Lina and the rest of the family everyday.

    Sheryl MacDonald
    From the great rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.

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