Friday, January 30, 2009

Countdown to the Wii Raffle

There are only 6 days left until somebody is going to win a brand new Nintendo Wii! This is so exciting. We have not sold very many tickets so if you want to get in on the raffle there is a very good chance of winning it! Next Thursday at 12 noon is the cufoff to get your ticket(s). Your support is a big help and very appreciated.

Thank you to everyone that has bought a ticket to support Danny's trip.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The BIG 10


My big boy turned 10 years old today. I really cannot believe that it was 10 years ago that Danny and I became mommy and daddy. The time has flown by. Our son is growing into a young man. He is tender and kind, witty and thoughtful. He makes us very proud. Happy Birthday Kiddo!

A word from your dad: 10 years ago today I became a dad. I can't wait to see what the next 10 years bring. Now take out the trash and go practice some baseball.

Geesh, they have a hard time being sentimental huh?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

5 Minutes of Fame

Danny The Plumber Man got to be on the Channel 5 news tonight. Check it out. Can you say superstar?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Go Gators!

Danny and Sean are gone to watch the football game tonight up at the church with our youth pastor up on the big screen. Pastor Reagan is an Oklahoma fan so Sean wanted to show up and give him some competition to hang out with. The third quarter just started and it's a tie game. Hopefully Florida will come out ahead on this one. I told the guys not to stay out too late, it is a school night after all.

I also had to break the news to my husband that I am a Gator fan after all. You see, I really was one before I moved to Tennessee. I don't care that much about football so I went with whatever he liked at that point. Now however, my son is a Florida fan and stands alone in this Volunteer state so since that is where my roots are, there my heart is also. Sorry Danny.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Missions Raffle #1...Nintendo Wii coming your way!

I promised you some news so here it is. The church's Nicaragua trip has been scheduled for May of this year and Danny is being called to go back. He really has a heart for Nicaragua and the children there. Click here to view photos from one of his previous trips.

This means we need to begin raising the money to support his trip. I've had to get my mind working on the best way to do this. We have decided to raffle off a Nintendo Wii Game system. The raffle will run from now until February 4th and at that time we will have a drawing to select the winner. The drawing will be video recorded and posted here so that you know it is fair.

Here are the official details:

You will receive 1 Ticket for every $25 you donate. There is no limit to how many tickets you can have in the drawing. For every 25 dollars you donate, we will write your name on an actual ticket to be used in the drawing.

The prize for the Missions Raffle is a brand new Nintendo Wii. Retail Value of this item: $300. (I know! For real! What a deal!)

Here's the detailed scoop and what's included:
Featuring a remarkable wireless controller and experience, the Nintendo Wii console invites players into game worlds and activities like never before. Whether they're young or old, expert gamers or beginners, Wii players will express themselves with intuitive motion control using the Wii Remote: a flick of the wrist to to swing a baseball bat or tennis racket, a backswing and follow-through to send a golf ball flying over a pristine fairway. Wii Sports, packaged with the Wii console, introduces players to those and many other experiences. Wii also taps into Nintendo's unrivaled legacy of great games with the Virtual Console. Connecting via wireless broadband to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Wii owners will be able to spend Virtual Console points to download selected classic games from NES, Super NES and N64 video game consoles. And through Wii Connect24, owners will be able to access even more content. Four-player compatibility as well as the ability to compete with other Wii players over broadband internet means that Wii offers a true social experience. The sleek Wii console, no larger than a stack of several DVD cases, includes Wii Sports, a sensor bar, an AV cable, an AC adapter, a Wii stand, a Wii Remote, and a Nunchuk controller for even more exciting game-control possibilities.
The Missions Raffle begins Monday, 01/05/2009 and will end at exactly 12 noon CST on Thursday, 02/05/2009. Thus, you have 31 days to buy as many tickets as you would like.

Donate! We will hold a drawing of all of the Tickets and the winner will receive the prize. Simple as that. The winner will be drawn on the evening of Thursday 02/05/2009. We will post video online as proof.

PS- If you live outside of our immediate vicinity, we will ship the Nintendo Wii to you. For free. No worries. From sea to shining sea, you can participate and we will not discriminate!

Click on the DONATE button on the Send Danny to Nicaragua thingie (on the upper left). (You might have to click twice.) You can pay via paypal or credit/debit card. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check to us. (Contact us at to get our address.) OR, if you see one of us in real life, you can hand us cashola in person.

**In order for your donation to be tax deductible you must pay by check and make it out to Thompson Station Church. Please put missions on the memo line and attach a post-it note with Danny Butler written on it. In order to be entered into the raffle the checks must be given to us.**

Stay tuned...When the Missions Raffle #1 ends, there may be a Missions Raffle #2.

Fine print: This is a win-win for all parties. If your ticket is drawn, well, you just got yourself a brand new Nintendo Wii for $25. Present for the husband? Gift for your kid? Something for yourself? It doesn't really matter, because no matter what the occasion, you just got a deal, my friend! If your ticket is NOT drawn, well, your $25 just helped send someone to share the gift of eternal life with children who may never hear it otherwise. Either way, you win. :)

P.S. Please link this post to your blog and share this with everyone you can.

Grinch pictures

On Saturday I took Sean and Tyler to see the Grinch on Ice. It was probably the coolest thing I've ever seen. Everything was made out of ice and the colors were so vivid. It was very cold in there. The last room we went in had a magnificent nativity scene that was so beautiful. I am glad we went to check it out before it went away for good.

Check back here soon, like later today or tomorrow. We have some news to announce and will be raffling of a Wii Game System!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

We Froze The Grinch


This is the last year that Gaylord Opryland is doing the Grinch on Ice. They just put out a coupon for $10 tickets. That's a really good deal. Sean has been wanting to go for a while and since this is the last year we are going to take advantage of the deal and go on Saturday. Here is the link for the coupon.

We Froze The Grinch

Thursday, January 1, 2009

More Christmas Photos

I wanted to share some more photos of the boys on Christmas morning. Danny's dad made a UT toy box for Matthew's room. He did a great job on it. And of course of love the photo of Matthew and Chase sitting in the boxes. What is it with kids and boxes?