Thursday, July 15, 2010

Salem's 2 Mile Fundraiser

I can't remember if I posted this or not but Salem came up with the idea to do a jog-a-thon to raise money for the Stop The Violence event our church puts on (it's this Saturday). She decided if all the crime victim center needed was money we should give it to them. Don't you love the sweet innocence of a child?

Earlier this year she begged to join a local track team. So we finally did. Well it turns out she hates running. Poor girl. Earlier this summer we talked about how she needed to fulfill her commitment for the summer and then we can find something else to try. But regardless she wants to do her run. So I am excited that my beautiful little girl, so sweet and caring and full of love wants to do something so amazing and that she "gets" it at her age.

But I am a little nervous for her too. She told me tonight she's scared she'll disappoint people and I told her that's impossible. She said what if I can't run 2 miles - I said you run as much as you can, then we'll walk and then we'll run again. Daddy will run too. She laughed and said but daddy hates running more than me. LOL.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We run at 8 am tomorrow. She's raised $443 so far and somehow she decided her goal was $500. We're hoping some more donations come in. But either way she's raised $443.

I am SO proud of this little girl. She has Noonan Syndrome and a controlled heart condition but doesn't really get what it all means. She's just a regular little girl who loves God and people and feels called to bring peace to people. She has said that.

I will post pics.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Frugal Novice

This blog is run by a friend of mine. I have just checked it out and I LOVE it. I know there a 100 review sites out there but check this one out. There is a giveaway for a free night at the Hotel Valencia in San Antonio that sounds yummy!

Now I'm off to check out more on the Frugal Novice!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A few fun conversations with my kiddos

Just last night my sister had this conversation with Raina. She was doing her hair and asked her how she wanted it done. Raina quickly replied - I want it long down to my feet like Rapunzel. Amy of course said - well we have to let it grow out for that. I mean right now. And Raina clarified - I said like Rapunzel.

Raina declares I am the most awesome mom ever cause I let her eat an entire pint of blueberries.

Salem says she knows I really love her cause I bought her princess silly bandz. (I need to work on clarifying that).

Raina decided I should call her Princess Baby...then I will be the Princess Mommy, Salem the Princess Sister & Daddy Princess Daddy. When I said what about Prince Daddy...she said no - Princess Daddy! :)

Salem says - mommy do you love me? Of course I do baby...Mommy do you really love me? Of course I do honey. Mommy do you really really love me? Yes baby...I love you forever, I love you for always, as long as we're living my baby you'll be. Thank you mommy.

I told Salem she's prissy even with sparklers and fireworks. Her reply - I love being prissy.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stop The Violence

Where are you going to be July17th? Come on out - spread the word. It's an event for the entire family.

The event will showcase live bands & will have food vendors, local artists, children activities including air castles, magicians & a ventriloquist as well as speakers & much more.

Local agencies & organizations in our community will provide information, education & resources.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa will be speaking and there will be a free concert by Shonlock - choreographer & backup singer for TobyMac among other accomplishments.