Monday, December 5, 2011

The Weekend Synopsis

How are you guys all doing? I hope y'all had a great weekend. Our weekend was ok. Last Friday night we went to Sprint to upgrade my phone. Thanks to Santa because he got me an early present this year. Saturday morning we drove to Parker Uniform to get new pair of pants for Akesha, then we went shopping at Walmart, stopped by at Elf Louise and do some volunteer works, and at night we went to USAA's Christmas Party. We had a blast at the party and got home super late like past 12am I think. That's why we spent the whole Sunday at home chill'n. Sunday evening we went to watch Jack 'n Jill at the movie theater. How about you? How's your weekend?
These photos were taken last Saturday at Elf Louise Warehouse. This is the "volunteer" thing I mentioned above. It's our first time to get involved in this 100% community based volunteer organization. Hubby and I have done a few volunteer jobs before but this one is new to us. Wrapping Christmas presents! The Elf Louise is a Christmas project dedicated to providing a little bit of joy to less fortunate children in our city.
The warehouse is huge. It's like a regular shopping store. Personally, this is probably one of the most joyful experiences my family can have - to bring joy to a child at Christmas! I'm glad we did it. We are looking forward to help again next weekend. It's an awesome feeling to help wrap and label the gifts for the kids. This is also our way to teach our daughter to appreciate the things that she have and to be kind to others.
Blue Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Green Monday, Ruby Tuesday and Orange Tuesday.

This is how it works:
- After the briefing, each assigned group will receive an envelope. Inside that envelope are labels, kid/kids name, gender and age, and a yellow slip.
- Go to the stock room and start shopping for toys. You'll pick 2 toys for each kid.
- Then go back to your table and start wrapping the presents.
- After wrapping the presents, hand the gifts to Santa's elf and return the yellow slip.
That's about it! And if you want to wrap more gifts, you are welcome to get a new envelope.

This is a completely NO MONEY INVOLVED, all you have to do is HELP wrap the presents.

55 comments :

Venus Layugan said...

very nice naman ng organization... madaming sasaya this Christmas diyan na mga kids :)

http://vlayugan.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-2010-and-2011.html

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/12/365326-329.html

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/12/365318-325.html

hope to see you there too :)

kat said...

ikaw ang magbayad sa toys Dhemz?...ka nice pod no kay naay ingon ana, at least new ang mga toys...naa ta sa pinas pero share or give your old toys man. hehe agi ko kay ga adgi pa ko.

btw. pagka busyha sa imo weekends oi..hehe

Des said...

How nice! It's so sweet and thoughtful! :)) Your daughter is so adorable. :))

Best Regards!
Des of www.chicsassymom.com

Wifey10 said...

Perfect charity work for Christmas, and seems fun as well! Well done! x

Hope you could visit mine as well
http://www.alwaysfilipina.org/2011/12/my-sisters-wedding.html

SmilingSally said...

I like that bright, blue ribbon.

Happy Blue Monday to you, Dhemz!

Chie_Wilks said...

Wow, what a nice weekend your family had sis. The gift wrapping sure was rewarding and fun. You guys will definitely make a child happy this Christmas.

chubskulit said...

Way to go guys, never pa kaming nakapagvolunteer here sa school lang.. You can see how proud and satisfied Akesh is with you guys accomplishment.

Cafe au lait said...

Doing volunteer work is very nice.


My Blue Monday.

mary said...

Beautiful cause Dhemz!

Tulips

David said...

wow great job! volunteering for a cause... thumbs up!

Ms. Burrito said...

We did some wrapping today too Tita.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

kung mayroon niyan dito sa Pilipinas tiyak madami ang pupunta sa loob ng warehouse...

Annesphamily said...

beautiful volunteer project! thanks for sharing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You guys are busy.

Venus Layugan said...

im back here again for RT! ;)

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/12/365330-335.html

http://vlayugan.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-2010-and-2011.html

Robin said...

What a lovely idea to spread holiday cheer, and a terrific message for your own family too.

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Mel Alarilla said...

Very noble of you and your hubby to do volunteer work wrapping gift packages for the less privileged children. You have taught Akesha a valuable lesson in life. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Lucky you.. You surely had the fun!

Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit mine too..

http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/toy-story-toddler-bed/

air said...

wow early xmas party

Joe-ann said...

joy really comes from giving, good job mommy dhemz:)

imriz said...

this is one great advocacy kids should be earning about. that's the spirit of christmas. way to go akesh:)

an iphone, perhaps? woot!

http:/www.clarizzatomacruz.com

-delia- said...

Even though I'm not celebrating it, I always love the spirit and the joyful of Christmas..

January said...

wow that's very nice.. pagkanindot jud sa experience dhemz..

Visiting from RT
Toy Kingdom Sale
Florie Earrings
Poinsettias
World Bazaar

cassandrasminicorner said...

Visiting back for MYM! Hope you can visit mine too..

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/yellow-octupos-kids-cart.html

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

sounds busy but fun activity for akesha.

mura everyday naa mn jd mo activity tsang no, how did you manage your time like that bayot, maayo nimu mo manage time uy, ako permi wa agi hehhee

melandriaonline said...

ooh, christmas is really near but looks like a gloomy x-mas for us this year,

advance merry x-mas to you sis. thanks for joining.

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