Thursday, May 26, 2011
Imagine my suprise to read on her Facebook that the trip was postponned. The price of airfare has skyrocketed...I mean to a rediculous amount. The cost of gas and other things have driven the cost up, so the decision was made to postponne the trip.....
So I freak out
and I was bummed....
and I called my friend cos I was bummed and freaking out......
These sweet little animals wouldn't have a home, and there was no way in heck I could keep up making two a day until the new date we are leaving, which is in September.
Yes, I said WE. I have finally gotten my opportunity to go. I have been craving a mission trip to help people for many years. I always find out to late, or talk myself out of it......But not this time. Those of you that know me are probably scratching your heads and not believing your eyes, but yes, this is something I have been just dying to do. I suppose I didn't talk about it much cos I was trying to talk myself out of it.
I am absolutly delighted to get to not only provide for physical needs of people, and spiritual needs of the people....but I get to hand deliver every one of my lil animals, stitched in love and prayers. I got all the info and got in touch with the XMA(extreme missionary adventures) group leader and set up everything, got all the info and then now ........... I need money to go.
I am going to offer all of you some opportunities. I am going to sell a few of the many"Animals for Africa" that I have made. Each one is special, and slightly different, and since I want to bring along a bunch, will be very limited edition. They are safe for kids (obviously) and would make a great baby gift, or just a little something for that little someone. I will be making a listing on my Facebook where you can see them. (send me a message on there if we arent already friends)
The other thing is only if you live locally. I am going to offer manicures. Now these aren't just ANY manicures....( I was professionally trained to do manicures, and do hair too) but these include custom printed designs on your nails. This will also be listed so you can see and I will begin to take appointments in June.
I have a page which tells a little more about what it is we will be doing in Africa. You can click on it HERE . Forward it to your friends, you can choose to donate on there too, if that is what you want. Or just wait for one of the many opportunities I will offer in the comming months.
I hope you will all pray for us and help to support us on this awesome adventure....we even have room for more..........
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
|my favorite by far!|
I thought right away of times where I've purposely tried to fit in somewhere. We've all done it at some point in our lives...heck we STILL do it. Now, you can't go getting the big head ........... but on those days where you feel invisible, it is rather comforting to know you aren't. Besides, we aren't here to be part of any person created group, we are here to be a part of His group, and He never snubs someone off.
I love my Jesus!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
My goal is to try to keep up with this thing, maybe a post a day, just of my thoughts and for therapy, and when I have the inkling, pics of my latest projects.
Let's see...lately I've been cooking a whole bunch. I have been wanting to crochet and do some other things, but they are so time consuming, and that is a commodity I've been short on. Cooking has been an attainable satisfaction for me in the last few weeks. Since the Pampered Chef makes it super easy for me, I've been testing out some new recipes I got when I ordered the new Spring Line of products. All of which I love. My new favorite is the BBQ Bacon Meatloaf from the new Dinner in Your Deep Covered Baker cookbook. I absolutely love my DCB, and it comes in so handy for when I don't have time to make an extravagant meal but would like one. Unfortunately, they don't have the recipe online yet for it, I have no idea if it will make it to their site, but it should!! However, you can get one from me, your Pampered Chef Consultant!
Well, I've been sitting here a while now, so off I go to I think knit for a while. Will post pics of the project once I get rolling on it!
Friday, July 30, 2010
So it's been a while since I have even thought about my blog...oh well, not much I can do about that, besides starting over...Doesn't help that my computer is dead for now, so I am using Kevin's laptop for work. I am really hoping that all of my photos arent gone on the old hard drive. Pax kept turing the comp off and on and it crashed about three weeks ago. My iPhone has been filling the void of being disconnected from everything, and now when he decides to bring it with him, I have Kevin's laptop.
I've been in a discouraged funk lately, and I am trying super hard to shake it off..nothing feels right, things seem to not be going my way, and I am just frusterated and done with it all. Guess I just need to re-focus on things, and stop trying to "try" so hard. I think maybe I am just not cut out for the things I am trying to do. So I have decided that I am just going to let it all go, and do what I want to do. So there...that feels better all ready.
The kids are doing really well, My two older babies are excited about starting school. I went school shopping a couple weeks ago, that was rather expensive. The teachers seem to get really picky. Elaina's stuff was the worst as far as the picky-ness...I was supposed to find a package of only pink, red, and white construction paper. I was like "forget this" and I picked up a large package of regular mulit-colored paper. Her teacher can just pick out whatever colors they need. Sheesh!
Pax is so big now..he's such a little man now. He is really asserting his independence, and is talking up a storm. Cant quite understand what he is saying just yet, but you can make out a few words and phrases.
We are gearing up for our vacation this year. We are going to the beach!!! I am so excited for the kids to get to expierence the ocean, sand, and sea shells. My parents are going to be coming along too, so it will be wonderful time for Kevin and I to go off on our own, and let mom and dad have some time with the kids. YAH! I've been wanting to go to the beach since last year. I am so glad it will finally come to pass!
Take Care All,
Thursday, February 25, 2010