Monday, September 26, 2011

TWO Things Are Missing From This House!

AND, we don't miss them at all!!!

We've had a crib {this same crib} in our house ever since Conner was a newborn.  There were a few years when our friend Ben borrowed it, but it came right back to cradle two more newborns and a precious treasure from China.  The CPSC would probably burn it because it's out of compliance for two things now - it has a board under the mattress, not springs, and it has a drop down crib rail.  Other than that it could probably hold several more kiddos that might need it, but I bet it can't go to Goodwill because of those two things.  It may have to go straight to the dump!  Good bye precious crib.  You were very good to us, but it's time for you to move on!!

The other thing that's missing from this house is diapers.  NO MORE DIAPERS!!!  I told myself that after I get this fifth kid potty trained I wasn't going to change diapers until we have grandkids.  Grandkids are MANY years away - VERY MANY.  I've changed diapers off and on for different kids since my sister was a baby.  I think it's time for a break, don't you?  Now, if you bring me a kid and it's REALLY cute, I might change it's diaper.  Ha!

Friday, September 09, 2011

A Forever Family in Need

This precious family needs some financial assistance to bring their beautiful daughter home!  They are selling chances for some gorgeous Vera Bradley bags.  Go check them out!!!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Brief Recap of Summer 2011 - Just Gettin' Caught Up!

To say it has been a boring, uneventful summer would be an understatement.  There were times that were definitely boring, but man, what a summer.  I've heard that blogging is 'out,' well, I'm just going to have to be 'out' because keeping this blog is my only means of scrapbooking for now.  So here we go...

I'm currently recovering from my 2nd surgery since June.  I'm usually a healthy person, but apparently things decided to go a little haywire.  After my partial hysterectomy I got myself all back together and we had a few weeks of summer lovin'.  Then my gall bladder decided to rear it's ugly head and it wanted o u t.  At about 2am Tuesday morning August 30 I called my mom and my only friend who doesn't have to get up with kids the next morning, Janet.  Mom came to watch the kids (Dawna relieved mom at 6am so mom could get to work) and Janet took me to the ER.  I was admitted and three days later had emergency surgery ;).  The surgery schedule was backed up and my bilirubin was high so they made me stay until they could get me in.  Apparently, my gall bladder was in pretty bad shape according to the doctor and she was glad we took care of it.  Me too, frankly.  Ugh.  That whole week is kind of a blur . . . but we are back in gear!  So, here is summer in a nutshell:

4th of July with some of our bestest of friends at Ft. Gibson

China Camp!  This is Evan, he is Avery's 'orphanage brother.'  We were able to take pictures of Evan for his forever family while we were in China.  By the way, they don't remember each other, they were too young :(.

They started out clean!  We had a giant mud party at church with 2 other churches.

First day at our NEW SCHOOL!  This is Ethan my 1st grader and Nicole my 6th grader.

First day of preschool for the 'twins!'  Freedom!

Avery's 3rd birthday!  Her favorite character is Rapunzel from Tangled.

We have one more birthday coming up - Miss Carlie will be 4 Oct. 1.  Then we take it easy for the rest of the Fall - does that sound right?  Ha!