Monday, March 25, 2013

Sometimes it is just well.....crazier

 As you know I have to have some crazy pictures first right?  So here you go- this is my life.  My husband cut this out of a package.....and so the fun begins.  A few days ago- this is what we found......
 On the seat of our toilet- Yep!  Welcome to my life ;).  Praying nothing explodes here- come on we just fixed the septic!!!! 
 There was a quick redo of rooms.  This is what happens when on top of all the other crazy happening in our world-( GO HERE to read up if you lost count of everything so far)- you just decide well let's just play switcharoo!  :)  So here is what we did..... 
 This is where our 4 girls slept.  A little crowded, but they loved being together.  The only problem......we have some rowdiness going on a lot of the time because......well ya know.  So I had the idea that if we split up the rowdy- it may be less rowdy?  :)
 This was "the babies" room.  Although Joanna had been switched to a "toddler bed" and had sometimes slept in the "big girls" room. 
 This is all the extra stuff thrown in our room while we were "switching". 
 Empty room- seems very strange!!!! 
 Note- the one fan blade looks different.  This was the skill of our girls- they took off the fan blade and put it back on- upside down.  Talent!!!  Especially without a screwdriver! 
 So now.......these two are together...... in this room.....
 And Joanna, Abigail, and Michael are together in the bigger room.
 Yep, doesn't match- oh well.....pretty sure it is ok! 
So continuing with crazy- this is our life theme right?  This past weekend.....

1)  The wall in our boys' bedroom - leaked.......awesomeness.  We thought we had fixed it, but with little to no rain for months (which is very weird for Florida) we found out we hadn't.  Back to the drawing board, with more digging, praying, and coming up with another plan.

2)  Our water heater- died.  Awesome right?  So we had to go buy a new one.

I want to say first of all- PRAISE GOD for people who have given to us without being asked.  There are seriously NO WORDS!!!  We have been blessed beyond measure with people who love and care for us, have seen our needs and given.  I think before our adoptions began I would have been offended.  Like a prideful - we can do this on our own kind of thing.  HA!  Adoption changes that in you pretty quick, because whether it is monetary or not- NO ONE can do it on their own!!!!

I Praise God because I believe our dear friends to be sincere in their gifts, and honoring to the Lord.  They would die if I mentioned them at all, but I wanted to just say God has a way of providing.  We thank them and God for providing for our needs.  We have been able to fix everything without debt!  PRAISE GOD!

To those who wonder how we can afford 9 children.....answer - God has always provided.  HA!  Not for everything I want....although I wouldn't say no.  BUT always for everything we have needed!  

So today even while my hubby has totally been a rock star- through his shouts of "NOT ONE MORE THING"- is outside installing our water heater.  He has spent time learning how to, bought a few new tools, and is hard at work.  How did I ever get this blessed??  I discovered that the only thing sexier than a husband who plays with his 9 beautiful children is a father to 9 who is willing to do whatever he can to fix things around the house even if it means a lot of study as well!  :)

So take a challenge with me- READ AND PRAY PSALM 23 - 7 or more times EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!!!  It was a challenge from our pastor- love it!  So come will be fun......God can always be trusted to change our hearts to HIM. 

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord


  1. Totally love the feeling once I have switched things up. Not that I have to worry about it much with only 2 left at home.

    Here's to praying all your fun repairs are done for a while :)

  2. Your post motivated me to go fetch the bible my much beloved parish priest left me after he had died. I have not opened it in months and it fell open at....yes you guessed it: Psalm 27 A psalm of David. I read it through my tears thank you

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