Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Life around here

We've been super busy just like everyone else I know ;) Just getting ready for Christmas and trying to enjoy ourselves a little bit at the same time. I hate rushing around and stressing out at Christmas. I'm refusing this year. Even if things are just simpler. I did get our friend gifts done and I like how they turned out.

Connor loved crazy hair day at school and I snapped a few pics of him in the morning. I went to show my co-workers the pics and......I saw that Connor had taken one of himself after I was done! He cracks me up. He's so serious in the pic. All I have to say is...that took all the hair products I own to get that hair to stand up like that! He could put his hoodie on and it would just pop right back up after he took the hoodie off.

Got Connor signed up for wrestling. We'll see how that goes. He's way excited and so am I ;) but he has tons to learn and it's gonna be a lot of work for him. I think that's good though.

Fancy-Shmancy Magnets

My eyes were opened..

to see how many people have so little. It made me so incredibly grateful for what I have. We put together bags for the homeless at the Anderson's house....everyone brought stuff like apples, oranges, grandola bars, gloves, jackets, hats, blankets, you name it. Fresh & Easy helped us out with some more food and some cool bags to put it all in. Then on another night we took it all downtown...wow. That was an eye opener for me. The girls & kids all stayed in the trucks and the guys got out and handed stuff out. It was crazy...I was driving someone's truck really slow while they handed stuff out and all these homeless guys were eying us through the windows. It was SO crazy. There were tents on the sidewalks lining the road. I felt so happy to have my little home with warm beds!!! It was a good experience, even if it was kinda scary...

Wyatt kept busy too while we put the bags together. Bryson is awesome.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Listen Up Everybody!!!!!

My little famiy is going to do a FOOD DRIVE during the month of December and would love any help you can provide.

I am so grateful for the blessings we enjoy everyday and want to make the Christmas season more about serving others and striving to live as Christ lived instead of my kids focusing on...."I want this for Christmas!" Sound familiar ;) I want my kids to know that serving others is the best gift we can give.

If any of you are able to donate any food, you are more than welcome to drop it off at my house, work, or I can come by and pick it up. If my parents or the Duke's are closer, they said it would be fine if you dropped if off there as well.

Everything will be donated to the Food Bank here in Las Vegas and they said the need is greater than ever. I will post some info on items needed, but when I talked to them they said they especially need peanut butter and tuna because of the high protein in it and long shelf life it has. They are also in need of canned soup and hygiene products such as shampoo, soap & toothpaste.

Thanks for any help you can give and I love you all very much!!! I wish you the best this holiday season!

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