Monday, July 12, 2010

You can make a difference!

I was reading FB this morning, as is my usual habit and I came across a link by my sister in law to this blog and was overwelmed with my selfishness. Who knew that so little could do so much! I just kept thinking that we went out to lunch yesterday after church and spent more money then it would cost to save 3 of these babies. So, today I committed to a gift card from Wal Mart to support these children and perhaps save just one of them! What a difference that will make and I'm praying that others will read this and feel just as convicted too. So, here's the incredible link to share and if you hurry someone will match your donation and we can double God's work that's happening thanks to unselfish people out there who have decided to make a difference in a life no matter how small they think it is! Please consider giving...

Friday, July 9, 2010

What a week!

What a week! At least weather wise! It's been beautiful down here. It's been a little rainy, but I'll take the rain if it means we can once again open our windows and in July! What a blessing! I'm soo excited! I love the breeze and we're even considering camping tonight. It's been a bit of a busy week and we haven't got to see Patrick so much so tonight will be great if we do get to go. I'm not a huge camping fan but it's a great time together as a family, no phones, no tv's, no interruptions and I don't have to cook, so it's worth sleeping in a tent just to have that!

So, here's wishing everyone a FANTASTIC weekend!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Independance Day 2010

We love the 4th of July, I mean, how can you not? Fireworks, grilling out, friends, parades, etc... It's great! At least, normally it's great! This year though was a little less great considering it rained the WHOLE day, ok it stopped for about an hour or two and thankfully those were the hours of a local community parade at Collins Park and the big Go Fourth Celebration at our local Lake Shawnee! It's always a good show. There is just something so fun about being out in a field surrounded by fireworks anywhere you look! It's amazing to see how beautiful it all is! And even more so to see it all in the eyes of a 2 year old! Lexi has been a little scared of them but this year she is a little easier to reason with and now she's excited about them. She still won't hold a sparkler, but now we have a goal for next year. Now she's just in what I like to call the "Awe" stage. She just claps and says "wow!" everytime she sees a pretty firework! It was fun! So, here are some pictures from our day! Hope your day was a day of "Awe" as you celebrated our freedom and each of those people that have fought so hard and even to the death to give it to us! Thank God for them and God Bless America!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Echoes from the Past

Blast from the Past....Last weekend Patrick's family had a garage sale. I put some stuff in and on the last day went to help with some cleanup. As we were going through the clothes sorting which to keep for the Haiti Orphanage we all support and which to give to our local rescue mission I ran across this adorable outfit. Patrick's mom told me that it was Patrick's that he wore a lot when he was about Lexi's age, so of course I brought it home and put her in it, added the boots and enjoyed the results, now you can. Have a good week!