Per request - more info on IntelCell - so, basically, they are working on an automated cell culture system - this will revolutionize the way cell culture is done in biological laboratories and will aid in the development and treatment of many diseases/disorders. Okay - just go to Intelcell.biz for more info!
So, after two years of work, Aaron's company, Intelcell, is officially funded with money in the bank! Aaron received funding from members of the HAN (Huntsville Angel Network) and closed on the money on Wednesday. They are the first company to ever raise more than $1 Million dollars - definitely noteworthy! Most of the investors said it was the best presentation for funding they had ever seen! So, they're busy during their first month of operations getting everything set up and running - I couldn't be more proud of all his hard work - it's finally paying off! Way to go, baby!
We had a nice, if somewhat quiet, Memorial Day. The day started with the annual Cotton Row Run here in Huntsville. I have participated in the 5K race for the past 3years and, I am proud to say, made my best time yet! We then headed over to Nana and Poppy's house for a celebration. Their pool wasn't quite ready yet, so the kids had a great time in a little shark pool. Sam, Jack, Hattie, and Clark were wet and wild!
So, we decided to go to the Alabama Jubilee that occurs every Memorial Day weekend in Decatur. They have hot air balloon demonstrations and races, which is why we originally went, but they evidently only fly at 5am and 5pm, neither one of those times fit into our schedule. Instead, we just checked out the tractor show (with rides for the kids) and the car show. That was cool - there was a 1924 fire truck that Sam found fascinating, and replicas of the General Lee and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane's cars from The Dukes of Hazzard. It was hot, but fun!
Sam graduated from Pre-K on May 19th. Their theme was "Let the Magic Begin" and Sam got to kick off the whole ceremony with a top hat, cape, magic wand, and a big "Abracadabra!" He had a fantastic time and we are so grateful to his teacher, Wendi Moring, for all her hard work. He's also pictured here with his friend, Will. They are on the same T-ball team, and in the class picture collage Mrs. Wendi put together, they were always side by side! On to Kindergarten we go!
Okay - so I realize I'm a little late on this post, but I wanted to make sure all the family got their copies before I posted. So, my wonderful husband surpised me for Mother's Day by taking the boys to get their pictures made. It's something I'd been meaning to do for awhile, but as you other moms know, it's usually quite a task - you have to get the right clothes, get them on a good hair day with the least number of bruises on their face, try to catch them in a good mood, and then hope it's when you have their appointment scheduled! At any rate, he bought the clothes I had already picked out, took them to have their picture made, picked out the best ones (again, not an easy task) and then had some framed for me. I was in tears and covered with stacks of pictures! He took them to Portrait Innovations here in Huntsville, they printed up the pictures the same day, and then put them on a disk for us. All in all, it was definitely a Mother's Day to remember!