WORLD WATER DAY.
we rocked it.
seriously.....YOU ARE SO AWESOME.
The Adventure Project raised over $27,000!!!
in ONE DAY!
that is amazing.
the Prem Rawat Foundation matched our donations and gave $25,000!
111 mechanics will be supported from that effort.
the winner of the swag giveaway is............JAMIE J.
That was easy :)
$25 more towards training another mechanic!
Posted by: Jamie J | March 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
email me Jamie J and i will ship your prize goodies to you. :)
ok moving on....
it has rained EVERYDAY of spring break.
and i was not prepared for that.
there is MUD everywhere.
we have practically ruined every pair of shoes we own....in four days.
what do farmers do with their dogs???
do you bathe a farm dog? or just let it go?
do country folk just not have indoor dogs?
these are things i need to learn.
craig stayed home today and we had a family day.
i wasn't convinced it was going to be any fun with all the crankiness that was going on before we left.
and the weather....it was ominous......AGAIN.
first stop....home depot.
isn't it always?
and our plans for mini golf were messed up from the cold so we went to the movies...last minute decison.
i took the girls to the Lorax....they'd already seen it.
and craig took the three oldest to the Hunger Games...i think they bought the last four tickets.
our theater was showing it in almost every theater every half hour!
kinda wish i'd gotten to see it.
but the Lorax was good.
made me remember that i don't want to live with regrets.
i want to make a difference.
my kids watch me so closely to see if i will cry...i only got misty eyed this time...annie called me out.
then we hit the bookstore.
my stack i browsed through.
sean spent some of his gift cards he had.
annie read as many Piggie & Elephant books as she could.
and i wished for a few more hours and a starbucks and silence....but we moved on.
chilis for dinner.
perfect place with the ball games starting.
it was interesting to observe that all of my children are old enough now (suddenly) to order their meal, have conversations the whole meal....without crying or fighting....and laugh together...it was pretty cool.
i think i like them!
we drove home and FINALLY the sun was shining.
i said "wow...i had no idea how bad i needed that sun?! it feels so good!"
scott left for basketball practice and i told the kids to play outside till it was dark.
she wanted to show me how fast she could ride.
last week she said "i think i was going 120 miles an hour!!!"
i stepped out on the main road to see the sun set....i took this for Pam.
she loved the sunsets on her kansas farm.
miss you pammie.
annie had come out to see the sun set too and then i told her she could go on ahead as fast as she could.
i stopped to take this picture and as soon as i snapped it i heard a crash in the house.
the kind that you wait for what comes next....
while arranging her bedroom lauren dropped the glass top to her dresser and it broke everywhere.
she cut her arm and was bleeding a lot.
craig pulled up in the driveway 2 minutes later and took her to the ER....13 stitches....ouch.
she is fine.
she is making cookies right now as i type this.
(you are welcome for not including pictures)
there is never a dull moment in a big family.
i think i am ready for bed.....it's been a really full day.
i will go to sleep smiling about World Water Day.
i love how God uses blogs to bring us together for a greater purpose...HIS purpose.
it really is SO COOL.
all of us from all over the world working together to help others.
in the words of the Lorax....
"Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
and thanks again.