Sunday, November 30, 2008



Well, we made it home late last night from our Thanksgiving trip to Philadelphia, New York, and Long Island to visit with family. We were fortunate to have found street parking in both Philadelphia, and more impressively, New York city, to have not hit a lot of traffic, or to have Spencer's car break down. It was a nice trip.

Now that the Christmas season is in full swing... trust me when I say that Macy's on 34th street in NYC on black Friday will convince you that it is in case there was any doubt... I wanted to remind folks that there is one week left in the Pampered Chef fundraiser that Kara is so generously holding for us to raise money for Isaac's playground.

Here are the details again:

The fundraiser will run through December 6, so you have plenty of time to order and receive your items in time for Christmas. 10-15% of the sales will go towards Isaac's playground. If you are interested in booking a show, $3 (which will be matched by Kara for a total of $6) will be donated for each show booked. If you desire to sign up as a Pampered Chef consultant yourself, Kara will personally donate $20 towards the playground. As an FYI, all of Pampered Chef's unglazed stoneware is 20% off for guests this month.

If you are interested in placing an order, please go to Kara's Pampered Chef page at:, follow these easy steps:

1. Click on the link for Our Products at the top of the page.
2. Click on How to Purchase.
3. In the field where you can look up an organization, type in Mountain View Community Church

To save time, the link below should take you directly there. If not, then please use the steps above.

Please be sure to have your order shipped directly to you to ensure that you receive it in plenty of time for Christmas.Thank you to Kara for so kindly setting up this opportunity, and thank you to each of you who decide to do a little Christmas shopping from Pampered Chef.

My mind is still spinning from our trip, the laundry, setting up a few Christmas decorations... so a more "typical" post will be up in a day or two.

Until then...


Erin said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip, I can only imagine what NYC was like on Black Friday! I ventured out for shopping and had a blast! Hope you relax a little before heading back to work!

Still thinking about you!

The Schulers

Sara said...

My name is Sara. I was led to your site by my sister in law, whom I believe just happened upon it. Your story has truly touched me. Thank you for sharing this difficult journey. God's grace is so evident in your life, and you have touched and surely will touch so many lives in sharing. Thank you for allowing your story to humble me and cling to His goodness.

Unknown said...

I'm happy you had a nice trip xxx.

Ashly said...

Hey Stacy,
I've been thinking about you a lot! Email me back when you get a chance=)

Mochamama said...

I'm glad you guys made it back safely. Praying for you!

Susan said...

Happy to hear you had a good trip...I'm jealous...NYC on black friday- my Indiana black friday can't top that, but it was still fun. Have a good week!

Praying for you still...


Anonymous said...

Still thinking about you and praying. Glad to hear that you are home safe.

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Unknown said...

Hi Stacy,
Glad to hear you and Spencer had a safe trip. I was really excited to hear about the Pampered Chef fundraiser and went to Kara's website to order a few things, but when it came time to check out, the shipping was just too expensive. (I live in Hawaii, and as you can imagine, it isn't cheap to get things sent all the way over here!) I will instead be sending a donation directly to Mountain View for Isaac's playground. I am praying for you in this holiday season and look forward to your next update.