Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Getting closer..................

Wayne's sister Judy's funeral will be this Thursday at 2:00. A few weeks before she died we were at the hospital. We had prayer with her and we asked her if she had a relationship with Jesus. she didn't hesitate in saying she did, and she knew she would go to heaven. She was raised in a Christian home and we absolutely believe she is in the arms of Jesus now :)
Wayne and I went today and bought some food for me to take to haiti. canned meat, crackers and such. i don't eat much at all, so i thought it best to just take my own for the 2 week stay. lori came over tonight and helped us finish packing. i had tons of stuff i didn't think i could take, i couldn't imagine how i could fit it in my already packed suitcase and backpack. lori created space from nowhere.....she amazes me! How i wish she was going with me...
I am still nervous, but I am better than i was. I feel the prayers that everyone is praying for me. I thank God for every one of you.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Judy is home

Wayne's sister, Judy, went home to be with Jesus early this morning. She has had diabietes for many years and didn't really take care of herself. A few weeks ago the doctors had to remove her leg. There were complications and she just couldn't recover. Please pray for the whole family as the funeral is this Thursday,

Friday, August 17, 2007

I know this is a 'GOD MISSION'

I want to thank God for making it possible for me to go to Haiti and help Barbara at the village. She said there is a little baby boy named Brice that needs lots of TLC. I will step into my 'nana' shoes while i am there and shower him with love and encourage him to eat, eat, eat!! Please pray for him, that he will be able to eat and keep his food down and that he will start gaining the weight he so desperately needs. Lori wants me to take lots of pictures of all the kids at the village, so be looking for some cute pics when i come home.

I am so excited that I will get to spend 2 weeks with Madisyn while i am in Haiti. Please pray that this will be quality time for bonding together.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I'm going to Haiti

I can't hardly believe it but I am going to Haiti August 25, OMG..... that is a week from Saturday. I will be going to the village and staying there to help take care of babies. I am going to see if Madisyn can stay at the village with me while i am there. That will give us some quality time together to bond. I wish I would be bringing her home, but this is the next best thing. I will definately need a lot of prayer cause Wayne and I are hardly ever apart. I can't imagine being away from him, my kids and my grandkids for 2 whole weeks. They are what makes life worth living for me.
I honestly believe that this trip is ordained by God, and I know He will help me. I am very excited but at the same time very nervous. Please pray for all of us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Great day with the grandkids!!

Well, little Miss Mary Sunshine (daughter, Lori) called tonight to tell me it has been 6 days since i blogged (she's counting). I thought I had better blog tonight or she will have the phone lines hot tomorrow. LOL

This morning I got up and went to Lori's house, snacks in hand, to watch Karleigh and Ruby while Lori and Spike took Kiara to school to meet her teacher, Mrs Spear. We had a great time, playing with dolls and reading books.

Tonight Aaron and Sharon brought Megan and Katie over for me to watch while they went to a meeting in Anderson. I took the girls down the street to the elementry school playground to play. Here are a couple of pictures I took while we were there.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

What a surprise!!!

Our niece, Tammy, came to visit tonight. She flew in from Texas yesterday and is driving back home tomorrow. She was here picking up a car at her parents house in Anderson, and the three of them stopped by for a visit. What a thrill it was to see her after all these years. She has always held a special place in our hearts and she is as precious as ever.
It would be so nice if they would move back to Indiana.......hint, hint, hint :)

We love you Tammy!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Kindergarten sign up day

Here are 2 of our little 'angels'. Katie is on the left and Megan on the right.

Today was Megan's kindergarten sign up day. Katie stayed with Papaw and Nana while mommy and daddy took Megan to school.Megan was so excited to find out who her teacher was going to be and to also have her picture taken at school. Doesn't she look beautiful??
Katie was such a good girl today. We had lots of fun playing together. She loved
being on the front porch and rocking in the big wooden rocker.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Great Weekend

This weekend was Haitian weekend and we went and had a great time. Here are a few pics of some of our 'highlights'.
This first pic is of Wayne. Papaw was trying to sneek to the cabin to get some rest and the girls spotted him. Needless to say, he never did make it to the cabin!

We were sitting around Spike and Lori's camper one evening. This is Spike (right) and Bob in deep conversation. They both look a little frazzled...it was a long hot day!!
Here goes Ruby slippin' and sliddin' down the hill!
Kiara is stiff as a board as she 'gracefully' glides down
Here's the little show off. She's gotta be grinning as she makes sure everyone is watching her.
Here is a pic of Brit and Grandpa. He kept threatening her that he would embaress her this weekend. She was holding her breath, I am sure. He didn't, but there is always next year!!

Here's Johnny!!!!

Johnny made it into Indy Thursday night, well really Friday morning at 1:00 am. Spike, Lori, Mirlande. Wayne and I were there to welcome him in. It was so funny cause this has been an extremely hot, hot week. High 90's and terrible humidity.
We met with Spike, Lori and Mirlande at a restaurant around 10pm before going to airport. Mirland was sitting in the restaurant with a hooded sweatshirt and long pants on. To top that off, she had a blanket wrapped around her.
Well, here we go to the airport and Johnny gets off the plane with a winter coat on!!! It was so funny. He had one carry on suitcase and then he said he had another suitcase that we had to go and claim. When we got down there we found out that it didn't make it there and Lori had to go to the airport Friday morning(before noon) and pick it up. Well, when you have a carry on bag, what do you put in it? Extra set of clothes, toiletries, other important stuff, right?
Not Johnny....
all he had in his was a blanket and extra jacket. hehehe
All I can say is thank you Johnny for giving me great blog material :)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mirlande's first U S visit!

Today Barb (right) flew in, and this time Mirlande got to come too. She finally got a visa. Haitian camp is this weekend and we are thrilled she got to make it. Lori picked them up at the airport, they went and had lunch and came over to visit. Mirlande had to see her 'Daddy' (what she calls Wayne). Johnny is coming in tonight at midnight. We will all be at the airport to greet him when he gets here.

Fun day at the park!!

This is little miss Katie. She just sat right at my feet almost all the time we were at the park. She kept telling me she was "shy" and she didn't want to play. Well, as we got closer to leaving she loosened up a bit. Lori was snapping pictures left and right of all the kids. When Katie saw her taking pictures she would hide. Lori started playing peek a boo behind a tree and she got into that. (Lori and Katie...hehehe) This was the result and i think it is priceless!!!

Here is my beautiful granddaughter Brit, looking extremely bored. She had fun today, but I am sure she would rather had spent the day with friends at the mall or doing something "teenagey" .
(i just made up that word, but i am sure you know what i mean) LOL

This morning we got up, got ready and met Lori and the girls in Noblesville. We went to a real nice park near Lori's home. The girls had so much fun. After a few hours of playing we headed off to Cicero and went to a pizza place. The girls loved that, and I did too. They were all so good.
We left there and I took the girls back to their house.
Anyone that knows me knows i stay up very late at night. Not tonight...I was in bed at 10:00. They wore me out, but i loved every minute of it.
Ruby and Katie
Kiara & Ruby

Kiara & Megan
Kiara Karleigh


Today I took Megan to get her hair cut for school. Later, I asked Aaron and Sharon to bring Katie and let the girls both spend the night. We had so much fun. They were perfect little angels, as usual!
They were excited cause I told them when they woke up the next morning we were going to meet Aunt Lori and the girls and go to the park.
Megan & Katie
Loving little sisters