November 17, 2011

Working, working, working....

I received an email today from our agency describing how to accept the official referral of our long awaited twins!  It could absolutely be any day is so exciting!!  I mentioned to a friend that it is starting to be like a dream and if you have been following our blog from the beginning (go here) you will know that this is going full circle, only this time I have changed the outcome.  I will *not* be walking away from them and this will not become a nightmare of regret and guilt. 

We are working at a feverish pace to try to pull it all together.  We are planning 1-2 more big yard sales and as many restaurant fundraisers as we can fit in and get permission to do.  We also still have a walkathon that will take place at BYU Hawaii at the end of the month. 

And, we will keep walking!  I will announce very soon the first weekly prize for next week but any donations received this week will count. :-) 

I'm thrilled to report that we have made more progress in our virtual  Walk Across the World!  We are continuing our walk to..........

.....a super fun location that is very close to the border of Colorado!

Vernal, Utah, the only town near the Dinosaur National Monument:

"As the heartland of "Dinosaurland," Vernal is home to the largest quarry of prehistoric Jurassic dinosaur bones. Dinosaur National Monument is located 20 minutes east of Vernal. Boutiques and shops are sprinkled with remnants of the long ago Jurassic inhabitants. Within Vernal, the Utah Field House of Natural History Museum State Park offers real-life replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals."

They also have a huge T-Rex that they dress appropriately for the season:

And, last but not least they have the Vernal Community Holly Days Festival that they have entitled Fire, Frost, and Fantasy.  No joke, this looks like an amazing community event and I would *love* to be able to go!

Check out all of the fun events they are offering:
Professional Ice Sculpting
Camel Rides
Bubble Mania
Turkey Drawings and Prize Give-a-way
Pony Rides
Face Painting 
Swimming, Rock Wall and Obstacle Course
Clowns/Balloon Twisters 
Polar Express Children's Train Ride
Children's Police/Fire Pedal Cars
Ice Skating 
Movie Matinee - Sponsored by Vernal Theaters - Showing Muppet Christmas Carol.
Ice Cube Scramble - Sponsored by VTV Channel 6 -Coins & prizes! (children 12 & under )

Anadarko Fun House - Western Park Indoor Arena, 4:00pn to 8:00pm - Indoor family carnival - Rides, slides and fun! Free c
otton candy, churros (while supplies last) and more!
Face and Nail Painting  - 
Plasma Cars
Ground Force Go Carts 
Cotton Candy & Popcorn (free) -(while supplies last)Local Variety Talent Show  -  
Clown Hopper Children's RideWizzer Ride & Bell Ringer  - Vernal Chamber Parade of Lights -$600 in cash prizes to winning entries! 
Santa and Mrs. Claus - Sponsored by 105.5 KLCY -
Handbell Choir - Kingsbury Community Church
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides  -Sponsored by Ashley Regional - 
Incendiary Circus Fire Dancers
Roasting Chestnuts - Sponsored by Vernal Tree Board
Hot Chocolate/Marshmallow Roast
Christmas Karaoke - Sponsored by 105.5 KLCY
Fireworks DisplayPresented by Vernal City - Choreographed to Christmas Music. View from County Building front lawn area. Music will also be broadcast on local FM radio stations Channel X94 and 98.5 The Fox. 

Here is a little preview:

Next stop on our virtual Walk Across the World, should be onward to Colorado!!!!

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