Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Work Heat and Help

School has definitely started and it is definitely nuts! That and the fact that the last few chances I have had to use it I have forgotten my camera. Thus the result is not much blogging going on.

So I was looking a bit through my pictures folder and saw these.

It has been sooooooooooooooooo HOT lately and I am TIRED of it. Goodness gracious I dont even work out in it like my sweet husband does. But man oh man I wouldnt mind a little of this in our future.

And, just so you know there are only a few more days left to ORDER for this great fundraiser. DO IT! You wont regret it. Come on step outside yourself and help someone= :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Finally Flashback Friday

These are pictures from the Catfish Festival in Winnsboro a few years ago. I remember what fun we had that day. Cant wait for another fun weekend with that little girl.

We are almost at the end of the first week of the fundraiser. It is not going as well as I had hoped so if you can, check it out please.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Okay I am sooooooo EXCITED to tell you all about this. As I mentioned before I have some sweet friends who are in the process of adopting a sweet little girl from Peru. Isn't that completely wonderful?! Anyway so I did this blog where I was asking if any of you knew of some cool way to help them raise money because MAN it is expensive to adopt. Anyway, boy was I glad I did a post about that because this sweet lady CAME THROUGH! (Can you hear me hollering and doing the boogie dance?)

to Nicki Glenn! She lived here before but now has moved on to a much dreamier place and is living a blessed beyond measure life there. She was soooooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeet to offer to HELP! (Insert HUGE smile) Can you tell I am excited? OK so I really should calm down. Now this is how it works. Nicki sells Tupperware. She has agreed to do an Online Tupperware Party. Isn't that great. You dont have to get out of your house. You can sit on your couch in your jammies with your laptop in front of you, grab the chocolate cookies and click a few keys on your keyboard and YOU will be helping to bring a beautiful sweet little girl who lives in an orphanage in Peru right now HOME to Vidalia to live with her forever family! How GREAT is that. Now I am not normally an advocate but seriously Tupperware is not just plastic bowls anymore. I checked out the link and they have everything from High End Cookware to Baby gifts -- and TONS of stuff in between. Now of course you know that Christmas is just around the corner. You can tell because of all the wonderfully cool weather we are having. NOT
But really now is a FANTASTIC time to go ahead and order some Christmas gifts. It will be some time before your stuff is mailed (directly to your home!) but then you can just mark those gifts off your list and move on to someone else. I am most definitely planning on doing that myself. So some of you who are on my Christmas list will be getting some Tupperware and you wont be disappointed! OH AND THERE IS NO PROMO CODE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INFORM ANYONE THAT YOU WANT YOUR ORDER TO GO TOWARDS THIS FUNDRAISER! ALL ORDERS STARTING 8/23 WILL GO TOWARDS THIS FUNDRAISER FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. All you have to do is order from this link! YOU MUST HOWEVER MAKE SURE THAT YOU SEE NICKI GLENNS NAME AT THE TOP OF THE LINK. IF YOU SEE ANOTHER NAME YOUR ORDER WILL NOT GO TOWARDS OUR FUNDRAISER. SEE NICKIS NAME AT THE TOP BEFORE YOU ORDER!!!!

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE decide to help today and get on this site and start clicking! I am soooooo hoping that this turns out to be a very good fundraiser for this wonderful family. I cant wait to meet their little Peruvian princess! Meantime, lets get the word out! Please tell everyone you know about his link. THE MORE THE MERRIER! All sales through this link for the next TWO WEEKS will go toward this fundraiser! WOO HOO!
So Please, Please, Please help me out, help Danny & Calley out, help this precious little girl from Peru out!


Oh and by the way, there WILL be a prize given to one of you who places and order through this link! Yes Mam, a wonderful great fantastic fabulous PRIZE provided by yours truly! OK so maybe it will just be a Wal Mart gift card, but hey a prize is a prize and I like prizes, how about you? So once you ORDER your tupperware from the link come back to my blog and comment here and let me know that you placed an order. EVERYONE who orders and comments here will be in the drawing for the gift card! Oh that sounds fun. Plus HOW excited will I be seeing that people are placing orders for the fundraiser! :) I will announce the prize winner after the fundraiser is over. By the way, all you praying people, after you place your order, :) please say a prayer that this will be successful! Thanks sooooo much.

See ya, I gotta go order some Tupperware! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I added this blog to my blog list today. I have been meaning to for a few weeks since I found out she made her blog public.

This is Calley. She is holding their middle son Isaac in this picture which was taken almost a year ago. Yes they are both just as sweet as they look! (There was a little face painting going on that night.)
This is Danny, her husband. Also sweet.
This is Josiah. I think this picture was also taken about a year ago.
And this, is the only picture I could find of Amaus, except for newborn pictures. I was BLESSED to be able to be at his birth so I could take pictures for her. What an amazing thing that was. I will never forget it. But he has changed a lot since birth so here is the best picture I have of him. Thats his Grandaddy holding him and Miss Tonya loving on him.

Now that I am sure you have had a chance to peek over at her blog I can tell you a little more. So it is Calley's blog, of course. She is my friend and what a sweetheart. Dont think I have ever met anyone sweeter. (Except maybe my mom) - Just sayin. Anyway, her husband is our Pastor, and they have three precious little boys. They are heading out on a new journey which I find very interesting and such a blessing.

They are going to adopt a little girl from Peru. You can read about it here on her blog. Cool story- But more than cool its just a blessing. What a sweet family, and what a wonderful opportunity for a precious little girl in Peru living in poverty without parents to be able to come here and live such a blessed life full of love with them.

I am moved beyond words when I think about this journey they are on and want to help any way I can. I have been trying to think of ways to help raise funds for this expensive process they are going through. I havent come up with much other than the normal things you think of. Anybody out there have any good ideas?

James 1:27 NIV

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

So if you think aboutit, say a prayer for this precious family. Pray for peace and strength through this process. Pray for the funds to come in to cover all their need. Pray for their boys and the adjusting it will involve. I ask God to bless them abundantly above all that they could ask or think. In His Name.

Oh and if you feel led to write a check, go for it. I would be more than happy to get it to them!

So God Bless you as you bless others!

In His Name

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The babies of the Family

I have gone back to work and been busy, and tired in the evenings. That makes for less blogging. I really wanted to put something up tonight. However I really dont have much to blog about. I decided to look back a tiny bit and see which pictures I like that I hadnt posted. This one was so sweet. Avery and "Gah" Thats what she calls him. The "J" sounds comes out a hard "G" sound as in "Gumbo" Now we dont mind her calling him Gah. It is somewhat better than what she mostly calls him, which is Mark. LOL We have really been working on the fact that Mark and Josh are two different people. She rarely sees them together. But together or apart she has been calling them both Mark, which comes out Mah. lol As a matter of fact last time she was here she looked at the pictures I have on my wall in the living room of all three of my kids, which are their senior portraits. She saw her mommy first and said "My mama" and then she looked at the other two pictures and said "Two Mah" As in Two Marks. I thought it was pretty smart for her to know it was two. But of course I told her No that one is Mark, and then I waited and she pointed to Josh and said "Gah" I guess I could have helped her out by having two boys that didn't look so much alike. Then again, I dont think they look that much alike, but other people do, and apparantly Avery is one of them.

So I posted this picture of the last two babies in the family. Josh and Avery.

By the way the older baby will be moving in about 3 weeks to Ruston.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who Likes Giveaways

Who likes Giveaways?


One time I participated in a giveaway for a camera! Boy did I want to win that giveaway. I didnt win that one. But it was for a good cause and I am sure whoever won it, really wanted to win that camera too.

One time I participated in a giveaway on Praise and Coffees' Blog and ...

I WON A CD which is now one of my favorites CD's. It is by Kari Jobe and it is great. I also won a set of cards and some coffee. Ooh it felt so fun to win!

One time I participated in a giveaway on Providence Blog for a really really cute 4th of July Plaque. It was so cute and I had just the spot for it in my living room. Well...

I won that too! I was so excited that I won and waited and waited for it in the mail! It made it just in time for the holiday. When it arrived I saw it sticking out of my mailbox. I knew that is what it was. I was like a little kid getting some surprise in the mail. Unfortunately when I opened it, it was broken in several pieces. :( I was sad. It could not be repaired. I was a little let down. I didnt mention that to anyone because I didnt want the sweet lady from that giveaway to feel bad or feel like she needed to send me another one or anything like that. The fact still remained that I WON. That was good enough for me. I like to WIN!

So I am saying all that to say this. I heard about another giveaway! I want you to be able to take part in this giveaway. I think if someone who gets to this giveaway through way of my blog is the winner, that can really count in some secondhand way as a WIN for me too! So do you like a giveaway? If you do then go here to this blog and you will have all the information so that you can enter even more than one time! Now if you dont care for a giveaway, ( I know --who in the world would that be?) Anyway if you dont like giveaways then I am sure you like helping others and doing things for a good cause. In this case a GREAT CAUSE! If that describes you better then go to this blog anyway! So you can find out how you could help a girl out.

Oh and just so you know, if you are thinking of maybe helping this family out, you will most definitely be helping some of the sweetest, loving, wonderful people you could ever meet. Just so you know!

So do it NOW! Go be a part of this giveaway! You could be the WINNER! But really I think everyone who participates in this will be a winner! AND your prize most definitely will not BREAK into many pieces before it arrives! DO IT! DO IT NOW! And be blessed!