Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
This iPad blast will go for two weeks and then we will draw a winner of a brand new ipad. . .IT COULD BE YOU!!! Just click on the "Donate" link at the top right of this page. Each $25 donation gets you one chance at winning. Thanks for your help!!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Everyone deserves CLEAN Water!
I know that I take for granted that at any moment I can access water from many places in my home. We turn on the faucet, dishwasher, washing machine and expect water to be there. Over a million people in the world to not have water. They walk for miles to collect DIRTY water to meet all of their needs. Eighty percent of all illness are from water borne diseases. This is horrible that in this century, people are still having to live like this!!
The problem seems so big, but we can all make a difference. How??? Start with the village of Chuko in Ethiopia. A Glimmer of Hope is helping me bring clean water to the entire village of Chuko. Approximately 10,000 people will have their lives forever changed!!
Not only will they get hours back to their day, but they will have CLEAN water!!
We need your help to make a difference, it doesn't have to be a huge amount, anything is a big help.
We are getting close to having this entire project funded!
These are pictures of the people of Chuko walking for an hour each way to collect DIRTY WATER!
Help make this end for them!!
Go to www.aglimmerofhope.org/digdeep
Thanks for being a part of World Wide Water Day!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Buddy our elf has been hard at work this Christmas season- After reading the little boys Christmas list and being around our house - he has figured out one of their most favorite things in the world!! It doesn't get much better than this!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
I love you sweet boy!!
Caden thought it was great to wake up to Buddy his elf holding a Happy Caden day sign and leaving a Caden Day gift!!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
As we celebrate this Christmas season and reflect on 2011 we can be thankful for all that we have, but think of those that walk many miles a day for nasty, contaminated water to bring home to their families. Help them with the gift of LIFE!! Everyone deserves clean water.
This signed baseball is on ebay until 12/18/11, so go check it out and give it as a gift to the baseball fan in your family. Click HERE for the auction.
If you simply want to donate to the water well for Christmas gifts, then you can go to
I can send you a nice Dig Deep card letting that person know that a gift was given in their honor.
"C" showing his uncle, his new car!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Baptism is very special all in itself, but when you get to do it at K Kauai family kamp with one of your favorite people in the the world, it is even sweeter.
Diana was R & J's small group leader (who they adore) until she moved. Diana still remains a very important spiritual leader for the girls and they wanted Diana to be the one to Baptize them. No one could have been more perfect to do the job! It was a beautiful ceremony with great friends around to show there support.
Sorry mom- it was spur of the moment!!
I am so thankful for great mentors in my kids lives.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Five years ago today, a very special lady gave birth to the most amazing son! As we were busy preparing for a fun Batman birthday party, I couldn't help but stop and reflect on this very special gift that our family was given.
As he came barreling into our room EARLY this morning, he was so excited that today was finally here. After tearing off a Batman paper chain each morning for so many days, it has finally arrived! Watching him and his excitement was so fun and the anticipation of all of his friends coming to help him celebrate finally reached its culmination today.
Having been to Shebedino where he took his first breath, grieving for what his birth family who doesn't get to experience this with him, and being soooo grateful that I get to be his mom staying up late all week, making capes and masks and preparing for a fun birthday....my emotions are just so jumbled. I love being his mom, I love seeing the beautiful boy that he is turning into. I'm so grateful. . .I'm so honored, but I'm also so grieving for this special woman who gave birth to him, five years ago today. I pray she is looking down from Heaven right now, with her heart so full, seeing the boy he's becoming!
Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet boy!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
You can apply now for this amazing trip!
“Simply Love Ethiopia” 12 Day Trip
Dates: June 7-18, 2012
Leaders: Kari Gibson & Julie Neal
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Team Size: 30 persons max
Cost: $3200 – $3400 (trip total varies depending on flight and travel insurance costs)
Join My Crazy Adoption blogger, Kari Gibson and her best friend, Julie Neal on a 12 day missions adventure to Africa. Together, they are leading a team to minister in Ethiopia and will make sure your time is both powerful for the orphans and immeasurably life-changing for you!
The team will be working for several days in Addis Ababa with Project 61 for extreme needy children living in the Korah city dump… VBS, community BBQ, Home Makeovers, Leper Hospital, and more. We will have a special outreach at Baer Essentials (rural Dahley) outside the city, as well as an excursion to Negash Lodge to see the beauty of rural Ethiopia. We will have the incredible opportunity to hopefully celebrate the inauguration of the Dig Deep Well in Chucko Weyama (My Dig Deep Project) with A Glimmer of Hope. We will visit the community and share in their joy of living with clean water! The team will also minister at two Govt Orphanages [ages infants to teens] as well as visit Fistula Hospital for an exclusive tour of the center and the courageous women featured in the movie “A Walk To Beautiful.” Just for fun- donkey races and bowling!
We are looking for men, women, and teens who want to Man Up 4 orphans!
Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is LOVE. (1 Cor. 13:13)