Monthly Archives: July 2012

We have a winner…

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE OVER $3000, AND SECURE AN ADDITIONAL $1000 MATCHING GRANT!  ONLY $11,000 LEFT TO MEET OUR GOAL!  STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISERS!   Thank you for all of your support: … Continue reading

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A told B and B told C

The first time I heard the sing-songy alphabet rhyme, I was in third grade, during library time.  Our librarian had the voice of Julia Child, and I remember wishing the story would go on and on.  I don’t remember her … Continue reading

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Enforcing Peace

It’s been a crazy few weeks.  We are so anxious to complete our paperwork to send to the country.  When we have that ready to go, we will receive a travel date, secure visas, and be ready to head over … Continue reading

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This is for Thadius

It’s me, Cal.  I’m really happy about Thadius coming home.  It is really great that everyone is helping bring him home.  Thadius will feel really happy about people helping him. This summer I have been doing homeschool, and playing outside … Continue reading

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Matching grant!

I have been so good, you guys. I have known some great news for the past three days, and didn’t spill the beans. Aren’t you proud of me? Well, except, I was keeping the secret from YOU! This week we … Continue reading

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God’s Allen Wrench

I am always amazed to find out that God has been using me to love other people.  And today, I was assigned to be an Allen wrench in God’s tool box.  The Allen wrench is commonly found in the bottom … Continue reading

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The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

Forget onesies, blankets, boppies, and moby wraps. What motherhood requires is an excellent plunger. ***** The giveaway continues!  If you are in the market for anything else Amazon offers, please use our link on the sidebar menu (under this post … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger on Classy Chaos

I love to read blogs.  I especially love quirky mother bloggers who are living a fabulous life, but are still, in the words of Tyra, “Keepin’ it rill.”  I love to think that when I laugh along with Kelle Hampton, … Continue reading

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Eight Years of Wonderful

Today marks eight years of marriage for Andy and me.  We are so, so lucky to have each other.  If our lives ended today, I wouldn’t have a single regret.  In every moment, even the ones I wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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Hoss, Your Name is Mudd.

I am watching my dear friend’s children today while she holds a garage sale, then (wonderful woman) goes to get her paperwork to become a notary public for us.  Yes, that’s 6 kids here, but don’t worry, they’re all eating … Continue reading

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