Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Packing For Ethiopia....And..A LOT MORE STUFF...

Wow, a little guy sure does need a LOT of stuff!! I've been busy this week getting things ready for my hubby to take to our Sweet Little Wes!! Oh, HOW i love getting things together for him....bottles and formula, diapers and wipes, new jammies, new clothes, warm blankets, baby food, etc.... ALL things I'll never see again (meaning..when I go back to pick him up for Embassy..these things will be community property to benefit all the babes there :) BUT I DON'T CARE!! At least he'll get to use some of the new goodies while my hubby is with him!! :) And, hopefully some of the other kiddos will benefit too....My hubby's TWO checked bags will consist of HUNDREDS of CLOTH DIAPERS!! I haven't even had a chance to THANK all of you that have sent them lately!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Seriously....THANK YOU!!! I keep handing them out to travelers...but MORE arrive than I'm getting out...SO...I'm going to HOLD OFF on collecting them for a while UNTIL I slightly get caught up!! My dining room is OVER FLOWING to say the least!!! IF i've given you the address...then please go ahead and send what you have or want to send...BUT...other than that, I'm holding off for a while UNTIL I get these delivered!!!
Also, just have to show yall what a sweet reader sent me:
Can you read it?? It says, "Praying Wes Home" And, it's on a scrabble piece....Isn't that adorable.....
And, the back of the scrabble piece was a J-8.....How cool is that?? J for our last name..and we're a family of 8 with Wes!! So neat!! Thank you so much for this..I sincerely LOVE IT and wear it every day!!! So, my question....Are J's really worth 8 points?? Or was this specifically made for us?? Just wondering!! Such a GREAT necklace!! And....Can others order this necklace...I know someone is going to ask!! :)

***Also, someone sent my Ethiopian Beauties some MATCHING SHIRTS!! Aren't they too cute!!! Can't wait for LL and Wes to wear these together some day....
These shirts are part of Delivering HOPE: http://deliveringhopeinc.blogspot.com/p/yohannas-hope.html
A reader sent me these shirts because they represent a group helping children with Severe Malnutrition like my Wes...You can check it out by clicking the above link!!

***Well....What does LL do while Mom is busy packing up Daddy to appear in court for her new baby brother?????
Yes, you can always find LL EATING!! The girl loves her some shredded cheese!! And, since she can open the fridge and ANYTHING else around here...she decided she'd start her morning off with a little cheese!! (and yes, those are hand me down jammies from George :) My girl cracks me up!!

****And...before I go...let me show ya what LIFE SONG FOR ORPHANS IS UP TO!! LifeSong is WHO allowed us to put a water well in Ethiopia last summer and dedicate it in LL's birth mom's name!! They are such a GREAT organization and WE LOVE THEM!!! They are looking for some monthly sponsors right now...check out what they sent me today:

"It's Tortilla Tuesday!!! Don't forget to send in your photos and stories to info@lifesongfororphans.org!

What difference does Lifesong Honduras really make in the lives of the 550 students we work with?

Nutritionally: Every day students at Lifesong Honduras receive 3 balanced meals. (Join us today for Tortilla Tuesday! Confused? Click HERE)

Educationally: The national average of students in public schools who go on to college in Honduras is around 1%. At Lifesong Honduras, about 40% of students go on to college!

Economically: In a country with a national unemployment rate of 70%, over 70% of Plan Escalon graduates have full-time jobs!

Spiritually: 2011 Vision Team member, Brian Kerz, speaks from what he saw first hand:

Isn't teaching the gospel message really what it's all about? And after leaving Lifesong Honduras to live on their own, 90% of Escalon graduates still consider themselves Christians and 85% continue to attend church on a regular basis!

Lives are being changed. Lives can continue to change because of the difference being made by people like you!

Our goal is:

We have two days left.
We need 63 commitments!

Will you help us continue to serve children in Honduras?

Can't commit to $30 p/mo? Give your best gift today... we can all make one sacrifice and come together as the body of Christ to make a big difference!

Contact us at info@lifesongfororphans.org to make your commitment AND be sure to tell them that we sent you from our blog! Your donation will be doubled thanks to a gracious giver!

Your support makes these stories possible!
All administrative costs are covered, so 100% of your donation will go directly to helping orphans. "

***Isn't that amazing!! LOVE the heart of LifeSong!! Ok, that's all i've got today!! Gotta get back to packing and checking off my to do lists!! Oh, added some new updated pics to the Ordinary Hero Waiting Children site too..just an fyi!!! You can email me at Kristi@ordinaryhero.org to view pics of waiting children!! Happy Tuesday to you all, kj


  1. Looks like you are knocking out the check off list. We are praying for Will's trip.

    Looking forward to seeing you next week at the OH dinner.

  2. Thank you Kristi! One billion people suffer from malnutrition. Wes and Yohanna are only two. Two out of 1 billion. I am SO proud to call ourselves the parents of SURVIVORS!!!

    Much love and blessings on your upcoming court date!!!

  3. exciting times around your house for sure. how fun to get the diapers out of your house and onto the little bottoms they will be blessing!!!

  4. So excited that your court date is so soon!!! Praying for ya'll and sweet Wes!

  5. So excited for your hubby to go over there!

    okay - well, my son, Brooks collected cloth diapers for his birthday gifts instead of gifts. (see my blog) I've been meaning to email you about sending them. Just let us know when you are ready for us to start sending them again! :)

    Praying for you to pass court the 1st and only time!

  6. I'll be in Nashville mid July. If you are wanting to get more cloth diapers by then, please let me know and I would love to buy some for you! My husband and I live in Australia so I haven't been able to send you any yet, but we are travelling the USA in July and August and I would love to donate then if you have room for them!

  7. Faithful reader who loves your passion and enjoys reading about your endeavors. We have adopted two little girls from Uganda and are in the process of adopting out third. We love your necklace that got sent your way and if you know more about the details please send them our way. If there is anything we can do to support you and your family and the children at the orphanage let us know;)


Thank you for your kind words!!