Saturday, May 30, 2009

Falls Creek part A

We had an amazing time at Falls Creek for Kids Camp the past few days. I went to be a cook assistance, and had a great time. K and B did an amazing job at planning and organizing, and cooking the food. We had so much fun in the kitchen, with many laughs, spills, and great entrees. Of course we always come up with some phrase that sticks with the sponsor group. Our phrase this week was "Do the Dump" I know you are wondering what in the world. But we did not have a lot of left overs at a couple of meals and we kept debating about throwing it away or keeping one serving size. So we would always say "Do the Dump"......

My girls went this year as well to help babysit A and A for a friend that was helping cook as well. They did very well and even got a "Icee Date" with Bro. Brian, even much to my surprise I got an Icee Date too! We left early to go to MA graduation in Clinton. Wow 100 graduates and they still did the service an 1 hour. We hung out for awhile in Clinton and came home. Long drive and had a hard time staying awake, must have been tired because I slept till 11:20 on Saturday morning. Now I still fell tired because I slept to long. :) Well today brings for a day of nothing and hanging out with my family! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Garage Sale ~ Success

Wow what can I say........ One thing comes to mind ~ Praise you Lord, for you supply every need and every dollar through this journey. Our Garage Sale was a huge success, we had beautiful weather, children that were willing to help, lots of stuff ( I means tons), many people to shop, a very WILLING, GIVING, AND SUPPORTIVE family to loan the home, supply food, and cool house to come to when we were so hot we could not stand any more, and a serving heart. Thank you so much Bart and Doris, may you be blessed a hundred fold for the blessings you have given us.

We did have many trailers of treasures, and a wonderful almost 72 hours of being together consistently. :) but that ok we are all are like family. You really could say that our Garage Sale was a mini Wal-Mart......... We had a clothing department for adult, children and babies, housewares, seasonal, home decor, bedding, electronics, books and magazines, accessories (purses and handbags) shoes, toys, and gardening! ~ A Mini Wal-Mart!

Even I had to pull a trailer....... Watch Out!

2/3 of the stuff!



Inside the garage, .25 table!

Backyard, it even flowed out onto the grass!

Sporting the new look for the 2011 graduating class.

Last but not least ~ the Queen of the Garage Sale! Not sure about that title, but we did have a lot of fun!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Garage Sale

I am so overwhelmed by the wonderful donations of our friends and families that have given to our garage sale fund raiser. We have so much stuff, that unlike in the past, we are going to have many trailers to haul it to Enid. I have already talked to my aunt and uncle to make sure that we can use every inch of space they can provide us with. We will load today and haul tomorrow, and set up the entire sale tomorrow as well. I know that the Lord is going to provide so much for us that my heart will be filled with more joy than it can handle. I am very excited to be doing this, because I love garage sales. I can assure that I will get very little sleep because I will be thinking, breathing, and worrying about every garage sale detail. Bring It On!

So much has been happening in my household, so sorry about the lack of post. Erica is home and had a wonderful trip, we seen pictures yesterday and heard all about the people she meet and what she did while over in Guatemala. Erica said "It really opened her eyes"! I will keep you all posted on the sale and how things are going! Love to All!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Good Morning All:

We are very excited to share that we have received I800 approval on Monday, and our dossier have been sent of to our agency. Our dossier has been sent on Monday and have already been called to be told that our agency had received it. Our I800 was approved in about 45 days, and sent to us. So the dossier is paperwork that is sent to China, our agency is doing the necessary things to it to prepare it for China. I am not sure when it will be sent over to China, but I do know that once again Gods timing is perfect. We are very excited for this step of the journey, and with the I800 approval we can be matched with our forever daughter!!!!!!

PS: Congrats to the Johnson's family!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Happy Mothers Day to all the mommies!
May you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Matthew 28:19 - 20

In Matthew 28, during the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to "Go" and make disciples. I am very excited to share with you that my cousin Erica is doing just that. She has been obedient to Gods calling and is going to Guatemala for a week to share Christ and serve those in Christ's name. I am so proud of her and I ask that you join me while I pray for her safety, witness, obedience, opportunities, Gods will, and fun. She is very excited to working for the Lord in a different country, and I know that God is going to great and mighty things through her and the group of students that she is traveling with.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

Puppy Love!

Kaylee has been wanting a puppy, even after explaining the process of pottie training, feeding, caring for, and of course the best part of playing with the puppy. We pushed her off as long as we could, but the last past few weeks she has begged, pleaded even asked nicely. Last week we went to SPCA in Enid to look at the dogs they had there, but they had no puppies. So yesterday while I was in Enid, I seen some puppies for sale, private owners. I went and looked, and did I mention that I have a heart for puppies too. She was a long haired Dachshund, 2 1/2 months, brown in color, curly hair on her ears, and the cutest eyes ever. After they held her for a me for a few hours my girls came in took one look at her and she was sold. Our dog Cookie is doing really good and ignoring her, but being sweet when needed.

Enjoy the pictures, if you are like me you cant ignore a cute puppy!
Introducing: COCO~
Look, How Cute!

Lock up anything that Coco can chew on!

There is nothing cuter than a puppy that crashes

because she has played so hard.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Knock, Knock I knocked at heaven's door this morning. God asked me...'My child, what can I do for you?' And I said, 'Father, please protect and bless the person reading this message.' God smiled and answered...'Request granted'.
Have a blessed and wonderful day!

~ Weather Complications ~ - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Pass the word. We have postponed the Garage Sale until the weekend of May 22 and 23rd. Due to weather complications, and SO MUCH STUFF, we think it would be best to have it another weekend. It is suppose to rain on Thursday, Friday and slight chance Saturday morning, that we would probably be running to protect our precious treasures. Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE DONATIONS THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED. You know who you are, and Connie and I are grateful for all that you gave. To LS, AF, LW, and EL, thank you for your help yesterday as well. Because of you we are priced, packed and ready to have this and all we have to do is set it up!
In preparation of pricing!

Yep, you guessed still pricing!

Hallelujah, this is already priced!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

So much to tell........ Last Tuesday David and I had our fingerprint appt. It went well, they were very nice and treated us well. Unlike past visits for the Johnsons. Of course we got the same ole answer........ How long you ask, we have no idea? Hopefully this week we will no something about our I800 and have an approval. We have spoken to a representative from Homeland Security who has told us that our I800 has been approved upon fingerprint clearance. So now the waiting begins again. We are almost ready for our dossier to be sent. We just need I800 approval on paper and my birth certificate. (which comes from Ca, so wait on the postal service) We have everything else.

Also this week we will start what seems to be the never ending pile of garage sale stuff ~ treasure. We as a family have been working all weekend on finding, pricing and packing all our treasures. Thanks to those special people who bought before so that we don't have to pack it up. We have cleaned out cabinets in the kitchen, closets in the laundry room, and in our bedrooms. We have also went through and got rid of some of those items you never think you can part with until there is a child in the picture that is waiting for you to come and hold him or her. Our garage sale will be May 8 and 9th and we will price, pack and load up all the stuff ~ treasure at the church that has been donated to us. Thank you so much to all of you! Connie and I feel this is going to be a great garage sale because the Lord has blessed us by so many donations by friends, family and church family. We also have the best treasures of all from two previous garage sales. We are truly blessed to be loved by so many people who want to help us bring our little girl home. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

We are happy to announce that our little girls name will be: EMILY!

This is something that we as a family wanted to do together and we have come to the agreement that this is her name, not sure about the middle name but we are 100% sure that her first name is Emily, so now in our prayers she is prayed for by name!

It is with much excitement that we also share that Ashley has applied and has been accepted to be part of the National Honor Society through Ringwood High School. Honor Society is based on GPA's and volunteer work and accomplishments. Her ceremony will be Tuesday night. We are very proud of you Ashley!

Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King, His loves endures forever!