As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Give-Away and Some Other Stuff....

Amy over at Treasures In Jars of Clay is having a give-away of 147 million gear. If you have never done so, check out each of these great sites. This past spring, Amy and her husband adopted BEAUTIFUL twin girls from Ethiopia, and she is a state representative for National Orphan Sunday, which is on November 7. 147 Million Orphans sells some really cool shirts and other items and the proceeds benefit orphans. So click here to hop on over to Amy's blog and sign up to win!

Last night, we lit the fire in our fireplace for the first time this season. It was so warm and cozy, and perfect for playing games in front of.

So first we played Memory, Malia's favorite game. And she set the cards up like this:
So I told her that it would be too hard to make matches when the cards were all in one big pile. So then she set the cards up like this:
And she won the game. Then, the boys were talking sports and who their favorite teams are. Adrian is a huge Saints fan, and Ashton likes the Colts. I am SO NOT into sports, and couldn't care less about football (or any other sport, for that matter). So when I proclaimed that the California Cupcakes was my favorite team, my boys looked at me like I had sprouted horns and informed me that was NOT a team. Oh well, I thought it sounded like it would be a cool team anyway.

One more funny little story: I have been encouraging my kids lately not to say that they're starving when they get a little hungry. I always say, "No, you're not starving. If you want me to, I can show you pictures of starving children. Be thankful that you have plenty of food." Well, last night after playing outside, Ashton came into the kitchen and said, "I need a drink. I'm extremely thirsty!" To which Malia replied in a very scolding manner, "Ashton, no you're NOT extremely thirsty! The kids in Ethiopia are extremely thirsty!" I guess she's been listening to me after all!

Have a great Wednesday! 


  1. I came across your blog from Lovin' Much...It makes my heart so happy to see already large families growing larger through adoption!! We are also in the process of adopting our 5th child. Blessings on your journey!

  2. Oh yes....we do that in our home too- you aren't starving, just hungry.

  3. Love this! So true...I am going to start telling my kids the same thing! Thanks for sharing about the giveaway too...I am going to go check it out!