Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our newest addition

Our first adoption is complete.

We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our family........


We met Mercy today at a animal rescue event. I fell in love with her immediately. We had been looking for a dog all weekend and kept coming up empty handed. We needed a small dog but none of the rescues would give us a small puppy because of the kids. At our last stop today, we tried again to inquire about small puppies, but they were jumpy and just not what our family needs. The man turned my attention to Mercy, and I was hooked instantly. Even more importantly, Madison loved her. She is very afraid of dogs so we thought this would help her to get over the fear. Mercy is a 2-3 year old Corgi/Beagle mix. She has a great temperament and she's a small dog. She has had an owner but she was abandoned a few weeks ago after being rescued from the pound. Because she was in for the 2nd time, she was on the list to be put down. The great people from Dog Pack Rescue rescued her and have had her in their shelter for three weeks. She has had all of her shots, been micro-chipped and house broken. We are thrilled to be able to give her the home that she needs.

Mackenzie's new best friend!

Here she is after her long day

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Monday, March 16, 2009


We had a couple of firsts last week.

Madison got her first hair cut.

Really just a little trimming up in the back.

Mackenzie had hers cut too.

And my baby can swing on a big-girl swing!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here are some cute things we are have heard lately...

Vivian- "You talkin' me?!?!?"

Leah- (singing) "Guuuuummmmm, now is the time to worship!"

Madison- "Leah, please forgive me for saying that I didn't want to be your sister anymore."

Talk a good first impression!

We are applying Mackenzie and Madison to go to a private christian school next year. And last night they had an open house. So we decided that we would just take all the girls. No big deal right?

We go in and sit down in the assembly armed with snacks and drinks. Madison instantly started complaining. She was hungry, tired, etc. We of course, had to go potty several times because that's just how we roll. So finally the assembly starts and we are trying to listen to the presentation and Vivian starts getting antsy. So Tim took her back to the back. Then Madison starts saying her stomach hurt. So I sent her back to stand with Tim. Honestly, I was tired of listening to the complaining. A few min later, the headmaster came over and told me that I was needed in the hallway. So I walk out into the hallway and there is Madison sitting on the floor with a completely white face. She had thrown up in several spots down the hallway while trying to get to the bathroom. You know those times as a mom, where you wish the floor would swallow you up? Um yeah. So I take her in the bathroom while the headmaster calls the janitor team to come and clean up the mess. Madison felt much better, of course, and didn't want to leave. And I really wanted Mackenzie to be able to go on the tour. So I stayed out in the hallway with the littles while Tim went back into the assembly with Kenz. After a few min we went on a tour of the school. They split us up, so I took the little girls and Tim took Mackenzie. We went and looked at the gym, the tech center and the library. And Vivian talked and complained the entire time. I mean she literally DID NOT STOP TALKING!! So we finally make it down to the kindergarten room to look around and get a feel for what they do and Vivian wants out of the stroller. So I pick her up and she is soaking wet. Her diaper had leaked like never before. All over her and all over the stroller. And the best part was that she had eaten a chocolate cookie while we in the assembly and it was now pasted all over her pants and her stroller. You can imagine what it looked like. So I pull her to the back of the classroom to try to discreetly change her clothes, her diaper and clean up the stroller. All while she is documenting everything in her not-so-inside voice! Then Madison had to go potty again. I guess she just wanted to be able to say she had been in every potty in the building. I am sure they will be calling us soon.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Running the race

How well are we running the race?

Are we helping the weak and weary succeed in their christian walk? Are we helping each other stay away from sin?

Our sermons the last two weeks have been on this and have been very eye-opening. I wonder how many christians have been in a position where they need encouragement and love from fellow believers but are left to endure the trials alone.

Friday, March 6, 2009


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Sunday, March 1, 2009


We officially have our first imaginary friend.

Friday at lunch Madison announced that she now has a pretend friend named Yella. It's hysterical. Not really sure where the name came from but we were informed that Yella does not yell. She was 15 on Friday but when we went to pick the girls up from nana and papa's yesterday, we found out that Yella's birthday was yesterday and now she can drive. She is one of 5 siblings and she's the oldest. Apparently we are going to have to buy a bigger vehicle because now we don't have enough room in the car for everyone.