World View

A view to those out in the world into our life.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

our 12 little runts

Here are some pics of our beloved puppies. They are now 3 weeks of age, got de-wormed today, and are just figuring out that they each have a voice in the world. (ie-they're barking a LOT) They've also just gotten tall enough to nurse standing up, as the 2nd picture proves. The vet today said he was amazed at how healthy all 12 of them are, and he gives full credit to Suzie for that. She's definitely a good mama. We're about to create a separate blog for them so that we can advertise using pictures, so we'll let you know what the link is if you want to see more pics. We intend to start auctioning them off at 6 wks. By then I'll be ready to say adios b/c they'll be all over the place! If anyone is interested in one or knows of someone looking for a great dog, please let us know. We've already got 2 of the 12 promised to people, so 10 more to go!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Back From Oaxaca


We arrived safely back from Oaxaca early this morning. We had a wonderful trip and have lots of stories and pictures to share, but first we must catch up on our sleep. Thanks to all of you who prayed for us and supported us financially.
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Pray for Oaxaca

We leave for Tulsa tonight and for Oaxaca, Mexico tomorrow. There will be 18 of us going (if one more person gets their passport today (which is another issue I will blog about)) and we will be doing both medical and construction work. I will try to post updates and photos as time permits. Please be praying for out team.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We think it's...A GIRL!

So here's a pic from our 1st ultrasound today. (the profile of the head is on the left, for those of you like me w/ an untrained ultrasound eye) Pretty crazy, huh? I think of Psalm 139 every time I look at an ultrasound picture, esp. now that it's our own. We are 90% sure it's a girl. There was no hard evidence that it was a boy, so the nurse said if she was a betting woman, she would bet on it being a girl. I don't know when we'll have another ultrasound to make sure, but for now, we're assuming it's a female. It's funny b/c both Jason, his mom, and grandma had a gut feeling it was a girl. And about 3 weeks ago, I had a dream that it was a girl. So that kind of makes it more certain in our minds, too. (although i'm sad that i won't be able to use my nephews' hand-me-downs)

Now... let the games begin. For anyone who can guess the name of this little dear, we will reward you with a $50 prize. (but we will keep the name a secret until she's in the world) :-) Best of luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

More Free Ice Cream

Haagen Dazs is introducting two new flavors on Tuesday, May 15 and will have a free scoop from 4-8pm. Take the family (or Youth Group) out for free.

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Happy Mothers Day


Ode to our Mamas

On this very special day
we just wanted to say
how much we love
Marsha & Kay

They are generous & kind
willing to help if we're in a bind
like painting walls & keeping puppies
and have cooking skills that will blow your mind

We appreciate all of your love & care
the time you spent taking us here & there
the tireless hours you invested in our lives
what you've done is no small affair

Ode to how we love our moms
Marsha & Kay- you are the bomb
with all the cheering you've done for us,
we ought to get you your own pom-poms.

The end.

Happy Mother's Day! Gifts to come later. :-)
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

American Idol - Melinda Doolittle-There will come a day

For those of you who haven't been watching American Idol this season, we think you should these last 3 weeks, esp. after watching this video. This girl, Melinda Doolittle, is by far our favorite. She was roommates with our friend, Sarah McGooden, in college, and is a very strong believer, really involved with StuMo, and after watching her on this show, she gives me hope that God is working in Hollywood. This song was from a few weeks ago, but it still gives me goosebumps b/c it became worship for her and any believer watching, not just entertainment. Enjoy. :-) (And vote for her! We finally voted for the first time last week. She's got to win!)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ethan needs your help

I heard about this boy while in DeQueen this week. Ethan has Leukemia and needs your help. You can do TWO things:
1) Pray
2) Go to a Bone Marrow Drive - All it is is a cheek swab. There is one in Bentonville this SATURDAY and Fayetteville this Sunday. Go to the above link for more locations. Through this week and next there are drives all over Arkansas and in NC, SC, TX, TN, AL, CA, IL, NE, LA, MD, AZ. This will also put you on the national registry.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

An illegal immigrant's story

This is a really neat story on NPR. Very relevant for what is going on politically now. Thanks Dan.

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

We are parents!

No, I didn't deliver 5 months early. Suzie had HER babies this morning! 12 in all. Jason's dad woke us up at 6a to tell us she'd already had 6, so we raced down there to see for ourselves. I tell you, it felt like Christmas morning! So then over the next 4 hours, she had 6 more pups, none of which we actually witnessed the delivery. Other than looking a tad bit fatigued and sweaty, she is doing good and is a really good mama. I asked her if she had any tips for me, but all she did was just give me "the look." :-) So I'm not going to ask any more questions. I'm just thankful it's not even possible for me to have 12 at once. God was wise in limiting us humans in what we can handle.

so more pics to come! We'll be here in DeQueen for another week, and are leaving Suzie and her puppies w/ Jason's parents until we get back from Mexico on the 26th, then we'll bring them back to Fayetteville to start selling them. If anyone wants first dibs, let us know! they are going to be soooo cute. We think there might be 2 white golden retrievers in the litter, which are really rare and sell for a much higher price. We can't quite tell yet. Anyway, it's been a fun day!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

31 cent Baskin Robins tonight

If you have a Baskin Robins nearby, scoops are 31 cents from from 5pm to 10pm. I am not sure if that is east coast/west coast, central or mountain time. I wonder if you live in the mountain time zone does that mean you really get it from 3pm to 12 pm.
Too bad there is not one in DeQueen