Thursday, June 7, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday

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Bidding Malcolm Home was a HUGE success! We raised close to $1,500 for the Smiths in just a weekend! I am still recovering and making sure all gets paid and shipped, but it's going awesome! I am so happy with how well it did. We had some beautiful items from some wonderful donors, and I am so thankful!! People even came out of the woodwork and offered some more prizes after it was already started. It was all just really wonderful. God is so good.

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We celebrated my little one's birthday this week and it was great! We went swimming at a public pool and then to Chuck E. Cheese's for dinner. It was so fun. All of us had a blast and the kids were pooped. Works for me!

Yes, I cleaned up after her.

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My oldest daughter's birthday is next and I am hoping I can do a 4th of July type theme for her, since it's so close to the 4th. I reeeeeally want to make her these:

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I am considering making some Waldorf dolls to auction off next. I need to be prepared in case Nico gets a grant! Which, I hear they are working on! (don't squee yet, Kara!)  :)

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This cracks me up.
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I went to an orthopedic surgeon the other day to see what the heck is wrong with my knee. He said it's likely a medial meniscus tear, and ordered an MRI. Who knows if I can even afford that nonsense, so I might not have it done. My aunt swears by prolo injections, so I will probably try those first. But, I watched a YouTube of the injection process and OMGoshhhhhhh...... I almost passed out. I'm not a wuss when it comes to needles, either. But... omg. That is all.

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I'm going to steal Leila's idea and always make my #7 about an orphan. Even though I almost always talk about Nico anyway, I still want to show some of the others here. 

This sweetie has a huge grant. I've posted about her before. But she's still waiting. She has almost $24,000 in her grant. She has Down syndrome. She is living in an institution. A bad one. She needs the love of a family. Spread the word. She is such an angel.

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  1. So happy to have found this blog!

    2. She is darling!
    3. Yummy... (I have a bday close to July 4th as well. These could totally work for me.)
    7. Such a beautiful girl. And such a large grant. Hopefully her family will find her soon!

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for finding me! :)

  2. Ugh, Megan breaks my heart. I want her to find a family, so quickly!!

    1. Before I realized we didn't qualify for the USCIS guidelines, I inquired about her. She was one of the first sweeties I fell in love with on RR. :(


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