Saturday, February 28, 2009

Extra Long Weekend...

My girls both have an extra long weekend having had Thursday and Friday off so teachers in our area can attend a teacher's convention. It's so nice when they get time off school - sleeping in, having friends over, and just plain enjoying each other. What will we do? I don't know - for once there's no plan other than just to be together and I'm loving it.

My Victoria does have a school project she's asked me to help with though. She's making some magnets and she's asked me to make some book marks to sell at school next week. The theme she wanted to create with is places around the world. Of course Paris had to be among them as she's particularly fond of it and she would love to go on a trip there one day - actually all of us in our family would.

The money earned from sales goes to an organization called Water School; they are working towards providing clean water for families in Uganda. I'm really proud of her efforts in trying to make a difference in people's lives that are so deserving of clean water - the most basic but essential need for survival.

So in the spirit of giving, here's one of the book marks I made for her... hope you can tuck it in your favorite book and do some reading this weekend. ;o)

7 comments:

NiceAndEasyAntiques said...

Love long week ends when the kids are off school...no schedules! Yeah!
Hope they sell a lot at the school function!

Catherine said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend Dawn! I love it when I don't have to rush off to school, or rush out for this that and the other!!

All the best to Victoria too! I hope she sells loads of bookmarks. I'm sure she will as the one here is beautiful!!

♥ Catherine ♥

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Sweets :)

I am so glad you are having a lovely weekend. Thank you for the bookmark image...this is so poshy and I love it! I am going to print it out and tuck it in the book I am reading.

Good luck to sweet Victoria in her school project!

LuLu~*xoxo

Mana Moon Studios said...

Oh Dawn, your bookmark is just beautiful and you're so incredibly generous!! What a delightful weekend and wonderful news about your husband being home. These are the best of times, enjoy!♥

Linda said...

Thanks for finding us and leaving a lovely comment - I'm glad I found your blog; everything is gorgeous! I've ordered some collage sheets...
Linda :-)
www.lindavincent.blogspot.com
www.bigartadventure.blogspot.com

Shimmermeblue said...

That bookmark is beautiful. You and your daughter have wonderful hearts to be supporting a cause like that! I think it's great.

Artnova said...

Ślicznie tu u Ciebie. Pozdrawiam;))