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Please help!

September 24, 2008

Here’s the deal –

My friend Bush and his wife Maris are down to the final couple days of their adoption and they are in need of help. They thought they would have all the money they needed by now but they don’t. Grants and adoption loan applications are out but they haven’t heard anything back yet. The deadline is this Thurs and Bush is selling prints of some of his incredible pictures to try to get the necessary funds to finish the adoption. If he can sell 140 prints at $35 a piece they will have all they need to make this adoption final.

Here is a link to his post with details.

If you can help, please head to that link and respond. Thanks so much for all your help!


Great pics on the beach, believe it or not!

July 29, 2008

While working at a beach camp for 9 days this month (fam was with me so it was awesome even tho I hate the beach.) my friend, and amazing photographer, Steven Bush blessed us by taking some pics of me and the girls. For a guy that hates the beach he got some pretty awesome shots of us. Here’s just a couple.


Ok, maybe that was more than a couple, but I just love them ALL!  Great job Bush!  Thanks!

Doing laps around the “D”

July 15, 2008

I kept my little girl home with me yesterday rather than sending her off to summer camp.  We wanted some daddy/daughter hang time before my meeting yesterday afternoon.  I wanted to get a bike ride in yesterday morning but you can’t really do that with a 6 year old tagging along.  Nothing at the pace I keep anyway.

So I decided to do some laps.  We live on a loop that is about .20 of a mile around and I’m within eyeshot of the house at all times.  So I did laps around the “D” as Cadie calls it because basically, it’s shaped like a D with the main road being the straight part of the D and our loop making the curved part.  So I did 12 miles on the “D”.  That’s 60 laps.  Pretty boring as far as scenery but it got the job done.  Cadie leisurely rode around as I lapped her several times, then she got tired and went inside, then came back out and cheered me on for the last 5 laps.  She’s my biggest fan!  I felt like Lance Armstrong finishing the final stage of the Tour de France.  

Jimmie and Laura are staying with us a couple days and have graciously offered to watch cadie while I do a much bigger loop of 14 miles around Exit 53 on I 65.  I can’t wait to hit the tarmac and feel like I’m actually going somewhere, haha.

Wednesday, @ Camp

June 26, 2008

What a great Wed. I had.  We are playing at a camp in Clarksville called Super Summer.  Great leadership at this one and it’s held at Austin Peay University.  But I’m only an hour and a half from home here and I decided to head down to the house Tue. night after we lead worship and sleep in my own bed, aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  We only play in the evenings at this camp (one of the great perks!) and I got to spend a whole day at home on Wed. WOO HOOOOOOO!

So my Wed. at camp was spent with my girls at the Longview Rec Center in Spring Hill (or the Hill as I will forever refer to it as from now on, hehe) lounging around the pool and re-reading one of my favorite books, Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller.  Man, I love how this guy writes, so descriptive in the most unusual way, and so very candid.  His statement about how a boy views his father is so much like my own, “…the blended composite of love and fear that exists only in a boy’s notion of his father.” an accurate comparison to my own childhood view of my dad.  I feel a few blogs coming out of this book for me.

I ended up taking my little girl with me back to camp Wed. night and had an amazing time of worship with the boys and followed it up with a great day today for Cadie and I.  Just hangin’ out, riding my bike and her scooter down my the river.  She has so many questions about being a college student as she hangs out in the dorms with me today.  She doesn’t quite understand why a child would leave mom and dad to stay at a school and not see her parents for weeks on end.  She is very curious about it though, haha.

This post was pretty random but, all that to say, Wednesday at camp, and NOT at camp, ROCKED!

Lemonade Brigade!

June 24, 2008

So this is the first time I’ve really had time to post about my saturday with my little girl and her lemonade stand. When I’m home, especially for such a short time, I don’t want to be sitting in front of my computer. I want to spend my time with my girls. So when Cadie wakes me up at the crack of dawn, I’m up and we’re doin’ stuff! Then when bedtime rolls around, I crash.

Even though Tracy and some others have blogged about the lemonade stand, daddy wants to dote on his little girl here. Even though she is a typical 6 year old who get’s bored easily and is very shy at times, she did a great job with her Crayons sponsored lemonade stand on Saturday. Her cousin, and a couple friends (thanks guys!) sat in front of the Kroger with her in Spring Hill from 10 to 1 and made $155 for Real Hope For Haiti! As Tracy said in her blog, a dollar may not do much here but in a country like Haiti it can literally save a life! The Roberts family is so happy to support such a great ministry and will continue to find ways that we can help. We will try to come up with more ways that Cadie can help as well. Simple things like lemonade stands or car washes or selling some of her toys in a garage sale are easy ways for her to contribute to a serious need in the world and keep her aware of the world outside of the American borders.  

If a 6 year old can do this all you grown ups can do something!  No matter how big or small.