Monday, April 30, 2007

Locks of Love

During the month of March (yes, I'm still trying to get caught up), Sadie got TEN INCHES cut off her hair for Locks of Love.

There is a ten year old girl named Krista who lives in our neighborhood and goes to Sadie's school that has cancer and has lost her hair.... this made Sadie so sad. She came to me and said ,"Mama, I want to give her my hair". So although we weren't able to donate the hair directly to Krista, we were able to send it off to support her cause.

Sadie has such a sweet and tender heart and we are so proud of her.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


My mom just called and told me that Erik and Aubrey had their ultrasound and they're having....... (you guessed it!).....a GIRL!! We are so thrilled for them!! That will make three new nieces is one year!


We've had lots of new additions to our family this year!!! John's brother Randy and his wife Suzanne had a baby girl, Kathryn Faye, this month. John's brother Kyle and his wife Kim, and brothers Beckett and Adley, welcomed little Tess Riley into their family too!

Our good friends, the Waite's, had a baby girl, Abigail Rose. Janet and Steve from our Journey Group found out that they are having a girl. Tara and Dan from Wisconsin are having TWINS!! They get a girl too...... and a boy!!!

My brother Erik and his wife Aubrey and daughter Natalie are expecting in September. Maybe a girl??? It seems to be in the water. We'll see!!

Of course, being who we are, we like to "go through the narrow gate" and are awaiting the arrival of our new little boy!!

We had the great opportunity to see one of our new little neices when we travelled to New Jersey at the end of the month..... Here is a picture of sweet little Kathryn Faye


On March 1st we celebrated Samuel's 4th birthday. It was a hard day for me, knowing that he was in an orphanage so far away, but we look forward with expectant anticipation to his 5th birthday when we can have a big party and be all together!

What's Going On?

Hi Everyone,

I apologize for being WAY BEHIND on keeping you updated with family news. In fact, I'm going to go ahead and attempt to catch up! I'll start with going way back to March, and hope to get caught up before the end of April. For those of you who subscribe, there will be multiple posts and it will be easier if you come to the website to read them all. xoxo ~K

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I love this joke!

This has been a favorite of mine for many years... enjoy!

Every morning the Trids got up, ate breakfast, and marched over the bridge to Tridville to work.
One morning, a troll moved in under the bridge.
When the Trids tried to cross the bridge, the troll climbed up and kicked the Trids all the way back to their homes.
The Trids decided to take the day off in hopes that the troll would go away, but the next morning the troll once again climbed up onto the bridge and kicked them back to their homes.
In desperation, the Trids decided to ask their Rabbi for help.
So the next morning the Rabbi walked across the bridge several times but never saw the troll.
He went home believing the troll had indeed moved on.
When the Trids tried to cross the bridge afterward, the troll climbed up again and kicked the Trids back home.
The Rabbi returned to the bridge and called out for the troll.
When the troll appeared, the Rabbi asked why he was allowed to cross the bridge but not the Trids.

The troll replied, "Silly Rabbi, kicks are for Trids."

You know you love it!


Friday, April 13, 2007

Thank you!

Hi all~ I wanted to say thanks for your comments on the lyrics I posted. It was nice to learn to see things a different way. I wonder if any of you would like to post your favorite lyrics for us to see and share. Hmmm.

Anyway- See ya next post!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Fools, said I, you do not know Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell and echoed in the wells of silence


What do these words mean to you?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Go light your candle

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn,
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, go light your world.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Things that make you go hmmmmm

So this past weekend we logged more than 24 hours in the van. So let's do the math:

3 hyperactive preteens plus,
1 teenage exchange student from Taiwan plus,
2 emotionally needy shi tzu's, plus
2 tired and cranky parents...

divided by 700 some odd cubic feet


Me focusing my mind anywhere else in the universe I could. And that brings me to today's topic.

As I was listening to many songs over the course of the trip I realized how much lyrics have played a part in my philosophical life. I wondered if I took the lyrics out of context and posted them here what you, the lovely reader, would think.

Here is the first one... I am looking forward to your thoughts


Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead...
Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken...
Don’t close your eyes, This is your life and today is all you’ve got now; and today is all you’ll ever have.

Don’t close your eyes, This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be, when the world was younger and you had everything to lose?