Ronald McDonald House

I wanted to share with everyone how wonderful the Ronald McDonald House is for the families in need of a place to stay while in the hospital with their child.  In the past when we’ve been there we’ve had to battle to get a room for the night and we’ve slept on everything from a mattress on the floor to a gurney in the short stay unit.  I’d just like to say that even sleeping on a gurney we were thankful to be able to stay somewhere BUT let me tell you that the Ronald McDonald House is like heaven on earth compared to that!  It is literally like a 5 star hotel…Tempurpedic mattresses, plush towels, beautiful tile bathrooms and that is just the sleeping rooms!

The rest of the House is just as amazing.  A kitchen that anyone would be jealous of, computers for the families to use, tv sitting area with leather couches and a fire place to enjoy…not to mention the AMAZING pantry stocked full of food for the families to eat.

It is such an amazing place to go and get away for a little while.  They have a meal nearly every night for the families of the kids (along with grandparents, siblings, etc) to eat.  I can’t tell you how much money this saved us while we were there.  I can’t say enough great things.  Here are some pictures so you can get the full effect:

This is a view from the front door.  The L-shaped couch is right in front of the fire place.

The fireplace is breathtaking and I WISH I had something like this!

This is the kitchen.  It has TWO islands and granite countertops. It certainly made me drool!

This is the AMAZING pantry that so many of you donated to!  As you can see it is FILLED to the top with items for everyone to use.  It is amazing…almost as big as my kitchen!

This is the sitting area with a flat screen TV…each bedroom had a flat screen too.

This is a different view of the sitting area.

This is the workout area.  Exercise bike and a treadmill.  They are set in front of a window so you can look outside and the treadmill has a TV on it!  I wish I had gotten a free half hour to use this.  And if you look towards the back of the picture you will see the computers that are set up for families to use.

This is the outside sitting area.  It has a gorgeous view of the beautiful yard the hospital has created.  So nice to get some fresh air…i bet it’s busy in the summer.

This is a beautiful art piece that is on the balcony of the RMH.  It is filled with hummingbirds and had a story to go with it.

This was the first room that we had when we got there.  It was a suite with TWO bedrooms and a sitting area.  Each one had a flat screen TV and they were wonderfully decorated.

This was our bedroom with a queen size bed, desk and wardrobe area (imagine the bed all made up, it looked much prettier).  The memory foam mattress was AWESOME.  Best night sleep I’ve had in a hospital.

BEAUTIFUL bathroom.  This picture doesn’t even do justice to it!  It has beautiful purple shades in the accent tile.  LOVE!

This was the second bedroom in our suite the first two nights.  It too had a desk but this one had two single beds.  Did I mention this place was amazing?

If you ever get a chance to visit this place I highly suggest it.  It is an awesome place for families who have a sick child in the hospital.  I am hoping to be able to get a group together after the holidays and serve a meal to the families one night.  I would love to be able to give back to a place that has given us so much!  If anyone is interested in helping with that let me know.

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