Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scrappy Skirt Party to benefit 'Mamas en Catacamas' November 22, 2013

For a long time I've wanted to go on an out-of-country mission trip. But due to the season of life I'm in, I just don't think NOW is the time for me to venture out =)  So for now, I live vicariously thru my sweet friend, Lisa, who goes down to the Catacamas in Honduras and works with impoverished mamas. She teaches them skill sets such as sewing and baking.  Thru the gift of sewing, they've learned to make skirts (among other things) and Lisa brings them back to the states and sells them, and then pours that money back into the mamas. (website: to learn more about her work down there)
She happened to be in my neck of the woods on the 22nd, so I hosted a 'Skirt Party' at my church. Lots of wonderful people showed up and the party was a RAGING success...

We were sad to see Lisa and her wonderful daughter, Hope, leave, but we are SUPER excited that Lisa said she's coming back in the Spring!  We hope she brings back a LOT more skirts as we pretty much cleaned her out on this trip! =)

Of course my little chickies had to wear their skirts to church the following Sunday =)

We love you, sweet Lisa, and will continue to pray God's blessings down upon your amazing work in Honduras!

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Party and volunteering (picture heavy!)

We were blessed again this year to be able to participate with the Operation Christmas Child Program.

The kiddos got to shop for, and pack their own shoeboxes this year which they really enjoyed.

(He had to have his favorite dog, Licorice, in this picture with his shoebox stuff)  =)

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Friday
We had a BLAST at our homeschool 'Shoebox' party put on by my dear friend, Jenn (those are a few of her cuties there to the right of Baby Girl)

This little sweetheart was one of the brave kiddos who stepped forward to pray over the shoeboxes

Look at that group... Over 90 kiddos!

We had activitiy tables for every continent. They children were able to go to each table and take part in that activity. When they finished, they put a star on that continent, on the map they were handed at the beginning of the morning, and when their map had all 7 stars, they received a prize.

All the mommas contributed to the filling of the bellies by providing dishes from around the world. YUM. (this was just one of the tables, there was more to the left of this picture)

We also volunteered to help with more shoebox packing at one of the drop-off locations in town on they Monday following the Shoebox party.  Brother got to play at Daddy's work for  a few hours as I didn't know what they would have for him to do here. Next year I think I'll bring him. If nothing else, he can provide us with some entertainment =)

(This little ham ball is one of our favorite people ever)  :)

Can't wait to do it again next year!