We have a food drive at school every December. It breaks my heart to see some of the students bringing food that I know they got from the food pantry. If you look really close at the lower right hand corner, you will see the total of pounds for the last 5 years. Today our total was 1,250 pounds. I weighed it all myself today. I had just finished weighing the cans, when the fire team came to pick it up. They will have a pizza party with the class who won. It was a very inspiring prize to have pizza with the firemen!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Our Elf on the Shelf, Jovie decided she was going to be the "Golden Rule Student of the Week" with a kindergarten student. On Wednesday, the student of the week, gets to pick who sits at their table during lunch. Jovie packed her lunch bag and perched herself at the table, too!
Our card swap group met at Avanti's to eat dinner together, swap gift card holders and have a scrapbook/card making gift exchange. We have been together for a long time. Some members are newer to the group, but most of us are the original girls who got together at Scrapbook Magic when that store was open.
We didn't have much to do today. We ate dinner at Kaydee Kat's in Peoria Heights. We drove out to Washington to view the lights on Jaden's Way. There is a house decorated to resemble Christmas Vacation and it is called Griswald Way! The neighbors have their house decorated as well. We enjoyed all the lights on this street.
We went to Walnut Grove Farm in Knoxville. I bought a fresh wreath to hang on our front door. This is a working barn, so there wasn't any heat and it was only 30 degrees outside. We didn't stay very long because it was so cold. There were several artists with displays. I had my picture with Santa. There was also a horse and carriage ride.
I bought a new bracelet from KEEP. The I Hate Cancer Club was having a fund raiser and I always like to support my friend AJ. I got the purple bracelet with the tree (family), cancer awareness (for my mom and John) and the camera.