Sunday, September 28, 2008

photo update

Mason and Spencer at Fredrick Meijer Gardens
Laura's Bachelorette Party - Laura, Jess, Mindy, Meg
me and Emily

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Scruffy The Farting Dog

I'm dog sitting this weekend for two dogs.  Loomis, a black lab, and Scruffy, a little mutt of some sort.  
Scruffy has BAD gas.  All the time.  And there is nothing you can do about it.  
This weekend consists of playing with the dogs, babysitting, LOTS of homework, and catching up on season 4 of Grey's Anatomy.
I have lots of pictures to post from bachelorette parties and other various events but since I'm not on my computer right now that will have to wait!

Monday, September 22, 2008

God Alone

You Are God Alone

You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god

Dependant on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is
You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
Your are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne

You are God alone

You’re the only God
Whose power none can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God
Who’s worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And that’s just the way it is



That’s what You are

Thursday, September 18, 2008

watermelon smiles

I miss these girls! (and my long hair :( )

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bay Li Tete!

Teaching the women in Haiti to nurse their babies has been a huge battle. A few women really get it and see how it helps their babies while others continue to feed their babies cereal, rice, or whatever else they have. Since Nadia lives with the kids and has a baby, the kids saw her nursing Salinda all the time. They heard all of us saying, "Nadia, bay li tete" to remind her to feed Salinda. We also had a nanny who was breastfeeding her little guy during the day and sometimes had one of the women from our program at the girls' house nursing her baby.
I've told Beth and Sheila that I can't even count the number of times I've said, "bay li tete" to all of our nursing moms. I probably said that more than anything else!! :)
Eventually the kids started telling Nadia or the other moms to "bay li tete" whenever their babies were crying and they even started to "nurse" their own babies. This video shows Yvie and Ashley "nursing" their baby dolls.

Friday, September 12, 2008

LOTS of nannying

I have at least one nanny job everyday...some days two....and other days, like today, I have three. I watched Dylan 8:30am-12:30pm. Drove to the next house and watched Sam and Lila from 1:00pm-3:30pm. Met Debi at Panera for lunch, went home and showered and went to the next house at 6:00pm where I watched Elias and Gabe until 10:15pm. Oh, and three days a week I am also going to school. It's a good thing I have two calendars!
some days it's a bit confusing...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sheila's blog

I copied this from Sheila's blog this morning. I can't even imagine...
As I went to get Jean Kelley the other day some told me about a woman who went to the roof to get away from the flood that was coming and went into labor having her baby on the roof in the rain. Yesterday, Junior showed me this picture.....

I don't have the right words to finish those thoughts...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Haiti NEEDS your prayers!

the link above is to a blog of a family that is adopting a little guy from GLA. they are currently in Haiti and posted many photos of the flooding. Please be in prayer for Haiti....people have lost everything and life is going to be even more difficult for them...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chi Town!

Simeon and I drove down to Chicago Sunday after church to visit Nikki. On Sunday we went to her church's picnic, out for thai food with some other friends, and then to the beach later in the evening. On Monday we ventured out to the Shedd Aquarium which we all loved. Then we walked around Millenium Park for awhile and ended up at Ed Debevic's for dinner. After that it was a long drive home which made getting up this morning pretty difficult!
Today was the first day of classes for GRCC. I'm not exactly thrilled with the idea of being in school again but the two classes I had today seemed to be pretty fun/easy. We'll see if I still feel that way half way through the semester!
Outside the Aquarium
These things were really neat!

I love the dolphins!
Getting ready for the 4D movie....which is actually kinda scary!
Simeon, Nikki, and me
The waitors at Ed Debevic's dancing