Saturday, April 28, 2007

scenes from a sale

Laura was praying for $2300. God provided $2400!! How cool is that?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This reminds me of when Jesus multiplied the fish and bread...

I have no idea where all this stuff came from. Jen and I were just talking on Monday about how we would probably just be using a third of the gym and even then, we'd need to spread the stuff around so it would look bigger. Look at this...the gym is full to the brim!!! Isn't God good? I've definitely seen His hand on this fundraiser.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It's not too late....

I have been so overwhelmed by everyones' generous donations to the garage sale. Thank you so much. If you still have stuff laying around you'd like to get rid of, it's not too late. Just bring it to church Wed. night and put it in the Companion classroom. Or bring it to the gym on Thursday. Or call Jen or I and we'll pick it up. Don't forget to come out and support the Demers (shop!) on Friday or Saturday. We have everything from baby clothes to homemade pies to furniture to hand crocheted dishcloths a great-grandmother made for the sale. And a whole bunch of other stuff. Thank you once again to everyone who is helping us make this sale a reality. Please be praying that it is hugely successful! Adoption's expensive!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

2 for the price of 1

Today we celebrated not one, but two Wilson family birthdays. I love both of you girls dearly, dearly, dearly. Thank you for including us in your celebrations. Happy birthday Morgan and Holly!

Is that Jeff looking at the camera???!!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

local celebrities and adoption

You hear a lot of frightning tales about adoption. The lifelong attachment disorder. The birthmother who steals her babies and attempts to flee to Canada. The Olympic medalist adoptee who confesses he feels displaced and orphaned even as an adult. Finalizations falling through at the last minute. I think the negative stories have a way of being repeated more often than the postive. That seems to be human nature.

Today, at the mall, I was blessed by chatting with an adult Korean adoptee. You might recognize her.. She had such great things to say about the whole shabang. She is very involved with adoptive families. We exchanged info and we've already been e-mailing back and forth. As a new adoptive mama, her persective is invaluable to me. I need to hear the positive.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

This is overdue, but....

My grandma turned the big 9-0 on Monday. We celebrated by taking her to Big Cedar (against her will) for the weekend. Her party on Sunday was held where most 90th birthday parties are held, the Heritage. I hope I'm as spunky as her when I'm 90.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mother's day will be here before you know it....

for Linette

for Laura

for Cindy

for Jen

another thing for Laura

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Age ain't nothing but a number

All the episodes of Grey's are named after songs. I think I might steal that idea.

I have been feeling older lately. Not old, just older. Might have something to do with my approaching birthday. Ever since 24, I've had an issue with my birthday. I think I should still be 17. I was looking through the engagement announcements on Sunday. Every Sunday since high school, I have known someone in the announcements. Not only did I not recognize anyone, the happy couples looked like kids. I recently got my first wrinkle. A smile line just to the left of my mouth. I don't know how to text. I enjoy watching the weather channel. On and on it goes....

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Because that's what best friends do!

A conversation from tonight...

Maggie: Millie, go on into the the bathroom.

Me: Maggie, you girls don't need to be playing in the bathroom. Don't tell Millie to go in there.

Maggie: It's ok, she was just gonna throw my booger away for me.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007