Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pony Express

If he had only been born about 200 years earlier

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Victory Junction

What a wonderful way this family has taken a tragedy and turned it into something wonderful. Although I helped make a quilt or two for the camp when it first opened I never had seen but in person until last night. Krispy Kreme is a big supporter of camp and once a week we set up a doughnut station where campers can dip their doughnut in chocolate and dredge it in sprinkles if they like. Each week campers come in from all over the country. They group these kids so that each week has a different kind of health issue. By doing that they enjoy a week where they are just like all the other campers....nobody stands out as different....and for some of these kids that might be a brand new feeling. The counselors were all so compassionate and full of energy! Richard Petty showed up after dinner and spent some time taking pictures and signing autographs with the campers. Smiles abounded. They danced and danced then it was time to watch the two pit crews compete for the kids. They all wore feather boas with their uniforms. I couldn't take many photos but the sweet images will remain with me for some time. I will definitely volunteer again! This is our friend Ashley who was finishing up a two week volunteer rotation. It is quite a magical place for sure.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Doughnut party

Well it was pretty wet but we still got to participate in the big 75th birthday party. Ken won the grand prize of a free dozen glazed every week for a year. Can't think of anyone more excited to win.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Free KK Stuff

At our picnic today there were boxes of tee shirts lined up. Mostly fringe sizes but they just wanted them gone. I held up a youth small and commented that all my nephews were now too big for this size and my friend had to remind me that we would have one soon that could grow into it!!! Also who can use 2x boxers.. nobody I know. But look how great the fabric I of course thought QUILTS. So any of my quilt buds want a pair? It's a must have for any future eye spy quilts. And you can get a lot out of boxers this big.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Proud to be American

Even with all our faults there is nowhere else I would rather live than the USA. And I basically just want to be a Mom and even though I know I will make plenty of mistakes, I am thrilled with the promise an orphan from China will have here in study what they want, work and play where they want and to say what they want as a citizen of the best nation in the world. We all need to remember that even our poorest live with more than about 90% of the world. God Bless the USA.