Saturday, April 14, 2007

awesome day and warn out

Well here it is almost 8:30 at night and I am just now stopping! Today has been so awesome, but I am so worn out. So I put the kettle on, and I am going to make my favorite tea and sit here for a few.

Nikki went out and spoke to a group of men and asked them to sponsor her for her trip. They gave her $100! Then she called a lady that sponsored her last year and that lady gave her $100! I was very impressed that she made $200 today just by talking. Now if only I could get her to get paid every time she spoke!

Amber went up to this neighbor hood that was having a community yard sale and passed out a ton of flyers. The first house that she went to the lady tore the flyer up right in front of her! I told Amber to not let it get her down, and we continued to pass out flyers. Then the phone calls started coming in. We ended up making 7 trips just to pick up yard sale left overs! The garage and dining room are packed, so next weekend Amber will be having a yard sale!

Chris, one of the marines, asked Rusty and I to write a letter of recommendation for him. He want to volunteer with the young marines. I think that is just awesome! Chris is only 19, and he is already thinking of helping other people. I am so proud of him for taking a few weekends out of the month to help make a difference.

I am worn out, I want to take a bath and go to bed! Rusty just gave me a hug and told me that one day the children will look back and know all that I have done for them.

I will try to take some pictures of the quilts that I made. I just used big scraps of material and sewed them together, so they are nothing fancy, but at least the batting and the material did not go to waste.

I am going to go soak in a hot tub. I am just so proud of my children!

8 comments:

plieck30 said...

And proud you should be and of the marine too. It is so nice to hear good things about young people when there is so much bad in the world. Well its almost 11:30 here and I am about ready to take a hot bubble bath myself. Have a good Sunday tomorrow. paula

am4039 said...

How wonderful that Nikki went out and got some money for her trip. I'm happy you had a warm day but another cold day here in Chicago. Chris sounds like a wonderful young man.

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, wow how cool Nikki made $ 200 today,that is great !!!!!!!!!! Have a good weekend, Hugs Lisa

magran42 said...

I think maybe Nikki could make a career out of "fund raising".  She certainly has a knack for it!  http://journals.aol.com/magran42/FazeDaze/

hsauls said...

Cody told me once that I was the cool parent... not because I'm so hip or happening but because they always knew I was there for them... you know yourself how much it means to have someone in your life you can count on...
hope you got some rest!
*hugs*
heather

deshelestraci said...

Sounds like a great day!  Good for Nikki!  Tell Amber not to let that woman get her down.  Just pray for her to let go of her anger.  So sad that she would tear that up in front of her.
Traci

helmswondermom said...

I hope you are feeling better now.  You should be very proud of your kids!  And you should be proud of yourself for raising them so well and setting such a good example.
Lori

lurkynat said...

dear Kelli
Big Congrats!
love ya, natalie