Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Braces And Goldfish And Exchange Students Oh My!!

OK I know I am bias but doesn't she look so cute with braces?
So we let the girls go with friends to VBS this week at another church and this is what Ryanne came home with as a prize. Yes you are seeing that correctly, it's a goldfish. Meet Goldie. Now I will admit that at first I wasn't happy with the fact that someone sent my kid home with a pet without asking me. But $40 dollars and an afternoon later I am seriously pulling for this thing to live or Ryanne will be crushed.

On a more exciting note, we are hosting an exchange student from Thailand here in two weeks. A few years back we hosted two girls from Japan and fell in love with them. So this year AFS was in a pinch and needed a couple more host families so I prayed, made the call and then prayed over the profiles and here we are. The minute I saw Napat's (Graph is what she goes by) I had this sense of peace wash over me and I knew she was supposed to be in our home for the next year. If her parents approve I will post pictures of her with our family when she arrives. Can't wait to meet her. Please pray God would give me wisdom as I love on another little girl in our home.

So here is the score so far: 2 kids, 2 cats, 2 birds, a goldfish and 1 exchange student! :)


Beth said...

She does look very cute with braces.

What an exciting year you have ahead of you with hosting an exchange student.

Brigitte said...

You have WAY more stamina then I do - WOW! I can barely handle a move. :) hee hee. That is exciting news and I hope the Cat leaves the Gold fish alone :) I am rooting for you Goldie!

littlecbsmom said...

You are not bias at all I am sure of it! That is one beautiful little girl!

That is going to be s housefull my friend! Good luck with both new adventures, I can't wait to hear more about what God pulls off with the exchange student! How old is she?

Rhonda said...

Yes, she is cute no matter what!!!

And I will definitely be praying for you guys as you welcome Graph into your home - that God uses you guys to leave and indelible mark on her and He uses her to bless you guys too. xoxo

Kacie Whigham said...

She looks great with braces! (and way happier than I was on that day) The news about the exchange student is so exciting!

Crystal Keilers said...

WAY cute with braces =)! Lotz goin on over there ;).