Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Day in the Life of Nyabwire

A Day in the Life of Nyabwire

If you have a minute, please click the link above to watch a very special video.

If you are not sponsoring a child through Compassion International, please, please consider it. It has been a tremendous blessing to my family. Our little girl, Malia Toris, is a huge part of our lives. I have never felt such a strong connection to someone that I have never met. My children's hearts are always with her. Her birthday is in January. She will turn 6. She and Gideon are almost the same age and his connection to her is greater than I can express in words. I signed up for Compassion because I thought we could help her, but it turns out, she has helped us in ways that I cannot explain. We truly feel she is part of our family. If you want to change not only a special child's life, but your own as well, I challenge you to consider Compassion. I promise you won't regret it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Report card time.

We turned in our first official report card for Gideon. Hard to believe our little guy is so big. He received all Os for "Outstanding". I know that his teacher is somewhat partial, but he honestly deserved it. He has done so well and I am thankful. I am trying to have a relaxed attitude this year because I understand that things get a little more serious in first grade. So, our biggest goal is just learning to "love to learn". I recently discovered Pinterest. I LOVE it. We have been making all kinds of  things and trying lots of  new recipes. It is kind of like swapping ideas with friends. It is like a social network without the drama of Facebook. (Sorry Facebook...I still like you...most of the time.) The kids had a blast making Mayflower ships with their hand prints (thanks, Pinterest). Too cute!!