Sunday, March 29, 2009

Guilt after the last post - Kid pictures!!

Nick's new Digj - video game for smaller kids... he LOVES it and it's very educational and fun!

Somebody LOVES granny smith apples! Other than me! A little princess Leia style!

A little Tessa sweetness - I want to bite her daily!

My other passion, Twilight!

Thank you God for creating Edward Cullen (and Michael Parker!)
Because it's my blog and you all know I'm obsessed w/everything Twilight I thought since most of my readers are women that this might be a nice break from the charity:water posts... Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Do you want to see our kids??? Yes!

We're cooking... I know how tired you are of seeing my ugly mug doing charity:water stuff. So here is a quick fix of the kiddos!

You didn't think I'd let some charity:water slip through a post did you?? ;)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

EDITED * Our latest charity:water video...

Not to publicly humiliate you, but I'm all about keeping track and making people accountable for saying they're part of Team Ethiopia. I've made ($$$) after the names of the people who've already donated on the sidebar! When you make your donation (of any amount - it can be $5 - you have to let me know otherwise I can't do the "$$$" next to your name too.) This way we can kind of keep track until charity:water gives me an update in a couple weeks!
I also thought it might be fun to make predictions of how soon it will take us to get to our first well.... anyone want to guess? I'd be happy to give a prize!


Sadly I cannot embed this video; but if you click the video on the right side of the page under the little boy you'll see my motivation!

Glimmer of Hope is partners with charity:water!

Send this along to friends and family!

Thanks Team Ethiopia!

Don't forget our well page link is also on my sidebar and in the post below this one!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Edited! charity: water ~ Please join me

Live Drill From Ethiopia - September Campaign from charity: water on Vimeo.

The Budde Family Well / charity: water / Ethiopia from charity: water on Vimeo.

The Budde Family Well / charity: water / Ethiopia from charity: water on Vimeo.

Ok, so people have questions and I've thought through this whole thing a little more. What I'm thinking is that we set a goal of June to get either one hundred or two hundred families involved. That would secure that we can dig one or two wells in Ethiopia. To keep it easier than having people donate to paypal directly to charity water now, I'd like to just compile a list of families (see sidebar) until we reach our goal. When we do, we'll send the funds all at one time to charity: water to make sure there is no confusion and they can allocate it directly to our wells and get moving on it! Make sense? To anyone that wants to get letters and or dvd's about charity: water, let me know and I can send them to you. This way you can mail them to family and friends outside of our wonderful adoption community! Also, lets come up with a name for our well(s)!! These will not be my wells, they are OUR WELLS!! And we can do it! We will see it happen - glory be!

And I will stop at nothing to promote this project. Many of you know that I'm not stranger to embarrassment and I plan to exercise my stupidity and humor to get families on board! Trust me, times are tough for my family too. I have no current work. But I know I can swing $50!