Saturday, March 23, 2013

2 More Suitcases

I woke up this morning with a headache.  So I walked over to my cupboard full of medicinal options, grabbed something that would take away the ache, got a clean glass of water, and VOILA!
Headache gone.
How easy was that?
But it's not so easy for some because they do not have the luxury...yes, luxury...of a cupboard full of medicines.  Can you ever remember a time that you felt physically ill and didn't have the medicine you needed either in the house or at the local store?  I doubt many of us have ever experienced that.

Last July, we came in contact with the directors of Baobei,  a foundation which provides life-saving surgeries to orphans in China and has helped more than 70 children in last 4-5 years.  Little did I know then how involved we would become with this amazing organization.  At that time, we  sent medicine...medicines that we take for granted, but that they can not easily find for the babies.  The directors were so thankful.

Well, it's time to send another supply of over-the-counter meds to China.  Will you help?  I've added a Paypal link to the right, you can mail me a check, drop off kids' over-the-counter meds if you live nearby (see list of needed items below), and be in prayer that we fill two suitcases within in the next three weeks.

Thank you for caring for the orphan!

Items Needed
A&D Ointment
Diaper rash cream
Triaminic strips (daytime & nighttime)
Mucinex for kids

Monday, March 18, 2013

Best Friends

My best friend and I went on a vacation.  Just the two of us.
Best friends.
That would be my hubby.
He whisked me off to warm, sunny Florida for 5 days!
We haven't done this in a long, long time.
It was a much needed retreat.
He knows my favorite place to rest is by the ocean.
So, spoil me, he did, with two resorts right on the Atlantic.  
All day and all evening, I could hear the waves crashing.

We went for lots of walks...

 ate lots of yummy treats and drank more than our share of coffee.

 We saw lots of wildlife like manatee,

 turtles (this one even hissed at me!),

 and pelicans.  This one came really, really close. 
I think he thought my iphone was food.
Good thing he didn't go after it, or he would have met his Maker.

 This was my view at the first resort as I rested by the pool.

 And this was my view at our second stop as I rested on the beach.
 And this was the joke we played on the kids.
We were texting back and forth with them, and I texted this picture saying, 
"Mom got a tatoo!"
There responses were hilarious!
Actually, this was a very sweet waitress that played along with us.

  And lets just say that without kids around, we could indulge in whatever we wanted to for lunch!

 So thankful for this time away with my best friend.

Monday, March 11, 2013

His Girls

Nothing sweeter that to get a picture like this sent to my phone.
Jamie took his girls out for lunch after church, and then shopping.
They just love their daddy!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Solo & Ensemble

It's solo and ensemble time!
Jacob participated for the first time today.
Jacob was assigned a solo, as well as part of a 6 piece brass ensemble.

He enjoyed it, and walked away with a "first" for his solo.

Then he and his buddies earned another "first" for their ensemble.
They were pretty geeked!  
(Does anybody really say "geeked" anymore)?
Well, they were!

His dad treated him to a shamrock shake.  He loved it!
Proud of you, buddy!