Saturday, December 31, 2011

It Ain't Over Yet !!!

It's New Years Eve.People have plans made for a great night out. Young adults are probably already primping to look their best, wondering if they will be kissed at midnight. Couples have reservations at the best restaurants in town, booked months ago. I'm sure there are some nervous guys out there practicing in the mirror...."will you marry me?"  The world will celebrate tonight. Fireworks will sound on all four corners of the globe, and even in the most remote corners of the world, they will know it's a new year. Even my children will be pinned to the TV to watch the ball drop. Why??? Why is today so much different than yesterday? Why does a new year designate so much hoopla? I mean when you wake up tomorrow, it will all look the same. Nothing really changes. 

Or does it?

With the New Year comes HOPE! It's a new beginning. Another chance to make things right. All those resolutions!! I promise to's.... all said with the best of intentions. But how many of those resolutions ever see the light of day? I know I stopped making them years ago. I mean honestly after a couple of glasses of wine, I think I can take on the world, so resolutions made on New Years Eve don't have a fighting chance.

I'd rather just find comfort in HOPE. Another year, means God still wants us around. He's not done with us yet,and we still have a chance to make it right with Him.

Tonight, 2011 will be over, and tonight, Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree will be over too. Our goal was to get every child on that tree at least $1000.00 into their account. Why?? Because that is their HOPE! 

That is their ticket out of hell. 

There are currently 37 children who have not yet met their goals.

Can you give them some HOPE for 2012? Before you go out tonight, before you do your hair and make up and put on that fabulous outfit, before you call your friends to see what their wearing, before you look at your ring finger and get butterflies because you can just guess that tonight is the night he pops the question. Before you double check your reservations to make sure you have the best seat,before you say so long to 2011, can you give these children HOPE? 

And maybe with that bit of HOPE passed on to them by you, one day they will be making plans with their friends, and doing their hair and picking out a fabulous outfit for New Years Eve. Maybe they will have great seats at the best restaurant, and be watching the fireworks, maybe they will be glued to the TV, counting down 10. 9. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

HOPE is what they long for. Please give them HOPE. Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree

Ivan S. (region 8)
  Callie  Savannah 

Lianne (33) Elias 3G Sally 26HA


Trey 2H
 Nanette Daniel 2H

Abbott 3G Alexander A 5G Jaxon 15


Sophia E 1C Henry Vitaliy T.

Garrett 26HA   OrionDorothy Matthias 2H Andy  Daniel 3G Percy (Asia)

Randy 2H Timothy (Asia) Orson

 Keegan   Tory 15H Alexander I. (fcmd-8)Ruben Darby 2H Emily 15H James 2H Nicole 26HA Penelope 9HA  Turner (2011) DennisMelody                                                                                                             

My bracelet giveaway will run til midnight. Any one donating $10.00 to any of these children still under $1000.00 will be entered. Just leave a comment here so I can add you. 

Have a Happy and safe New Year. God bless you!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Bracelet Giveaway Switched... NOW For children Under $1000.00 ONLY!

I'm changing the bracelet giveaway! Anything donated from now must be donated to any child still under $1000.00 on the Angel Tree. 
7 inch sterling silver.

Carina has my heart and I want her account to grow, because I want her home! She is turning four in April and I do not want this Dumpling to see the inside of a mental institution. She already looks like her spirit has been broken in her bio picture and I feel she would completely give up in an institution. 

BUT, when I look at the remaining 49 children who have not reached their goal yet, I get a sick feeling in my stomach.    

I'm torn between Carina and all the others. 
The shells did good yesterday but so much more is needed. When all is said and done I want to know that I did everything in my power to do the right thing. 

Carina was very blessed this year by a large donation from an absolute Angel. There is no way I would have gotten even close to the amount she has now on my own. 

So please donate $10.00 to any child under $1000.00 and you will be entered. 

I'm still taking orders for the Shells too. That is a five dollar donation to any child still under $1000.00. See details here.

Don't forget to leave a comment here, to be entered in the giveaway for the bracelet. I will pick  a winner on New Years Day.

Thursday, December 29, 2011




All Angels to $1000.00 Fund Raiser!

 The Reece's Rainbow Tree Fund Raiser is in it's last hours! It ends when the year does! This fund raiser I'm having now is for the children who are still under $ 1000.00 only! There are still too many who have not met their goal yet! Let's help them out.
Donate five or more dollars to any child under $1000.00 on RR and pick out a shell. I will personalize it with any name you want, and ship it to you. 

View all the details here. Any questions feel free to contact me via email or FB. This was seriously put together this morning, so I may not have explained it too clearly.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Long Lost Emilia

Well, my blogging as been slacking that's for sure. Between the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree and Christmas, and all the stuff that goes along with it, blogging had to take a back seat. I'm enjoying this week off. The kids are home, Aniela is home and we are just trying to get as much of her as we can before she flies off again :(

We had our annual Christmas bedroom switch again. For some reason it seems like we always get this bright idea to change someones bedroom around Christmas time. This year Andrew came back upstairs to share with Bella and Sophia went downstairs to have her own room:)  One day, all hands on deck and it's done. And the best part is there are bags and bags of things going to good will!!! I love to purge!!!! Unfortunately, any or all of my family members will undoubtedly be highlighted on an episode of "Hoarders" They hold on to everything!!

Now, here are some photos of Miss Em and Co.

Not wanting to wake up on Christmas morning.

Now she's ready to go!! Must be that skirt!!! Thanks Lacey!!

My Christmas cookies

The calm before the storm.

All six!!! Such a rare moment

Miss Bella

Now what? She still won't open any presents.

Em and the cat... crash and burn

Up from her nap and ready for some mashed potatoes

Mmmm, just shove them in Honey!

She hasn't gotten out of this yet!! Doesn't want any part of the balls that are supposed to go in it, but she as lived in here since Christmas morning!!

Cute trick to teach her... thanks Liv

The perfect place to catch up on some reading.

We Wii...  Come on give Em a remote!!!!

Thanks to family, and friends and Christmas miracles our holiday was picture perfect. Ready and waiting to see what lies ahead for us in 2012!