Thursday, May 8, 2008


A few months ago I heard a conversation between some moms that went something like this:

"Did you watch American Idol last night?"

"Yeah, I think I voted like 25 times. I have to vote for my favorite or they might get kicked off!"

The conversation continued between two of them about who was the best, who was the most annoying, who should still be on....

After a while their other friend chimed in, "If I find out that either one of you doesn't vote in May then I'm going to come over to your house and run over your phone with my car."

I think she might have been serious.

This is neither about politics nor American Idol, but about a wonderful family who is a finalist in a contest that could result in a $20,000 makeover of their home. I have known Phil since childhood and on through college. He and his wife, Lisa, have a long and wonderful story that was already explained beautifully by my friend, Cindy. I'll leave it to you to hop over there and read.

THEY NEED YOUR VOTES!! They have a vibrant ministry, a family full of little kids and a house in need of repair. So, go to, register to vote and then click on the picture with the diaper pail. Voting is open until June 7th and you can cast one vote per day per email address. Yes, your vote could make a difference in the life of this family.

This would be a blessing unlike any other to Phil and his family. In his own words, "Please understand how important this is to me personally—while winning a cruise was wonderful, a home makeover of this proportion would virtually eliminate the need for me to ever do any work around our home. Thank you!!!"


Tisha said...

Their video is precious. I looked at a few others and I can't see how they won't win!! Thanks for sharing... what a neat family.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Surely they'll win again! Who could beat little Ashley??

mom24 said...

I'm willing to vote for something important. Hope they win!

Sniz said...

I hope you had a great Mother's Day! I voted for your friends. I hope they get the makeover! Happy Mother's Day, Monica!


Sarah said...

I'll go vote.

Thanks for the CVS info! I got the coupon and lots of much needed FREE makeup!

Sniz said...

Hey girl! Getting close to Florida time! You must be so excited!

mindi said...

That is so sweet, I hope they win!