Monday, April 30, 2012

date with dad

these 2 went on a date
we haven't done a date with any of our kiddos in a while
we were waiting for nicer weather but really
no excuses
they headed to the wonderful fishing pond that is perfect for little ones
you drop your pole in a you get a fish
Jeremiah decided to throw the pole in on the first cast and the whole pole broke into little tiny pieces
Dave was not sure what happened but they had no pole
so they came back home and got another one
they only got 1 fish that day but Jeremiah had fun and was happy
Then he was off to play in the play land at McDonald's
they had a wonderful time.
i always get a kick out of all the moms that see Dave when he is with the kiddos and they ask him if it's his weekend....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."  

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for YOU, plans to prosper you and not to harm you..."

keep the prayers coming
we still have a couple moms looking at our profile this week
thank you!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We have been on a Monopoly kick for the past week
I am telling you I wish there was an end to the game.
The kiddos wake up and we start playing at 5:30  in the morning
we eat while we play
stop only to get dressed and brush teeth
and then we are off to school
I told them I secretly play it by myself during the day...
I am totally  kidding
They get home from school and that is what we play until dinner time
then maybe even after dinner time if we have our chores done and everything else.

i like Life better

Monday, April 23, 2012


This guy finally got a haircut
his bangs were past his nose
and he was constantly sweating

he's got a cheesy smile going on but it turned out great. first he didn't like it
the poor guy cryed in the bathroom for 10 minutes
now he is used to it and loves it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Profile Books
I went to Office Max to have some more profile books made for our agency today.
It is like one big scrapbook of yourself
It is so fun to make and really shows the birth mom what your family is all about.
Our agency has been sending some out lately
so keep the prayers coming that we would be matched soon.

Also we are getting ready for our rummage sale on May 17-19th
So if you have anything you would like to donate bring it on over.
Please come out and visit and grab a bite to eat!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


We have this wonderful cute little pet bunny that lives in a cage in the basement
i got him kind of as a wedding gift
we went to a farm show and ended up coming home with him when he was only 3 weeks old.
i fell in love with him at first site
black little lop that loved to give kisses
he has been having problem breathing for about 3 months
he sounds like he has a bad cold
so I took him into the vet
it was probably time...
so he did a check up and said his heart was pumping away great 
but he definitely has a bacterial infection
maybe pneumonia
so I said I will get some medication and we can try that but nothing more than this.
I am not one of those people that will spend oodles of money I don't have on my pet
sorry if you are....
He comes back and gives me some medicine and then he forgot to check his eyes and ears 
so we did that
and he says
ya know what
your bunny is 100% blind
I said I kind of figured that because he has been knocking his food over all the time and his eyes have been looking really different to me
So glad I took him and cleared some things up a bit.
This little guy is 10 years old already. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012


we love wigs in this house.
I have to say I did a lot of funny things with wigs
I played sports all through high school, had good grades and dressed crazy and stayed out of trouble
I hung out with whoever I felt like
all different kinds of people
about once a week a few girls and I would drive around town
we would stop at various places like McDonald's, the park, Walmart, grocery stores, the movies, bowling alley, you name it we went there.
the hitch was that we dressed in different attire everytime.
we tried to do themes or crazy vintage/goodwill outfits that we could piece together
I loved patches on all my clothes and bandannas everywhere.
never matched and never cared  what people said or thought
 I was happy and self confident
my parents were fine with what I wore
I never dressed promiscuous or trashy
We try to teach the kids to do the same.
No one ever said you  had to match
just be yourself!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Olivia and I were in her room this morning picking something out to wear
and all of a sudden she decides she wants to wear jeans
this girl has never owned a pair and has never even worn a pair 
so i went to a couple resale shops to see what I could find
I found some cute plain basic blue jeans that fit her perfect.
Jonah and her are the same size but he is much taller
so my mom  cut off about 4 inches from the bottom and 
they worked great!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter
Joy and Happiness was all around.
the kiddos had fun coloring eggs
had a community outreach with our church on Saturday
and hid 8,000 eggs
it was kind of like a colorful bomb went off in the park
had free food for the kiddos and complete with face painting and bounce houses
it was a huge success and a great turnout

then we always watch the passion and talk about everything
and answer a ton of questions
went to our wonderful church service
where one of the members made a crown of thorns as big as a car
 just beautiful
the whole service was amazing and choreographed very well
i brought 10 dozen funky buns and sold those and my necklaces and earrings as well!
we grilled out for lunch and did some chocolate dipping

 played some serious games of battleship

 nanee made some cards for the kiddos complete with gift cards

we always visit the nursery home and bring them the crafts the kiddos made for them
it is so great to see all the things in their rooms that the kids have made for them from years ago
the kiddos love doing this

then completed the day with an egg hunt for coins and resurrection eggs

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter
He is risen indeed!!!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

chore chart
I had wanted to make a new chore chart for years
and never did
i just had all the stuff laying around and finally did it
it turned out great and I love it
so i found an old frame at a rummage sale and painted it with some old yellow spray paint I had
then I measured and cut a chunk of sheet metal to fit the frame

then I used some double sided tape and cut out different pieces of scrapbook paper for each kid and taped them on
the trickiest part was to measure all of my rows correctly
so each kid has it's own row for each day
then they could move their magnets from the to do row
 to the  done row
then I just put some stickers I had on there for their names
it will be going up in our hallway by the kitchen and we are so excited!

Monday, April 2, 2012


we took er down and sold it within 30 minutes
it served us well for all the years we had it.
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