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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Daughter Gracie tries out her new ride at American Storage Annual Meeting Lake Bowen

We had some great fun at my husband's company picnic at Lake Bowen. Gracie got introduced to the world of motorcyles by one of my husbands managers.

Apathy got to fight it!

Close to thirty candidates in one place.
One stop shopping for Greenville County voters.

Yet few took advantage of the opportunity.

At first I thought it might be pretty overwhelming too. Not the number one place I wanted to be on a sunny Saturday.

But I must say I have found it to be very eye opening. And very important to truly learning where the candidates stand on the issues.

We have problems on the local scene. Traffic congestion. Gangs. Jobs. Education.

They can't change if people don't pay attention and get involved.

We spent a week asking for questions for the candidates. We got one. One question sent in. That's it.

I urge you to get informed pay attention and vote!
Amy Wood
"Sent via BlackBerry."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Blown Away by BMW Celebrity Pro Am

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During the BMW Charity Pro Am they launched a new ad, to show off the upstate. The slogan- I was blown away. And I was blown away.. by the tournament! Those of us who live down at Carolina Country Club, were so proud that the community embraced the tournament in such a big way. Here are some celebrity pics!

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Those secret talents

You never know just how talented your co workers are until one of them surprises you.

Producer Sandra Renrick whipped out her paddle ball and the rest is history! Enjoy.

Have a great weekend pursuing your hidden talents!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What a life!

Don't you sometimes wish you were young again. Carefree again.

You know when you'd head out into the real world in your nightgown and high heels to play ball!

My four year old Gracie reminded me of that stress free world this morning when she headed into the garage without a worry.

That's what is one of the best parts of being a mommy.

It keeps you in touch with some of the best parts of yourself!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My little Kidcaster

You can't blame them.

The children see the ads on Channel 7 and 62 asking for your Kidcaster entries.

It's their chance to show they can do the weather and earn an appearance with Dan Bickford on the Daybreak show one Friday morning in May.

I am guessing parents are experiencing what I am, at my house. Little ones tugging on your pant leg saying, "Mommy get the camera."

What you are about to see is the result of that tug at my house from my just turned 4 year old Gracie.

She can't enter... but I couldn't deny her the audition!

Hope you are all having loads of fun with the kidcaster contest.

Good luck!

Women Giving Big Bucks!

When women come together - they can do anything! Spartanburg proved it today, at its first annual Women Giving for Spartanburg annual meeting.
200 thousand dollars was granted to area non-profits! And this is year one!
How did they raise all that money? 200 women, gave a thousand dollar each, knowing that if they came together they could have an impact.
They presented grants today to 10 organizationsChristmas in Action gets 10 thousand dollars for its emergency fund, to help with emergency repairs to homes in Spartanburg.Spartanburg Terrace Tenants Association's reading and drama literacy program gets 15 thousand.HALTER the handicapped riding program based at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind gets 20 thousand dollars to help build an indoor arena.Mobile Meals gets 30 thousand dollars to hire an additional nurse to handle the 10 thousand visits they make to the homebound in Spartanburg.The Bearden Josey Breast Health Center 30,000 dollars to create a large support group and get a nurse specialist to help patients and their families cope with the mental and social side of the disease.SOAR Academy, the areas only therapeutic education program for 12 month to 5 yr olds, gets 30 thousand dollars.Family Care Council, gets 30, 000 dollars to work with the Girl Scouts on the teen pregnancy problem.And Safe Homes Rape Crisis gets 35 thousand dollars to help get a new shelter for women who are caught up in Domestic Violence.
Congratulations to the women of Spartanburg for making a difference!
Greenville, by the way, launched its Women Giving group last year. This year they have 240 members and will present their grants in just a couple of weeks. If you'd like to be part of either group, here are the links to get more information!
Many Thanks to the Herald Journal for this wonderful picture of the event!
Spartanburg Women Giving Greenville Women Giving

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