Happy Mother’s Day!!

To my mom. I thought your gift was cool, but didn’t mean to make you cry 🙂 I gave her an apron with a photo of Michael, Michelle and I the day Michelle graduated from college. It’s a great photo from the party afterward. And it looks really good on the apron.

To Grammie. You are the best!

To all the other mother’s that I love. I won’t list you because I am bound to forget someone.

Last of all to the other “waiting mommies” like me. Have a great day!

Thankful Thursday

It’s already Thursday again! So I am thankful that it’s the 10th and a third of the month is gone. We are that much closer to referral!

Yesterday I was a chaperone for the 2nd grade field trip to the zoo. I had the kid I mentor, plus one other KHUSA kiddo and 2 other boys. So today I wanted to post about being thankful for how AMAZING everything is to little kids. They just get so excited about stuff that adults take for granted. All day long I had 4 boys screaming “Miss Louanne, come look at this! Miss Louanne did you see that? Miss Louanne come over here.” They were just so excited to have an adult running around with them and being excited with them.

They wanted me to see the biggest spider ever and whoa that thing was huge. But we did find out that there has never been a recorded human death from a tarantula. The boys thought that was amazing. I told Mike the spider was so big it looked like something that would be on a movie set. Fake! But then it moved. Hee hee.

I am thankful for the school letting us join them this year with KIDS HOPE. I can’t believe that next week is the end for this school. What a blessing the program has been.

I am thankful and forever grateful for the 34 people at my church that were involved with the KIDS HOPE program this year. Prayer partners, mentors and subs, you are the best!!!

I am thankful for all the people that have sponsored WV children in the last 2 months. The Girls Campaign has gone great and the lives of the children and their families will be changed for eternity. God Bless you all and all the sponsors who have joined up since I became a Child Ambassador in 2005.

Exciting Summer!

I am blessed with all the wonderful people coming to visit this summer. Starting right after Memorial Day Randy, Jessica and the girls will be here with us for several days. I have never seen Evie and she’s already 18 months old! Man time flies.

Then my cousin Jennifer will be here for 3 days. She and I are the same age and we are a “bit” older than all the other cousins, so we are very close. I adore her and this is the first time she has been up to Fort Worth for a visit. I usually get to see her when I am down in Houston visiting my dad’s family. She is coming up for the baby shower and of course at the baby shower there will be a lot of wonderful friends and family to visit with that I haven’t seen for a while.

Then the first week of June we should see Nadia’s face for the first time. We are going to be on cloud nine and for those that think I am hyper on a normal day, watch out!

And for the guests traveling the farthest…….Jessica and Amy (my dearest friends from high school) are coming out here June 21st. I am soooooooo excited. One will be flying in from NJ and the other from CA. Meet in the middle for girls weekend! Woo hoo! I have been trying to remember, but I don’t think that we have all been together since our friend Staci got married. I have seen Amy multiple times and Jess multiple times and they saw each other most recently at Christmas, but I really don’t think we have all been together in almost 10 years. Whoa! Mike says he is going to be at the office for 93 hours that weekend! Hee hee. I am thrilled to show them Texas and have tried to convince them they won’t melt as it won’t be July yet and it won’t be over 100. LOL.

Then around the beginning of August we should be headed to China. WOO HOO!

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for babies! The closer we get – the cuter they get! I have been checking other people’s blogs in the last couple days and it’s so exciting to see all these new families.

And young babies….my non-scientific count after reading referral posts on just the lists I am a part of is 15 babies referred that are 5-6 months old. For you not in the IA world…that is pretty rare. WOW- how fun would that be?? We have been thinking about a year old for so long that it would be a surprise to get such a young baby. But it would be a shocker to get referred a toddler too.

Good thing that we know God is sovereign and that He has the perfect baby for us….no matter what daydreams I am having. HA!

For the success of the KIDS HOPE luncheon that we hosted. It was nice to see people from KIDS HOPE USA main office and to finally meet some directors in my area. The real blessing was to see so many people that care for hurting children and want to do what they can to help.

For the little man I mentor getting good grades last week so he was rewarded with a Happy Meal and me as a guest for lunch. I am very popular with elementary school kids ya know. **It was probably the Spider Man toy**

For my Grammie. She is just the best and should be on my list every week.

For the protection of our house through these last 3 weeks of crazy tornado weather. Mike saw A TORNADO right by our house coming home from work and he could see the power lines exploding as it turned. He got into the house safely and we didn’t get any damage at our house, but lots of things were damaged around us. I wasn’t home at the time and am grateful for Mike’s safety.