Friday, March 6, 2015

Just Call Me Fairy Godmother

Man, we need multiple homes for rent, because I wish that we could give all of our applicants homes. They were so polite, had glowing references, and all seem to be wonderful people that made it hard to say no to. On the flip side...I loved getting to pick the cream of the crop for our first tenants. One less thing I have to worry about during this pregnancy!

Obviously that went well, as did the rest of the events this week. Yes, everything was on a tight schedule, but it all came together nicely with our Fairy Godmother Prom Dress Giveaway kicking off Saturday. Most of the dresses were worn on the local pageant circuit so you can imagine the quality and pizazz. If only they had this when I was in high school.

In case the video doesn't show up, you can see it here!

To further prove how important this community is to us at Fort Rucker, we held the annual Sweetheart bingo on Tuesday. We treated four hundred of the local senior citizens to Bingo, breakfast, and eighty prizes including a snazzy TV. I told the winner that the only stipulation was that she had to carry it out herself, but she didn't believe me for some reason ;) It was so amazing to see the smiles on their faces and have them tell us that while they usually feel forgotten, we gave them a day they will never forget.

You see that table full of prizes up there? We hit up the Wiregrass area and got ALL of them donated! Can you imagine living in a place so wonderful that only a handful of businesses tell you no when you solicit free stuff? I still can't believe 70+ prizes were that easy to get, and bless this wonderful sweet town and everyone in it.

In addition to all the wonderfulness, we held a contest to see who had been married the longest, and the spring chickens below have been married for SEVENTY-TWO years. I'm sure you are thinking they got married as babies, but he also won oldest man at the ripe old age of seventy-four, so they are just that lucky. When asked what kept them going for seventy-two years, she said love and communication...he said always saying yes m'am.
I think we know who was probably right.

Now it's time to relax, and by relax I mean clean the house, paint baby furniture, grocery shop, and basically catch up on life. We have a week until we go to Pensacola for the McGuire's 5K, less than one month until our first baby shower, three months left of work, and {hopefully} at least four months until CQB makes her appearance. Dear Mr. Time...please slow down.


xabz Mukuba said...

what you guys are doing is amazing. i wish i could be part of something like that

P!nky said...

WOW! You've done a lot of work, lady! I donated my prom dress to a similar program. You are the cutest Fairy godmother out there!

Glad you had great applicants, makes everything a lot smoother.

72 years, wow! Thats amazing and so sweet! Just amazing!

Love you!

Jenn said...

You've been a busy fairy godmother!! Love all of the good that you do!
Having good tenants always makes things so much easier--we have friends in our condo and it's a relief for both of us (we know they're good, and they know we'll fix things when needed, etc).
Hope you have a good weekend being a good fairy! :)

Jen said...

We have done several of those dress donations and they are amazing events.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Haha! Yeah, that tooootally sounds like "relaxing". ;) Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, girl!

This fairy godmother thing is absolutely precious as is the sweetheart bingo! You are SO involved, girl!


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