Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not Much

Well, there hasn't been much going on around here lately. Dare I say, we are a bit.....bored? Gosh, we are either in high gear or we are bored? Doesn't seem right. The weather turned warm very quickly, like mid 80's and the trees, flowers, and grass popped out......along with the pollen. That yucky yellow -green stuff that covers EVERYTHING like a blanket of snow was out in full force causing me to reach for the allergy medication. Got us all a little excited and gave us Spring Fever. Alas, the weather turned COLD and rainy and I have been donning fleece and we have a small lake in our backyard. Soccer has been repeatedly cancelled due to the rain and storms. Will, is BUSY at work with the tournament coming up so we don't see much of him these days. The kids have finished their math programs and some of our other subjects are winding down too. We even worked ahead in our reading and have finished our book series. SO, we feel a little slump-like. Is that a word? I guess I could be doing some projects or even some Spring cleaning but that doesn't seem to interest me too much. BUT.......we are going to the beach on Friday for a mini Spring Break. We will have to leave poor Daddy behind to do all the tournament stuff he does but the rest of us are looking forward to some beach time. When we return, the kids and I will go out to the tournament a few times and hope to catch a glimpse of Daddy! We are dying to use our new pool! We had a pool put in at the end of the summer last year and only got to use it about 3 weeks before it got too cold. We also have some more out of town soccer games when we return so I am sure life and all its craziness will pick back up. I should cherish these down days, huh? I think we all got a little taste of the warm weather and were ready for a change only to be slung back into winter and its bleakness. When life gets back to full speed I am SURE I will look back at this post and say, "Bored? Really?"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A tired Bull, A dejected Bull, A cute-freckled-faced Bull

Well, the U9 Bulls fought hard in a tournament this weekend in Columbia SC. The weather was beautiful for soccer however our team just couldn't pull it off. They ended up with 1 win and 2 losses sending us home early on Sunday.

Sam gave it all he had and we were so proud of him. He took a couple of hard falls and had some tears but still kept fighting! I just love this little boy. He has a kind and sensitive heart but boy can he battle it out on the field. We took the whole family yesterday but just Sam and I made the EARLY morning trip today. I enjoyed my time with my "little man". It hurts a Mama's heart to look into the back seat and see those beautiful blue eyes filled with tears. His sweet little arms and knees were covered with mud and a few new bruises. Battle "scars". And the words, "I hate losing!" made me want to reach back and gather him in my arms and kiss every single one of those adorable freckles right off his nose! Did I mention I love this little boy? We are proud of you buddy and I am so blessed to be your Mom!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Praying for $15,0000

Yes, you read that right! We are praying for $15,000 in the next 3 weeks!!! I follow a blog where they raised $11,000 in 5 days to help a family bring home their child from Africa. Awesome!!! If they can do it so can we, right? With GOD'S help of course!!!! So, a friend of mine and I are helping to run a mission at our church called Minus 1. This is an orphan care and adoption ministry. We have recently been made aware of an organization that runs an orphanage in Tanzania that is in need of another building. The cost to build it..........$15,000!!!!! There is a team of people departing for Africa in 3 weeks and we want to send this money with them!!!!Let's not leave these precious kids out on the streets. I know everyone has their "places" they contribute to and the economy is bad, but NO amount is too small!!!!! Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause. We are not all called to adopt but we are all called to help care for the orphan..... and this is your chance. James 1:27 "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." You can check out this place here:

If you would like to contribute please make checks out to First Presbyterian Augusta with Minus 1 in the note section so they know where to direct the funds. Their address is 642 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901. Those of you who know me personally can also mail the check, or cash, to my home address. I thank you, as do the orphans in Africa, from the bottom of my heart for considering giving to this cause. Remember there are over 147 MILLION orphans in the world! We will be praying for hearts to move and for $15,000 to come in!!!!!!!! To God be the glory!