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Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am SO happy for this beautiful family.....Trey, Trenner and Bridgette. They are increasing their family......with the adoption of a precious little one from Uganda! They have been matched with a 4 month old baby boy. You may remember that a portion of my spring sale went toward the adoption. Please pray, as Bridgette is leaving September 30 flying to Uganda to meet him, meet with the attorney. Our friend Jade is going with her. What a blessing that is as this will be Jade's third trip. She and her husband Nathan were able to bring their adorable son Ezra home a year ago. It is a long trip, please pray that they have a safe, restful(if that is at all possible) flight and that Bridgette's time spent with her child is sweet.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDD. Speaking of Uganda....I am beginning to share the exciting news that I too am going! The same amazing friend, Jade is leading an all ladies mission group in March! We will also be staying in the sanyu babies home volunteering for a week. It is an unbelievable opportunity. I have a heart for those adopting. Our own children, Missy and Tyler had actually started the process to adopt when they discovered Maryn was coming!!!! I know that Rich and I are past the age of adopting but my heart tells me to help those that are! There are 10 of us traveling. Most I did not even know. But as we are meeting together and praying for each other and the fears that each of us have, I realize how different and yet how alike we all are. God has given each of us the desire to serve there. It is not a vacation....I have no expectations of that. I know (but also know I do not fully understand) that I will changed. It is exciting and scary at the same time. I just know that I am suppose to go. That God has a plan for each of us.
Our verse is I John 3:18...".dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with ACTIONS and truth." We will be going with that in mind LOVE IN ACTION

Each of us are working together and seperatly with fund raisers. ugghhh...the dreaded word. The thing that is always so difficult to bring up. Another reason I find this a God-thing. The finances have not put the fear in me that I thought it would. I know they will come. I realize it involves sacrifice on my part. I have already been blessed by friends that want to be a part of this journey.
The following are pix of some beautiful hand-rolled paper beads that the women of Uganda made. I love them! The colors, the detail is amazing. I have tried to make paper beads....think I made it through 3...and they did not even look like beads!

These are avalable for each donation of $15.00 We will also be taking orders for t-shirts (donation of $20). Also (sorry forgot to picture) a hand-stamped copper cuff bracelet with the words LOVE IN ACTION ($15 donation).
God is working in Uganda......I can't wait to see how He is going to use me....ME??? I am looking for ward to the time I can talk about it without getting emotional. or maybe not....maybe that is a good thing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This is my daughter's friend, Erin. A beautiful, talented, loving friend. Gone much too soon.
Sara and I had gone to Columbus Ohio last week for the Country Living Fair. Our plans were to meet Erin for dinner on Thursday evening. Sara talked to Erin on Monday and she said that she had been to the dr. for sinus infection the previous week. She left her office at 5:30 on Monday. When she got home she experienced breathing problems and called 911. It took 30 minutes to revive her. When we reached Columbus on Thursday, Sara went straight to the hospital.
She called me crying saying that there was nothing that could be done....she was taken off life support Friday morning. My heart breaks. Someone so young, so full of life. I know Sara is left with so many questions. She just kept saying she did not understand. I am so thankful that I was with her. We are reminded again just how precious life is.
As friends gather tomorrow evening for a celebration of Erin's sweet life may be gain comfort in sharing their memories.
Isaiah 61:2....He will comfort all that mourn.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Pearl gray desk
sweet little dressing table with mirror

It is hard to tell, but this little night stand is painted gray pearl.

Lots of chalk boards.

oops! Did not get the paint scraped off the glass yet!extra large mirror and chalk board

ok. Have so many more images I want to add.....for some crazy reason it is not letting me load. urggggh. So, guess I will have to do another post....................maybe that will give you a reason to come back!!