Darrell, Michael and Jason were able to help out Jesse Remington High School on a recent post and beam project. Here they are helping with a hearse house. This museum has one of the oldest, well kept horse drawn hearses in the area. They are building this building to keep it under cover and protected from the elements yet highly visible in the large windows that will be installed.
Last Thursday night, our kids had their first music recital at our home. We have 3 kids taking piano and one on violin. Their teachers are long time friends of ours, Grace and Maddie Winslow.
They are very patient with our kids.
While we were planning on a few things for the recital, Mary Winslow whispers that she ordered a cake to celebrate Grace and her brother Jon's 10 years of being adopted from Haiti and home with their family! We were excited to be a part of this! We also had Martha Donnelley and the Bennett family join us for this celebration.
We ate lots of pizza that night, listened to the kids music and then watched a short video that our daughter, Michaela took when Grace, Jon, Mary and Maddie arrived in Boston 10 years ago. It was wonderful to see so many young children that have grown into wonderful young people and are still apart of our lives.
A sign made by our kids to celebrate the evening.
Here is Grace and Jon checking out the cake with pictures of then and now!
Jason on the piano.
Brandon on the violin.
Kiara announcing her piece.
Grace and Maddie trying to tune the violin to our piano.
Kiara playing the piano.
Michael playing the piano.
Some of the Winslows listening.
This is Martha surrounded by all the kiddos.
Norm and Cindy Bennett listening to the music.
Maddie waiting patiently for the kids to play their pieces.
Michaela and her puppy Bailey joined us too!
What a wonderful sweet fellowship this night turned out to be....grateful for the b,ensigns all around us!
We have had lots of fun things going on here at our place. We have had a week of VBS and a week of Wilderness camp.....It is summer after all.....a bit of adventure is always a good thing!
But, having said that...we are in the middle of an adoption and need to get the word out there about our fund raisers to help bring these 2 boys home.
We are selling Just Love Coffee....award winning coffee that helps us out is a good thing. Check out the sidebar for the link to our coffee store.
We are also a 5/5/5 family this month for Reeces Rainbow. If you would like to help out 5 families in their adoption...the link is on our sidebar along with the link for our family support page.
But this post is about the scarves that Jess made for us....she donated them to us for our adoption. Some have sold....exciting to see and I have relisted them individually...all 19! If you don't see a color you want....let us know.
Each scarf is $25 and that includes shipping. If you are local....we could meet up and that would save you the $5 shipping. It is pretty easy....each one has a number. Leave a comment in the comment section of which ones you are interested in and we will get it out to you.
Buy a fancy coffee at a coffee shop? Rent a couple of movies from Red Box? Buy a soda and a bag of chips?
What if I told you that you could change the life of an orphan somewhere in the world ....help them come home? Help them be a part of something bigger....family? Community? belonging?
Yes! $5 can do just that! Especially when we all band together and do this easy, no pain thing....the impact is even greater!
Each month, families are banning together to help bring home 5 orphans....helping 5 orphans come home to their home....home sweet home. Something they have longed for, dreamt about, wished for...Reeces Rainbow hosts the 5/5/5 program....helping 5 families bring home 5 orphans $5 at a time. Each month ...5 new families get chosen .....each month 5 orphans get closer to coming home!
Amazing but true!
Sweet deal, huh?
Think of the impact you could have! Want to join us? Want to make a difference?
But guess what? It gets even BETTER! For the month of July....WE HAVE BEEN CHOSED AS ONE OF THE 5 FAMILIES FOR JULY!.......and guess what? This month is a special deal....because any money that is donated helps to bring both of our boys home ....more bang for your buck.
I just can't wait to see them...hold them...bring them home and share our lives with them! It is exciting to know they will be here soon.
Would you please consider coming alongside US And donating $5 ( or more if you would like) and please consider signing up to do this monthly ....it will make such a difference for so many kids!