Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This is our little Pack 24 watching as the rest of the boys race. Me and Anthony is sitting in the middle waiting his turn. We only had one boy remain in scouts, mainly because the smaller ones require more time than we have for all of them. Another reason is that this pack is mostly unorganized and frustrating. This seemed to magnify greatly when you had 5 boys there. We thought that we could do the boys much more justice here at home.
Great Martensville race today and the Tarheels won. Told ya Dub that OK was going down.
This life is difficult but rewarding and it makes me think that one day we will arrive at our final destination at a place called heaven, our home. What a glorious thought that we will live an eternity at such a place because of the grace of our Father through Jesus our Lord. In the time between then and now, we have such great opportunity to serve Christ, as we are on our way home.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Lois, get you a gun and ammo before they take away your rights.
Sarge, dude I was so moved by your comment and the post. I have already printed it off and will find the right time to let J read it. I think of your son often and pray for his recovery too. You and Miss Bee are very special to TC and I. It's getting warmer up here, hope to see ya soon.
Saturday morning and I actually slept until 6:15. I think that is the latest I have slept in a long time. Anyway, we are taking the boys up to Yellow Branch picnic area and walk the mile or so to the waterfall. It's only a few miles from us but it is one that we have seen yet. The boys seem to be looking forward to that. Originally we were going to go camping with the cub scouts, but that fell apart quickly. Our hearts are heavy the last day or so over one specific child. Let me tell you just a bit about him. His Dad is in Prison, his mother id addicted to drugs, has no job but has money. She use to be a "dancer" but according to a source has lost what it took to do that. The word is that she turns tricks, but I don't know. It's just sad because this young man who is 13 now was brought here 4 years ago for "a few weeks". I cannot tell you the disappointment that he had faced but he just does not know how to handle it. Pray for "J"; unless something changes soon I am afraid the wrong road awaits him. Kids here at the Kid Ranch over 12 must be in cooperation with the house rules or they cannot stay based on what we are staffed for and the general rule. Update on the twins tomorrow.
CHAD UPDATE- He still does not know his leave dates yet, but he has now re-qualified on his M-4 and become more comfortable firing a fully auto weapon. I believe as a driver he may be issued a side arm as well.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Deputy Barney from Mayberry said one time, "During our lifetime we will travel many roads". That sure feels like it is true. One of the roads I am on now is trying to figure out if I want to start the journey of furthering my education. I know it can't hurt, but I want to be sure it is what I am suppose to do. The first question is this, Do I need it? I think that anything that I would do in the future would probably not require more than the education degree that I already have, so what would be the point? I guess that can only be answered with a question, What if? Or better yet, Why not? Too much thinking at 05:00 in the morning. Well, its Friday so that means three boys are gong home today, which leaves us five for the weekend.
Been a weird last few days, the moon must be full or something. Boys misbehaving and other stuff. Looking for a good weekend.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tonight we are going to the Family Deployment Readiness meeting, which we hope will answer some of our questions. We'll see!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Our last Upward Basketball game. While I was not coaching this year I was a referee. I believe that it was more fun than last year.
During a recent fundraiser, we had a cake auction. The home made over $500.00 just in this cake auction. Bounty Land Baptist Church allowed us to use their facility.
With Spring time coming I have spent several days trimming back some bushes and trees beside the house.
The last few days have been incredibly busy. Yesterday we had dental appointments and doctor visits. Today it's one out sick and one going back to the dentist along with our cottage monthly meeting this morning. Thursday cannot come quick enough for me. That's all....
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Boy, was yesterday tough. From 8:50 until 1:30 I was at the gym. Was back at the church by 3:30 and with a short break was there until we finished around 7:30 or so. The boys did great during their little song and the girls cottage did great to. The Zion group was really good. I am not sure how much they raised last night but they did OK I think. Tough times for a lot of people. We wanted to take the kids to Disney World this year but that idea was rejected by the board. They said it was not presenting a good image to the community at large as they were really trying to get folks to donate. (Wade don't think so, but that really doesn't matter or does it. Wade accepts it but will not remain quiet about it. ) Instead, we are taking them back to the beach again, which is fun too and probably a whole lot easier on us. Well that's all for now. church this morning and probably some outside time today, it's gorgeous here right now!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
On order, 2-82 Aviation Regiment "Corsairs" conduct strategic deployments within 18 hours notification and provides air assault, combat support, and combat service support to the Combat Aviation Brigade in support of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Well Chad was hoping to get a specific time off before deployment, but as usual the Army cannot say currently when that might be. Looks like he will get his two weeks or at least 10 days, probably around the end of March on into April. Mom, sorry just can't give a date yet for a cook out. Hoping to find out today. Found this on Chad's unit website, Pretty cool.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
We just learned recently that these two will be going home after June 3rd when school lets out. It's good but it will be hard on us as they leave. On a more positiver note, we also found out that we will be getting a 14 day straight vacation in June, so our minds are already spinning on what direction we will go. We are not supposed to post pictures of these kids because of DSS rules, but since eveything is working out with Mom, I figured what the heck. Cute, are they not?
Monday, March 02, 2009
Getting home was very interesting, in the snow with a 12,500 pound RV. We made it back so today we have been catching up on paperwork, washing clothes and tonight we had a birthday party for Jake and Drake, our twins who turned 7. We had a good time with Chad but it rained the whole time we were there. In fact it rained until it snowed. All is good here..........