Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby's First....Vlog

Hi Again!  I know everyone is busy nursing egg nog hangovers and chocolate headaches while decapitating each other trying to find the perfect gifts, but I wanted to share something with you to help celebrate in one more way this holiday season and of course I never miss an opportunity to embarrass myself. So here goes my first video.

My brother's friend has been an organizer of a crab feed and raffle to benefit charities and organizations for the last few years.  This year, the event proceeds go to two great organizations:

From the website:
The Boys State is an organization by the American Legion that recruits two representatives from each of the 49 Boys States to represent their state at Boys Nation in Washington, where the young leaders receive an education on the structure and function of federal government.

Since Boys Nation began in 1946, a number of its graduates have been elected to public office, including presidents, congressmen, state governors and state legislators. Many others have been inspired to work for the campaigns of individuals seeking public office.
For more information on the Boys State visit: http://www.legion.org/boysnation

The Fisher House is built and staffed specifically for the families of our service members and veterans to stay while their children, spouses or parents are undergoing surgical procedures or working through rehabilitation programs.
Currently, the hospital is unable to supply rooms for families on a guaranteed basis. With the cost of hotel rooms averaging close to $110.00 per night, plus the car rental fee and meals, the majority of families who live outside of the Bay Area are unable to afford to stay with their loved ones through this most difficult time.
The Fisher House occupancy rate is on average 98 percent. They often need to house guests in nearby hotels because it is full.  Fortunately, the funds donated help families pay their hotel bills and offset some of their commuting costs.  However, the Fisher House is much, much more than just a free place to stay.  It also serves as a haven for many of the families.
For more information on the Fisher House visit: http://www.fisherhousepa.com/

How you Can Help:
1. Come to the event!

Enjoy all you can eat crab & wine for a good cause!
When: Sunday, January 9, 2011
Where: The Veteran’s Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA.
Friendship Hour: 5:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm
Menu: Marinated crab, salad, garlic bread, wine & dessert.
Raffle: Please bring items to help us raise raffle funds.
Price: $35 early bird price, and $40 after Dec. 15, 2010.
Includes: Dinner, ticket for raffle and door price.

2. Donate Here:
Can’t go, but would like to help? You may also support the event by:
*Purchasing tickets to sponsor a Vet or one of their family members attend the crab feed.
*Make a donation of your choice ($5, $10, $20, etc.) That will go to sponsoring more vets and their families attend the crab feed.
*Spread the word to your friends and family to help us raise more funds.

Thanks again for your time and happy holidays!


Amanda said...

LOL the shake weight is so entertaining to me. I was cracking up when you said, "I've already lost 25 pounds!"

Tania Ballesteros Lerner said...

I loved it! More entertaining than the SNL skit :) and wait.... is that Led Zeppelin I hear in the background?!?

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

LOL - you crack me up :-) 25 pounds ... hehe!!!

Oh yeah, I haven't been getting my water and veggies in. Ooops. Do cookies count as veggies because they have vegetable shortening in them?

Anne Marie said...

Loved the video! You are so adorable!

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Ha, that was interesting! Really?
Have a great Christmas!

Katie ♥ said...

The video wasnt coming up for me !!! ; p

Ahhhhhhhhh I will have to try again! Its prob my dumb internet! lol!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! love ya girl! xoxo

Gina; The Candid RD said...

What a great video!! Do you watch South Park? Ok, I don't either, BUT Nick makes me watch it with him sometimes and they had this shake weight on one of the more recent episodes and it was HILARIOUS!! You can only imagine what they did with the weight.....classic episode.
And congrats on the weight loss!! hehe
Hope oyu had a very merry Christmas!

Mari said...

haha you lost 25lbs in one week! How epic hahahaha