Little shining star

This weekend a good friend of mine lost her nephew at the tender age of 17 months.  The heartache they are feeling is something few can understand, but those who do are forever changed.  The family has asked that donations be made in his name to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.  Susan and I have had … Continue reading

The seed you sow

Tonight S and I had the great opportunity to volunteer with friends at The Mustard Seed in Edmonton.  6 of us spent the evening making popcorn for the Mustard Seed drop-in guests as they sat and watched a movie.  Often it is at these smaller low-key volunteer opportunities that we learn the most, about ourselves … Continue reading

A dash of Kindness and a sprinkle of love!

December marks our 12th month of TwoandtheCity blogging.  We are so thankful for all the opportunities we have been given this year and people we have met as a result of the blog.  What better way to end 2011 than to spend the month leading up to Christmas giving back through random acts of kindness! … Continue reading

Dear Santa, about that Penguin…

Can you believe it is the last day of November?!? Here is to saying good-bye to Movember and moustaches and hello to candy canes and carols.  For those of you who were on your A game and are finished or close to finishing your Christmas shopping, way to go!! I am more of a last-minute … Continue reading

Making Spirits (and sets) Bright

One of our favorite organizations to volunteer with is the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Last night we had a wonderful time helping to build and decorate sets for their upcoming Snowflake Gala.  Last night’s group volunteer outing was organized by Because Edmonton Cares.  This amazing group is the brain child of our good friend Jody.  … Continue reading