Thursday, January 24, 2013

Across the Seas

Headed to Ghana! 
If you know these band members, take care of them for me while I'm gone!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This week

S turned 21 months

 As of Wednesday, H is cast-free. The below pic looks a little frightening. Or that he is frightened. He actually really wanted to watch, but the tech needed him to look away to not get dust in his eyes. Anyway...
 He finally got to try out his Christmas present.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another infomercial you didn't ask for

I happened upon this little miracle salve at a routine visit to this pharmacy. The nurse swore by it, and now I am passing on that 'swearing'.
You can slap this stuff on anything bothering your skin and you will be bothered no more. Unless you're allergic to bananas, of course. It might end up worse than it started in that case (I have no idea, but it couldn't be good.). 
Little S has eczema and this is our new topical relief. So. Good. 
Big H has allergy to mosquito bites and this stuff relieves the itch, stops the swelling, and heals it. A-mazing.
It can be used on all kinds of stuff. Worth it. Trust me.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy 30th Aunt Jamie

My sister-in-law turned 3-0 this week which gave me an excuse to try out some more party decor ideas.
Snack table - the backdrop is made from twisted streamers. This is still hanging in my dining room.

Not pictured is the front porch that i lined with balloons held in the ground with golf tees. This also stayed up for two more days. I am thinking of making that part of my every-day-decor. It was fun.
New office color - transformation pics coming soon...

Happy birthday!!

Friday, January 04, 2013

YOU can help

We are headed back. I can't believe it's already been a year since the last trip. In a few weeks, a team of ten (10) will hope a few planes to go visit those sweet children at Village of Hope. 
This trip will be a little different than the last, however. This time we will go in to several rural, remote villages where there is literally nothing. So, we need your help. We are looking for some donations to take to these people - adults, kids, and babies. 
If you live in the OKC area please contact us through the website: and we can arrange to pick up your donations. 
If you are outside of the OKC metro, you can mail items to the address on the website.
Another option no matter where you live is a monetary donation. You can do this through the 'Donate' tab from the site and specify in the note what it is meant for; all of these donations will be used to purchase items once in Ghana.
List includes:
1.  ties, white dress shirts, khakis (for the village ministers)
2.  infant formula (any kind) ***
3.  medical supplies - hand sanitizer, vitamins, bandaids, medical sutures, gauze, over-the-counter meds, gloves, antibiotic cream, alcohol swabs, etc.  ***
4.  art supplies:  t-shirts, old jewelry, scissors, etc.
5.  paperback books for HCA and village schools' libraries
6.  Cash/checks made out to Heartbeat for Hope ***

***Items specifically for rural villages

Wednesday, January 02, 2013