Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Volunteering is FUN!

What a HOT, HOT day here in MN yesterday. My workplace is HUGE on volunteering and I am so thankful for that :) I just recently was named an ambassador for our volunteer program called – Mission in Motion. It is such a blast!

Yesterday afternoon, I helped clean up the grounds at transitional housing with a organization called, Rise. It was an awesome time of picking weeds… raking… picking more weeds and planting new plants. I learned a lot! AND sweated a whole bunch!

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It was really neat to meet new people at the company I have the privilege of working for as well as spend time with other friends. Here is the whole group:

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I got a nice tan which was SWEET and drank lots of water!! Volunteering is so fun, especially during the middle of the work day :)

Lately my posts have been recaps of my days, but I think I really like that. I blog because it is fun, but also because it is a scrapbook/journal of my Life as a Wife and lady just trying to live love and LOVE God!

In the evening… we had a hot, sweaty engagement session with Evan & Lydia. It was AMAZING! They are so sweet – just wanted to share a couple pictures:

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Too cute! Happy Wordy Wednesday… Almost the weekend :)

12 comments:

Natalie said...

cute :) I am loving her bright pink dress and his pink polo : )

Lauren said...

Love those pics! and my blog has become kind of a running monologue of my life presented in daily recap form; however, I've decided I love this so I can always remember the silly little happenings that make our life fun!

Brittney Galloway said...

Love the pictures, and volunteering is SO much fun. Our work got together and fed the homeless last night and it was a blast!

LYDIA said...

Pictures are looking good RIA! Can not wait to see them all!! :)

Joni Lenzen said...

Oh fun Ria! I didn't know you did the volunteering . . .you always are doing so many productive things!! Love Evan and Lydia's pictures too . . .can't wait to see more! XXOO MOM

Karah said...

Those engagements pics are adorable. You are doing so good with your photography!!

Jonna said...

Love it sister!! So proud of you!! Beautiful pics!

Emma-leigh said...

very cute pics!!

Kinsey said...

I love how you say, "Almost the weekend," I can tell you are definitely looking forward to it. Very nice pictures too! And way to go on volunteering :)

Stephanie M. Page said...

I like wordy wednesdays! =) Cute pictures!!! How fun to get to be outside instead of in the building. I like your recaps. =)

JessRaquel said...

I love her dress! Those pictures are so cute!

A Lil Story said...

I love the recaps- the real life =)

it's awesome that you get to volunteer and do such great things during the week! oh, and i adore that pink dress... and your photography =)