"Hope Is Alive"

(by Ellie Holcomb) 

Gosh, y'all...I had every intention of updating y'all after we got results from Christopher's scans, but time got away from me. I think most of y'all know this already, but...they were CLEAR!! Thank you so much for your prayers!

Last week was much better than the week before...

I got this awesome CauseBox by Sevenly! :)

It was $50 for $150 worth of products from companies that change lives. Plus, $7 went to Mocha Club, a charity that I've been involved with for nearly five years! {here's proof! ü} I found out about the CauseBox through Mocha Club and knew that one of their scarves (that I've talked about a couple of times) would be in the box, but I didn't know what else would be in there. The surprise that I was most excited about was the elephant pendant from Matterial Fix, a company that works with non-profits to empower girls. The proceeds of this particular necklace help rescue and restore girls in ♥ India ♥ who have been victims of sex trafficking.

Speaking of India...Nicole, Kristin, and I went shopping for saris on Friday! Though I failed to get pictures of us trying on beautiful clothing, I did manage to get a shot of our dessert at the House of Pies!

Friday night was our annual hayride, but (again) I failed to take pictures. I spent most of Saturday trying to finish up Christmas shopping! I left the house at 7:45 am to take Laurien to the airport, and I didn't get home until after 6:30 pm! I also got a haircut, but seriously...I was gone all day!

My family met up with Dad, P-Dub, and Kerry's family at the Main Event yesterday! We bowled and played laser tag, and I tried to convince Julia that selfies wouldn't hurt her! ;)

Cody & Chase were the only brave ones to try the ropes...

The kids had fun with their cousins, and my dad had fun giving us "tips" on bowling! Tips like, "Your goal is...to knock all of the pins down!" Thanks, Dad...helpful... ;)

I've received some yummy goodness from a couple of my favorite India teammates! Scott gave me the most delicious candied pecans in the whole wide world...

And John gave me a tin of homemade cookies today!!

And because I love Kristin and how enthusiastic she is about everything, I thought I'd share our text exchange that occurred later in the day:


Alrighty, I suppose that's all for now. I really am going to try to post something Christmas-y before Christmas is over, and I plan on catching up on blog posts, too. I hope y'all have a wonderful week and CHRISTMAS!! ♥



Brooke said…
that obstacle course looks fun!!! i did one over a foam pit, but no ropes to hold me up if i fell.

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