Friday, September 30, 2011

Last Day of our Online Auction
Auction ends at 7:00 tonight!

Click this link to go to the auction: www.32auctions.com/auction_registrations/new

Enter the auction ID: campfunk

Enter the auction password: funkhouser

Christmas

Birthdays

Showers

Just to say thanks or I love you!

Please let me know if you want more pictures of something or if you have any questions.


-You do have to create a user name and password in order to BID on an item. This way I know how to identify and contact the winners of each item.


-If you make a bid and you are outbid, you will receive an email from 32auctions telling you so. (Only if you have the highest bid and are then outbid.) You should also receive a confirmation email when you submit a bid, telling you if you are the leading bidder. If you don't, check your spam mail.


Winning bidders will receive an email letting them know which items they have won. Winning bidders will then be able to pay for their items via credit card or PayPal.

-Most items ship at the winner's expense. Books will ship at USPS media rate, and other items will ship in the most economical manner possible, unless otherwise requested. I will not be calculating shipping until after the auction closes for simplicity's sake. If a winner decides, after hearing what their shipping will be, that they no longer want the item, I will move down to the next highest bidder.

-All monies earned, once commission is paid to 32 auctions and PayPal, will go right into our adoption account.

Thank you for all your support!















Thursday, September 29, 2011

crazy kids
this is what they do when they go to my parents house

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Out of the mouths of babes!!!
I was changing in our bedroom and
Jeremiah says: Who put all those stamps on you and why would they do that?
That's not very nice.
Referring to my tattoos


We were all laying outside in the grass and
Odin says: I am going to use my resources.
Me: How?
Odin: Well, you see I have a booger in my nose that I need to pick
Me: Ok
Odin: I will save a tissue by using a leaf
I will be resourceful instead of just wasting a tissue.
How do they come up with this stuff......


Jeremiah comes in from outside
he was looking outside for our neighbor John
Me: what are doing outside by yourself
Jeremiah: talking to Mr. John but now he's talking to a guy on a tractor that has a big belly
Me: I couldn't help but chuckle
I said what are they doing?
Jeremiah: talking by the shed and one has a cup(very excited about that)
Me: really
Jeremiah: i sink it's coffee, but I didn't know Santa drank coffee..
I love being a momma to these children God has blessed us with!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Online Auction has 4 days left!

Click this link to go to the auction: www.32auctions.com/auction_registrations/new


Enter the auction ID: campfunk

Enter the auction password: funkhouser

Please let me know if you want more pictures of something or if you have any questions.

Autographed Green Bay Packer football

Lots and lots of handmade goods

Purses

Hair Clips

Autographed Cd’s

Books

Gift Certificates

Hot Air Balloon Ride

American Girl Doll Clothes

Thomas the Train Railway

Christmas is right around the corner!

This will be our last fundraiser for the year!

-You do have to create a user name and password in order to BID on an item. This way I know how to identify and contact the winners of each item.

-If you make a bid and you are outbid, you will receive an email from 32auctions telling you so. (Only if you have the highest bid and are then outbid.) You should also receive a confirmation email when you submit a bid, telling you if you are the leading bidder. If you don't, check your spam mail.

Winning bidders will receive an email letting them know which items they have won. Winning bidders will then be able to pay for their items via credit card or PayPal.

-Most items ship at the winner's expense. Books will ship at USPS media rate, and other items will ship in the most economical manner possible, unless otherwise requested. I will not be calculating shipping until after the auction closes for simplicity's sake. If a winner decides, after hearing what their shipping will be, that they no longer want the item, I will move down to the next highest bidder.

-All monies earned, once commission is paid to 32 auctions and PayPal, will go right into our adoption account.

Thank you for all your support!



Monday, September 26, 2011

 tomatoes




I'm not a gardener
but wish I was.
I tried at one of our old homes and forgot to water everything.
my mom planted some tomato plants for us this year
and they have done great.
the kiddos love picking them
so we chopped and froze 8 bags for soups for the winter.
would love to learn how to can and make applesauce too.

Friday, September 23, 2011

 emotional roller coaster
Is this a ride I signed up for?
would you?
if that was the new ride at the theme park.
if God put something on your heart to do 
knowing that it was going to be hard
would you listen? 
even if it's uncomfortable
even if it means less sleep
even it if means you lose friends and family
even if you look crazy
even if you don't have the money
even if it means no shopping, beauty salon, massages, eating out
whatever else seems to be the norm in this world...
seriously...
We have had so so many baby situations come at us over the past few months it's becoming easier to just see what God's plan is verses our plan.
we are being very open and
patience is becoming my best friend
and not by choice.
God has been so good to our family.
Where does your strength come from?
It isn't until you've been tested and tried in your faith that perseverance through these trials,
 that you really get to see,
feel  and
understand
where your strength comes from.
We are so thankful for the Lord's plan in our lives.
It may not be normal for the world's standards
but it is so worth it!
 we are full of faith
we believe the truth  God has revealed to us through Jesus Christ and His word.
faith in God is not wishful thinking or hoping that all our personal desires will be fulfilled. 
It is believing that God created us, loved us, redeemed us and is in the process of transforming us.
I am truly fulfilled!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

he is not a happy camper in this picture
he somehow massively twisted his ankle a few weeks back
so he had to wear this for 2 weeks.
He liked it for all of an hour and then it wasn't fun anymore
he is good to go now!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

 online auction still going


 PLEASE, share them.. via blog, Facebook, Twitter, or email.
Please copy and paste!

In order to view the auction which is going on now until next  Friday September 30th at 5:00 pm.

Click this link to go to the auction: www.32auctions.com/auction_registrations/new
Enter the auction ID: campfunk

Enter the auction password: funkhouser

Please let me know if you want more pictures of something or if you have any questions.

Autographed Green Bay Packer football

Lots and lots of handmade goods

Purses

Hair Clips


Autographed Cd’s


Books


Gift Certificates


Hot Air Balloon Ride


American Girl Doll Clothes


Thomas the Train Railway

Christmas is right around the corner!


This will be our last fundraiser for the year!


-You do have to create a user name and password in order to BID on an item. This way I know how to identify and contact the winners of each item.


-If you make a bid and you are outbid, you will receive an email from 32auctions telling you so. (Only if you have the highest bid and are then outbid.) You should also receive a confirmation email when you submit a bid, telling you if you are the leading bidder. If you don't, check your spam mail.



-You can "like" items which will them post them on FaceBook. Your friends can then come into the auction and take a look around, without requiring the auction ID and password.


Winning bidders will receive an email letting them know which items they have won. Winning bidders will then be able to pay for their items via credit card or PayPal.


-Most items ship at the winner's expense unless you live close, you can pick them up too.  Books will ship at USPS media rate, and other items will ship in the most economical manner possible, unless otherwise requested. I will not be calculating shipping until after the auction closes for simplicity's sake. If a winner decides, after hearing what their shipping will be, that they no longer want the item, I will move down to the next highest bidder.


-All monies earned, once commission is paid to 32 auctions and PayPal, will go right into our adoption account.


Thank you to everyone who donated items to the auction SO GENEROUSLY. We have more than 90 brand new items for folks to bid on. Once again, you have blown me out of the water with your support.

ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING!!





















Monday, September 19, 2011

frog catching again





we had so much fun looking for frogs
the grass was very wet
they were hopping around everywhere
catch and release is how we roll
this momma accidentally kills a lot of frogs

Friday, September 16, 2011

Online Auction Starts Today

Ok, here are the details!  PLEASE, share them.. via blog,  Facebook, Twitter,  or email. 
Please copy and paste!

In order to view the auction which will be live starting at 5:00 a.m. on Friday September 16th and will go to Friday September 30th at 5:00 pm.

Click this link to go to the auction: www.32auctions.com/auction_registrations/new


Enter the auction ID: campfunk

Enter the auction password: funkhouser

Shop till you drop!!! It will be open for 2 weeks.
Please let me know if you want more pictures of something or if you have any questions.

Autographed Green Bay Packer football
Lots and lots of handmade goods
Purses
Hair Clips
Autographed Cd’s
Books
Gift Certificates
Hot Air Balloon Ride
American Girl Doll Clothes
Thomas the Train Railway

Christmas is right around the corner!

This will be our last fundraiser for the year!

-You do have to create a user name and password in order to BID on an item. This way I know how to identify and contact the winners of each item.

-If you make a bid and you are outbid, you will receive an email from 32auctions telling you so. (Only if you have the highest bid and are then outbid.) You should also receive a confirmation email when you submit a bid, telling you if you are the leading bidder. If you don't, check your spam mail.

-You can "like" items which will them post them on FaceBook. Your friends can then come into the auction and take a look around, without requiring the auction ID and password.

Winning bidders will receive an email letting them know which items they have won. Winning bidders will then be able to pay for their items via credit card or PayPal.

-Most items ship at the winner's expense. Books will ship at USPS media rate, and other items will ship in the most economical manner possible, unless otherwise requested. I will not be calculating shipping until after the auction closes for simplicity's sake. If a winner decides, after hearing what their shipping will be, that they no longer want the item, I will move down to the next highest bidder.

-All monies earned, once commission is paid to 32 auctions and PayPal, will go right into our adoption account.

Thank you to everyone who donated items to the auction SO GENEROUSLY. We have more than 80 brand new items for folks to bid on. Once again, you have blown me out of the water with your support.

ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING!!





Thursday, September 15, 2011

beauty
I just happen to catch this out of the corner
of my eye the other day when I took the kiddos to school

 i have a different take on spider webs after watching Charlotte's Web!
the donations for our online auction are pouring in from all over the world.
we are so excited, grateful and thankful for all of your support.
It will start this Friday and be open for 2 weeks!
Please check back!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 waiting

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
When we are bound to the Lord,
we need to let him set the pace and the direction.
As we wait upon him in peace,
and allow him to be in charge of the where,
the when,
the who,
the how,
we will experience His promise, that "His yoke is easy, and His burden is light," and our strength will be renewed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Months on the Domestic Waitlist

II Corinthians 5:7

We walk by faith, not by sight.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!




Monday, September 12, 2011

first day of school
Jonah is in 1st, Odin is in 3rd, Olivia is in Kdg. and Jeremiah is in preschool

she was super excited


 
this guy wants to go everyday where the big kids go.
most of them still want me to home school.....
they all had a great day and I didn't know what to do with all this quiet time.
I realize how loud and busy I like it!
boy, I miss them!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy 9th Anniversary Yesterday!
Jonah took this picture
I cannot believe it's been nine years
We are so blessed and so full of joy in this happy family!
We have been on such a wild journey and I love every minute of it.
thank you David for these wonderful 9 years!

God has given me such a gift

we look so much younger there
how does that work,
because I still feel so young.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8



"Love is patient, love is kind.. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in sin, but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres. Love never fails."


Did something different this year for a gift. 
We usually don't get each other gifts but this was pretty simple.
came up with some ideas for dates
a lot of silly, easy, almost free yet fun things we could do around our house or close by
will need the help of Nanee and Papa babysitting for us though
He loved it of course
I'll be sharing what we did each month as well.
we are always loking for a nice cheap date night.
God knows we need them, right!






Thursday, September 8, 2011

Online Auction ...Coming Up
We have  just finalized our details for our online auction
It will start Friday September 16th and go 2 weeks until September 30th. 
We have over 80  wonderful donations. 
Great gifts for
birthdays
Christmas
showers
or
just to let someone know you love them
we have
books
cd's
necklaces
earrings
shirts
art
headbands
hair clips
tiles
purses
doll clothes
toys
please check back on the 16th and help us raise the rest of our funds for our adoption and be part of this wonderful journey!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

one of those dayz....
this was our dinner

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Circus World
we had free tickets to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI
from the kids reading program at our local library.
We were not sure what to expect but we had a blast!
I have never been to anything like a circus and it was great.


these guys were from London
she was from russia and she was crazy with the hula hoops

clowns are always funny
Jonah did not think they were funny
this guy was from Russia too
he has some crazy balancing skills
he did a full 360 balancing like that
Fun was had by all!



Monday, September 5, 2011

Mirror Lake ...part 2
my dad and Jeremiah
my parents came for a visit on Sunday
Jeremiah getting a free ride from my mom
riding on the trails
teaching Jeremiah how to make his own s'more
happy camper
swimming at Devil's Lake
just beautfiul
these 2 wrestled for hours

a sweaty mess

dirty feet before bed
pancakes for breakfast
We had such a good time
 we are so grateful for such wonderful gifts!
God is good!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mirror Lake...grab a cup of Jo... lots of pictures
We were gifted a camping trip to Mirror Lake for 4 days and we just got back
secluded, private, wooded and very beautiful! 
We had so much fun just hanging out and toodling around.
The kids were  great and it was nice to just relax

this was our campsite
our walk to the potty
playing bean bags, having a soda and a s'more
crazy girl
greeting the passer byers

nightly sword battles



we had a lot of fun with inflatable swords
this little guy shoveled and dumped all day
talking and telling stories by the fire

morning movie with our frozen homemade waffles

more to come....