14 Jan 2010

Hope for Haiti

I don't know anyone who was in Haiti when this disaster struck, but  I have friends who cannot locate their loved ones living there, and my heart goes out to them.

Many etsy sellers have begun a fundraiser for Haiti.
If you'd like to participate, you can either set up your own listing, or purchase a listing that is designated for Haiti Relief.

I've designated this bookplate. All proceeds from this stamp will go towards World Vision's Haiti Relief.

If you'd like to see other items designated to helping haiti, just type "Haiti" into etsy's search bar.

Please continue to pray for this devistated country.

6 Jan 2010

The Holidays in a Flash!

Christmas morning. The boys in their new bathrobes showing off their christmas booty! Santa brought zeke a new guitar, and Reuben, a Rock Tumbler. (it's knocking around right now in the basement. Did you know that those things have to tumble for several weeks??)

I feel as though the last month has completely evaporated. We've done so much around here that it's been a complete blur! Christmas, NewYears, birthday parties, house renovations...(we finally got that disgusting carpeting out of here!!)

It came out easily, but the underpadding was a total mess. Little sticky green bits everywhere, we had to use putty knife and vegetable oil to remove it.

Unfortunately, while SOME us were busy working (ahem..) a UFC match broke out.
Reuben won the first match with a "full nelson" (whatever the heck that means) and Mark won the second match with an "arm bar". Zeke finally got annoyed with their lack of participation in working on the floor, and decided to go play ref.

Half a gallon of vegetable oil and two really sore backs later, we finally finished in time for the floor to be all sparkley for our new years eve bash.We were horrid parents and allowed our children to stay up until midnight, and ring in the new year by running up and down the sidewalk with sparklers.

They'll live.

Now that this is all over, we get to dive into wedding plans! Exciting, but yikes, it's only 4 months away!!


I'd better get crackin;)