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Thursday, February 18, 2010

7 of 52 and 40 Bags in 40 Days

Thomas did a really dumb thing and got caught yesterday.  And then he lied about it.  And then I overreacted.  But we're friends again.  Brennan took this photo of us yesterday after school.
A number of local friends are doing a "40 Bags in 40 Days" Lent project and I've gotten on board even though I'm not Catholic and don't normally give up anything for Lent.  I think this project makes a lot of sense though.

You give away a bag of stuff every day for 40 days.  It doesn't matter what size the bag or if you trash it, give it to Goodwill, or give it to a friend.  Since I'm a natural weeder-outer, and it's time for some serious Spring Cleaning, this seems like an easy thing for me to be a part of!

The boys were a huge help for our first bag today.  Their school is collecting shoes for Haiti.  They cleaned out the mudroom closet and found 5 pairs of shoes they can no longer wear.  We bagged them and they have taken them to school today for Haiti.  Always great when the kids can be a part of the process!



5 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a great project. Nice shot too.

chubskulit said...

May God bless you more for your generosity! Great shot!

Will You please shoot me a visit? Thanks.

Marice said...

awww sweet! and really sounds like a nice project :)

u may view mine here

Carin said...

Great picture of the two of you and what a fantastic project! A "weeder outer", what a cute term, that's a good thing to be =)

Amy said...

What a wonderful project!