44 Days to Go


I can not believe in just over a month we will be dropping Mr. C off at Teen Missions!  It has been exciting getting prepared for the trip and seeing all the blessings God has already given him with the generous donations of so many people.  I look forward to what he has in store during the 8 weeks away!

As of today he has $530 to raise.  He has a few jobs lined up to help with that and continues to send letters out.  We started needing $4860!  Isn’t that amazing!  We have a great church family, friends, and family that have come behind him fully.

Last week in the mail we received the packet of items he needs to bring, a list of details just for his trip, and also all those going with him to Australia.  It is nice to see the others faces and know their names!  We were also able to download his daily schedule while at boot camp… wow that is going to be insane!  They wake at 5:30, have to report by 6 and are busy all day until lights out at 9:30.  During the day they break into hour-long session learning different construction things {like block laying}, drama, and puppets to name a few.

I’ve been asked if I am nervous about him making the trip, but I’m not.  Certainly I will miss him, but God’s got this.  From the moment Mr. C heard that he could go on this I was behind him 110%.  I know this is what God has planned for him for this time and I am so excited to hear all about the trip and see how he grows and changes from what he gets to see and do.  Life changing…

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Spring Portraits

We had a little time between church and going to my Mom’s for Easter dinner Sunday so I thought we would take pictures since they were all dressed up all ready.

Great idea, except we were having a lovely sunny day and finding a shade spot where we went was a little difficult.  Don’t tell the kiddos but I might retake these. ;-)

Again, my Mom did a great job dressing them.  The girls dresses are American Girl and the boys go shopping with Grammie for their clothes.  One of the boys chooses quickly and the other takes FOREVER to decided.  It is quite comical to hear the stories after they get home.

Project 365 ~ 111

The girl’s got batons in their basket’s this year.  I was as excited as they were because as a child I twirled in many parades.  It was fun showing them things I remembered.