Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend Fun

What a weekend! It had a bad start but a great ending. Friday night Colbie got really sick. Long story short we think she ingested some cleaning supplies. I took her to the vet early Saturday morning. She had to get lots of shots and meds. They coated her stomach with some kind of fluid, and she has been doing great since then. We have to give her medicine every 4 hours and feed her special food ... but she is alive!
What a treat! I can't even remember the last time I got my nails done.Saturday afternoon I got my nails done with this diva...
And Saturday night Jenn and Ryan got engaged. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! So excited for them.
Sunday after church Andy and I hung out with our Amachi Kids. Angel and Izaah. We went to sonic and got treats and then to the playground. It was very fun. We are looking forward to our next hang out.
And then to top off a great weekend Andy had a flag football game! And they won! Go team. Here is Andy with their team manager (aka Alex) ...
Happy Monday Everyone!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Angel and Izaah

I posted a while back about the Amachi Program. It is a mentor program for children who have one (or more) parent who is incarcerated. 5 months ago we started this process, and this past Saturday we were finally matched :).
We met Angel and Izaah this past weekend. Andy and I were both really nervous ... but like the excited nervous kind. We met at their house. They live with their grandparents in Halls.
Izaah is 9 years old. He is in the fourth grade. He loves sports, especially golf. He is very outgoing and will say whatever is on his mind. Monopoly is his favorite board game. He got in trouble at school last year for sticking another kids head in the toilet (oops!).
Angel is 11 years old. She is in the fifth grade. She is more reserved. She loves art and fashion! Horses are her favorite animal.  If she could do any adventure she would want to learn more about the Titanic.
Here we are at our first match meeting ...
They have a garden. A huge garden! Grandpa came up while we were talking with the kids and asked me if I like sweet potatoes. I replied YES I love them. He went outside and came back with a bag full of the BIGGEST sweet potatoes I have ever seen. Seriously.
So naturally I made a lot of Yummy sweet potato things :)
We will now hang out with Angel and Izaah for atleast one hour a week for a year. We hope to show them how much their heavenly father loves them since their earthly father is in jail. We hope to form a friendship with them. We want to love them, and show them how to love others well. Please please please join us in praying for Angel and Izaah and the relationship we will have with them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Marriage Retreat

Y'all. Cedar Springs Marraige Retreat this past weekend. So refreshing!
Bottom Line Michael Durso and Maria Durso are the bomb. They were our speakers. They have the neatest story! They pastor a church in NY called Christ Tabernacle.The Retreat started Saturday at 10:00am and ended Sunday at 11:00am. It was in a beautiful spot in the mountains and was full of rich teaching. I'm so glad we got to go.  
On Saturday night they played a "Newlywed Game" before Session 3. Sure enough ... Andy and I were selected out of 84 people. 4 couples total participated in the game. It wasn't easy questions we would have known like what size shoe does he wear? Or what food does he eat the most? They were odd questions. The boys went out of the room first, and the girls were asked to write down answers to questions. The girl questions were:

1. What is the strangest gift your husband has ever gotten you?
2. Who Kissed Who First?
3. If your husband died and came back as a dog ... What kind of dog would he be?

The boy questions were:
1. If you had to change one thing about your husband what would it be?
2. If your husband were a candy bar what would he be?
3. What first attracted you to your mate?

WE WON! And got a free night :)
All in all a great weekend!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lil' Vinnies

Friday night I was able to participate in a celebration of my sweet friend Becca Cox. We went to Lil' Vinnies Restaurant in the old city. A fun time was had by all!

She so deserves to be celebrated :) She is so thoughtful and kind. I'm glad I can call her my friend!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Finding Robin Hood

I don't think telling this story can do it justice ... but I am going to try anyway.

Last Thursday night Andy had to close Chick-fil-a and do month end. So I knew it was going to be a late night for him. I decided to go to a workout class after work, and then to see my parents. I drive home, pull in the garage, and walk in the house like any other night. Our house was dark, and it was dark outside so I was already scared entering the house alone. I had like 4 bags I was holding (literally ... I come with a lot of baggage), and so I struggled getting the door open. I open the door and our alarm goes off but not like the siren alarm, just the friendly you have 1 min. to get to the alarm and enter the code. I had to kinda slam the door shut because I couldn't close the door with all the stuff I had in my hands. I take a couple more steps into our kitchen and decide I need to set my bags down. As I am setting my bags down I hear the loudest glass shattering sound I have EVER heard. At the same time I hear the sound our siren alarm starts going off. It is SO loud! My heart starts beating soooo fast but even still my first though was "OH CRAP! Our mirror fell off the wall and broke!" So with all the lights still off I walk over to the edge of the room to look at where the mirror had fallen.
The mirror was still on the wall. WHAT! So now I am thinking ... what made that noise?!?!?!?
At that moment I look down at the floor under the mirror and see this (remember it is still pitch black and I can barely see anything anyway. This picture is from later last night after I turned the lights on. Obviously)...
So I see the arrow on the ground and then look to my left and see this ...

So naturally my first thougth is: SOMEONE JUST TRIED TO KILL ME WITH A BOW AND ARROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I run and get our dog and sprint to my car as fast as I can (thinking someone is going to be after me). I called the police and drove to the gas station down the road.
Well it turns out our neighbor was doing target practice earlier that day. When I came in and shut the door it caused the glass to fall through. I think our neighbor needs some more practice!