Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

The things we'll do for orphans.

There is a little boy in an Eastern European orphanage named Andriy who has no idea how hard people are working to bring him home to his mom, dad, brother and sisters.

This is the sweet boy:

There is a mom of 8 (that would be me) who was one day minding her own business when some other mom named Renee told her she needed to take a pie in the face for the above mentioned sweet boy. Renee said she was going to do so and so naturally this mom gave into peer pressure and said "sure.....happilly....for Andriy." 

Here is Renee with a little whipped cream on here face following a pieing:

Soon this started floating around:
Gretchen the red-nose clown?

Oh, I see, it is a target.

So, $1,500 later......the preparations began.

We needed to wait for the right moment.

When everyone gets excited and says they want to be the one to smear the pie in my face, how am I to feel? How would you feel? Just curious. Dan was smart enough to say, "I have nothing to gain." Wise man.

Lizzy wanted to take pictures, that ruled her out. Bobby pretty much decided he was the man for the job, and I warned him he had a lot to lose if he did it too hard, too long, too high, too low, I told him what angle to throw it.....and my dear husband told me he had about enough of me calling the shots. Suddenly he wanted a piece of the action. Niiiiiice.

So, everyone gathered around, there was a countdown....5......4.....3.... and Ricky started screaming bloody murder. 

We stopped. Couldn't comfort him (glad someone loves me!!!) and needed him to go watch the Wiggles to distract him.


Look at Dan holding my head....thank you, Dan!!!!

Have you ever seen such joy on two people's face?!?!?!

Charlie loves pumpkin!

Ricky was okay with pie on my face....intrigued actually.

What we do to bring orphan's home :-)



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  1. Oh I could look at this ALL.DAY. You are awesome... and I took a mac daddy pie for my sweet girl...like I said before, live and learn.... You rock!

  2. Aw, what love will do. :)
    Lizzy did a fantastic job with the pictures!

  3. This is just too great.. I must admit you went all out, and your boys (including your hubby) had way too much fun with that lol. I also LOVE the way you write it makes it soo fun!!

  4. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH YOU!! Oh I am NOT happy!! My boys and husband looked at your blog entry and they are just in their glory. Ugh!!