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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

About a month ago, my in laws' church had a mission's auction to help raise money for the "cause" of missions...and these are their winnings!  They brought this yummy lemon-raspberry cake home and a party that we are using for Matthew and his cousin Briggs for a joint birthday party this summer!  Thanks Papaw and Mimi!!  We are really not eating a whole lot of sweets around here, most of the time, so we ended up giving some away and freezing's still in the freezer.

3 out of 4 of my kids are "not eating sweets" (except on holidays or b-days) for a year---they earn a previously determined amount of money this way.  We got the idea from a Finnish family we met in Russia three years ago.  Mark(my 7 year old) is done on August 30th with his year, Katie, my oldest, will be done in November, and Melissa just started a week ago this Friday.  Matthew started, lasted 3 days, and gave in for a popsicle!   I am so amazed at the kids' dedication to this! 

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