Saturday, November 24, 2007

China Town

This is my son at "school". Actually this is my son "I at chool. Chool in China Town. My chool is down in China Town."


Speaking of perfect....Some new pictures of India....cutest thing EVER!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The pie that ruined Thanksgiving...

Here is my pie. I can't make pie. I always try and every time they end up looking like this. One time my friend Sarah Davis(Sherk)was getting married and having lots of pie at her reception. I said I would make a couple for her...but I make ugly pies. I had to have my mom come over and roll out and put together the crusts. I use to think that my pies were ugly because of the dough that I have to use (gluten free), but my mom proved me wrong when she made absolutely beautiful pies with the very same dough. Crap. How many times does a girl have to do something before she can catch on?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sweet Baby Shiloh

Shiloh is the sweet baby of Jen and Filipe Nunes. They have been in the process of adopting her from Guatemala for many months. They have had her precious picture since she was 2 weeks old and she is now 7 1/2 months. They have gone to see her and spent a week in Guatemala as a family. Shiloh is still in her orphanage just waiting to come home to them. There are several things holding up the process and (even though they have been trusting God all along) it is getting harder and harder for them to be without their child. Now with the political situation in Guatemala changing there is a very strong need to pray for this family. The new president is saying that he will stop all adoptions coming from their country, including ones that are already in process now (this would include Shiloh), at the beginning of the new year. At this point now it looks like Shiloh wont be home before then. This is a very discouraging and scary situation for the Nunes family.

What they really desire is to have their daughter home and safe with them by Christmas time. For this to happen it is going to take a miracle. We need to all pray that God will answer the desires of their hearts and bring her home to them.

I know it's short notice, but on Wednesday the 21st (the day before Thanksgiving) we are going to do a prayer and fasting day. We are asking anyone who knows their family or who wants to petition God on behalf of this precious child and her family join us. If you have a blog or myspace please link to this post or cut and paste this request so that as many people as possible read this before Wednesday.
If you want to pray with us please do so. If you would like you can leave a note on my blog or Jen's letting us know you are joining in or just write a note of encouragement for this family.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!

Friday, November 02, 2007

My four girls

First I have to say that I just got back (Ok, I got back almost two weeks ago...but I am just now getting around to posting so...) from the greatest trip to Oklahoma to see my sweet sister in law and bff Tara and her hubby Eric. We enjoyed ourselves so much and Jones is still talking about it. T and E have the cutest house ever and it was so fun to be with people we love and can just be ourselves around. We love you guys! Thanks so much for everything!!

...Moving on...

Speaking of love...I have four girls...four girls that I love. I want to tell you a little about all of them, but I am trying to decide how to start. I guess I will go here you favorite girls. (which by the way have all moved away from me...except one came back...thanks Arwen.)

Arwen is my special friend who can do the super-fast robot and remembers every single inside joke...even if no one else does. She is the funniest blogger I know and can create poems and songs that are hilarious at the drop of a hat. She has a nickname for everyone. We always have fun together, even if we just go shopping at target. She has a tender heart and cries easier than maybe anyone else I know. She is super artistic. I can think of a hundred different stories with Arwen in them and all of them make my heart happy and make me laugh. She is one of the only people I feel kind of ok with coming to my house when it is a sty...and that means a lot. She has hands down the best short hair I have ever seen and every time I see her hawk I get jealous in my heart!

Ashtin is my sweet friend and cousin. She is a lover (not in the sexual she is a lover, not a fighter) and the most tender mommy. She is the person I know that when she calls she is going to be super great and make me feel like a million dollars (Everyone needs a friend like this!). We were both pregnant, miserable and hated being pregnant together (when I was having Jones). Whenever we are together we laugh non-stop. Ashtin is super creative and artistic and can make anything she wants with a knitting loom. She has a cute funky style and the best diamond plugs I have ever seen. In fact she was the very first girl that I ever loved plugs on. Oh and the cutest little girl Lola Jane!

Jessi Brahim is my Martha Stewart friend. Seriously...there is nothing that she cannot make...and if she makes it, it looks good! When she lived here we would do crafty things together (it was so fun) and I always wished mine looked like hers. I am not kidding when I say that if you go to her house for dinner she will amaze you. She will have food you have never heard of (except from maybe Martha), drinks to compliment and her fancy dishes will even match! She has the biggest heart and takes care of anyone in her path that may even look like they have a need. She is very giving with everything she has. Whenever I get prego and sick she cooks and takes care of me. She loves babies and I know someday when God gives her the special babies He has planned she is going to make a great mommy!

TT is my sweet sissy and friend. She is the BEST story teller ever (and that is no lie.) and makes everyone laugh. She has such a precious heart and loves Jesus so much. Everything touches her heart and brings tears to her eyes. She is super stylish and whenever I get dressed I think WWTW, "What would Tara Wear?". I don't think there is a piece of clothing around that she can't make look good or add the perfect accessory to. She has great taste and is very creative. She can match colors and decorate like no on I have ever seen. When I am with T I always enjoy myself and feel completely comfortable. We laugh so much together and have almost all the same tastes in things. I love you.

(Side note: Crap...did you notice that all of my friends are creative/artistic and have tender precious hearts...and all four (even if I didn't mention this) will cry at the drop of a hat?! I must surround myself with people like this subconsciously...since I am not creative in the least and have no heart. or maybe I want to someday have a heart?? I have no idea!)

I have so much to say about all of them and it was so hard to keep it short. I just want you all to know that you are very special and precious to me. The only way I could like you more is if you would stop moving away and leaving me here...but to that I see two realities. 1. We are all adults and that is what happens in adulthood. People needs jobs and husbands and so on. I am just going to have to get over it. 2. I am really the winner in all of this, because I still get to live in the northwest right next door to Portland. I don't have to live in The South or Idaho or even expensive Seattle....and that makes me a happy girl.