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Thirty-Two dollars

My boss and his wife are in Uganda right now. They are blogging along with a group of 14 others about what Compassion International is doing for children right now. Read their stories here.

I’ve seen the commercials and even seen cute little photographs of sponsor children of friends’ refrigerators, but cynical me has always thought that someone set-up a picture of a dirty kid somewhere and that they were using compelling photography to try and raise money. I also assumed that the majority of that money was not going to the kids.

I was wrong.

Here are some pictures of Ugandan children that are currently being sponsored by a family:




These are children from the same area that are not sponsored, yet:




If I could get there right now, I would put that last little one in my suitcase and bring her home with me.

It’s amazing what $32 a month does in some parts of the world. All of these children were photographed yesterday in the same part of Uganda.

You can help by clicking right here.

We just sponsored one child for each of the girls. We hope that some of you will do the same.


I got tagged again, this time by Clarissa and Erin. So here are 7 random things about me.

1. I have really long toes. My second toe is the same length as my pinkie finger, and I used to be able to write my name with my right foot. (No, I haven’t tried in a while.)

2. I love old musicals. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Disney, anything really. One of my favorites is “The Happiest Millionaire”, anyone, anyone?

3. I don’t eat blue food. Blue is a weird color to eat. It’s just not natural. (And don’t even say blueberries, they aren’t really blue, they’re purple when you smash them. It’s the white film on them that makes them look blue.)

4. Wind chimes freak me out. They are as ominous as the Halloween theme song to me.

5. We aren’t going to find out whether this child is a girl or a boy until the day it’s born. We didn’t find out the other two either. It’s worth the wait–I dare any prego to try it.

6. I can hardly wait to get a minivan. I never thought I would say that.

7. My husband just cooked scrambled eggs, bacon and buttermilk biscuits. My whole family is sitting in the living room in front of the fire eating together. Life is good.

Jenna, I tag you again 🙂


There are new pictures of the girls in the photo album. Enjoy!


Website Makeover

This is the new website for the peters kids. Expect more frequent updates and a ton of new junk to keep you busy. I transferred all of our old blog entries from theirparents.blogspot so if you made any comments feel free to re-comment here. thanks.

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