Thursday, September 30, 2010

New upload on the TDIPT Mercantile

Here's a sneak peek at my offering for October on the Merc -

I think I could make punkinheads year-round and be quite happy!

Please be sure to stop by tonight and check out all the amazing offerings that will be available :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RIDE FOR LIFE benefit run

Last weekend, we participated in a motorcycle ride called "Ride For Life".

It was an amazing benefit that started with a trip to my chiropractor's new office. He had recently moved into a new building they had built and as I was oooohing and aaaahing over the digs, he started sharing about the crisis pregnancy center called HANDS OF HOPE that was housed on the lower level. Once he got done cracking on me, I was treated to the grand tour and vision they have. To say I came home inspired is an understatement. I discussed everything that was on my heart with my hubs, asking what we could do to help these girls in trouble. I knew I wanted to come along side and promote in some small way. From that evening, the seed for Ride for Life was planted. We presented it to our motorcycle ministry and decided on a benefit run to be held in the fall.

There was much to be done, but one of the members stepped up to spearhead this event and for the last 9 months, has spent many waking moments with the whole concept on his heart and head. And the fruits of his labor paid off in a big way!

The day arrived last Saturday for the big event. Sadly for all his blood, sweat and worry working out every detail of this ride, Bill was not able to be there. His father was gravely ill, battling from complications of Alzheimer's and drove to Iowa to be with his dad during his last days. I just want to thank you, Bill - for all of your dedication and devotion to this project. Because of your efforts (and another lady who works at the Hands of Hope center), this was the smoothest and most enjoyable ride I've ever experienced.

This was most of the team ... morning of registration.

Three of the ladies who devote their time at Hands of Hope, coming alongside young girls who find themselves many times, alone, scared and pregnant. They offer love and genuine caring and let them know they are not alone. (L to R: Sonya, Dana and Teresa)

Hubs and I the morning of the ride - excited to see what God would do!

Dwayne and Pam, BFC family & dear friends that made the trip from Springfield to support us.
My sweet Sybil and me.... this was her first motorcycle ride,
and I think it's in her blood now ♥

The only way to describe this.... is T-R-O-U-B-L-E!
Love these guys - they have hearts of gold ♥

My sweet friend, Kim. She lost a grandbaby to SIDS and hosts a benefit ride each year to raise funds for that worthy organization. She gave us lots of tips on what to do and we are forever grateful for her "trial by fire" experinces that she shared.

Some shots of the ride.... since I was lucky to be at the head of the caravan, I was able to get some good shots of the group. There were roughly 30 bikes that participated, which I thought was a pretty good turnout for our first year at this.

We concluded the ride with lunch, a live band and many many drawings being held at a church that graciously volunteered to host our group. What a blessing - and delicious food too!! Thank you, Rock of KC ♥

Lo and behold, look what awaited us as we exited the church to head towards home! Crazy storm clouds that sure looked mighty threatening! Thankfully, God held off the rain till everyone was safely close to home.

I just want to thank Bill and Teresa once again for your dedication and hard work to make this all come together with such success! It's all to the Glory of God - and we were able to raise up close to $1300 to help Hands of Hope.
What a Blessing ♥

Thursday, September 23, 2010

extra extra.... read all about it!

For the second day in a row, Facebook users reported problems logging into one of the world's most-popular social media websites.

Users reported problems logging onto the site around 2 p.m. central. Access to the site using a wireless device also did not work.

By 3 p.m., was not loading at all.

At 3:15 p.m., Facebook sent this message out on its Twitter account: "Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We're working to fix this quickly."

Users had problems accessing Facebook around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Google searches and "tweets" from Twitter accounts said users were unable to log onto from their computers or wireless devices. Some Facebook users said they were able to log onto the site, but service was slow.

Around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday Facebook posted: "We are experiencing an issue with a third-party networking provider that is making it difficult for some of you to connect to Facebook. We are in contact with this provider and working to fix the issue as soon as possible."

Facebook appeared to be working again by 3 p.m. Wednesday, though some people said the site was loading slowly. The company sent this message out on their Twitter account around 7 p.m. Wednesday night: "We've fixed the issue with a third-party networking provider, and anyone impacted should be able to access Facebook normally."

It's unknown what is causing Thursday's problems.

(I wonder how many folks are having a meltdown?) *giggle* Don't you find it strange that Facebook has a Twitter account) :)

Pari, a sweet Punkinhead

I just couldn't let the season get past me without making one punkinhead.

Pari will be coming to the TDIPT Merc soon ♥.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's a Giveaway ♥

Lana of It Seams to be Sew is having a giveaway!
I happened upon her blog today and realized this is the creme de la creme ... I'd surely advise you to make your way over and toss your name in the hat for this Honey Bun~

The result of cutting too many trees....

We have to stop cutting down trees.

This is getting serious.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TDIPT Fall swap

Several times during the year, we TDIPT sisters draw names for a swap together. I was so lucky to get Nan of Threadwork Primitives -

I received her beautiful BOO box over the weekend and I'm telling you - she does such gorgeous work. Each stitch is exact and precise, which makes for a gorgeous Fall piece to display in my home.

Thank you Nan, I absolutely LOVE it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Smiles

It's been some time since I devoted attention to my blog - summertime brings much busy-ness in the motorcycle fun.

But in honor of Sully's 6 month celebration, I'll just share a few of my favorite pictures. I hope they bring you a smile ♥

According to mom, this is the normal reaction she gets when she pulls him out of the tub....

I can't blame him though - I love having my hair washed too!

This last shot was taken when he was just newborn ... my, how he has grown!

Love you, Sullivan Lynch!