Saturday, December 22, 2012

Keeping it going.......

Day 18: Mani and Pedis with Nana. ;)
Day19: Shopping trip at the mall with Mommy. ;)
Day 20: Special dinner date with amazing friends.

Regan was sooooo excited about her gift!!!!
They know her so well and know how much she loves to read.

Regan was spoiled LOVED by Bubba's Miss Sherrill and her wonderful daughter Melisa.
So grateful for these sweet women....
Not only did Miss Sherrill take care of my sweet boy but now
she is insisting on being there for my girl as well.
Day 21: Go to Disneyland to see the Christmas lights.
We went with Nana, Pa Pa, and Granny K!!! ;)
Of course we had to go on the Winnie the Pooh ride!

While we were there we ran into more friends!
The main reason for going.....
SNOW on main street!!! 

and seeing the castle lit up! ;)

To be continued.............

Friday, December 21, 2012

more fun....

Day 13: Go to a super fun Christmas party at school that included a BMX show.

Day 14: Throw a Christmas party!
Regan planned it.... oh that girl of mine sure loves a good partay!
They made crafts.......

played in snow.......

decorated cookies....

stuffed their faces.....

had a fun gift exchange........

crammed as many people as we could into our "cozy" home......

and had fun.... despite Regan's face... wink!...
I am so grateful to have each of these ladies in my life and feel blessed to call them friends!
Day 15: Go rolling skating for the very first time!
One of Regan's BFFs is celebrating her 8th birthday on Christmas day
and she had an awesome roller skating birthday party!
The girls decided ahead of time that they wanted to go all out...
roller derby style!!

Regan was such a trooper!!!
She fell SOOO MANY times BUT she got up each time with a smile
{Ok, maybe one time came with tears}
and kept on going!
I am so proud of that sweet little girl of mine!!!
Day 16: Take dinner to a new Mommy and her sweet family.
Day 17: Christmas movie night, popcorn, and cuddles!
It was that kind of day that Regan and Mommy both needed extra cuddles...
and so we did.
To be continued...........


Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 12 {Oh, how I loved day 12}

Day 12: Day of service.

My sweet friend and I had the pleasure of cramming our cars full of sweet little girls and starting our adventure at our local Ronald McDonald House where we presented them with around 250 pillow cases from the Team Bubba pillow case project. So, if you have been counting... yes... we hit almost 800 pillow cases in our very first annual Team Bubba pillow case project. I can't even begin to tell you how close this project has made me feel to my sweet Bubba.

The girls that came with us helped to sew pillow cases and were excited to see where they eneded up. ;)

They were so kind when we showed up with some VERY excited girls. 

We gifted them the pillow cases.....

Then we dropped off some yummy cookies in the kitchen for the residents.........
{The girls are very excited about going to back to cook one night as another service project.}

They met some of the residents..... {of course no pictures there}.......
and the girls got a tour of the Ronald McDonald House and all of the wonderful things they do for families while they are there.

They left feeling so excited and good about themselves.......
and all they did was simply sew a pillow case.
It is AMAZING how by doing SMALL acts of kindness we CAN do GREAT things!!!
After we left the Ronald McDonald house we headed for some real girl time......
Each of the girls got a budget and picked out toys  to take........
to one of our local fire stations for the Spark of Love toy drive.

These girls were SOOO EXCITED!!
{Can you see Bubba with us??}

The guys at the station were so kind and let the girls take over the place. ;)

I am so grateful for day 12 and the chance that we had to serve. I am so grateful for "my girls" as I call them, and the excitment in their faces as they had to chance to serve others. I hope and pray that this is a day that they will always remember. Serisously, isn't this what this time of year is all about??? Christ's entire life was filled with service. What better gift can we give to our Savior and Redeemer at this time of year than to try to be like him.... to love our fellow man... to serve.
Matthew 5:14-16"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. "Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.