Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Busy Bees

The past few weeks have flown by! Justtwo days next week then it will be Thanksgiving! Then three more weeks until we are out for Christmas! Can you tell I am counting the days? We've been to our nephews conference championship football game, a party for the centinial celebration of our local library system, and Coby has been working a lot. I also went to see Wicked last week and it was amazing. That witch could sing!
It's been getting dark so early lately that I just want to come home from work, eat dinner, and go to bed. I feel like we don't get anything done in the evenings. So this weekend my only plan is to get the Christmas decorations up. I will feel so much better and more in the holiday spirit once it's up. I will be sure to post some pictures.
I also finished this baby blanket for a co-worker. She had a son in August and for her baby shower we all did a simple stich picture. Her other sons even drew a picture and I stiched over it. I roughly sewed it all together and I think it turned out real cute and some thing he will have forever.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Just wanted to give you all an update on Rani, the girl we sponsor through Compassion. I have received another letter from her telling me all about her school and friends. I also received an updated picture and my how she has grown!
Here is the first picture I received. It was taken when they were looking for a sponsor for her. I'm not sure how old she was here.

Here is the more recent picture. She is 8 here. She looks so much older. She almost has a smile and her eyes look a little more alive, not so scared. I love it!!

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed this experience. I get so excited when I get something in the mail from her. I recently sent an extra $20 for Christmas. The local Compassion center people in Bangladesh will get her a present she will enjoy. I also found some paper dolls at Barnes and Noble that I plan on sending. You can only send things that can fit in a regular sized envelope so I thought this was a good choice. I have also been sending pages out of a girls Bible and coloring sheets.
If you are interested in sponsoring a kid go here. I know it is a huge commitment so if you aren't quite ready for that you can become a prayer partner or even just make a one time donation for Christmas time. Compassion makes sure all of the kids in all of their programs get gifts during Christmas even if they don't have a sponsor.
Just a little something to think about.