Friday, February 27, 2009

Let's Get it Right for the Wrights!

Dear Friends of the Wrights,We all know and understand the effectiveness of the work John, Julie and family have done in Kyrgyzstan – the country they love so much and have been called to. Let’s get them there ON THE GROUND full time! We can do this. This post is coming out with other blog posts all over the country – people who have blogs that know the Wrights. Let’s shock them with the provision of financial resources and letters/notes of encouragement to help them return to Kyrgyzstan. They want to go as full time missionaries – they just need our help to get them there.We propose that we raise a minimum of the following:$20,000 to cover a year’s needs on the home front• Home expenses – the place to come back to$30,000 to cover a year’s needs on the foreign front• Travel in and out of the country with family 2 x a year• Travel in the country to the different sites• Family expenses – including the educational needs of one daughter• Lodging and mealsThis is just $50,000. We can do this and we can do it quickly. Here is how. Go to JOHN’S Blog and hit the button that is for the Wrights….support. www.actofkindness.blogspot.comAND guess what – you can watch all that is done there on his blog..you will learn to live vicariously in a healthy way by reading and supporting the RIGHT cause. What an opportunity – Will you help?Let’s do it RIGHT FOR THE WRIGHTS!Blessings, Lynn and Ruby from LAMb International

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Progress

Well, the post placement visit is done- it went pretty well. Mackenzie spent the entire time rearranging every book in the store, but the social worker found her charming, and even pitched in on the clean up. I am telling you- she rocks. Now I just have to get those pictures together.

The next day we had what was scheduled to be a well baby check-up. Kenzie is now 31 inches and 28 lbs. She is growing so fast! And physically, she is hitting her benchmark milestones very well-stacking blocks, throwing balls, using a spoon... She is a lagging verbally however. The doc wants us to take her to an audiologist to have her hearing checked. I know she hears, but is she hearing as well as she should, and could that be contributing to the speech delay? We shall see. And the well baby visit ended in 5 prescriptions (and my doc is not usually quick to dole out the drugs), and no shots. I knew she had a stuffy nose, which for my girl always graduates into a slight wheeze and me putting her on our standard regimen of breathing treatments. But on top of that, she has a double ear infection again. How is it that she never gives me any indication that her ears are bothering her? And since I confessed that I detest pinning her down for 20 minutes for force her to submit to a breathing treatment, the doc took pity on me and is letting me try an inhaler with a chamber. We will see soon how well it works for us. Hopefully we can get her feeling better soon...oh wait...she seems to be feeling just fine! High tolerance for pain is what the doc said.

I am typing this post in my newly reorganized office, and I will soon be retiring to my freshly cleaned master bedroom, complete with a walk-in closet I can actually walk into. Imagine that. Hurray for progress on New Year's resolutions.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

101

psst...hey K...we had a blast at BAB. Thanks!


Hmmm...that last post was my 100th post. Well, here is to 101.

I keep thinking this is the week I will feel caught up, not running so far behind in every area of my life. Not happening. You know that hamster on a wheel? I feel like him. Dishes...laundry...homework...newsletter....meals....baths....it gets checked of one day, and is back in full force the very next day. I had the realization on the way home from class tonight that I am letting these tasks run my life. I am letting my to do list get in the way of enjoying my children. And my husband. And really, what on it is so important? Why am I missing out on time for the people I love the most? So if you do drop by for that nice spring visit so I have an excuse to redecorate...please pardon the laundry on the bed and the dishes in the sink. I need to read to my baby. (Now- please- tell me how I really can do that without having a panic attack over the chores that are not done).

I have another favor to ask of you. I am planning a shower for a friend who recently adopted a pre-teen...it is their first child. Any ideas for what types of things to do at said shower? Or even how to word the evites? It will be a Fri night, ladies and children only...all suggestions are welcome!