Sunday, July 29, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Tina, Bryant and Bailee came in town on the 14th to visit for 2 weeks. They live in CA now while Bryant is stationed out there in San Diego. Bailee is 9 months old and getting more and more beautiful the older she gets! I am completely mesmerized by her eyes....they are a brilliant blue and she has the longest eyelashes!
We spent yesterday at dad's beach house just hanging out with everyone, grilling out, fishing, kayaking, canoeing - had a great time. I know this next week is going to pass by much too quickly. Bailee is just beginning to get used to all of us and come to us without wanting her mommy as much now. When she first got in town she wouldn't come to us without looking around for Tina - she was a big mommy's girl! LOL
Felicia and the boys are in Hawaii. We haven't seen them since April. We are trying really hard to go see them for Thanksgiving this year if we manage the plane tickets out there. She is raising the boys alone right now because Will has been on a ship for 3 months and has one more month to go. I know she has her good days and bad days being a single mom but praise God she has found a good friend out there who has helped her out with the boys. She is really a great mom!!
Friday, July 20, 2007
When I felt the "call from God" to go on this trip I knew He was going to have to provide the financial means as well because I didn't want to take from our household money to pay for this trip. We have had a lot of group fundraisers (fish fries, concession stand duties at baseball tournaments, Chick Fil A spirit nights, sponsored a local high school baseball's end of the year athletic banquet) and I have had two yard sales on my own. There is a church-wide rummage sale coming up the first weekend in August but I'm tired of yard sales! They wear me out!! The greatest blessing has been the ability to work three different times this summer for my best friend at her office when everyone has gone to conferences or meetings. I fill in and answer the phones. That money has gone directly into my mission fund! Praise God because that has been almost $800!
I am just putting my faith and trust in God that the money will be there by the time I am ready to leave on August 24th! Praise be to God!!
Monday, July 9, 2007
- sign up for a free telephone number from AIM so you never have to give your own number
- use a gmail or alternate "free" email address that filters out spam mail
- sign up for "RoboForm" at their website (look on google) - awesome program!! Quickly fill out forms for surveys - saves time!
- with Cash Crate - they tell you exactly what you have to do in order to complete the submission - once you do it, you're done! Close out the page and submit it; don't get caught up in clicking through all the erroneous survey junk.
There are a couple other things I have found that I am currently working on and if they prove to be "profitable" I will share them on here. If not, I won't waste my time writing about them!Have a blessed day!