Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is a picture of me after I finished my last mile in the Kids' Soldier marathon!  I wore my got goat? t-shirt.  And I got a cool finisher's medal and a coin. It was fun.
I have some news about the fun run we were hoping to have.  Um, it looks like it isn't going to work out after all.  We can't find anybody to help us with it.  We need to find a sponsor if we want to do it on-post and that takes a long time.  My dad found out you have to have insurance for a run in the city.  So that's not happening... at least not this year.  Maybe next year?  We might need to start planning it now!

I am thankful for everybody that donated to the got goat project!  I hope you have a good Thanksgiving and remember all the things you are thankful for, because its not a good thing if you forget them.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's easy to be greedy

Giving during the holiday season is just as important as during the rest of the year.  For me it's easy to get caught up with looking at toy catalogs and wanting a lot of things.  We've started eating soups this week to fund our Joy Jars.  It reminds me that even though I don't like some of the soups my mom makes, it's just a small thing I can do to help someone else.  It's also important to remember that their are people near you in America that need help as well.

One thing my family does is participate in our church's giving tree program..  We pick a family that our church is sponsoring, and buy them Christmas presents.  We usually try to find kids our own age so it's easy to pick stuff out for them.  Mom and dad want to be a blessing to the parents, so they usually pick out some stuff that would be helpful like winter jackets and other clothes on the list.  They leave the fun part to my brother and I, and we get to pick out the toys.  If your church doesn't have a giving tree there are several ministries you can contact and support.

Mom and dad are still trying to help me do a run to finish out the year, and dad had a crazy week at work so he didn't get far.  He is going to make some phone calls this week to help out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

where it all started...

Momma adds:
Wilson has reached his goal of $2000 but is still hoping to do a fun run of some sort.  We are in the preliminary stages of planning.  We know that we are NOT allowed to do the run on-post because of fundraising regulations.  We're currently looking into off-post locations.  If you have any ideas PLEASE let us know ASAP.  December is just around the corner and we want to help Wilson finish his goal well.

Also, he mentioned that we'll be turning in another t-shirt order in early December.  T-shirts are $15 with 60% of the purchase price going to World Vision.  Email us at for more information or to place an order.  One friend ordered a bunch as Christmas gifts so I made an explanatory gift tag to go with them.

Finally, if you would like to order a World Vision gift catalog for your family just click here.  Maybe you can start your own family tradition like our Joy Jars... but watch out, your kiddos might dream a bit bigger than you do!  (Wilson already has something in mind for next year!)

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Wanna see a surprise?

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p.s. you might be wondering what happens if I go over my goal... the money will just keep going to World Vision so they can help people in need. Its only September!! God is good!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

T-shift order and more

I just received a big order for t-shirts, and this means we'll be able to place an order on Monday.  If you've been thinking about buying a shirt and supporting my goal, then now is a great time to get in.  I am only a $123.62 away from reaching $2000.00.  Can you believe this?  It's only September 6th!  If you are in school, and have a "Got Goat" t-shirt, it's a great place to wear it and bring awareness to my cause.

I just wanted to remind you about why I am doing this. Farm Animals are a great way to help fight hunger. Here are a couple of good videos.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

OOPS! I forgot to blog for two weeks!

Oops!  Its been harder to get back in the habit of blogging than I thought it would be.

I am getting closer to my goal.  My mom's friend is buying 14 t-shirts and giving them as Christmas presents....which Christmas is going to be in awhile...  Don't you think that's a great idea?  I was really surprised!!  Which you can say that again!!!  REALLY SURPRISED!

That's really all I can think of for today.  Yep.  I'll try to remember to blog next week.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

wow, it's been a long time since I last blogged!

Since school started, my parents said I had to start blogging again on Sundays.  Let's see here, today, me and my Dad both wore "got goat" shirts to church.  I have the same teacher this school year, so she asked me how my goal was going.  I told her it was going well because its almost one thousand six hundred dollars; or you could say ALMOST sixteen hundred dollars!

Some people wanted to donate money for each book I read this summer.  And I read 41 books; not including the 8 that I read last week.  So I guess the total would be 49 books this summer!  I love reading!

Check back next week to see if I am staying on track with blogging!