Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Salvation Army Toy Shop

with Kelsey MacDonald at the Salvation Army Toy Shop 12/23/2009. We are joined by Bob and Paul! Kelsey and I volunteered at the Radisson at the Expo Center in Manchester where we were paired up with parents who needed help getting presents for their children. The parents were able to pick 3 toys for each child they also got to pick out stocking stuffers, socks, hats and gloves, underwear, tooth brushes, and at the end they got a gift card from Hannafords to buy their family a meal for Christmas. It was a very rewarding day! Kelsey and I had a lot of fun.

NH Food Bank Donation

Donating a $300.00 check with Kelsey MacDonald! The donation will be matched by the Madelaine G. Von Weber Trust. The NH Food Bank was challenged to raise $100,000 and the Trust would match it. Kelsey and I held Great American Bake Sales over the summer and raised $600 which we donated half to Share Our Strength and the other half to the NH Food Bank!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Operation Frontline

Operation Frontline is now over at the New Outlook Teen Center in Exeter. The kids had a lot of fun and everyone graduated from the program. It was sad to leave and I will miss the kids. At the last class we made vegetable lasagna, baked mozzarella sticks, a green salad, and they had chocolate covered fruit and dried fruit.


I've never actually been to a Patriots game to watch...I've always gone to volunteer. This Sunday I will be at the game! I am so excited and after work I will be on my way to get hand and foot warmers- it's going to be cold!

First time Teaching

Yesterday was my first time getting a taste of teaching Yoga! Ruth teaches a class at UNH to the students so we know each other and she also knew that I was in yoga school. At the end of class Ruth asked me if I would go through a sun salutation with the class. There were about 50 students in the class, and I was a little bit nervous but how could I say no? It was so much fun and I did pretty well. She said she would give me the opportunity to teach again. It was a great experience.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cooking Video

The other day I tried to enter a contest through WMUR news 9. It was a contest to submit a cooking video and have the chance to appear on cooks corner and to have the dessert on the Common Man's Dessert Menu and have a portion of the profit go to the NH Food Bank. I had a lot of fun making the video! I learned how hard it is and how long it takes to actually film something and then edit it. Unfortunatly my video didn't upload to WMUR's website on time. I couldn't even get it to upload. I hope they do the competition again next year so I can just use my recipe from this year.