Saturday, May 28, 2011


That's about how this week sounded!! This was the fastest week in a long time. I think it was because I spent most of it trying to catch things up, still not there, but getting close.

As many of you know Joplin, MO was hit hard last Sunday with an EF5 tornado. I have a very dear friend who has been in Joplin since Wednesday helping with whatever needs done. She is coming home today for the weekend, but then heading back Monday or Tuesday morning. The kids school started a drive on Tuesday to gather as much stuff as they could so that a family who was heading down to see relatives in Joplin this weekend. Since Wednesday(notes went home on Tuesday) this is what the school collected:

This was collected from Wednesday to Friday morning. A lot of the stuff was boxed up Thursday afternoon, but Friday morning I think we collected more than any other day. It was so amazing to see the kids come in with stuff and proudly add it to the pile. One little boy said "Look Mrs. Weaver, I brought soup to help the kids who lost everything. I'm so happy I can help these kids. It's my favorite soup, but they need it more than I do." Mrs. Weaver and I both almost lost it when he walked away. Friday morning it was decided by the student senate that some of the money they collected from the school store would be donated to Kids for Kids, a group helping the kids/schools in Joplin. Shepard is sending over $1,000 to help.

In other news:
One of my cards is featured in an Etsy treasury right now. Please take a look at all the great ideas for graduation, including my grad cap card.

I'm beginning to think we are never going to see the sun for an entire day again. I can't believe how cold and wet it has been. It is almost June and we are still in the 60's. Not that I want it to be 100, but the 80's would be nice. I'm tired of using my heater in the morning because it is still in the low 40's.

Working like a mad woman to get all my baseball pictures and all the pictures from graduation weekend caught up. I'm proud to say that all my May pictures that aren't baseball or graduation are edited and uploaded. Same for March and April. This is the first time ever!!

This Memorial Day weekend while you are grilling with friends and family, don't forget to take a moment and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. And also for those who are serving currently. Without them our lives would be so different.

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