Friday, July 30, 2010
when your cat doesn't have anywhere else to perch except the coffee table (and you don't care!)...
when your garage looks like this because of amazing people...
and this... (and we've gotten more since this picture!)
when you find sale stickers stuck to your foot...
when you are wanting to eat anything that will make less of a mess...
when you are so excited to see how God is going to work!!
Thank you again to those who donated so much! We aren't expecting to raise as much as the last two but you never know what will happen =) Please pray for a good turn out and for Neil and I to be efficient in our work tonight and setting up tomorrow. We open at 8 a.m. but will probably have people coming around 7:15 or so. That means we'll be setting up around 6! Lots of work but SO worth it!
(on another note, we had our dossier conference call yesterday and it is A LOT of detail! I also finally got my LA background info sent today praying that it was now all done correctly and is going to the right person! More to come on that!)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This was the first time I had both girls on the chair helping me bake - talk about my blood pressure rising! I just knew someone was going to fall off but they did well!
Neil and his girl's having a non-negotiating dinner - what better way to eat with your kids on your birthday?!
The girls and I love you more than we could ever express!
Monday, July 26, 2010
We submitted the paperwork for our print records back in mid-May because they said it took awhile to get results. They weren't kidding but we are so thankful they are here and already faxed to our home agency to get that much closer to completing our home study!
We are now only waiting for my Louisiana background check and my income verification letter from a CPA. I called LA office today and sadly they said they never received my background request that I sent almost 6-7 weeks ago =( So prayers for a speedy turn around as I have to resubmit via snail mail.
Thanks for all your prayers! We are knee deep in garage sale prep and Craig's list postings. We continue to be blessed by so much!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Claire's right foot got an ant bite yesterday (in between her toes) while we were out at the park for playgroup. She didn't even tell me when it happened but I noticed a little swelling later in the afternoon. By the evening, it was large but this morning it was spreading up her foot/ankle and it was feverish. This pic was taken in the morning and when it got worse throughout the day, I took her in to see the dr. He seemed a bit concerned with how it was spreading away from the actual bite site. We came home with an antibiotic to protect it from becoming a staph infection, topical ointment and we are keeping it elevated as much as possible. She also gets to soak it in warm water mixed with bleach. She is loving the extra loving care and carrying around as she can't even get a shoe on her foot. She can't even walk on it. Most of all I think she is loving her extra TV time =)
Last July, Claire had a spider bite on the same foot. Can't believe how similar it looks minus the pussy bite. Please pray for her to heal fast and have a good nights rest. She was up twice last night complaining of pain.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The most wonderful husband EVER!
My older brother could finally tease me about getting older!! He and Heather made the trip in from Austin just for dinner. It was so sweet of them!
Jayme was able to make it while Shawn and Jacin had some boy time together! Jayme and I have gotten close the past 6 months - she is such a supportive and wonderful friend!
Crystal and Richard - Crystal and I met in choir in 6th grade!
Billy made it too! Meant so much to have him there! Claire was so excited she got to come out and stay late while Eden stayed home with a sitter =)
Here are pics from lunch:
Abbey and Claire
Kate and Me - I can't believe we've been friends for 20 years and now we are watching our girl's grow up together!
Love this pic of them! Such sillies!
I love this man!
Elaine and Gene - thanks for coming!
And this was Eden's cue for us to leave!! My mom was giving her a cookie! The entire lunch she was a hot potato going from one person to the next. Didn't make for a relaxing lunch but there were plenty of people to pass her around!
Daddy and his girl
I've been so extremely blessed and thank God for the years He has given me. I don't want to ever take my time here with my loved ones for granted! These are the days I want to freeze in time =) Therefore, I blog!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sisters having fun!
Eden was all giggles running up and down the front sidewalk!
Check out this cute video of the action! Claire is singing "Twinkle, Twinkle" but kind of made it up at the end. She's done this since day one - can never remember where the words go!