Friday, May 28, 2010

Bears for Haiti is a huge success!

Bears for Haiti has become a huge success: it grew to include two other schools. I cannot believe the outpouring of love from the kids at Noah’s school. The kids got so excited everyday seeing the mound of bears growing, and by the end they brought in 2,202 bears! The total amount of bears collected between all three schools is over 4,000!

I know that there are plenty of other needs like food, clothing, and shelter. But I just keep thinking about the child who has lost everything, some their whole families. How great would it be to bring them a little hope. To give them something to call their very own. Think about how excited little kids get when they get a surprise or a new toy. We need to take care of their hearts, too. I know their hearts will grow when they find that other kids in another country are thinking of them.

It just makes me so excited to see that these kids here in Georgia have a heart for children that they will never meet and are able to think outside of their own circumstances. How wonderful to get kids thinking about these things early in their lives and thinking globally!

Our goal for Bears for Haiti, and for us as a family, is to help Noah see his good intentions to the end. How wonderful would it be for him to be there to help distribute these bears, to meet some of these kids and to see how it affects them. From one kid to another!

We initially were working with one organization that was going to help us get the bears to Haiti but now it has gotten too big. We have to find another way to get these little gifts down there to the children.

We are putting it out there. God has completely done something here and I know he will make a way.

Great job to all of the kids at Chattahoochee Elementary, Berkley Lake Elementary, and Chesney Elementary!!!

Tune in to WSB Channel 2 News on Monday at 5:00 to see Noah being interviewed about the bears!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Heidi + Michael

It is so great when a bride entirely trusts your creative style. Heidi was so sweet to work with. The more she talked about the details of her wedding the more excited I got. From her gorgeous color scheme down to the vintage yard furniture, croquet set, and all of her other fun little details, this wedding is just so stinkin' cute! And those adorable yellow bridesmaid's dresses! The wedding was held at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, GA where they were married under a huge, gorgeous tree. Woodland Fields did an awesome job of capturing Heidi & Michael's special day...

Other vendors include John Gandy Events, Klassic Katering, Sandy Stone, and In Tent Events.

For more photos of Heidi & Michael's lovely wedding, check out Woodland Fields' blog.