Wednesday, July 2, 2008

"Treats for Troops"

God Bless America
"America the beautiful"
May it always stay that way~
But to keep "Old Glory" flying
There's a price that we must pay...
For everything worth having
Demands work and sacrifice,
And freedom is a gift from God
that commands the highest price...
For all our wealth and progress
Are as worthless as can be
Without the faith that made us great
And kept our country free...
Nor can our nation hope to live
Unto itself alone,
For the problems of our neighbors
Must today become our own...
And while it's hard to understand
The complexities of war,
Each one of us must realize
That we are fighting for
The principles of freedom
And the decency of man,
And as a Christian nation
We're committed to God's Plan...
And as the Land of Liberty
And a great God-fearing nation
We must protect our honor
And fulfill our obligation...
So in these times of crisis
Let us offer no resistance
In giving help to those who need
Our strength and our assistance ~
And " The Stars and Stripes Forever"
Will remain a symbol of
A rich and mighty nation
Built on Faith and Truth and Love.
The ladies of our church came together for "treats for troops". This is a project where we have been collecting items for soldier's as a church and we boxed everything up and we are shipping them all over the world! We were able to do 26 boxes! We had such a good response that we may start doing this every quarter! Sometimes I think it is so easy for us to forget that we ARE still at war! We live such comfortable lives, but there are men and women putting their lives on the line everyday for US! We simply can not forget about them!

Jill Yeager won the social mixer! Imagine that! She's one social gal!

This is my Peyton! He is a "ladies man" and he is only 4! It's kinda scary! He sang a special song for the ladies all by himself!
Red, white and blue.
Red, white and blue.
Colors on the flag.
Colors on the flag.
Flying so high.
Flying so high.
In the sky.
In the sky.

Starring.... Charli Andrews! This girl can sing, sing, sing!

Hot mama's packing hot sauce!!! JK
This is Crystal and she has a huge servant's heart! She has helped me tons with this project! Thanks Crystal!

Look at all of those CUTE ladies!
We have extra boxes ready and waiting! If you have a special soldier you would like to send a package to...please emial me!
If you put your mind to it... you CAN make a difference!

Working hard boxing up goodies for the soldiers!

Jana taught the ladies how to make their very own beaded key chain! Thanks Jana!

We brought salads to our social and I found this delicious recipe and wanted to share it with you! It would be great for a July 4th picnic! It was a big hit with the ladies, but I can't take all of the credit! Thanks Paula Deen!
Paula Deen's Corn Salad
2 (15oz.) cans whole corn, drained ~ I used 3 b/c I needed to make more
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup mayo
1 cup chopped grn. peppers
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 (10 1/2 oz.) bag Fritos chili cheese chips, coarsely chopped

Mix first 5 ingredients and chill. Stir in Fritos right before you serve.
This recipe is very similar to my favorite corn dip, but the Fritos give it a different texture and it becomes a salad! It's soooo good!


Jana Corley said...

You did a wonderful job with Treats for Troops! I think it would be a wonderful idea to do it every quarter! Thanks for all of your hard work!

ko said...

Precious! That is such a wonderful idea..will you email me some info on it..I would love to get that going here at my church!
thanks carrie!

Deanna said...

Wonderful!!! AND I have to say that my beautiful niece was icing on the cake!

Erica said...

I had a fun time and I love the corn salad, thanks for sharing the recipe!