Saturday, February 27, 2010

Amazing have to read this blog post @ It's Almost Nap Time. This is how I feel from deep within my heart for my sweet children......I pray the Lord will help me to live out this spirit and desire and pass it along to my little lovebugs.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tot School

Well, tot school hasn't made much of an appearance since Livi has been home but we have been trying to work it into our days more often the last few weeks. If you don't know what Tot School is you can hit the button below to find out all the details but basically it is a homeschool curriculum for preschoolers that focuses on learning through play. Jackson loves it and Livi is......well, she has a nickname in our house that fits her perfectly, The Destructor. Yes, anything that you might not even think could possibly be harmed will be destroyed in a matter of minutes so she is still learning to sit and control herself while playing with toys the correct way:) Maybe I will be better at capturing her disasters and posting them on the blog! Here are a few pictures of what we did this week:

Tot School

they loved scooping dried pasta into different bowls with different spoons

Jackson has also been watching A LOT of Olympics....

this results in "skating" in our socks on the tile floor with our golf clubs, or I mean, hockey sticks.
He also likes to ski and bobsled but those just consist of running around the house while he shouts, "Mom! I am bobsledding!"

Don't forget about the t-shirt giveaway!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Are we crazy?

Welcome to my brand new blog! I am so excited about all the changes coming up in our lives and how God is moving and guiding us. We are thrilled to be able to share with you as we embark on this new what's all the big news?

Well, I am sure by the title you can tell we are now expecting our third little babe! Baby #3 is expected to make his or her arrival sometime in October and we are beyond thrilled. Jackson and Olivia are very confused and excited about the baby in mommy's tummy.

The other big news is that we have decided to become full time missionaries with SIM in Ethiopia. We have felt God calling us towards missions for a while now and we have spent the last year praying and preparing for how this will look for our family. We are so happy about SIM and being apart of such a great organization. Our time frame for leaving is fall of 2011.

What are we doing in Ethiopia? Well we are still waiting for that to be finalized and it should be very soon, but you know how things run when you are on Africa time....if things go as planned right now, it is a great fit for our family and we are excited to share it with you all soon, so stay tuned!

So, are we crazy? This was the question that I asked my sweet husband as we were laying in bed one night after coming home from a week spent at our mission agency in North Carolina. Without skipping a beat, he said uh yeah, I think we are. So there you have it....the question I am sure you were just asking yourself! We are crazy! We are crazy for God and his people. We are crazy for our sweet kiddos, and we are crazy for each other. And we are happy to be on this crazy adventure that God has called us to.

As for this blog, I would absolutely love to be able to keep our family, friends, and supporters up to date with what is going on with us. The next 18 months will be filled with baby growing, studying, training, support raising, and lots of praying!

To kick off this new blog I am going to do a fun giveaway to support one of my favorite organizations, Compassion International. If you want to be the proud owner of one of these cool t-shirts that support orphans and people living in poverty all over the world just leave a comment to enter! Giveaway ends on March 8th. For extra entries:

1. Become a follower of Raising 3 Babes in the 3rd world and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
2. Blog or post to Facebook, or even Twitter about our new blog and the giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did so. One entry for each one!
3. If you sponsor a child with Compassion International, leave me a comment with the country from where your child is from (this is on your honor of course!).

If you win, you can choose from:

The Child Survival T-Shirt
Compassion's Child Survival Program means the difference between life and death for vulnerable babies. Translated in Hindi, survival means "protect life". Join the fight for life, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Child Survival Program.

The Global Food Crisis T-shirt- Creole
Eco navy heather tee shirt, imprinted with Please design in Creole on front and back and Compassion International logo

The Global Food Crisis T-shirt- Spanish
Eco red heather tee shirt, imprinted with Please design in Portuguese on front and back and Compassion International logo

The Global Food Crisis T-shirt -Bengali
Eco green heather tee shirt, imprinted with Please design in Bengali on front and back and Compassion International logo

or my personal favorite......

Global Food Crisis T-shirt- Amharic (Ethiopia's national language)
Eco black heather tee shirt, imprinted with Please design in Amharic on front and back and Compassion International logo (It looks like the others but for some reason I could only get the zoomed in view!)

We hope that you join us in prayer as we prepare to raise 3 babes in the 3rd world!