Friday, May 30, 2008

Someone is turning 15 tomorrow......

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My heart is breaking for them.....

Just read this story:
Heavenly Father,
I pray for the Chapman family and their grief at the loss of their youngest daughter. I can't even imagine what they are going through right now. At a time when they should be celebrating their oldest daughter's engagement and their son's graduation and yet they are experiencing a tragedy that no one should ever have to go through. I know You are surrounding them with your love and peace but it still seems so hard to understand. They have done so much to honor your kingdom and live for You! Protect their hearts and I especially pray for their son. He needs to know this really was an accident. I know they trust in You and feel comfort that Maria Sue is wrapped in your warm embrace in heaven.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sunny here but tears are raining in China....

Each day the death toll grows and it breaks my heart for those who are suffering right now. I am currently finishing a book called Wild Swans and I am reading about this part of China right now. The people of China have been through so much suffering through the years of Mao and the Cultural Revolution, and now this. They need our help and it so saddens me that many of the babies and children in the orphanages are needing just basic supplies like diapers, formula and clean water. The Rumor Queen has current reports on individual orphanages in the Sichuan province and listed places to help those little children on her website. Our agency, CCAI, is also getting involved in the effort to help the orphanages specifically. They sent us an email today and have set up a relief fund that we will be donating to. If you feel called to help you can donate here.

I wish I could jump on a plane to China right now......praying for all the people of China.

Remember this from a couple weeks ago....

And now this......

Bring on summer!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Amazing Restful Weekend!!!

Thanks to my husband and kids for making this the best Mother's Day weekend ever!!!
I was spoiled....that's all I can say!

Some of the men and kid's from our church got together and planned a fun weekend....where the mother's got to enjoy their families and friends without cooking, cleaning or any other kind of chores....we truly were treated like queens (I even got scolded for coming into the kitchen to get my own coffee)! We left Friday afternoon to spend the weekend here at the Mountain Springs Lodge and the dad's had done all the shopping, arranging and activity planning. There was six families with a total of about 32 of us.
We hung out and talked, did board games and puzzles, played flag football, the mom's and daughter's went horseback riding...

we went on an afternoon couples hike....
the dads and the kids put together an evening talent show....

and we finished the weekend with a wonderful brunch on Sunday in the main lodge with lots of yummy food!

Here are a couple great pictures I captured of some of my friend's with their kids.....

Thanks to everyone who made this so special to all of us moms!!!!

We were truly blessed!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

We are off on a surprise Mother's day family retreat! The men of our small group have planning it for the past month....and the ladies didn't even catch on, well until this last week at least.
Can't wait to share the fun when we get back:)

Here is a picture of me with my wonderful mother and her with the girls, who made me a mother and I think that is just wonderful;0)!

Happy Mother's day mom....can wait until our special day on Tuesday!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Happy May Day!!!!

April showers (some snow showers) bring May flowers and a big batch of referrals????? Especially for you Ruth!