I finally got my computer back from being repaired!!! It turns out I needed a new hard drive. Now I can email from a real screen and keyboard, blog more frequently and with pictures, and have my itunes music back. I had to email itunes and they let me download all the music I had purchased over the years, minus a few songs. A person can spend a small fortune on music!

Last week I had to finish packing. I thought you may find it amusing how much stuff I can fit into 2 suitcases, 1 plastic tub, and a carry on. It’s a small miracle that I squeak by every time I fly. I say I get my money’s worth! I packed, like, a million shoes. A girl’s gotta be prepared! I’m posting some pictures of what my house looked like while I was packing. It wasn’t too pretty. It was a small miracle that it all fit. 




Ready or Not

It’s already here. That thing that I must do. Packing.

I can’t believe I have already been home for almost 6 months. I realized last night that I will be flying out of Dallas EXACTLY 6 months from the day I left Nairobi. It’s pretty remarkable how Jesus works these things out. I knew leaving Kenya that I would be home until May. I never dreamt it would come and go so fast. There were days earlier this year I wondered if I would ever fill up my days. The last 2-3 months have been crazy! Tuesday I spent ALL day in San Angelo seeing good friends and purchasing last minute items I needed. I had fun shopping! Now comes the task of magically cramming (almost) everything I’ll need for the rest of the year or so into 3 bags. I am praying for a miracle. Kidding, but really it adds up quickly.

I left Texas last year thinking I would be gone 2-4 months. Well, I stayed 6! Knowing what I know now, I am packing a little differently. Since I will be hosting and organizing young ladies I have a house to fill. This kind of thing gets me all excited. My roommie, Aly, and I have been buying things you can’t get in Kenya. Things like garlic presses, whisks, cups for sweet tea, and cooking supplies. I will write a blog about Aly soon. I love her and I’m so grateful for her friendship! I also got good sheets and cute pillows for my bedroom. All these goodies, plus clothes, plus a zillion pairs of shoes equals a logistical nightmare.

Anywho, to round this rambling up, I am packing this week. I will post pictures soon as evidence of the maddness.

On a side note. My computer was shipped yesterday!!!! My hard drive was in break down mode. I got a new hard drive and operating system! I am a Mac user. If any of you need repairs use They are amazing!! Praise Jesus for this. Soon I will be able to post pictures and blog more frequently. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

April Showers Bring…

This year, Mattaw is launching a new project. This has been in the works, and LOTS of prayers for a couple years. This summer an amazing family is moving over to Kitale to help spearhead Sprouts.

Kenya has around 2 million orphans. A huge problem is babies being abandoned. These are some of the worst cases you could imagine. Some sweet friends from Washington State have an awesome home for 93 of these babies, with more coming in!
Sprouts will open in 2012 and will house 50 babies. This is 50 babies rescued and loved.

If you would like to help raise support and furnish Sprouts, I want to send you to an awesome opportunity. Today kicks off the Sprouts Baby Shower!! Everyday this week will feature new things. Hopefully, next week will feature the cute onesies I have made!!

Check it out and let the Shower begin! Follow the link below.

And We’re Off!

I officially have a departure date!!! I will be leaving the good ol’ US of A on May 4. I can’t believe I only have a month left in Texas. The last 5 months have flown by. It is crazy to think that I have been home almost as long as I was in Kenya last year. Time really flies!

I may be a weirdo, but I love flying. I can’t wait to check in and walk around the airport. I don’t know what it is that excites me so much. Maybe it’s the excitement of travel. I even love take off and landing. While most people are freaking out and closing their eyes so tight they may have a heart attack, I am thriving on the excitement.
When I was about 9 years old my parents had to nearly coax me into riding my first rollar coaster. After that first ride I didn’t want to get off! Maybe that’s why I love taking off on a huge airplane, because it’s kinda like riding a roller coaster.

Life is like a roller coaster, but it’s a good thing I like the thrill of the ride!