Thursday, November 29, 2012

Body Yogurt

Luke: "Nathan has body yogurt!

Mom: "It's "body odor".

Nathan: "Well, anyways it's good because it scares bad guys away!"

Monday, November 26, 2012

"All Better Now" Update

I'm very thankful to report that John got back from Kenya, we all got better from a crummy virus/infection, and we had a good Thanksgiving all together, just the five of us.
Thank You Lord!
So, I've been reading on Facebook about friends who are already completely finished with their Christmas shopping, have their homes all decorated, and ....who are exercising regularly and losing weight.
That is just not me. :(
If that is not you either, maybe this update will encourage you:
What we have been doing:
*home schooling
*kissing slightly incontinent, but totally loveable elderly Boxers
 (as above pic shows!)
*taking care of stray kittens that poop about every 45 minutes
*trying to prep. a house to put on the market so we can build a bigger one & have room for more kiddos - hopefully LOTS more kiddos
 (and yes, this prep. process is taking forever, and no, I am not getting any younger, and yes, it is crazy, ridiculously hard and expensive, and yes, we have counted the cost and we think adopting more kiddos is completely worth it and extremely important, but man, we SURE DO appreciate all encouragement, support & prayer, and we need it too! A lot.)
*playing little boy "war" outside in the back yard with Nerf Guns
*having camp fires
*listening to Christmas music
*Christmas shopping = not even started
*Christmas cards = photos not even taken
*decorating = not even started
*continuing to be entirely imperfect people but relying on a completely perfect, trustworthy, loving Heavenly Father

Friday, November 16, 2012


I like to keep things positive in my blog, so here goes....
I am positively weary, weary, weary!
The boys and I have been sick for one week. Really sick.
John has been away working in Kenya for two weeks.
(He is home now - Thank You God!!!)
I took the boys to the Dr. today and they are all now on a Z-pac. Nathan is the worst with bronchitis and two infected ears. Ouch! I love Nathan's cute little ears and hate that they are hurting! (Although he says he is just fine! My boys are so stoic that way. Not sure why?)
 I feel crummy too. Trying to avoid another Drs. apt....hmmmm....might need to go too...I already go twice every week for shots so I'm kinda overdosed on all that!
We are also trying to get our house on the market so we can build a place with more bedrooms so we can then adopt more kids. I have also done two craft fairs in the last three weeks....I'm thinking I am just a bit over-tired. Yeah.
Thanks for listening to me rant just a bit. I appreciate the free therapy. :)
...because even though others might sometimes think we are some kind of "special" people because we adopt (& it's kinda nice that you do!), we are actually just really normal people most of the time that feel weak just like anyone else (maybe more?). We're just willing. I think that might be the only difference. Anyway, I wouldn't change it for!!! Ugh! Pass the Kleenex...and the Tylenol...and the Coke Zero...and maybe some butter pecan ice cream? :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

No Longer Homeless

So Mr. Homeless has become "Casanova" and is now a permanent resident.  It's funny how neither John nor I wanted another kitten AT ALL but there he was in the middle of the road at night, thin & scared. So...we took him in and then got the neatest surprise...Casanova has to be the sweetest cat EVER! At first I was worried he might be ill because he was so snuggly & passive but he checked out OK at the vet.  I captured this picture of him listening to music with Mark and I think it shows what a sweet little creature he is. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Etsy Shop

I've been loading up my Etsy Shop with lots of fun Christmas ornament and gift ideas. If you don't see what you're looking for, feel free to message me and I'll see what I can do. I have lots of owl ornaments that aren't listed, for instance.
As always, these felties are helping our adoption fund grow! Yeah! :)