Friday, January 29, 2010


LOTS OF NEW BRACELETS ADDED! See them all here... Hannah has been busy trying to help raise money to rescue Ruslana. Take a look at these bracelets. 100% of purchase price goes to rescue Ruslana. PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR "A Night for Ruslana" banquet and concert.

Click on the link above to see ALL the items. Also, please get your tickets NOW for "A Night for Ruslana," the banquet and concert we are hosting to raise money to rescue Ruslana.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Night For Ruslana  

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100% of proceeds go to bring our precious Ruslana home to her FOREVER FAMILY! Seating is limited so get your tickets early. If you would like to purchase more than 4 tickets you can complete more than one transaction or EMAIL US to complete it in one transaction.

If you're unable to attend the banquet and would like to make a contribution to help us rescue our precious daughter, please click the button below. Thank you.

Find Rest in Him  

Psalm 3

1 Lord, how my foes increase!There are many who attack me.2 Many say about me,"There is no help for him in God." Selah3 But You, Lord, are a shield around me,[1]my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.4 I cry aloud to the Lord,and He answers me from His holy mountain.Selah5 I lie down and sleep;I wake again because the Lord sustains me.6 I am not afraid of the thousands of peoplewho have taken their stand against me on every side.[2]7 Rise up, Lord!Save me, my God!You strike all my enemies on the cheek;You break the teeth of the wicked.8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;[3]may Your blessing be on Your people.Selah

Monday, January 11, 2010

Snot, goop, crusties, yuck  

Micah woke up yesterday with some serious drainage issues and his face was pretty much covered with snot and crusties.  His eyes were matted with snot.  So we thought it could be the same kind of snottiness that Eli and Matthew sometimes have, but it got worse throughout the day and by this morning, he wanted me to kiss his throat (every morning he wants me to kiss his thumb that still hurts him sometimes after the surgery and today he pointed at his throat and wanted me to kiss that too --- which means his throat hurt --- pretty cute and actually pretty smart of him).

Off to the doctor!  We have a strep carrier in the family and we were worried that perhaps he had strep.  Nope.  It’s pink eye.  In both eyes.  <<Sigh>>  The poor guy looks pitiful tonight.  He was just sitting in the floor of the living room with pillows around him up against the wall.  Just sitting there (not like Micah).  So --- 101 fever.  Poor little man.  On top of all that, he also has eczema.  In fact, we took Seth, too, and he also has eczema.

Totally a side note:
I did a google image search for a fun picture of pink eye (which I didn’t find).  What did come up was EYE TATTOOING!!  There were actually pictures of someone getting their EYEBALL tattooed.  THEY EYEBALL TATTOOED!!!  They were getting a needle stuck IN THEIR EYEBALL.  Why?  Who?  Why?  Can you imagine letting someone stick a needle in your eyeball to pump ink into it?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Do you think they liked the lasagna?  

I made “slow cooker” lasagna this week.  Do you think they liked it?  They all had 2 servings.  Hmmm…They really seemed to enjoy it.


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Photo one…

Photo two…
“Who me?  I didn’t hit you with the sword while you had your back turned getting your picture taken...”

Photo three…
“You’re gonna think ‘I didn’t hit you with the sword…’”



I was taking a picture of Bethany.  Look at Hannah.  What was she thinking?

Standing on his own.  Matthew has taken a few steps in the last 2 weeks.  He CAN do it…he just doesn’t know it yet.

“What are you gonna do with that sword?”


“Oh.  That’s what I thought you were going to do.”




Christmas Party at Our House

Taking a picture of some friends talking…  Hannah?

Megan, Ansley & Kate

Talking & eating…

Marcus (former Ukrainian)

Megan, Kate, John

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Beth, Megan, Riley


Macey, Randy


The race to Ruslana is still on.  We’re waiting on paperwork right now…  hurry and then wait.  :-)  We’re thinking over some new fundraising ideas…stay tuned!

Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Still pressing on...  

2 Corinthians 4

16 So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 17 These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. 18 There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.