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Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I'm preparing to move my blog to Wordpress. Please be patient while I move, hopefully it will be quick and painless, no mess involved. But in case you arrive and things aren't quite right, don't worry. I'm working on it! Things will be completely different, colors, header, placement of things...it's all going to be better though!
Fingers crossed I don't mess anything up, because I'm doing this on my own (with some help from my Skype girls)
I haven't shared pictures in awhile, I just found my camera battery charger, so I went on a picture taking frenzy tonight. Forgive the messy faces, it was supper time and I was having picture taking withdraws so I had to take them lol
Saturday, June 26, 2010
If you read my blog regularly, you know that in the upcoming months we will be moving to a brand new house and we're thrilled. One thing that I'm almost just as excited about is shopping for our new home! We're going to toss out
some most of our stuff and start fresh, a new home with new stuff. I think CSN Stores are going to help me, they have stores for everything such as lights, pet supplies, furniture, toys and much much more.
As many of you may know, I am a mom of 3, a wife , a daughter, a friend. My life is full here in Shenandoah, VA. This is my town, this is where I was raised, this is my father’s town. Shenandoah is part of who I am and my respect for this place runs deep. We might be a small town, population 2000, but we are a town with all heart.
Back when Jeffrey was little and I was pregnant with my 2nd child, there wasn’t a lot of money for the town to spend on new parks and I wanted a place where people could go and enjoy nature and have a little fun. Big Gem park was being developed into a nice park, but it needed something more, something just for kids. After going to a few Parks & Recreation meetings in town, it was agreed that a swing set would be perfect, my goal was to raise the money for that swing set. So after brainstorming I decided to put together a “Womanless Beauty Pageant”. Yup being a mom and pregnant with my 2nd child wasn’t nearly as difficult as it was convincing men to dress up and join in the fun.
We were starting out with nothing - $0 I hit the ground running, or in my case waddling… I went in person to most, if not all of the stores in town...the florist donated a bouquet and sash for the 1st place winner, the sign shop donated 3 trophies, plus numerous other gifts from companies around town. We had plenty of prizes for the winners and lots of door prizes for the audience. A good time was in the works for all who participated and attended.
We had 5 men enter, the mayor agreed to emcee the event, we had lined up a few judges and the extra raffle my dad helped me put together really helped us meet our goal. It was amazing to see our dream being realized.
As the event was ready to begin, things got tough, my son Jeffery was with a family friend and he was having none of that. I got a voicemail with nothing but Jeffery screaming in the background. How could I leave? My husband Jeff was in the pageant, as was Dad. There was so much to do and I didn’t want to let my son down and I didn’t want to let my town down. I managed to hold it together and managed in the end to send a friend of mine after Jeffery. Who says you can’t do it all!?
The event? It was a success! We raised the money needed for that swing……….
Volunteering is at the heart of every community. For me, this event it was all about seeing the smiles on the faces of the families and kiddos in our community getting a chance to enjoy a great park.
I wrote this post as an entry into Lovable Labels BlogHer'10 Giveaway
Today I put Jeffery in time-out after he hit Jaylin. He settled down, then slid onto the floor and found a pen and a piece of paper. When he could get up he brought the paper over to me and told me he had to put it on the bathroom door. I asked to see it and then asked what it was. This is the picture he showed me....
Stuffed animals are a big hit in this house, Jaylin and I both love them...so I can never pass up a chance to buy one (especially monkeys lol). So when I heard about Build-a-Bear's Zoorrific Collection I was thrilled.
Of course, the monkey isn't the only Zoorrific animal they have, there is also a flamingo, parrot, leopard, giraffe, tiger and panda. All of them are cute as could be. The monkey we got is so soft. Jaylin will sometimes let Jaxon hold it to keep him from crying, but she barely ever parts with it.
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I received products for the purpose of reviewing at no cost to me. All opinions expressed are of my own and not influenced by anything or anyone.