Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random photos
Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio are visiting right now fron Santa Barbara, CA
I might be a little splotchy on my blogging
We are having fun and hanging out!
Making funky buns for church all day today to sell tomm. and designing the kids pumpkins for the pumpkin contest.  Have a great Saturday!
Lots of Love!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We have started another fundraiser for this wonderful journey.  We are asking friends/family to save their change.
That's it!
All that loose stuff in your pockets and on your car floor can help bring home 2 orphans.    If you wish to participate, let us know and we will send you a jar.  Just leave your name and address in the comment section. 
This is the letter that is sent with the jars.

We’re adopting a little girl and a little boy from Africa
who we hope to meet sometime in the next 5-10 months. We are
asking family and friends to help us by filling the peanut butter jars
with loose change or donations to help us raise money.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Fill the jar with all the change you can find around your house (and maybe even your friends’ houses or co-workers if they want to help too!)
2. Once the jar is full, take a photo of you with the jar and e-mail it to us at so we can add it to our website to show everyone how you helped us bring our children home!
3. Go to the bank and have the coins turned into bills which you can give us or deposit the coins/cash in your account, write us a check and mail it to Jill Funkhouser.
4. You’re done (unless you want to do it again ) and know that you have HELPED US give the children a better life.
We can’t do this without help so start searching for those coins. We’re certain you can fill the jar quickly and have fun doing it too!
With heaps of thanks and love,
The Funkhouser Family
283 E River Terrace Kiel, WI 53042

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happiness that's contagious!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fun Fall field trips!

These baby goats were so cute!

3 different places with school friends and lots of FUN!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Dear Husband!
best friend
your smile
patient and understanding
strong and protective
those green eyes
you know my heart is forever yours

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Give Jeremiah some flour and he will play for hours with his diggers and cars in it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank you!!
Just want to thank everyone who ordered something from Pampered Chef.  We were able to put $145.00 into our adoption account.  Thanks for your purchases!

Friday, October 15, 2010

We took our kids into a Halloween store (they have never been in one)...just to see what they would do.

Trying to scare Jeremiah!
 It was pretty interesting for them...They felt like it was a big dress up house. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

 Going, Going, GONE!!
Wish I could fall asleep this easy..

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I am reposting this..
If anyone that has not RSVP is able to come please let us know.  Thanks!
Adoption Fellowship Group

Are you thinking about adopting?
Are you in the adoption process?
Have you already adopted?
Please join us…to share, laugh, and fellowship together.
Saturday November 6th
Word of Grace Community Church in Sheboygan Falls
837 Buffalo Street (just south of downtown) for directions
Brunch 9am-11am
Please bring 1 or 2 dishes to share and drinks for your family
There is a lot of room and plenty of things for the kids to do.
Please RSVP to me (Jill) via e-mail at 
Hope to see you there.
If you are coming from out of town need and place to stay let me know, you can join us here at "Camp Funk"…we have room.
Please spread the word about the group.
I only have some email addresses so if you know others who would be interested, please invite them.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Only God...
Look at what Satan pulled in 2 weeks at the Funkhouser house....seriously...3 flat tires in two camping trips that were gifted to us.  The first one was on the way to the campground then again on the way home.
By the 2nd one I was laughing.  Seriously.  I am one who will find(try) joy whenever I can.  Dave wasn't laughing but he was the one changing the tires and he was getting more gray hair by the minute...
Only God could paint this picture though....During one of the flats we saw this elderly couple out for their daily walk.  Strolling down the hill coming towards us.  They were so darn cute!  They stop and talk to us and we get to know them and chatted for a awhile about our lives.  I asked them if they had any children, and she laughs and says, we're still trying.  This lady was so cute and he was even cuter.  The husband chimes in and says we have a color T.V.  though.  So after they got all the funnies out they said they had 4.  I said that's great and we started talking about their kids and low and behold...drumroll please....they are all adopted.   Only the Lord can paint this picture.  We started crying and they did.  It was so beautiful just to feel and see God at work.  I wanted to take a picture of them standing with us but I thought they would really think I was crazy so I took one of them walking away and all the flat tires of course. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

3 Months in Waiting....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just wanted to give a big thank you to all of those who have been praying for us, those who have so generously blessed us with donations and those of you who have also ordered "funky buns".  It has been so much fun to see how God works and how he is so faithful. 
Having faith and resisting the temptation to doubt.  The daily/weekly struggles that we have faced have only made us stronger and find strength in God as we face future struggles. 
We know as we pray and wait for our little miracles to come home, that the day would come , and the reward would be much greater than the work. 
Seeking God daily, finding patience and waiting for his time...
The Lord has given me strength daily for whatever comes along!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment.   And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pampered Chef Fundraising Party
I am having a pampered chef fundraising party /online/show on Thursday.  All of the proceeds will go towards  our adoption.  If you are interested in purchasing something online to help support us, please go to and then click on order products, and Jill Funkhouser  as host and you will have a whole catalog to see.  Pick something out, pay for it and it will be shipped right to your door.  Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, shower gifts or just something for yourself is just fine.  Easy as that.  You have just helped bring home our children from Ethiopia and we are so thankful for that. 
Thanks again!
Please email me if you have any questions!
Spread the word!!
Orders will close on October 10th.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jonah just got home from school and said....Mom, Sometimes I stare at school and want to pick my nose...
We do A LOT of this!
Olivia thought she could win over the frogs with her flashy shoes!
Odin has the fastest frog catching hands we've seen.
Only caught one.
Took it home and brought it back the next day.
I always wonder what these frogs are thinking...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thanks Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio for the bubble guns.
Decorating the neighbors lawn.