Friday, May 29, 2009

30 Hour Famine

30 hour famine:

One of the things that I believe that we (as Christians) do far too poor a job of is caring for the less fortunate. My desire is to do more in this area myself, as well as to encourage a willingness and desire to serve in those teens I have an influence upon. This year, I will help lead students in my church in a 30-hour famine. The famine is designed to raise awareness and financial assistance for those in poverty around the world (especially children). Do you realize that 26,000 children die every day from preventable causes like hunger and lack of basic medical care? We need to help.

In an effort to do our part, our group will stop eating on June 19th at 12:00 PM and not eat again until June 20th at 6:00 PM. Through a partnership with World Vision, we hope to have individuals sponsor us in our famine by making donations to this cause. Those donations will be used by World Vision for relief efforts around the globe.

Would you consider sponsoring us? You can make a donation or learn more about World Vision and what they do here.
*Much of this post was copied from Tim's blog about the same topic, which can be read here.*

Saturday, May 23, 2009

This week at the Farley Funhouse

Sarah got a new toy! Her pediatrician recommended we invest in a stationary entertainer. Tim got a taste of what every Christmas afternoon is going to be like from now on:

Monkey tested it out first:
And Sarah approved of it herself the next morning:
Sarah picked her first flower this week - a rose from the back yard. Pretty!

She proceeded to touch it and pull on it and have a good old time:

The flower post-Sarah:

And the steps outside:

Today was the church's World Record Day. Tim set a record in frisbee toss, and Sarah set a record in longest nap at World Record Day. My records from last year remain unbroken, so I didn't see a need to set any new ones. :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

4 month checkup

Sorry I am late in posting this. Life has been a little busy lately. It is amazing how much time is taken up with work, cleaning the house, and cuddling a baby!

Sarah's 4 month checkup was last Tuesday. She has gained back her weight from when she was sick and is following her growth curve quite nicely. She is 14 lb 14 oz (78%), 26 inches (97%), and her head is 16.5 inches (76%). I think the height measurement is off by about half an inch though. She was squirmy. She handled her shots a little better this time around! Yay, Sarah!

Yesterday we had Sarah's first professional photo shoot at Sears. We ordered some cute pictures and actually bought the disk too. Here's one that we did not order, but I still think it's cute.

We are looking forward to the church's second annual World Record Day this Saturday. Everyone is invited to come set a new "world record". Last year I had the fastest time in the AWANA marathon (which Tim is going to attempt to break this year), and I made the most baskets in 2 minutes (which is a very long time for shooting layups). I don't know what world record to attempt this year. Any suggestions?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today was my first Mother's Day as a mom. I didn't expect it to mean as much to me as it did. It really is a special day for all moms, and I love the fact that I could celebrate it in a new way this year! :)
Sarah and her daddy had a card and flowers waiting for me when I got up this morning. Tim must have been up early, because he had roses trimmed and arranged in a vase before I even woke up at 7:30. For all I know, they could have been sitting there all night though. :)

Sarah woke up early this morning and didn't get her full am nap, so she was crabby when we got home from church. Tim had planned for us to go out to lunch, but Sarah and I took a 2 and a half hour nap on the couch instead. It was a great bonding day. I sure love that girl!

I hope today was enjoyable for all you mothers out there! To my own Mom: I miss you! I wish I could have been there to spend the afternoon with you today. You are very special to me, and I love the fact that we are becoming closer. I am so thankful for your support and example all these years, and I am blessed to have a mom I can go to anytime, for anything. I love you!