We've been wanting to do one for awhile. Actually, Brian is the one who has had this tree on his mind...it's been cooking in his brain for the last few years now. And it's just like my hubby to wait for a really full year to go ahead and bring this tree to fruition. So what if our car just got totaled and our other vehicle: our very cool, very needy '76 Bronco is in pieces in the garage...the only way for my sweet husband to get to work without having to drag his butt and bicycle out in 30 degree December frigidness? I like it that he always has time for creativity, even when knee deep in the To-Do's of life.
The site gives you a choice of where you want the money to go, and the girls were adamant about Uganda. Not only do we know of and have been praying (please pray with us!!!) for a sweet family living in Uganda RIGHT NOW who is trying to finalize her adoption to a little girl (and who has adopted a little boy from Uganda as well!), but they have also watched the videos of Katie Davis, the young girl who went to Uganda to serve the people there, and has stayed to live and has now become the adoptive mom of 13 girls! Right after we finished sending in our donation, we were sent a link and learned that we helped fund a well for a school in Uganda. The girls were so thrilled and excited.
More about the tree...I call it our "tinker toy tree".
Because that is exactly what it looks like. The middle is made from PVC pipe, covered with very lavish,
(These parts were further recycled when Liv built a real live scooter that really truly worked for her grateful little sister who didn't have a scooter at that time...and then went on to win first place at the fair in the category of: Recycled projects.....notice a likeness between Liv and Brian? :o) The base is from the girls' bassinet that Brian built for them. Yes, it is a very special tree for many different reasons.