Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Charity Scam

Had a call last night from this organization telling me all the wonders they do to help in the fight for Breast Cancer. Then they wanted money. I mentioned I had not heard of them before. I do think Breast Cancer is a cause worthy of donation. I asked how much of the donation went to the actual cause... she mumbled... 10%. I asked her to repeat it.

...10% of their donations actually go to help Woman with Breast Cancer... the other 90% go to their salaries etc for fundraising.

I told her I was not interested in helping their organization, The Woman to Woman Breast Cancer Foundation. What a lesson to learn about the people trying to get money for "Charity". Before you give your money you might want to check them out! There are some legitimate organizations (American Cancer Society - 73 % to the cause, Susan G. Komen for the cure - 87% for the cause) that really use most of the money they collect for the cause and do wonderful things. I am grateful for them, so I have donated to both of these worthy causes this year!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm a HERO...

Okay it took me 50 years to be brave enough to give blood.

But I did it!

(I just did not look and then I was ok.)

Riley needed two volunteers for the School Blood Drive (it was for his Student Council grade).

So Mike and I went and it was much easier than expected.
I didn't faint or anything dramatic...

Give it a try! You can be a hero, too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

LDS Formal

Five of the Stakes in Town got together and

decided to have a Formal for the youth of the church.

They had rented a Hanger and decorated it 1940's style.

They went all out and did a fabulous job planning this.

14 Couples from the Stake met at a Home for dinner before the dance.

Mike & I got to help with kitchen duty.

Easter Traditions

We have the "String" tradition for Easter.
They follow the string to find their Easter basket.
Then an Egg hunt.
You are never to old to hunt eggs.

Easter and Conference

It is always fun to dye Easter eggs...

It is a perfect weekend when Easter and Conference are the same weekend.
Nothing beats being with family and being inspired by Conference.

Twenty Five Years..

ago I married my best friend
and life just keeps getting better!
We have had a few challenges in life -
don't we all,
But married life with Mike continues to be the best!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Missionary...

Working hard and still enjoying mission life....

It makes my day when he sends his disk of pictures!