Friday, July 11, 2008

[Underwater]

Many have asked if the recent Iowa flooding was near where we lived last year while Mr. T. was doing his fellowship. I have been obsessed with the photos of our OLD NEIGHBORHOOD right by the University of Iowa in Iowa City that was right by the flooding Iowa River. We really feel like we dodged a bullet by leaving Iowa right before the record-setting bitter cold, tornados, ice storms, blizzards, and now historic flooding devastation. The "Flood of '93" was a mere trickle compared to this year's deluge. Our hearts and wallets go out to those impacted by the floods.




ERGO...Week of incessant TV. Watching rivers crest and levees break like train wreck. Decree was issued: "Make a Business Plan, kids. Execute it". Blank Stares.
"Go Sell Something!" They got it. Proceeds to go to Iowa Flood Relief. Fudgesicles. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate (my personal fave). 113 degrees. Perfect conditions. Slim profit margin. $6.00 in total donated to Humanitarian Aid. Way to contribute, kiddos!



7 comments:

Charlotte said...

I would have bought the whole lot had Ellison asked me to with those too-cute shades on!

Steve and Jenn Fletcher said...

The families here would be touched! Cute as can be!

Becky said...

Totally cool service project for the kids. $6? Not bad. Those pictures are crazy. Can you even believe that? Makes you realize that it can happen any time, any where!

Chelle said...

I love the fundraiser! There's definitely an ambitious mom behind those ambitious kids. Those pictures of your old stompin' grounds must hit pretty close to home! It sure helps put things into perspective. Way to go on helping your kids contribute to the relief effort.

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

What a good idea! Can you believe the water?! You are SO lucky that you moved when you did. That would have been a nightmare! Are you guys melting in the heat right now? It will be so fun to see you guys at the beach next week...can't wait!! BTW, what is the camera that you have? I am thinking of getting one.

Angie said...

Your kids are GREAT sellers but who could resist, they are very cute kids :)

Becky said...

Karen,
I just read your "chasing after the bike stealer" blog with my mom. We were cracking up. You are such a good writer- and you had some funny things in there that I missed the first time. You are one in a MILLION!!! Miss.