April 22, 2010


It's Earth Day, yo. Today, please take a moment to give thanks to God for creating our Earth. Then promise to take care of it the best way you can. It's easy! Each of us can find something to improve. The Earth was His gift to us; we have to tend it.

Recycle more often. Reuse as much as you can. Buy used & vintage.
Use reusable bags instead of plastic, and fabric/glass instead of paper.

Turn off the sink when you're brushing your teeth, and lights when you're not using them.

Unplug electrical appliances when you're not around.

Use BPA-free water bottles instead of buying bottled water and generating more garbage.

Teach your children to take care of our land, to give back and live by example.

You know, the boys started baseball last week. Both will be going to practice once a week until they go to Ohio for the summer with their dad. Then when they get home they will both be in football 2-3x week this fall. Last year, carrying water was a problem for us. Disposable water bottles create garbage and until recently, all BPA-free water bottles were too pricey for me to buy 4 at a time.

Thanks to Tara Whitney, I have found something new I want to pick up this week at Target. For a cool $13. Check out these awesome Contigo bottles:

This is the one I have in mind, in colors for each of us. Loving the caribiner on the top, too.

We have big sideline plans this year, our family. Bleachers, a quilt on the grass, coffee at 8am, all of it. There will a lot of cheering, some worrying, and squealing from the little sister. There will be B, telling Andy to run like the wind and Trevor to wind it hard while pitching left AND right (yes, PITCHING - he has the best arm on the team, per Coach). There will be me, watching with pride as my two bigs strut their stuff, and also feeling much better that we are all ecologically-friendly and hydrated in the scorching sun of Da Plains. Good times.


  1. They might have those at Costco (if you have one near you). I know they have them at the Costco here - in packs of 3....might want to check before you buy them at Target.
    Glad you have company on the sidelines :-)

  2. Yeah earth day! But something else caught my eye, the boys will be gone all summer?

  3. A quick hello for Athens, Greece. It is a true pleasure to read your blog. God bless you, your gifts and family.

  4. I bought these at costco and they are lame. After a week or so, they quit closing like they are supposed to and leaked everywhere. One drop on the pool deck and they cracked too. Don't waste your $