Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Well, it has been one week. Since my last blog and the home is starting to fit. I am not trying to be ungrateful but it takes awhile to develop ownership on something you don't own. we didn't pick anything in the house we just walked into it. It is still very surreal when we actually sit down and rethink the whole process. Again, I am amazed and overwhelmed by the generosity of those who spent 4 entire days and nights trying to do this wonderful thing for my family. On the plus side, our big give came in #2 in the country for the biggest gives. Truly amazing what a community can do when they are so inspired. But today, we are back to reality. Laundry on the couch, a fine sheen of dust, floors that need to be swept and bathrooms cleaned. Well, I guess dirt waits for no man/woman. Thank you all for your generous comments about our family. Someone suggested we write a book entitled "It Takes a Thillage". What do you think? Anyway, the truth is we wouldn't be who we are today without Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in our lives. You have all given us a base of example in which we have been able to shape our lives. Thank you for the constant support and guidance in our lives. Without some of your great examples and for us learning through YOUR teachings our lives would have taken a much different turn. There is more news to share but you will have to wait until a few times from now when I can. By the way, we have another adoption coming up on May 9 at 12:30pm in American Fork court. Then, we will have 2 baptisms: 1 for Jacob, 1 for Jonathan then a temple sealing. We will let you all know of the dates.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Well, I have to say this week has been unbelievable! The crews have left and today has been the most normal day of the last couple of weeks. We have been trying to find all of our things as they were shoved into the neighbors garage. We are so thankful for the Heart2Home foundation, Foote construction,, Lowe's, Old Navy, Kohl's, Centurion security systems,, pottery barn and many more. It has been overwhelming and extremely generous of all the support we have been given. So many people donated their time to make our house so amazingly beautiful. There is nothing in our home that is original. We got new things from top to bottom. From new linens to furnace and central air and everything in between. It is truly remarkable. We have also been interviewed over and over. On Monday, we were on a local news program called Good Things Utah. That was really fun too. Our trip to the Rockin R Ranch in Antimony, Utah was a blast. The people were so fantastic! The horses were great too! Now, we are working on normalacy. I will post some pictures soon. We have literally had to find everything! I will download our camera as soon as I find the cords. Thank you for all of your love and support.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Well, it is tuesday. We are very busy. As usual though it seems like it is normal everyday things. I started substitute teaching recently but am too busy over the next few weeks to get it done. Meanwhile, our family is preparing to leave for a week on the trip from OBG. We will leave and come back to new and improved home. It is impossible for us to comprehend all that is going on right now. Grandma Sue is coming to stay with us during the next week, and we are all excited about that! The kids are doing well in school. They have friends and keep busy with soccer and going on playdates. John is doing well with school and he only has around 75 days until he his done with his Master's. Yippee! He also was made the Elder's quoroum president in Jan so he is keeping busy. That's about all for now.