So as most, if not all, of you know I am in the Marine Corps and they are the sponsors of the Toys for Tots toy drive. Last weekend was my drill weekend, and I was privileged to help with the collections of toys and donations. I have to say it was amazing how generous people can be.
On the first day I was in the median of a street for only about two hours and I would guess I collected between $500-1000. One guy even gave us a check for $150. All total we collected about $18,000 in the first day.
That doesn't even include the thousands of toys that got dropped off, and they were not all cheap. People were dropping off bikes and remote control cars, and everything you could imagine pretty much.
On the second day I had to leave at noon, and they were already up to $11,000 and tons more toys.
It was so cool to me to see that even in these tough times people were still throwing in 20's and even an occassional 50 or 100. It was also mostly people driving average cars, and not the people in Lexus's and BMW's. It really made me happy to see how generous they all could be.
If you want to donate to a charity and don't know where to give, I would highly recommend donating to Toys for Tots. It goes to kids that really need it. I have personally known people that have benefited from it, and it is a great charity.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So it was the ward christmas party last night. I sat on santas lap for the first time. He sure was a skinny santa and a beard that liked to fall off but I liked all the red on him because it matches my hair. I asked him if I could get somemore cute clothes for christmas and hairbows because I love to play dress up. Mommy wanted to get in the picture to but obviously I am cutest she doesn't even have a chance with me in the picture though I do get my good looks from her. Daddy couldn't come with us cause he was in Fort Worth for drill this weekend and I missed him very much. I got to play with my friends Lindsay. When we sang the twelve days of christmas lindsay and I were the eight swans a swimming in the air. Everyone thought of how cute. I can't wait till I get bigger and actually really tell santa what I want for christmas instead of mommy telling santa what I want. Anyways I can't wait to see everyone on christmas hooray!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I have the best husband ever. Tuesdays are my day that I work a whole day at work instead of 5 hours and on that day dave is so productive. He had did the dishes, had washed the clothes, attended to our daughter livy, made phone calls for looking for a job, and he went excercising which we have been trying to do better at now. So he calls me at work to let me know what he had done and I couldn't believe it. I honestly don't know what I would do without him in my life. It is nice not to have to do all the chores around the house and I don't even have to ask him he just does it. We are also on a huge learning kick right now about financial stuff so we can better ourselves on how to save and invest. It is so fun to do this with him and we get so excited about being rich someday because we are going to be rich and no one can tell us other wise we have a goal and we are stickin to it. We are going to learn as much as possible and then decide what is best. Good luck to us. So I love you husband and never forget that.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
So Olivia loves playtime and likes to play with mommy and daddy. She loves it when we make faces at her and stand her up on our lap. She talks to us all the time and it is so fun to see her huge smile. I added some pictures of her in her favorite chair.