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Monday, May 30, 2011

Falls Creek Preteen Camp

Woo hoo! Jay and I are at 5th & 6th grade Preteen Camp at Falls Creek. So much fun! Soooo tired already. But is well worth it. Many salvations in just our cabin alone last night, the first night. Led a young lady from another church in recommitting her life to Christ during invitation last night. Jay has been washing lots of dishes and assisting with the cooking. The cooking is sooooo yummy. I will need to go on a diet when I get home.

Will be starting physical therapy a few times a week for my neck. Been having headaches, muscles spasms, and pain. Don't know what is causing it but praying therapy can fix it.

Waiting for our home study to be ok'ed by our adoption agents supervisor so that we might apply for grants. Just waiting to hear. Then will get busy applying.

Adoption fundraiser garage sale scheduled for June 17th & 18th. April and girls will be coming that week to help price and organize all the stuff. We have invited our church family to donate any items they wish to sell to help with the cost of bringing our daughter home.

We also have a tshirt designed and ordered. Should be getting them in hopefully by Friday. Then we will go around and check with all who would like to purchase a tshirt to help us out. We appreciate everyone's prayers, thoughts, and help in our journey.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Busy Summer To Come!!!

Well, this was the kids' first day out of school and J.J. already says, "I'm bored!"  Hayden and J.J. are both enrolled in summer playground.  They will be doing organized outside activities, including swimming, Monday thru Friday from 8-1130am.  And Jay is coaching their summer baseball team for the local Lion's Club league.  They will have four games this next month.  Hunter is wanting to learn to dunk and basketball this summer.  Wow!  He had a doctor's appointment today and is already 5' 8 1/2".  Hunter will also be playing summer baseball with a traveling team as soon as he gets ungrounded :)  I think he has learned his lesson from his punishment.  I guess we soon shall see, as Wednesday is his last day.  Meghan is working this summer at the bank, so will only be home occasionally.  It's hard to believe she will be a Junior in college when classes start in August.

Home study...complete!!!  We received our four copies of the home study in the mail Saturday.  Now what?  We are supposed to have $890 to send to Homeland Security now.  We don't have it...but will be patient for God's provision.  He has not let us down yet.  He is mighty and all powerful!!!  Keep praying...

I worked all weekend for home care.  Was really busy!  That's money that helps us pay doctor and pharmacy bills:)  I have had the opportunity to be at home the past few weeks.  It is great being at home with the kids!  I feel that I am doing what God has called me to do.  Thank you, Lord for the many blessings you have given to me and my family. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Having a very nice time with Meghan, who came home to visit Saturday after she finished working. She is staying through Tuesday. We've spent some good times together and had some great conversations. Will miss her giggle and red hair in the shower drain. Lol! School is almost over for the boys. Wednesday is park day. JJ's class is playing in the park and having a picnic that day. Hayden will get to swim at the pool and have hot dogs that day. This is his last year at his school. He will go to Washington Elementary next year. Hunter is ready for school to be out so there's no more homework and tests. He is really excited about summer baseball.

We are currently waiting to hear from our adoption agency of our home study approval. Collected all documents requested last week and was told that we should be approved by the first of this week. Waiting. Waiting. Sigh...

Romans 15:13 "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."