Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet, Handsome, Zachie!

The big guy is 6 today. He's had a day full of pretty much whatever he asked for. Breakfast in bed.....he tried to help and sent him away saying, "You can't help. You must go upstairs and be served liked a king!" At school Garrett brought cookies in for Zach and all his classmates. After school we went to spend a gift certificate from Nana and Bubba. Then we were off to Chuck E Cheese (his new favorite place) where he and Kevin played the games. This was followed by coming home to open family presents. He chose In-N-Out for his dinner. Now he's happily playing Plants Vs. Zombies on the iPad. We will be having Ice Cream Cake in just a little while. Whew! You only turn 6 once right??

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Let the FUNdraising begin

It's hard to believe that the 3-day walk is 7 months away. I still feel like I just finished last years walk. But as it is, time just keeps on ticking away and now I need to start thinking about how I am going to raise the money needed to participate in the walk. If it were up to me I think I would just skip the whole fundraising part, put my own money down and enjoy the walk.....and I guess I could do it that way, but then it would defeat one of the purposes of fundraising. Spreading the word about breast cancer! So in asking people to help me out, I am helping more people to know why I am walking and give others a chance to tell their story too. Last year we, as a team were able to raise enough money for all eight team members to participate, plus have enough left over to give each of us $500 to start this year off!

On April 11th we are starting the year off with a Pampered Chef fundraising party. I thought it would be an easy way to start things off. People go to these parties anyway and we get 25% of the profits. Here's how my online blog readers can help out too... you are able to order products online! If you want to check it out, go here, type in Team Safe at Second, and we will get credit. Your orders will be sent directly to you.

Of course the easiest way to help me out is to donate directly. That way I get 100% of the money towards my goal of $2300. Any amount is great appreciated!! You can go to my homepage to see what my progress is. I was continually amazed at the amount of support shown last year. People came out of nowhere and donated. I hope that I was able to show my appreciation and everyone knows how thankful I am!