Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts

Sunday, May 01, 2011

A weekend for kids

Yesterday it was this little girls birthday! 3 years old! She says the most adorable things. She told me that her teacher is very smart, and she reminded me that shes not 2, shes 3! So cute.

The girls were all dressed up for the birthday bbq. They are so sweet.

Today was the walk for kids help phone! Together our team raised $555!
It was kind of cold today but once we started walking we warmed up :) We were so happy to be part of raising money for a great cause.
We did a 5km walk on Lakeshore.

It was so fun, however my "new' runners with arch support kinda hurt my feet! But all is ok! and I have tomorrow off to relax!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Busy Week Giving and Helping.

What a busy week! I didn't blog much last week because I've been hardly home! Thursday night my sister, mom and I were babysitting my nieces. It was so much fun. We baked while listening to Christmas music and then watched movies!
Baby M is sooooo adorable!!! It was so cute having my mom showing my sister and I how to feed her and how to change her diaper and clothes haha! (putting clothes on a baby is hard!)
The best part was that I actually got her to sleep in my arms. I loved it. I can't wait to start a family of my own! I know God has a plan so I'm not going to worry too much about it, but I really can say I can't wait to be a mom! (Although from what mommies say, my babysitting experience was good because baby went home and I got a full nights sleep :) lol
That night we also took my other niece A with us to deliver our baskets for the family we sponsored to the church. She was so happy to help us and loves hanging out with her aunts. :)

Our church also needed lots of help with delivering these gifts today. So we woke up early, grabbed our coffees and headed to church this morning.
I'm so happy we had my husband and my sister's fiance with us to help with the heavy boxes. They got right into it and were so quick and organized. Our delivery crew rocked!
We were able to do 7 deliveries in 2 hours and the organizer named us her #1 santa's little helpers! ahah!

The families were so grateful and happy to see us. It was such an amazing feeling.

Hope you all are having a great weekend! I'm finishing up my Christmas shopping for the rest of the weekend!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cookie deliveries for Haiti Relief

Sunday I helped my sister with her cookie deliveries. She raised $500 and donated it to RedCross for Haiti Relief Check out her Blog Here

We had a fun day traveling the city, chatting, spending time together and visiting friends and family.

We hardly took any pictures but we did take this pic at a red light ahah!

At one of our stops to my lovely cousin, we also received a little gift!Blueberries! She bought us both a delicious pack of blueberries. Yum! They made a yummy afternoon snack for me today:)

Short post today. Tomorrow I will post my weekly goals. I ate fast food this weekend :( I will do much much better this week. Hope you all are having a good Monday!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy weekend! Here and There.

Why do I have a BAG of chocolates! I know it's terrible! One of my amazing cousins brought my mom a big box of chocolates and when I went over to visit she gave me a bag to take home. How could I resist! I did however empty it a lot. There was at least 10 Areos in that bag, I took out 5 haha! This was Thursday night and so far I have not touched that bag :)

My sister over at Amandascookies4hope had a great idea to raise money for Haiti. She asked family and friends for donations and if they donated she would give them a box of her free homemade cookies! Well she raised $500 this week and I am going to help her make the deliveries tomorrow ;) Fun!


I wanted to show off my new booties, my aunt gave them to me and I thought they were so cute. (don't mind my awkward stance ahah)

Happy Weekend everyone!

Psst. Watching Julie & Julia for the second time, love this movie!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Back to work after the holidays!

Back to work! Oh was it hard to get up today!

I brought my lunch today, I had brown rice and veggies. Yummy and healthy.

My snacks today were 2 clementines and a handful of walnuts.

I think I will do all right with my new eating plan ;)

I downloaded a new calorie counter App for my iphone and it is great in counting the cals in everything I eat!!!

Another area I have been watching is my budget. Last week husband and I tracked our spending and we were AMAZED on how much we totalled at the end of the week. Heck, we never paid any attention to that. So with a new budget app we are tracking our budget too and so far so good! Our goal is to save more and spend less to reach our new 2010 goals.

With yesterday's winnings I donated a little to a charity and the rest I deposited to my account and instead of running out and spending it quick , I will be responsible and use it for my needs not wants ;)

It's time to put our attention to counting! .....calories and money! ;)

Hope you had a good Monday!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

ThanksGiving Monday - No dieting this weekend!

Monday is thanksgiving here in Canada Yum! I will say out loud that I am really looking forward to over eating this weekend. How could I not! Sunday we are going to my grandparents for lunch and Monday I'm going to my in laws for a Turkey dinner mmmm. There will be no counting calories this weekend aha!.

During the holidays I always try and do something a little extra for the people out there that do not get to have all the great family dinners like most of us do. I know how it is to be very tight with money but I always had food on the table and a roof over my head and know I am truly blessed. So the other day when I went grocery shopping I bought a little extra to bring over to the food bank. (I wanted to bring it to church on Sunday, but after our girls night, I woke up too late!) So I will head to the grocery store tomorrow to get some more things and drop it all off tomorrow afternoon :)

I have a love hate relationship with fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves and the smell of the air.... But 7 years ago my family spent thanksgiving in the ICU with my daddy in a Coma. I remember friends bringing us turkey while we sat and just waiting and hoping for good news. :(
Since then Fall has never been the same, those memories are always so vivid as if it were yesterday. If you follow my blog you know I mention plenty of times how grateful I am for the amazing family I have. I always remember that during our family holidays, the togetherness we have and the knowing we can get through anything together even if it is extreeeemly painful.

Oh boo sappy ending to my post :( But look at Zoe right beside me. She does not leave my side EVER! Love her!