Sunday, August 31, 2008

While the cats away (at work)...

...the mice will play.

Rebecca desperately needs a little sister to play dress up with. Poor Nate! Actually, I don't think he minded a bit! Poor child looks like he needs Jesus! Click on the photo to see it close up.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Three Sisters Hit the Town

My sister, Adela, and I try to get together a few times a year to eat out and window shop without any of our 9 children in tow. Our wonderful, loving, sister-in-law, Jennifer, who lives in West Virginia got wind of Adela's visit and wanted to be in on the fun. Not wanting to leave her out, we decided to go ahead and invite her to come along! We haven't seen her in awhile, so we greeted her when she arrived with many kisses. She was very tired from traveling, but ready to hit the town with us.

We hopped in the van and headed off for Ruby Tuesday for a yummy lunch. The A/C in Adela's van wasn't working too well. Jen felt a little warm.

Due to all Adela's suitcases, the only spot available to sit was in the car seat. I don't think she was very happy being squished in there.

Adela had water with lemon. Jen had never tried that before, so they shared the drink. Jen found it a little sour.

I shared my artichoke and spinach dip with Jen. The artichoke gave her gas.

We left the tip on the table and headed out to window shop. In our hurry, we left Jen behind! I had to go find her.

At the store we tried on hats...

...and shoes...

...and Jen tried on this beautiful wedding dress just for fun. Poor Jen couldn't get the dress zipped up in the back!

We headed over to Home Goods next, where we promptly lost Jen. Couldn't find her anywhere. Adela paged her. We were worried!

She must have been very tired because we found her sleeping on this comfy bed.

Within 10 minutes, we lost her again! We were pretty frantic this time!

After looking everywhere, we found her cornered by this cute little old man. He was fairly smitten with her.

We had a great time and are looking forward to our next sister's afternoon on the town!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Help Benjamin come home to sunny Florida!

Correction: tickets are available until SEPTEMBER 1st, not August 1st.
My apologies!

While at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday evening with Ana (my GOOD friend :-) we got to chatting about the adoption fundraiser that they are having for the adoption of a little boy from China. Paul Vedder (who is one of the managers there) and his wife have already adopted a little girl named Lily from China. You can read about their road so far in the process of adopting little Benjamin by clicking here.

Ana and I picked Paul's brain a little bit about the whole process and how the fundraiser was going. Paul and his wife have a deep faith in God and are trusting Him to provide the finances for bringing this adorable little boy home. As of this week, they have only sold about 15-18% of the total tickets available. The Vedder family is a little surprised by this, but they are not wringing their hands! They know that God knows! Paul gave me permission to spread the word and encourage everyone who can to participate in the raffle, and more importantly for everyone to help them PRAY! You can read about the prizes being offered here.

Odds are very high for winning, right now!!! I know I would love to have any or all of the prizes and this is a worthy cause! The tickets are 1 for $25, 5 for $100. For a limited time only, Early Bird Special is 6 for $100, or a Whole Herd Discount of 30 tickets for $300. The tickets will be available until about 4:00 pm August 1st. The drawing will be held at 5:00 pm. I plan on being there!