Craig: Huh-huh-hell-hello? (remember, 3 am.)
Me: Heeeeeey baby...
Craig: No. No. No. No. No. No.
Me: But honey, the baby can't sleep! We need to come home for a couple of hours! Please come get us!
Craig: (after a long, menacing pause) I'll be there in 5 minutes.
He really does love me, I must never forget that.
So Craig came and got us and I was at home from 3 am - 6 am. Then I was back at the church to make breakfast for everyone. No one even noticed we left, because at 3 is when everyone more or less crashed.
The "Service" part of the night went really well! I was so nervous that we wouldn't get many donations but we came back with so much stuff from people in the neighbourhoods around our church. Some people just turned us away, but others practically gave us their whole linen closet! It was so encouraging to see that the majority of houses we went to had people who were more than willing to help out the Salvation Army's Inn From The Cold.
That being said, here are the pictures that I promised! Enjoy!
This is a shot of the huge pile of blankets/sheets/pillow cases/etc. that we collected!
Dinner consisted of Pizza, Chips, Pop, Slurpies, Popcorn and Candy...you know, your basic food groups...10 large pizza's disappeared in about 5 minutes. It was scary.
Snuggling up in our jammies to watch our Midnight Movie - the classic Princess Bride.
Playing "Mafia" at 1:30 am. Everyone was so overtired that it was such a gong show!
The "Man Sanctuary" that some of the guys built and slept in. So good.
7 am the next morning...The ones who survived, don't they all look lovely.
Breakfast consisted of pancakes, sausages, and Tim Horton's muffins & donuts! So much eating, so little time!
Two of my fantastic girls, Erin & Jenn
It was such a fun time and I'm still so thrilled at how many donations we collected! Now I'm going to grab yet another nap to catch up on last night! Have a wonderful day!