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!