Friday, September 24, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner!!

Thank you again to everyone who donated!!  We truly appreciate ALL of you!!  We will be sure to keep you all updated on how Meheret is doing.

and  the winner is.....


Monday, September 20, 2010

Awww stink

Well, apparently we broke the rules.  PayPal considers raffles gambling.  Stink.  So, our paypal button had to be removed.  Double stink.  We certainly don't want to be rule breakers.  However... the raffle will continue on!  If you have not entered and would still like to - leave me a comment with your email and I will give you the scoop on how to enter.

Thanks so much for all of your support so far!  Only a few more days to enter - don't wait!!

I'll leave you with a picture of my little fireman. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some good videos...

Wow - thanks to all of you that have donated already!!  You guys are awesome!!  Keep it up!!

I wanted to give you some more information on Korah to those of you who don't know much about it.

A few facts:
  • Korah in Amharic means "cursed".
  • 75 years ago the Ethiopian government moved everyone with leprosy to this area of Addis Ababa.
  • Approximately 100,000 people live in the slums of Korah - the "outcasts" of society.
  • The city dump is located in Korah.
  • The people, both adults and children, spend their days digging through the dump searching for anything to eat or sell.
Our sponsorship includes summer camp where she received one decent meal a day, and then in September she started boarding school 3 hours away. This covers her room, 3 meals a day, books, tuition, hygiene needs, uniform and transportation to and from school when needed during breaks. 

    One of my closest friends visited Korah in July and she saw first hand the devastation that is going on there.  She's done an awesome job at spreading the word to others - hence the reason Tim and I got involved.  Please watch this video to get an idea of where your dollar is going. 

    The Village of Korah - A short documentary from Session 7 Media on Vimeo.

    I have one more video for you.  This is my little baby boy who is growing much too fast.  But, when you watch this video... think of the kids in the previous video.  Jaxson could have easily been one of those children.  Just think...


    Monday, September 13, 2010


    Ok... I lied.  This post was SUPPOSED to be last week, but well life got in the way.  It has a habit of doing that a lot... hmm.  But, as long as I post more than Troy... then I'm all good. hehehe.

    As most of you know we are trying to raising $$ for our sponsored child in Ethiopia.  Her name is Meheret and she is 12 yrs old. Check a few posts back for more info.  Little update - Meheret has now started school & and is not living in the trash dump - yay!! We just received a letter from her and a new picture, so I'll post about that soon. :)

    So.....Are you ready??  Drumroll please....

    Yes - an ipod touch (8GB)!!  Ok, so here is how this is going to work.  A donation of $5 will get you one entry and a $20 donation will get five entries.  And you can do as many entries as you'd like.  If you want to buy 10 entries I wouldn't be mad at you.  Just sayin.  Who doesn't want an ipod touch?  Come on now... get with the times people - you need one!  (We had to remove our paypal button... so contact us on how to enter).

    As I said before... all proceeds will be going to Meheret.  And yes the ipod touch is brand new and never been opened.  It's just lonely and waiting for you to take it home.  All of the entries will be put into a bowl and we will draw the lucky winner on Friday - September 24th.  Why that day?  Because it's Tim's birthday!  So... click away and get it on the FUN!

    Monday, September 6, 2010

    Timothy Prust Photography

    have you checked out tim's blog?  what???  you mean you haven't?  then you are just plain crazy. go check him out and then email him and book a session.

    so.... a couple of weeks ago i mentioned there being a fun raffle where proceeds go to meheret (our sponsored child in korah).  it's coming... it's coming...  so... check back this week. right here. this is where all the action will be. mmmkay?  don't forget now. come back.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    When did...

    When did these little toes...

    Turn into these toes...

    When did this little bit of hair...

    Grow into all this hair...

    When did this little tongue....

    Become this giraffe tongue....

    When did this gummy smile....

    Turn into these toothy smile....

    How can this be my little baby Jaxson?  Look how big he is!!  Oh boy do I love him, but this mommy needs time to slow down just a tad....