Blogger Brunch - On Sunday, J's parents and I took the girls to New Hampshire for some outdoor adventures, including gondola riding/hiking and Storyland. On the way up, the girls and I stopped at the Black Forest Cafe to have brunch with Rene and her two youngest children.
It was awesome. The food was amazing. The kids totally got along (and were planning future playdates). And Rene is awesomesauce. She so needs to move to Virginia. I'm not sure I can convince her, but she is visiting for the Richmond Marathon in November. And I can not wait to see her again.
Cupcakes - Yesterday, I drove the 11 hours home from Rhode Island with three children who were in fine form. Full on tantrums. Biting. Kicking. And yelling (sometimes out of joy, sometimes out of agony). It was rough. But when I came home, I found this on my dresser.
Who has the best husband ever? Yeah, that's right. I do.
Free Stuff and Good Karma - Thanks to some amazing generosity from so many of you, I have reached my $3,000 goal! I can not express my gratitude enough. For each $25 that Grassroot Soccer raises, one child will be educated to be an agent of change against HIV/AIDS in his or her community.
Thus, I have no intention of stopping here and you still have time to make a donation. Plus, any contribution you make will earn you entry in my wicked awesome Running Skirts raffle. The winner will take home a COMPLETE OUTFIT from Running Skirts. Shirt. Skirt. Socks. Gear Bag. Winner takes all.
All you need to do is make a donation HERE. For every $5 you donate, you get one entry. All of the details can be found HERE. And as an extra incentive to donate, if you make a contribution TODAY, I will give you five (5) bonus entries to the raffle. Plus, you'll earn some good karma. So what are you waiting for?