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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Greatest Idea on Earth...

... compliments of the Happiest Place on Earth!

When Matt and I saw the commercials for Disney's Give a Day, Get a Day program, it was a no-brainer. The day sign-ups began, we registered to knit scarves for the homeless and marked our calendars!
The big evening arrived and we enjoyed a gorgeous drive to Rancho Cucamonga, where we met up with our group.
It was an interesting mesh of grandmas and those doing court-mandated service. We joined the grandma side of the room. :-) As a 4th-grader, my class crocheted hats for a homeless shelter, so I picked up a crochet needle and got to work. Meanwhile, the sweetest old ladies in the world took Matt under their wing and taught him the ropes. They were so cute; every time Matt would make a mistake, they would tell him he did absolutely nothing wrong... and then take his little scarf, undo a couple rows, stitch it all back up, and hand it back with a smile.
In the end, we made a couple scarves and came away with a great experience, a new talent (hooray for husbands that can knit!), and a free day pass to Disney. We're actually going to use our voucher toward a Southern California resident annual pass (making it cost a mere $100 each for a whole year of Disneyland!) but you can also use it toward a hopper pass for your family vacation. We highly recommend it!

*PS: I saved this week's Europe post for Sunday, in case you'd like to see!


  1. I'm trying to get hooked up here in Arizona to do a day of service. So far, no luck yet. Hopefully my application to mentor an exchange student for a day works out. I signed up as a backup to mentor a foster child but they want a 6 month to a year commitment. I might still do it...we'll see. Hopefully Laura & I will both have our free day to use in DL when she comes to Arizona on her spring break in April. Its like a 6 hour drive or so to get to DL from where I live in Mesa so Im super excited to go!

  2. I love how in all the pictures everyone has about a foot of their scarf done and Matt has about 3 inches. fun memory.

  3. You drove to Rancho? that is so cool. I live here lol
    what a great thing to do!!!!

  4. Ashley, you are a funny writer. I crack up reading your posts. $70 bucks for an annual pass is a sweet deal. Way to go!

  5. Oh my, I am loving the picture of Matt knitting. Priceless!! Hahaha!

  6. Matt is so awesome! What a great sport to knit for Disney passes! You two come up with the greatest adventures together. We loved hanging out with your mom and dad last night. Your moms phone never stopped ringing. She is one needed lady!

  7. Oh my gosh...again I am like a super good knitter of scarves...I just heard about this today & am totally going to sign up for something! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Wish Jeff would take up knitting as well...but he says the yarn makes him sneeze :)


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