Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Camping the Roughing it Kind

Joshy and his friend Josh decided to go camping with only
their sleeping bags, water and "Jiffypop" popcorn!
Now I love camping, but sleeping under the stars with no
covering??? Oh, and did I mention they have to walk to the
camping site, I wonder how far it is?
We will see how their time of "roughing it" goes.
I will keep you posted!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Day in Ft. Myers

Paul is doing a Chick-fil-A grand opening
in Ft. Myers so we decided on Saturday night
to go and visit him for the day on Sunday.
If you know me well you would know that
I am not really good at directions, so with that
said a 3 hour trip turned into
a 4 hour trip, UGH!
Well, we got there safely and had a wonderful
Sunday with Daddy.
We hope to go again next weekend to spend
Easter with Daddy.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lily's Eye Exam

Today Lily went to the eye doctor, she did really good! Lily's eyes are perfect, yeah no glasses!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Real Life Children's Ranch

Paul and I would like to share about the exciting ministry opportunity the Lord has given us.
We have been asked to be house parents at the Real Life Children's Ranch in Okeechobee, Florida!
Real Life Children's Ranch is a ministry that offers family style group foster homes for children ages 5-17. "The homes operate as a family doing things like grocery shopping, homework, meals, attending church and community activities together."
What does this mean for our family... well, it means our family will be moving on May 16th to Okeechobee with our official start date May 18th! Our responsibilities are to love, care and make a family home life for the boys God has put in our home. Right now there are 4 boys in the home with room for 2 more. We are also excited to be ministering along side the wonderful people at the ranch. Sarah is also excited to be a part of the ranch, Lily is....unsure
(I don't think she really understands yet).
RLCR is an amazing minsitry and we are exctied and humbled to be called into full time ministry there. So, if the Lord brings us to your heart we covet your prayers for our family as we step out in faith to serve our awesome God!
Below are some of the pictures of the ranch.

This is the pond for the kids to swim in on hot summer days. Notice I said kids, I ain't swimming in that pond, but I am sure Paul will! Oh, and my kitchen window over looks this beautiful pond!

The Fraser Chapel is used for ministry and ranch purposes, (there are no regular church services there).

This is the Baxter and Legacy Home (it's like a duplex) we will be living in the Legacy side.

Beautiful Picnic Pavillion

Horses for the ranch kids to ride.

Barn for animals, right up our alley! :) Now we can raise chickens again!!!!!!!
For more pictures, history and staff just log on to http://www.rlcr.org/ Check it out!

A Chinese Kiss

Oh, how sweet.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Cutest Isabella in the World!

Benjamin's "Procedure"

Today Benjamin had his "procedure".
Poor little guy. :(
He was a trooper, Daddy and I were so proud of him.
Can you tell which picture was after???