Thursday, May 22, 2014

Legos and Golfing for a Cause

We found out this week our little girl loves Legos!  The boys have kind of missed the whole Lego craze, but this week at preschool we had a Brickz 4 Kidz Lego party come to our preschool.  It was a total hit with not only Hope but with all the preschoolers!

With the motorized legos, they made a cool spin art project.  The theme of the party was ice cream cones, so they made ice cream cone spin art crafts.  Super cool!
After that free play with all these cool legos!  Yikes!  All the teachers were coveting this cinch bag to hold all those legos. 
Then the kiddos got to build an ice cream cone following the model plan and with the help of one of the teachers.  We have never had legos in this house, but this little girl has fallen in love with the legos.  Thankfully she has a birthday coming up:)   The educator in me loves to see my girl building!

Some days are just blessings and today was one of those.  David, Hope, GG and I headed to Blacksburg Country Club for a benefit golf tournament for UVA Children's Hospital. The Marshall family in Blacksburg  have put on a golf tournament for the past 19 years because their daughter, Jennifer, was diagnosed when she was 11 with Leukemia. 
Here is Jennifer now healthy and happy at the age of 29!  She still suffers from some late effects from the chemo that she received as a child, but it was so awesome and encouraging to meet her.   She is a third grade teacher in Montgomery County.
David and one of his UVA BFF's, Josh Walker.  His job is to raise money for UVA Children's Hospital.  He has a heart of gold and David adores him.  David was a little annoyed that Josh's coworker, Ryan had to stay behind in Charlottesville and wasn't there to cruise around in the golf cart:)  We have met some amazing folks that work full-time raising crucial money to fund research and facilities for UVA Children's Hospital. 
Blacksburg Country Club is not easy to find, but it was gorgeous when we finally did get there.  My little cuties!  We enjoyed an awesome lunch and had beautiful weather. 

GG traveled along with us.  I was suppose to film a video while I was there, but the video crew could not make it.  When traveling with David, it is always nice to have another set of eyes on him:)  There were a lot of golf carts with keys in them hanging around.....I was a little worried about David taking off in one. 

Here is the Marshall family in their super cute golf cart with David and Hope.  In 19 years of tournaments, they have raised almost a million dollars for UVA!  Wow! 
After the Marshall family spoke to the golfers, Josh spoke and then David and I got to speak.  I am always honored to speak and thank folks for supporting UVA Children's Hospital.  Josh said that today in Hokie Country we are not Wahoos or Hokies, we are all coming together for the kids.  After the shotgun start, we then loaded up in two golf carts and drove around the course personally thanking golfers for supporting UVA.  This was David's favorite part of the day!  He and Josh shared a golf cart and these two had fun! 
Next year Mike and Kyle hope to join the fun and team up with Josh to enter the tournament.  It was such a fun day in a beautiful setting raising precious dollars for the kids.  God is so good!

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