Monday, January 26, 2009

Our garage sale for Izzy's Dream was awesome. Thanks to all of you that kept us in your prayers. The skies cleared and we sold everything. Not one thing left in my driveway. Yeah. And we raised $645 for Hidden Treasures Home in China. God is so good. I thought for sure that by lunch time I would be hauling stuff to Good Will, but He took care of it all. Not one item left.... Isn't that cool? Considering that you couldn't walk through my house for the last two weeks, that's pretty miraculous.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Izzy's Dream Fundraiser

Tomorrow starting at 7:00 a.m. will be our 1st Annual Izzy's Dream Garage Sale to support Hidden Treasures Home in Fuzhou, China. All proceeds go to help those beautiful little "Hidden Treasures" from Izzy's orphanage. They have a great new website. Check it out: Our whole church has donated items. I don't even have words to describe how my home looks right now, but it's for a great cause so I'm not looking at all the stuff.... Hopefully by this time tomorrow everything will be gone and we will have raised a bunch of money for Izzy's Dream. Please pray for good weather.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sorry it's been so long.

We've been down and out lately. Izzy has had the worse case of Bronchitis. I thought she had RSV since it wouldn't go away. Three antibiotics later, breathing treatments and steroids... she is finally pulling out of it. For two days she didn't even leave her room except to go to the potty and I had to carry her. Talk about scary. Izzy has been sick a lot since she's been home but this by far was the worse one yet. She is doing better with the frequency though. This time she was well for 8 weeks!! Yeah. She was sick every third week for the first 5 months she was home. So, we are improving.

This is what I woke up to this morning. Daddy, woke up first and let me sleep an extra 15 minutes. Those 15 minutes mean a lot, coming from a grumpy sleep deprived woman on the edge.

Her Abba gave her a Hannah Montana keyboard for Christmas. Izzy had no idea who Hannah Montana was. She doesn't spend a lot of time watching TV and she is only three. It was still surprising that she didn't know who that was. She kept saying "who is that girl singing Momma". There is a demo program on there which she kept pushing. I would go to bed at night hearing "the best of both worlds" in my head. That's how much she loves it. For the last week though I haven't heard it. Yeah... But then this morning as I came down the hallway, there it was again. "It's the best of both worlds".. Uggghhh. But of course Izzy playing keyboard and singing was the sweetest. She is feeling better for sure. And then she tells me "Momma, I sing just like Hammah Pattanah." I had to write that one down in the baby book. I didn't even have the heart to correct her. It was just too cute.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Airmen First Class - Ryan Patrick Moore

Yesterday, I drove my "baby" to Hammond, LA to be sworn in to The Air National Guard. Just 18 years ago on the 14th I was giving birth and here I am watching him become a man. This is much harder than I thought it would be. I'm already worrying about how he will make it through boot camp. I know he will make it but, I can't imagine a Drill Sargent yelling at him every day and the food must be horrible and the physical fitness must be gruelling. All right... Enough. He's in God's hands. I'll just be on my knees a lot. He's talked about joining the military for the last three years so, I'm proud that he is on his way to achieving his goals. I'll be much better when boot camp is over....