Tuesday, November 29, 2011

10 days to go......

So, I am pretty much done with everything I NEEDED to get done. I am almost ready to take the boys schooling back on Monday. I got all my Christmas shopping for the boys done except one kid. Which I'm doing Monday. I am also going to get my nails done before I go see Phil. Thursday I am going to pick Mom up from the airport and we are going to get pedicures. It should be fun!!!

I am working on congealing the last little bit of our stuff to throw into the back of the trailer at the last minute. We are enjoying our last couple of weeks, spending time with friends and family before we leave. I am really excited about the work the LORD has laid before us and can't wait to get busy. We are having a family Christmas on the 17th. My parents will be here, Heidi and Anthony, Josh, Ang, and the girls, Kim and Jim, and my WHOLE family!!! YAY! On the 18th. we are having a potluck at church after morning services so Phil can spend some time with everyone before we head out Monday morning.

We are really excited about the drive and the family time. I hope that you are all having a good week! Christmas is almost upon us!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

I changed my mind.....

I am going to do the 365 day photo challenge in January when we are settled in and life is a little calmer. Things are too crazy right now and I can't even seem to keep my head on straight. 14 days until I leave and I have a HUGE honey do list that seems to be growing every time I talk to Phil. Anyways, I will be glad when the next two weeks are over and most of my work is done! So, until next year....the photo challenge waits!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 2....oops!

I forgot to post it yesterday so I am catching up....pretty bad I missed it already! I'm a mess....oh well....I will keep going!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge

Let's see if I can actually accomplish this like I want to! Here is Day 1.......

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Random Pics......

Instead of the Ten on Ten like I'm supposed to do I am posting random pictures when I feel like it. I guarantee by the tenth of December I will be doing Ten on Ten though!!!!

Thank you Daddy!

Here's some pictures of the boys and I with the little treats Phil sent to us! We just wanted to say Thank you Daddy!!! WE love you!!!

Bad Days.....

So, yesterday went like this...

Con                                                                                                  Pro

Wake up to frozen water                                                                  Call Pastor and he knows how to fix it
Heater in my bedroom keeps kicking off                                         Have the sweetest brother in the world
                                                                                                          come look at it and fix the problem
Truck horn gets stuck at eleven at night                                           Nice neighbor kid who looks like
because of cold weather.                                                                   mechanic, knocks on door and fixes
                                                                                                          the problem.

I had a good cry after a long day last night. It wasn't just a few things that went wrong it was mainly my ATTITUDE about the things that went wrong. For the most part it was a good day.....it just had a lot of THOSE moments in it. It's funny how we could let a few little things ruin our day. Yeah, things go wrong........but instead of looking at everything and saying "WHYYYYY MEEEEE"? Why not say thank you LORD for solving all of my little problems today with wonderful friends and family! I have to say I have never felt more blessed than I have the last couple of months. I have wonderful, amazing, sweet people who have done nothing but take care of us. I can honestly say I have NO idea what I would do without you all. You have taken care of me and the boys so well. It has been a blessing and it just solidifies even more in my heart and mind that we are doing God's will. I have such sweet peace in my heart even in the midst of chaos lately.

Now, that doesn't mean that I don't have my moments with a bad attitude......like yesterday. It just means that I have a good cry and thank the LORD even more for the things he has given and blessed me with. I may hate the cold right now but I am thanking the LORD for it..........who knows when I will get extrememe cold weather again?! I am sure everywhere I go there will be challenges......what matters is HOW I DEAL WITH THEM!! I pray the right way with the right heart.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I TOTALLY stink when it comes to putting pictures on here. I have been SO busy trying to get everything ready to load the trailer and stuff I haven't even had time to take any pictures. I will try to get a few this next week and try posting at least one picture a day! I like that idea. We have almost everything packed except what we HAVE to use. That will get thrown in at the end. I am praying everything fits in the trailer and I've been praying the LORD will answer my prayer concerning that. On the other hand, if it doesn't fit it doesn't fit. Not much I can do about it. The LORD has answered all my other prayers concerning this whole missionary endeavor and I am sure he will answer this one too. He has answered much smaller prayers.

I am excited that I have 23 days until I see Phil and it is going by quickly. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I still have quite a few things to get done but they are smaller things that aren't that big of a deal. I will be getting my school stuff taken care of for the boys next week and I will feel much better having that done. There's my update. I will try really hard to stay posting more than I have been! Sorry!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I missed it.....

So, I had every intention of posting my pics for ten on ten.....but I got busy and didn't get to it. I am going to post them tomorrow. I just didn't get a chance today either since I forgot my camera at my house when I came to Josh and Ang's. So, anyways, I will be doing it tomorrow!!!!