5.16.2011

Going Cowboy Chic

This past weekend we made our way to Austin for a fundraiser for "Fraser's Friends", which is an organization led by our surgeon, Dr. Charles Fraser & his amazing team that raises money to "heal sick children with congenital heart disease". We were so excited to support such an important cause - and as a little bonus, have an opportunity to get dressed up "cowboy style" and get a night to ourselves. (Thanks, Ma, for watching the babies!!)

We had the pleasure of meeting our surgeon in person finally (even though we will consult with him this Friday on Q's case and he has "known" about her since she was in utero). I was super impressed with him on a personal level. I mean, we've heard all about his accolades and achievements in pediatric cardiology - but to actually meet "the man" (besides The Man!) was pretty cool. He was amazingly down to earth, gracious, and just extremely likable. No arrogance, no airs. Just a very nice, normal man. Who is going to work dilegently for at least 8-12 hours to fix our daughter's heart and allow her to lead a normal life. Wow. I may have shed a tear or five. I know you are shocked.

 Anyway, besides seeing Dr. F. and hanging with my dear friend Katie and her sister, we met so many other wonderful people, all of whom offered advice and contact information as our surgery date grows closer. And the food, um delish. The entertainment, fantastic. The weather, absolutely gorgeous for a May Texas night. All in all, it was an evening to remember and we are so thankful to have been a part of it.

Below are a few pics.


Our cowboy chic attire. I can't believe I didn't get a pic with my boots!!

With Dr. F - he looks like a giant compared to us. He was also wearing a UT cowboy shirt. Matt tried not to hold it against him. However, I think my Dad would be pretty proud of his alum.

Katie, Emily, and Me.

Sweet Katie.

Enjoying the evening. It was so gorgeous on the property once the sun went down.

Heading home. Well, first a stop at Whataburger. It was late & we were hungry again. And Matt didn't know where a Taco Bueno was - what's up with that???!!

Next post: our other reason for the Austin trip -- a "coming out" party for R&Q and their cousin Ady (who is about 3 months younger). Whew - can you say whirlwind weekend!!!



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3 comments:

lifebytheday said...

You guys look gorgeous...so glad you had a good time!

Tiffanie said...

That picture of you guys with Dr. Fraser just gave me goose bumps. He first assisted Dr. Heinle in Preston's open heart surgery, and I still get chills when I think about those two working on (and fixing) my baby's heart. It looks like you guys had a great time and enjoyed a good weekend away.

The L's said...

I think your friend Katie lives very close to me (within a few streets)! Does she have a cute baby girl?