Sunday, August 17, 2008


Tomorrow I turn 30. So, here are 30 things I'm thankful for:

1. A God who made me and loves me.
2. A good husband.
3. My beautiful kids.

4. Life and health.
5. My extended family.
6. Friends who pray for me, write to me, call me and make me laugh so hard my stomach hurts.
7. Flowers.
8. The Tala Andig people and all they've taught me.

9. A nice house that keeps me dry and comfortable.
10. The fact that I never go hungry.
11. Coffee.
12. Silas, my nephew who drowned this week, and was resuscitated through CPR.

13. Email and skype.
14. The people in my life who love me enough to correct me when I'm wrong.
15. Indoor plumbing.
16. Spaghetti and meatballs.
17. Our truck.
18. The neighbor kids who bring me flowers.
19. Fog on the mountains.

20. My home country and all it offers it's citizens.
21. Face cream.
22. LBC and a sister who knows how to use it.
23. Parents who tell us how proud they are of us.
24. Truth and the freedom it brings.
25. Hawaii.
26. Tax refunds.
27. Skinny jeans.
28. Peace that surpasses all understanding.
29. Rain.
30. That I'm not 40 yet!!!!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Bringing Home Baby... make that babies... make that baboys!

What's a baboy? A pig, of course. And we now have two! Two little runts.

Josh has a way of helping his Tala Andig friends by having them raise pigs for him and keeping part of the profit. Well, Benjie's pig just had 15 piglets! Two died, which leaves 13. But, the sow only has 11 teats, which makes 2 poor little runts.

So, in an effort to teach our girls a lesson in compassion, we now have two little, bottle-feeding piglets - Charlotte and Cherry.

It will be a miracle if they survive, but at least we will have tried!

The adventure never ends!!