Sunday, January 29, 2012

Help Bring Phoenix Home!


My brother in law is rescuing a puppy he befriended while in Afghanistan and he is in the process of trying to get her back to the USA. To get Phoenix home it is going to cost over Three Thousand Dollars. You can read more about Dan and Phoenix below. Any donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your help!



Phoenix's Blog
http://phoenixeod.blogspot.com/

If you'd like to help donate click on the link below or the chip in widget up in the right corner of my blog.

http://bringingphoenixhome.chipin.com/bringing-phoenix-home

Thank you so much! Any little amount adds up!

Our Skiing Adventure

Last weekend we went skiing with friends! It was the first time JR and I both have ever gone! I took a few falls, but it defiantly was a fun time! We had great teachers too!! Thanks to our friends Jennifer and Dustin for letting us tag along! :O) Also, we are very thankful for our wonderful friends Shersti, Matt, Connor, and baby Briella for entertaining Madison for the day!! We owe you!! :O)

Some things I have learned are....

I am very grateful for snow goggles. They were a must have. They defiantly keep you warmer and being able to see where you are going is a big plus while skiing.

JR is crazy and has no fear. The first time we went down the hill, he zoomed past me and was flying down the mountain. I later found out he couldn't stop and thought he was going to die. But, he defiantly looked like he knew what he was doing. Hahaha!

Ski lifts are very intimidating! The first time I fell getting off! ha!! I also fell on those belts that take you up the mountain. The lifts that you grab onto and they pull you up are no joke either. My arms hurt for about 2 days after between those and the ski poles, lol.

It was an awesome workout! I think I worked muscles I didn't even know I had! lol!

It was a fun day!!








My friend Jennifer and I

Our friends Dustin and Jennifer




Here is a video of Dustin on the one of the big slopes. He did a great job!


Lesson 14- Praying For Your Husband/ Future Husband

Pray that your husband will speak words that build you and your family, and reflect a heart of love. Pray that he will not use filthy language.

Prov. 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Eph. 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.


If you have missed any of the previous lessons or need to catch up..... you can click on the lesson links below.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Our Cincinnati Adventure


Earlier this month we took a mini vacation to explore Cincinnati. We stayed at The Great Wolf Lodge for one night and had a blast! It is a lodge themed indoor water park. Madison LOVED every second. It was a really neat place to go during the winter- it was so neat to look outside and see the snow coming down.

I forgot to get a picture of the outside, so I stole (borrowed) a couple from Google.






















































Then we stayed a hotel in downtown Cincinnati and went to The Cincinnati Art Museum.

The view from our room.





Nada was a great Mexican restaurant. We got lucky and got a seat right away. I guess usually they have a long wait. We would love to go back- it was delish!

Cincinnati art museum

We also checked out this German Place.