Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One of My Dad's Favorite Fish

As I've mentioned before, my dad's favorite fish was the seahorse. He also loved pipefish, a close relative to the seahorse. I bought him one once when he had his big saltwater aquarium in Park City and we'd sit for hours watching as it floated through the water snatching up little shrimp and such.
You can certainly tell I'm my father's daughter when walking through my home, but I haven't quite gotten to the point of setting up a saltwater aquarium and I miss the seahorses and pipefish. Well, the other day I was in Fish 4 You and I saw a handful of freshwater pipefish. I had to bring home a couple in honor of my dad. These are the best pictures I've been able to get so far.
I also couldn't resist this little doll. Another nod to salt water.

DEX Build-a-Bear/Shriners Hospital event

When the Salt Lake Community College chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) gathered to discuss our annual service project, it was obvious this year needed to be special. With the economy in its recent state, everyone is asking for help. We wanted to do something different, something creative. We decided to team up with Build-a-Bear and Shriners Hospital for Children to do something for some of the less fortunate children in Salt Lake City. Shriners Hospital is such an amazing part of our community. December 5th at 5:30 p.m. we gathered at Fashion Place Mall to make bears together. The goal was to build stuffed animals for 75 children at Shriners Hospital. We killed that and made 174.
Matt, Barbie, and me

Tommie, Ryan, and me Shriners and DEX

Jason's Nieces
So often we donate our time and money, but do not get to see the end result. Having some of the kids from Shriners there that night and then delivering the bears to the hospital ourselves was amazing!
One of the Shriner's kids holding her snowmanShriners kids showing off their poniesDelivering Bears to the Hospital