Monday, August 19, 2013


See that little post on the right that says "gofundme"? We are raising money to build a kitchen at our school in Ethiopia. I am asking anyone and everyone who feels lead to make a donation and help us spread the word.
We have a little over 200 children at the school and Adanech the founder and another lady cook the food at Adanech's house and walk in back. It's equivalent to 6 city blocks but it is very rocky.
Our hope is to add a small kitchen with a stove and sink and possibly a little cafeteria. It will make life much easier on these women and the quality of food would be better.
Please help us help them.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

And Then There Was Four

Today my husband and I took our oldest daughter, Jordan to her new She is was so excited and the truth be known she probably didn't sleep much last night. Her daddy packed our van and her car last night so we could just get up and go. Yeah right. We packed a "few" more things she just had to have, looked for this and that and finally we were on the road. Mike, me and Kennedy in the van and Jordan and Cameron following us in her car.

It's rush week and that adds to the excitement! I know without a doubt Jordan will enjoy every single second of college. Well maybe not every second but most of them!

It was hard to say good bye. This is our fourth child but our first girl to leave the nest. True she has her daddy and three older brothers just in case, and we have prepared her well but I hadn't prepared myself to let go.

The strangest thing was to come home and realize there is now only four of us here. This house has always been packed from top to bottom for most of our married life and to have only two kids in the house well, it's like several parts of you are missing. But life goes on and the parts do come back home and some point!

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.  ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

We are pretty sure she plans on coming back!

And the wait begins.

He's got it!


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.  ~Hodding Carter, Jr.