Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!




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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Old Year!

Just want to share a few photos from our Happy Old Year before the new one rings in....in just over an hour.

We are enjoying some family time together in the great white north.






My beauty Jenny!






"What'd you say?" ---Lizzy's photo...cool huh?











Look who found the blueberries he got from his godmother!

Our house Christmas eve eve.


Maggie was sick for 7 days over Christmas. 
And now we await the NEW YEAR! Bless us Lord. Help us above everything to love and serve You in this new year.

Micah Six Eight: GOD IS ON THE MOVE....

Micah Six Eight: GOD IS ON THE MOVE....: HE'S MOVING PEOPLE. God is moving in hearts. THE BABES ARE MOVING UP!! Don't miss out. It is beyond fun to watch the little ones climbin...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Micah Six Eight: The Passed Over Babes



PLEASE READ JULIA'S Blog here and then scroll to the bottom to go to her blog and be a part of this great giveaway.....either do it ofor the sweet little loves or for the hope of winning a neat prize!!!

The Passed Over Babes

On Saturday I opened up the Angel Tree and began to scroll through the faces.

Many of them new faces... first time Angel Tree children.

But many were way too familiar. And it saddened me. Faces of children who have sat for two or more years on the tree.




Children who will AGAIN be hanging ON a tree this year instead of sitting UNDER it. Children who have spent one more year of their lives isolated and alone. Most of them passed over because of bad pictures or because of sad expressions on their faces. How to get them noticed? How to get them from being passed over another year??



What could I do?

I clicked on several of the links. Prayed over them - wondered. What could I do? I felt the Lord nudging but what could I do? I don't have money for a big Giveaway. I'm well aware I have done precious little for Spencer's grant account. Artem is still without a family. There are so many more. So many more.



They all have Christmas Warriors so why shouldn't I just concentrate on my own???

What could I do??

Yet the faces of those who have hung for so long lay heavy on my heart. What could I do? God was nudging but what could I do?



Amazingly, God wasn't just nudging my heart. Another Mom's heart was also being nudged. He nudged her enough that she sent me an e-mail. On Saturday morning about the same time I was staring at faces on the Angel Tree she was writing me a letter. Her Angel Tree child has been wasting away on the Tree too. No family in sight. What could she do? She had some money set aside and offered it to me for a Giveaway. We could raise money AND AWARENESS for Spencer and for her little guy. And anyone else I chose.

I sat stunned and in awe. OUT OF ALL THE ANGEL TREE KIDS... Her Angel Tree child was ONE OF THE CHILDREN I HAD CLICKED ON. HER LITTLE GUY WAS ONE I HAD PRAYED OVER!

Sergei

Dear Lord. The Father of the Fatherless nudging hearts into action.

All the faces of the little ones whom I recognized on the tree from last year... and the year before. They flashed in front of me as I read her offer. THOSE were the babes I wanted to help. Those little ones. My Spencer, My Artem, Her Sergei and more.



I know I can't do much but I can do something. I can give those kids another opportunity to be SEEN. Put their faces out. Remind you that they have been waiting FAR TOO LONG. The passed over babes on the past Angel Trees.

So here is the deal...

The kids above have all been on the Angel Tree since 2009.

All of them are close to or are already transferred.


We are doing a PASSED OVER BABES Giveaway...

WE HAVE 10 AMAZING PRIZES IN THIS GIVEAWAY!!

You give FIVE DOLLARS to TWO OR MORE kids below and leave me a comment - I will enter your name in our Giveaway - ONE ENTRY FOR EVERY CHILD!!

AND

AFTER YOU DONATE TO TWO OR MORE....

IF you BLOG about these kids..... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

AND/OR...

IF you FACEBOOK or TWITTER about these kids... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

Give FIRST, then share and share.....

Put their faces out there. Let people know these are the PASSED OVER BABES who have sat far too long on the Angel Tree. THEY NEED FAMILIES.


WHAT CAN YOU WIN???

1. A KINDLE TOUCH - (99.00 value)

2. FLIP ULTRA HD VIDEO CAMERA 8 GB 3RD GENERATION - Newest Model (150.00 value)
Product Details

3. 100 DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE VINTAGE PEARL
hand stamped jewelry
Each and every piece is handcrafted from start to finish in the studio. They use sterling silver and freshwater pearls in their creations!!


4. A SIGNED COPY OF BIBLIOPLAN'S ANCIENT HISTORY BOOK (59.95 value)
by Rob and Julia Nalle


5. A set of 4 hand-carved wooden Christmas ornaments (50.00 value)


6. A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
7. A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
8. A 25 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
9. A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
10. A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card.


These YOUR CHOICE cards are to ANY store, restaurant, mall etc. that you desire. You tell us what you want and we will deliver!! Amazon, Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Kohls, etc. etc.

Will you help the PASSED OVER BABES??

They have been on the Angel Tree since 2009.


I know that many of you have ALREADY donated to some of these kids... I'm asking you to donate again. Donate because all I am asking is for 5.00 for TWO OR MORE KIDS who have spent their lives being passed over. Please - don't pass them by again. NOTICE THEM. Their pictures may be bad. They may not be smiling. Their descriptions may scare you off. But they are PRECIOUS PRECIOUS BABES.

Let's NOT pass them over again this year!!
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH!!


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funny question I was asked today :-)


When I dropped Stas and Ricky off at school today, one of Stas' teachers asked if we have been cleaning at home. I laughed.

My friend comes to help me clean once a week and Stas is fascinated with all of it. The vacuum, the broom, the mop and the duster...

...oh, the duster. That is his favorite.








"Oh wait, it might be more fun to push this table over instead...again."




Do you have any idea how happy I was to get this lock on this broom closet.....PURE BLISS!! I have a few extra hours to my day now where I don't have to protect the walls, clean up brooms, dustpans, vacuum parts and protect peoples eyes and heads from flailing broom handles. The windows too. Yikes.

How do you suppose I get him to learn to pick up after himself now? I long to hear the teacher say, "have you been teaching Stas to pick up at home?" Only in my dreams. None of my kids seem to have learned that job, why should he?




Don't you clean you cabinets and oven with a broom?

:-) Love that boy!!!!