Sunday, March 29, 2009

Art for water

By Emily's mom, Diana. Sabrina loved the butterflies. I think they will look great in her room.

Portrait by Emily!

One of two larger canvases we purchased. They were painted by Laura, a college student.

OK, first if I haven't said this before: My small group girls are amazing!! Spiritually mature and just plain fun! A few of them went to Cameroon, Africa, last summer for a missions trip. One of them, Emily, decided to really help. (You can find her at ) She organized an art auction at our church and the money is going to build a well in Sierra Leone through World Help. ( Look at the cool art that we bought, all by artists within our church!

Meet the Larsons

At long last, Sabrina got to meet Scott's family. Noelle, Sabrina and I drove up to Minnetonka, MN, to meet Scott's sister, Christy and her family. Then Scott's parents came to see us. They overlapped one meal with Scott's other sister, Rachel, and her family. Scott's parents and Rachel are from Colorado. We had a fun time hanging out and introducing Sabrina to everyone.

Sabrina and big brother Jake

Having lunch at school with Noelle. Scott's sister, Rachel and her beautiful daughter, Holly.

Family bowling at its finest!

Eating ice cream with Grandma Shirlee, Scott's mom. Oops, Scott forgot the flash.

In Minnesota with the Daigles, Micah and Naomi, pajama beauties.

So pretty!

Pile on Oliver's bed!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Two big jobs

We saw Dr. Sullivan in Iowa City for a check up. She says that we have two big assignments this month. Sabrina needs to gain weight and learn to walk, or at least strengthen her legs. I find it hard to believe, but Sabrina actually lost weight in the last five weeks. Less than a pound, but still a bummer. She has grown and is just about 30 inches. Her weight is still right about 19 pounds. We have decided to have a physical therapist give her an evaluation. We just want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to help her strengthen her legs. So, look for an update in about a month! We'll keep feeding that girl!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hearts for God

This video is of my brother-in-law. He is an inventor and entrepreneur. He has invented a product and received a patent and is working like crazy to get the product funded and manufactured. He wants to give God all the glory. He has no aspirations for wealth and material goods beyond being able to give and give and give. Please pray that God would provide for this business venture and that Mark's heart would continue to pursue God wholely! Check or email Mark at if you have questions.