Monday, October 31, 2011

 mix up...
it was so dark the other morning when I put my shoes on I didn't happen to notice this until later

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I will be having a
Matilda Jane truck show
today
6:00
at my house
If you cannot join us here,
join us online : www.matildajaneclothing.com/shop.php
and do some shopping there.

People wanting to order should email their order to: carriet@matildajaneclothing.com

Thank you so much for supporting us..
we greatly appreciate all your prayers and blessings as well!
Lots of Love from the Funk's

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

 Fall
It's just so beautiful in WI this time of year
colorful leaves
crunchy apples with sweet carmel
crisp air
cold wind nipping at our ears
warmth from our campfire on our driveway
hot apple cider
kids running around outside like maniacs
 late into the evening hours
enjoying those last few nice days of fall!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

 Odin

how did this happen so fast
he is growing right before my eyes.
Love that his heart is always where it should be
God is just breaking it for things that break his
he asks so many questions
seriously..how do they come up with this stuff
love having these deep conversations with him
talking about situations and role playing scenarios with him
I love this life we are blessed with
He wrote this sweet letter to his 2nd grade teacher that he misses

Him and his teacher
attached with a picture of himself


I asked him why he liked her so much and he said
because she hugs me and loves me like a mother does
I am so richly blessed....

Monday, October 24, 2011

lesson learned

 this is what happens to your wrist when you never take your watch off....
apparently I had mine a little to tight.

Friday, October 21, 2011

 Happy Birthday David/Daddy
the kids Elementary school has been talking a lot about heroes at school
Olivia picked Daddy as her hero and so did Odin
they had to share some things and pictures about them
so sweet to see what they love about him and
 that they want to do things exactly like him
a godly man
a generous man
honorable
well respected
Jesus copied His Father,
we are to be like our Heavenly Father.
Do what he does.
Walk like he walks.
Say what he says.
Be what he is.
Only by close interaction and contact with the parent will a child pick up the same habits, tendencies and character of the parent.
And so it is with us.
To learn to be like God and His son,
we must be constantly in His presence, following Him around like a little shadow.
The Father desires His children to learn of Him,
to listen to Him,
to obey Him, and
just to be with Him.
  This is true with all the other qualities of God.
I want to be like my heavenly Daddy.
 In order to do that, I need to keep my eyes on Him, watching His every move.
Years ago, Amy Grant sang a song entitled “Her Father’s Eyes”. The last part of the song is a perfect prayer:
On that day when we will pay for all the deeds we’ve done
Good and bad they’ll all be had to see by everyone
And when you’re called to stand and tell just what you saw in me
More than anything I know, I want your words to be…
She had her father’s eyes, her father’s eyes
Eyes that found the good in things when good was not around
Eyes that found the source of help when help would not be found
Eyes full of compassion, seein’ every pain
Knowin’ what you’re goin’ through and feelin’ it the same.

Lord, may I have Your eyes to see the needs of others, their pain, unrest, and confusion. May I be Your hands of comfort and strength to life them up, Your lips to give Your words of encouragement, Your ears to listen to them, Your shoulder on which they may lean, Your feet to walk with them, and Your heart of compassion to offer what they need. Amen


Thursday, October 20, 2011

 movie night at the Funk's

every Friday night
buttered popcorn and a hidden treat in the popcorn
this week it was Charleston Chews
they did not like them.
If you ever wanna join us let me know
we have lots of room!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 spiders
Look at that thing...I don't like them

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rummage/Matilda Jane trunk show

getting things done in my basement for the next rummage this spring
simplifying and cleaning out
changing summer things over to winter
and getting rid of things we do not need
if you are interested in donating items from now until spring for our next rummage
we would be glad to take them off your hands
we will take anything that is clean and in good shape
and worthy of selling

We will be having a Matilda Jane trunk show on
October 27th
at 6:00 at our house
They have wonderful women's, and girl's clothes.
Even if you live far away you can still order through our show and the money will go towards our adoption.
Go and check it out at
www.matildajaneclothing.com
great gifts for Christmas

Friday, October 14, 2011

Auction was a success!
Thank you all so much for your support and for spreading the word.
we greatly appreciate it.
we made an extra $591 towards our adoption
We will be trying to sell the things we did not sell,
on Craigslist to raise some more funds.
We greatly appreciate your prayers and support. 
We couldn't do it without you all.
You have all been so helpful and supportive
and it means so much to our family.
Thank you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

random pics
finding pure joy when they sing in their water bottles
it rarely happens to be quiet in our vehichles
Olivia never seems to wear headbands on her head
love to see how she creates her own style..

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

blessings


                 we were blessed with 2  huge blessings on the same day and we are so grateful.
front row tickets to the Brewer game
and I was even able to score 2 Brewer shirts at Goodwill for $3.
they were men's
 but my oh so handy mother cut them apart and made them fit the boys just perfect!
they couldn't believe how close they were and what they could all see
Thank you so much for the awesome memory, they will never forget!
thank you also to a dear friend for all the wood they gave us. 
We will be using it to heat the house through the winter!
We are so grateful and thankful for wonderful friends like you!
 “The world of the generous gets larger and larger – the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller” (Proverbs 11:24)

Monday, October 10, 2011

 after school delight

my goal for this new school year was to try to have a
 homemade snack for the littles after school each day
  hang out and talk about our days
sometimes,
chocolate is just so much better than healthy snacks!

Friday, October 7, 2011

 bothered
A couple of months ago we were in a restaurant
across from us was a family with 1 child and grandma
the whole time they sat there from start to finish
the boy watched a video with headphones on
it just broke my heart
the mama fed the little boy food off of her plate with her hands only
like he was a little baby bird
the little guy just sat there
wishing I could turn back time and invite him to sit with us.
feeling bad that he wasn't part of our joy, loudness and craziness
he just kept turning around and looking at us
I secretly think he wished he was sitting with all of our crazy family
feeling so thankful and blessed to have such a life.
God is good

Thursday, October 6, 2011

flour =  joy
this guy was getting carried away
he was rubbing it in like lotion

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quinn
this is my brother's little guy
isn't he just cute.....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 Papa Paul
Papa Paul just left
back to Oregon and then back home to Hawaii
we only get to see him once a year
we had a good visit and lots of fun
it's always great to see how much the kiddos love on him even though they only see him once a year.

he wanted to go to the zoo
and then
he took the kiddos out for ice cream


played lots of games

 we also visited the little farmer.
it's nice that it's still free
so the kiddos can run around and play and feed the animals




Olivia decided to climb all the trees in flip flops



Papa Paul bought them Carmel apples

lots of stories and snuggle time too.

thanks for all the great memories