Saturday, December 13, 2008

Baby food Jars????

I know this should be an email, but I thought this might have a bigger audience. I am in need of at least 25 baby food jars. If you have any or know a way I can get them for free( by Tues the 16th), it would make my day!! Please help me "make my day".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

coffee strikes again!!

Well here it is 1:20 in the morning, and I need to be up by 6:00. Marley has her cheer competition today. She hates to get her hair fixed and would imagine by the time I do get some sleep I might be a little grumpy- so watch out Marley. Gosh it has been forever since my last post. Give me a little coffee at night and I'm back. Well what's new, you ask????? Marci comes back in 4 days and Mindie & JJ in 9 days. We are so excited!!!!! My house was decorated for Christmas in record time due to bunko at my house- the garage is a mess due to the fact that anything in my way got tossed in the garage & yes I mean tossed!! Which really stinks because we had just cleaned it out so we could park the van inside, and wouldn't you know it- frost every morning. Doug is still working in Salem, and every Friday we pray that they will need him the next week. Macie is busy with soccer and Falcon news. Marley is keeping busy with cheer and she can't get enough reading in everyday. She loves this new world of independence that reading has given her. Then there is Ellie. she loves school and is the best little cheerleader for her sisters. I know this is all over the place, I hope you can follow this crazy post. Well I am going to try and change my front page and hopfully get tierd. Next time I am stupid enough to have coffee at night I will post again.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Well here is the update to my medical saga. It all started September 2nd. I woke up to a swollen eye lid. I went to my first of 7 doctor visits. First I was told it was a infection. Third visit I was told that I had a reaction to the meds, so I switched. Still getting worse by the day I went to one of my first ER visits. I was told I had staph infection. Several days later, still getting worse, I was diagnosed with "Steven Johnson-syndrome". Today on one of what will hopefully be the last visit for this saga, I was told that I look better. The words I have been waiting for. My last appointment is on Monday- just to make sure it is healing well. Good-bye sunglasses, Hello make-up!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day

Enjoy the long weekend with your family and friends. But most of all enjoy the last days before school starts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trash or Treasure

"One man's trash is another man's treasure". Ok let's stick with that I am so glad it is over. The garage sale started very slow, if you don't count the two morons who could not read the ad that said no early sales!!! It was still pretty slow. We sold about half of our "trash". I am so glad to be done with the clutter that garage sale preparations seem to stir up.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Garage sale

Garage sales SUCK! Now don't get me wrong, I love going to garage sales. Having one of my own is no fun. I'm just hoping this lady comes. lol

Thursday, August 21, 2008

God is good

Psalm 34:1-3, TLB. "I will praise the Lord no matter what happens, I will constantly speak of His glories and grace. I will boast of all His kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. Let us praise the Lord together, and exalt His name." When times are difficult it is so easy to lose prospective. When I want to cry out to God and ask "why me?". He reveals this passage to me. What a wonderful Savior we serve. What an honor to praise His name.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

!!!!!!!!!!!Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight while I was in the bathroom at the sink I saw something out of the corner of my eye. Yes, the biggest spider I have ever seen in a house, especially mine. I yelled for Doug- now let me stop here to fill you in on our spider history in our house, a huge spider consists of a dot on the wall- so I yelled and he came in the room. When he saw the spider he said "holy crap". Yes it was that big. Now I am suffering from the spider willies.

Monday, July 28, 2008

2 more daughters

Well it's true- we are a family of 7 now. We are so sad that it will only be for 3 weeks. We are hosting 2 girls from China. We have loved spending time with the girls(Alaina & Ruby). Marley and Ellie have really gotten attached to them. Macie still has the shy factor going. We have really enjoyed getting to know them. The language barrier has made for some funny moments. Alaina is 14 and much more mature than Ruby. She knows English quite well. She has finally let down her guard and is very comfortable with us, but she has taken a liking to Marley and loves showing her some of her cool electronics. Ruby (AKA- Aaron) is 13 and just a sweet young lady. She is not confident with her ability with communicating in English, Alaina does most of the translation. We have taken them out to the berry fields, watched fire works, gone shopping, gone shopping, gone shopping, played on the beach, spent the day on the farm riding the rapids lol, BBQ's with many hot dogs, played at the pool, and so much more and we are only a week and a half into it. We can't wait to get to know the girls even more, but mostly to show God's love for them.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm done!!!!

Believe it or not- my first real book has been finished. Almost 500 pages under my belt and I can't wait for book two (hoping it will take less than 3 months to finish). My goal of finishing book one by the movie premier is complete!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Safe back in USA!!

After 2 years of living in Africa they are finally home. I use the word "home" loosely because America is my home, and to my sister and her family Africa is their home. That reality is hard to swallow, but what a blessing it is to have them back, even if back means Indiana. Now I am able to pick up the phone with no interruptions on the line and just talk about life. We can't wait to see them ( in December).
I also wanted to thank everyone for your prayers for Mindie's health, she has see two doctors and they are working on a diagnosis.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I just found this link for a free world market tote. I am headed out to check it out. I'll let you know how this works out.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chillaxin' at the lighthouse on the beach.

I did it!!

I only stayed up till 2 AM, but I did it!!

My first time...

It's 12:20 and everything is funny. That's what 2 coffee's will do to ya!