Tuesday, June 19, 2007

WE LEAVE ON THURSDAY


Oh we are so excited! We leave early Thursday. I have been finishing ALL laundry, cleaning every floor, bleaching toilets, etc.
We loaded the Motorhome, we got all the clothes packed, the food cabinets and fridge done -----YES! So today, hubby and I are doing last minute errands, and banking, tomorrow, we are taking the girls to see their grandparents here, they won't get to see them for 18 days. My father-in-law wants to make us a big waffle dinner and grandma has goody bags for the girls to take on their trip. How fun.
So, I want to thank everyone for their sweet wishes and prayers--can't wait to get back and share all the photos.
Blessings to everyone!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

7 more days


7 days until we leave for vacation. Oh, i am getting so excited.
I have been a little distracted though, first I have still been working with hubby, we are done with that now, but now I am taking care of two children who were our neighbors.
please pray for Ashley and Skylar, they are 10 and 8. We got a call a few weeks ago from their mother. They had been evicted from their home, and they had a restraining order against their father.
From what i have gathered, dad has been dishonest thus far with family finances, has neglected to pay rent since January, has been taking the kids' lunch money, has been borrowing money from family-----all to support a drug habit. We sold him our old Suburban, to this date he has only made 4 payments and still owes us $800. He kept telling us it was because he was laid off, and couldn't make the payment.
Long story short, mom finally confronted dad on what his problem was, (she thought he was seeing someone else) she had the 2 kids in her jeep and he got angry and pinned her against her car--only he was in the suburban. She asked him to leave so he attacked her from his vehicle. Broke out her windows, and scared his kids almost to death.
She left him immediatly and she has their kids, luckily a friend of ours found her a house to rent, and their father is now living out of the suburban in a family members back yard.
Mom works at the hospital, she works 3--12 hour shifts a week, she can't afford child care, and I am the only one she knows who is a stay-at-home mom who can get the kids on and off the bus.
As you can imagine these two kids have alot of confusion and are now beginning to act it out. The daughter seems to be okay but the 8 yr old boy, oh my. And of coarse, I am not used to biys, so he is an eye opener. But he responds well to me, and my heart really goes out to these kids and their parents.
So, ladies I am asking you, if you could, please say a prayer for them.
Well, time to get my morning started and get a yummy breakfast cooking.
BLESSINGS

Friday, June 1, 2007

A CAT and HER QUILT

Oh, I just had to add this picture. This is my cat, Cadillac Momma, and the quilt she is on was made my Great-Grandmother in the 1960's. It was given to me this past year when she past away.I keep it over my 1800's Paror Sofa in my Masterbedroom. I LOVE IT, and so does the
cat, I can always find her on the quilt.

Disney Autograph books

Aren't they cute. I fretted over these, and coulnd't decide how to make them. I didn't want to put to much into them because I want to take them apart and put them into each girls' scrapbooks. I am very pleased with them, the girls like them.
I have spent the week gathering and doing ALL laundry, pulling out summer clothes and seeing if they are still fitting everyone, trying to get ready for our trip. I have also been trying to get schooling stuff taken care of. School gets out so late here. The kids official last day is June 22. My girls whine because all of their cousins in Arizona got out a week ago.
Blessings everyone!!!!