Monday, November 19, 2007

Our gauge is climbing

Hey everyone, look at our gauge is going up, up, up. We are now over the half way mark. I believe in my heart that this is going to be totally paid for by the end of the year.
Please agree with me that the money just comes in.
Thank You, Jesus!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The great hunters!

Wayne and Aaron left Friday to go to southern Indiana for their annual deer hunting weekend. I talked to Wayne today and he said they have seen a few deer, but haven't been close enough to shoot.
I thank God for them to be able to go together every year and spend some special father/son time together. They come back each year with the funniest stories, not many that I can write about though!!! :)
Hopefully when I talk to Wayne next time, at least one of them will have gotten a deer. Oh well, we'll see!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Back to blogging!

I received an email from a dear friend (Lynn) wanting to know if everything is alright. She said she noticed I hadn't blogged in a few days. Then I got another email from her wanting to know what was up with us cause she also noticed Lori hasn't blogged in a few days either. I understand her concern cause Lori blogs very consistantly. We have both been so busy here lately and my 'puter has been 'sick'. My dear son in law came by the other night and fixed my 'puter and now it works!!!! THANK YOU SPIKE.
Lori has had lots to do lately since their house has been up for sale. She has to keep it up at a moments notice and most every Sunday they have open house.
We have got several coming for Thanksgiving this year and I am thrilled. I went the other day and got the turkey, sweet potatoes, etc getting ready for the big day. This year other than our kids and grandkids coming we are blessed to have Kyle, Angela, and their 3 kiddos. Next year we will have Madisyn here with us.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


We just got word that we are out of Parquet. We went in October 4 and just got out. We are now officially in Department of Justice (whatever that is). I have no idea what any of this means, but when I hear we are 'out' of something, I know that is reason for celebration. We are one step closer to getting Madisyn home.
I want to thank all of you that have supported us in ANY way. Just last night someone I didn't even know, sent $5 towards the adoption fees. She had seen Lori's blog and sent $5 through Pay Pal. God has such great kids!!!! :) I also know that there are so many that have been praying us through each step.
Thank you so much!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Today is my nephew, Mike's birthday. He is my sister's oldest child, I think he is 48. Makes me feel sooooo old. I remember how excited I was when he was born. I became an 'aunt' for the first time. I thought of his birthday last night but forgot to send him an email till just now. When he and his brother and sister were little they called me Aunt GiGi. I love them all dearly and pray God's blessings on all of them.
Happy Birthday Mike.... Aunt GiGi loves you!!!!

Gonna be a busy week

I just got an email from a good friend, she told me she has checked out mine and Lori's blog, and that I am ahead....YES!!!!! I feel I am on a roll so I am going to blog tonight too.
Wayne had to work this weekend so he couldn't go to church with me today. We had a good service, then I came home and started fixing dinner. Roast, carrots & potatoes.
This week is going to be busy. Tomorrow morning I have to meet others at the church to decorate for Thanksgiving/Christmas. Wednesday Wayne has a doctor appt, Thursday is prayer meeting at my house, Friday, Wayne and Aaron leave to go deer hunting for the weekend.

Look Lori, I am blogging!!!!

It has been 4 days since I last posted, so I am sure Lori will be checking. You have to know, she is like a blog detective. If I don't post for a few days, she is on the phone and even emailing me, telling me to get to it. I read her blog and laugh my head off. She is so funny.
There can be nothing sacred in our family, Lori blog's EVERYTHING about EVERYBODY. Now she is digging up dirt about my younger days, as she says, "when I was a rebel".
God has changed all that in me, now I pray she will find some 'good' things to say about her 'dear 'ol mom'.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Today is Miss Loudnie's 7th birthday. This is Madisyn's little sister. Isn't she adorable? This will be her last birthday in Haiti, she will be coming home to her parents soon. We will be at the airport to welcome you for sure!
We love you Loudnie and are anxious to be part of your life.
You are precious!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Beware: Blog Stalker

I was going to try to sneak off to bed but Lori IM'd me and said, "Mom you need to blog tonight". She checks every one's blog every night...i think she is a 'blog stalker'. If you are not blogging a 'pink slip' may be on it's way from someone we all know and love.......................... soooo get to blogging or she will boot you from the blogging circuit!
Lori has such a big heart and she wants to fix the world. We need more people like her. When there is a need, she sinks in like a bulldog and won't let up till it is resolved. She gets this trait very honest, she is exactly like her dad. I wish i had more of this in me. The word CAN'T isn't in their vocabulary at all.
It is CAN and WILL...DO or DIE!!!
I love my family and wouldn't trade any of them for anyone in the world. God has truely blessed me and I thank Him for them. When Madisyn gets here she is going to fit right in.
Oh the stories that we can and will tell her!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Beautiful sisters!!!!

Thank you Licia for these pictures of Madisyn and Loudnie, they are priceless. You captured them beautifully. I can just feel the love between the two of them. They will continue to be close when they come home. I am sure they will talk on the phone, spend the night with each other, go camping, family get togethers and such. Only God could have worked things out the way they are. I thank and praise Him daily for what He has done, is doing, and what He is going to do with all of us.

Grandparent's Day w/Kiara!!

Today I went to Kiara's school for Grandparent's Day. We had such a good time. Wayne couldn't make it, cause he had to work. Kiara showed me around her school, we made a craft together, had snacks (Kiara got in line twice for this), then I took her home and passed out 'Nana Snacks' to all 3 little angels.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Here we 'grow' again!!!!!

Take a look at our donation gauge.....isn't that great?
Wayne has been working some overtime to get this adoption paid for, so we are able to put $500 towards Madisyn coming home. Please pray that this amount will continue to climb till the whole amount is paid in full.
We want to thank all of you that have helped in any way towards this adoption going according to God's plan.