Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Well...I started this post yesterday and didn't have pictures ready! So...I got the pictures ready and the post was gone!  I'll try again....

Happy Father's Day, Honey!! And Dad & Norman!! 

John, you are a wonderful father...who knew when we started our parenting journey together   that we would eventually have 9 AMAZING kids!? WOW!!!  Thanks for making it all, so much fun!!  I am proud of the father and man that you are....for being so loving, level headed and strong for all of us!!  We need just 1 more girl, don't ya think???  

You are our HERO!!!

Sorry you had to work on Father's Day! Someone has to keep those AF trainees in line!!  

Love from ALL your kids,
Rissa, Johnathan, Emilea,
Jackson, Ethan, Kaylea,
Owen, Rylea & Rubea

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wendy's Winners!!!!

Well, I just wanted to thank all 3 of you who left comments in hopes of winning the WENDY'S gift cards!!  Since I have only 2, from Wendy's, I am going to buy another one and ALL 3 of you will get a $5.00 WENDY'S card!  So, email me your address and I will get it in the mail to you tomorrow!!  Thanks for commenting!!  And Happy Father's Day to the dads/husbands!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009


I am going to extend the Wendy's giveaway through Tuesday!  I will draw Wednesday morning and mail out the cards then.  Please leave a comment to enter.  Check out to make fun cards for dad, grandpa, uncle, etc.  And then check out for a BOGO frosty coupon!! Don't forget that Wendy's will donate money to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for each card you make and next weekend for each Frosty you purchase!!!!  Go Bless some kids by participating!!


Thursday, June 11, 2009


Kaylea getting her face painted
Ethan riding his horse!!

We received letters in the mail from all 3 kids yesterday!!!  That totally made my day!  Owen says he *mist* us!  Today I got email replies to the emails that I sent to them. They have been horse back riding, swimming, face painting, playing all kinds of sports, including hula hoop :-)  The camp posts pictures daily so we have been viewing those daily.  Looks like they are having fun!!!   
I am excited to see them tomorrow and go to their awards ceremony!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Well, I took 3 little darlin's to camp yesterday, until next weekend!!  Can you believe it??  This is the first year for all of them, but they WILL be going back next year!!  When we pulled in yesterday, they had 3 different cheering stations. The kids loved that they were cheering for them!  Then we had many stations to get through to get them signed in and to their respective units.  The 2nd stop, after dropping off luggage, was the LICE check station!  Thankfully they all got through that station with NO issues!!  We have BTDT!!  I was happy to see that they did check the children, so we shouldn't have any coming home.  I was HAPPY that they all seemed ok, when we left them. We were glad that one of the counselor's in Ethan's unit is a young man with CP.  Ethan was shocked to see that he, too, had AFO's. The camp is for children with orthopedic disabilities, so all of the children had some sort of special need.  They are going to have a dance, so they all took their *dress up* clothes. They have swimming, horse back riding, archery, arts and crafts, drama, and of course all kinds of sports!  I think they will have a BLAST!!  All though I miss them, I am glad they had a chance to do camp like every other child!
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Father's Day! and a GIVEAWAY

Do y'all know when Father's Day is this year??  It is June 21st.  Did you know that you can go to and make a card for DAD??  It is free, it is fun and the best part is for each card sent from the site $.25 will go to DTFA, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption!!! How cool is that???  I have been to the site and there are some really fun options for the cards.

ALSO, over Father’s Day Weekend (June 20-21), Wendy’s will donate 50¢ from every Frosty sold to the DTFA. offers a BOGO coupon to try the two new Frosty flavors – Frosty-Cino & Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty.

So, now that you have read all of that.....the good folks at Wendy's have sent me 2 $5.00 gift cards to give away here.  All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me something that you have learned from your dad, grandfather, uncle or any *father figure* in your life!!!

We will draw on June 14th so I can get them in the mail in time for you to enjoy a FROSTY  on Father's Day!!! 

In the mean time, don't forget about the BOGO coupons on and the cards that you or your children can make and send for Father's Day at  They are for a GREAT CAUSE!!!!