Monday, July 30, 2012

Meeting Christian Today

We got to meet Christian today, the child my mom and dad sponsor. It was amazing. He was the sweetest, most loving and grateful child! His teacher, mom, and sister came with him and they were all so humble and grateful. They traveled four hours to meet us. We were able to give him lots of gifts. It was really one of the most precious things I've ever been a part of. His mother told us Christian was so excited to meet us he didn't sleep the night before. He gave us lots of hugs and kisses. I told him that since my mother is his godmother that makes us "hermana y hermano"- brother and sister. That made him smile. We need to be in prayer for his sister. They told us a branch went into her eye and she needs a retina replacement. The heartbreaking part was that we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time with him and we were not ready to say goodbye. I think it is just incredible how God worked this all out, from leading my mom's heart to sponsor a child, to leading us both to go on this Honduras trip, to getting to meet him, all in the last six months. It is something that I will cherish in my heart forever. I am already praying for another opportunity to spend time with that precious family again.

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The kids ready to eat breakfast.

At Grace Farm after church to eat lunch. This is where the older boys live.

We climbed the water tower there to see the whole property.

Then we went to the city orphanage. We fed them pizza and did small groups. We gave them a color bracelet and told them the Gospel. Then we did a craft with them. It was a little crazy but we felt that it went really well. It was tough going into the infant nursery and the special needs room.

Last night was team time where we sang songs with the boys and prayed as a team.

They think John's scar is cool!

Looking forward to today. We are passing out beans and rice in the community in the morning and doing VBS this afternoon.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Concert and This Morning

Here are some pictures from the concert last night.

Playing with some of the kids this morning.

And breakfast!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

We Have Arrived!

We just got to the boys shelter. We ate lunch at a mall today.

Then we made the drive to the boys shelter! Tonight we are going to a concert/revival.

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In Houston....

Ready to take off!! Honduras here we come!

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Pray for Us!

Mom and I are headed to Honduras for a mission trip this week with my church. We will be working with the Forgotten Children's Ministry. Pray that we will be used by the Lord and that our hearts and lives will be changed!

Raheem's first flight!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

An Easy Vase DIY

Here is an easy way to update a yard sale or thrift store vase and give it an old, rustic look! I bought this blueish vase at a yard sale for $3. I then used Modge Podge and covered the whole thing in tissue paper.

I then painted it with some yellow and cream paints I had.

Next, I took some dark brown stain and put it on a paper towel and began wiping it on there, mostly letting it darken the places that were raised from the tissue paper.

And voila!

You can do as much or as little stain as you want! This was super easy--maybe took me twenty minutes!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shower Update!

Before grout....

After grout...


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chalkboard Backsplash

I did a back-splash in our kitchen....a chalkboard one! I figured if I didn't like it, we could always cover it up with a "real" back-splash....but I like it!! I used Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint, which I purchased at Home Depot, and I applied it with a rolling brush for a smooth finish. I did two coats and then had to let it sit for four days. I then "treated" the whole thing by rubbing white chalk all over and erasing it. It was messy but nothing a hand vacuum couldn't take care of! :)

Here is the before:

I used painters tape to make my edges.

And here is the after!

My friend Barika drew a Bible verse on there for me! It looks so good!! She did awesome!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Update on Bathroom


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bathroom Redo...

Today's progress!

We have a step and a floor!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here We Go....Bathroom Redo!!!

Well we are finally doing it...redoing our master bath. It has been quite the adventure so far! We are enjoying doing this project together :). John is super handy with all this stuff!

Here is the original before picture of our master bath:

Before we got married, John had it painted and soon after, I re-painted the cabinets. We also changed the light fixtures.

In March, we removed the tub, and John put up bead board.

Last week, we decided to remove the shower as well, and make a tiled walk-in shower.

We ran in to a little bit of a plumbing problem when John removed the shower. A pipe was exposed which kept him from being able to put up the backerboard. But today we had that fixed and now the backerboard is up and the shower is ready to be tiled!!

We bought our tile from a store here called Surplus Warehouse. It is a rustic pattern...travertine. Tomorrow the tiling will begin! Our next decision is picking out the tub---we plan on getting a claw foot tub--- and making sure we get the plumbing all ready for installation.

I'll continue to update as we go!