Monday, May 31, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Before & After

Peonies have GOT to be my most favorite plant/flower.
Such a show!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Feed My Starving Children

Blessed are those who are generous,
because they feed the poor.
- Proverbs 22:9

Last week I accompanied the Brownies on a trip to the local packing site for Feed My Starving Children. The organization's mission can be best described right off their web site...

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals formulated specially for starving children and we ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. -

There are four food components to every package.
Rice, soy, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables.

One bag of food, provides meals to six children.
It costs $1.15 to produce one bag.
94% of all donations to FMSC go directly toward the food program.

Here's what packaging room looked like.

What you don't know...we weren't just packing food...
We were jamming out!!!
Radio blasting...lots of fun!
After the work is watch a video and get to sample the food.

Two hours work =

Unfortunately for my Southern friends, the packing sites are located in the Midwest BUT they do have a MobilePack program. If you feel led to participate in this project, check their site to see if a packing event is happening near you OR rally the troops and MAKE IT HAPPEN - host an event or simply make donation.
Check it out...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brookfield Zoo

These past two weeks, I had the privilege of chaperoning two school field trips to the zoo. When I went with the first graders, I was given an emergency packet! Complete with...



And a coveted Lost Tooth Envelope!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cloudy with a chance of...

Added a little feature on the site...
scroll down 'til you just can't scroll anymore.