Y'all are getting a twofer today, so be sure to read the whole post! Don't you love when you think you know what you want to write about & then get a little kink in your plans?! Haha :)
A lot has happened since our last Franny Friday! I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos... Most are taken with my phone because she's ridiculous and does crazy things that you have to capture that moment! What has Franny been up to since our last meeting?
LOTS OF NAPS
LOTS OF NAPS
Seriously, she does not discriminate when it comes to napping.
MEETING GRANDMA & GRANDPA
Really the only picture I got because Francis was SO excited... so excited that she peed everywhere. She has officially met all of her grandparents now.
Someone scraped her nose all to pieces while trying to open the cabinet drawer to get into the trash can.
Francis is afraid of storms. It's so sad. I almost took off work because it was breaking my heart so badly.
We are getting ready to start the Purina One 28 day challenge!! Expect an update next month :)
I'm really excited to share this with y'all. So much that I couldn't wait until next week.
I was very involved with Relay for Life in college. (If you don't know much about Relay for Life, it is an event that's held to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. ACS provides resources and services for cancer patients and survivors - rides to treatment and doctor appointments, lodging for out of state doctor appointments, wigs, research grants, etc!) Last year, I created a team at work. I set our goal for $200, and I was bummed when we only raised $50.
This year, I made it my personal crusade. I've come to realize over the past year that everyone I work with has an organization that they're passionate about, and I can't expect everyone to be as into Relay as I am. I set my goal for $150 (the same as my team goal). I kept telling myself "If 10 people donate $15, I can do it." My heart was really set on raising $400, because this year will mark four years cancer free, but after everything last year, I didn't want to disappoint myself again.
Last night, I started a Yankee Candle fundraiser, and I tweeted about it. A few of my online friends asked for the link & for my personal fundraising link. Y'all - thanks to @SthrnMiss_MRS & Michael, I reached my original goal of $150! I was sobbing. I'm so thankful for this blog and the connections that it has allowed me to make. God is good, and y'all are good people. My heart is so full.
Since I've met the $150 goal, I feel like my new $400 goal is now obtainable. If you'd like to help me reach that goal, there are a few options.
1. You can donate to my personal fundraising page!
2. You can order Yankee Candle products, and I will receive 40% of the proceeds. If I sell 25 more candles, I've met my fundraising goal! (You will need to following info - Group Number: 990039004; Seller ID - Dana92)
3. If you aren't in a position to or don't feel called to donate financially but still want to help, social media is an awesome way to do that!
If you donate, I ask one extra thing - please send me an email! I want to send you a thank you note and a small, handmade gift, and I also want to give you some blog & social media shout outs. It doesn't matter if you donate $1 or $1,000, every single dollar helps, and I want to thank you for your help!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet, looking at picture of my dog, and letting me talk about something that I'm super passionate about. I am so appreciative of you!
2 questions - What are you getting into this weekend? What organizations are you passionate about!