And Other Real Life Happenings

Our life loving others, serving God and selling all we own to move to Africa.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Docica 2

Did you all check out the DOCICA magazine.  I mean, forget that I'm featured in the May issues, this magazine has substance in it and is so fun to read.  They will feature 12 women (one a month) who are doing something they find valuable, life changing and worth mentioning.  Its about real beauty, not Vogue beauty.  Its about decorating for less and fun ideas.
So, I'd encourage you to bookmark it.  But for now, if you want to read about our family's future plans and see pictures of our house check out the issue that came out today.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Docica, May 2011  What an honor to have a month of magazine time with Docica!!!  Thank you to the amazing women at Docica that helped me tell my side of the Sole Hope story.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stories By Quinn

This is a story told verbatim by our 5-year-old, Quinn.  She is quite'll see.  :)  If I could draw I'd illustrate this...

The first animal has two arms, no legs, and for a head he has a tater-pumpkin. His name is Jose. He has extra arms that look like legs and they go up and around his head. He scratches his pumpkin head with those extra arms that look like legs.

Another guy has an egg for a body, and he has one magnet bracelet, one glasses, and one circle for a mouth. He has claws for teeth that stick out of his mouth. He has two eggs for arms.

The third guy has three light bulbs on his pumpkin head. He has one apple for an arm. His legs have hands at the bottom and he walks like crazy. He has one plate for his arm-leg.

The next one is a princess who has long teeth that stick out the sides of her mouth. She has one flower for an arm and one flower for her head. And she has a tree on her head for balance.

These are the funniest stories in the whole wide world. Even jokes are not funny.

The next one has a flower for a head. The body is a vase. And the dress is so long it covers the vase.

Another character is one parakeet with one snap arm. She’s a big bird with one red head and a blue head, one arm that is red and one arm blue. She is a queen princess. -- Her name is Sasha.

King Lesahd looks like a big jacket with a purple crown on his head.

The queen has one head that’s a potato and she has buttons down her back.  

Monday, May 2, 2011

Isaiah Lamont

On Saturday April 30th I flew to Indianapolis to see be with my sister Allie while she had her second baby.  It was of course (again) the most amazing thing I have witnessed in my entire life.  Allie made labor look easy.  I love love love when my sister has babies.  I love getting to see the miracle of birth...the beginning of life.  Allie is a rock star and my new nephew Isaiah is so precious...smells so good...and is so sweet!  Isaiah's middle name (Lamont) is after his great grandpa that went to be with Jesus on his brother Josiah's birthday and was buried the day Isaiah was born.  His great grandpa Lamont was an amazing man who left a beautiful legacy.
Isaiah was born at 11:10pm and was 8lbs. 4oz.  and 21.5 inches long

I love love love this boy!  (can't wait to have another little bit of my own!  In time.  :))

Easter 2011

He Is Risen!!!