Tuesday, July 22, 2008

99 Balloons

"An under-developed lung, a heart with a hole in it...could not stop God from reviling Himself through a child who never uttered a single word...God found great pleasure to take a lowly thing in the eyes of the world and show truth." -Elliot's Dad

Friday, July 18, 2008

NOTHING is Impossible!!!

NEVER let ANYONE tell you that it's impossible!!! NEVER, NVER, NEVER, NEVER!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I'm thinking of starting a completely new blog on haiti alone. I'm not going to go into much detail on the pictures and stories now... I'll let you know when I have a new blog dedicated to these children and the hundreds more that are searching, praying and dying for the hope to live...

Hush now baby don't you cry
Rest your wings my butterfly
Peace will come to you in time
And I will sing this lullaby

Know though I must leave, my child
But I would stay here by your side
And if you wake before I'm gone
Remember this sweet lullaby

And all love through darkness
Don't you ever stop believing
With love forlorn
With love you'll find your way
My love

The world has turned the day to dark
I leave this night with heavy heart
When I return to dry your eyes
I will send this lullaby

Yes I will send this lullaby

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Fishing w/Joel Broussard

Joel Broussard is a friend of ours from church. He recently got a new boat and was excited to tell Scott all about it and invited us out for a little fishing trip in the Bay... We launched into a small canal that lead us into a larger opening where there were "camps", homes/trailers built HIGH above the water. The owners of these camps would come out when they can and enjoy the bay. There was only one camp open when we went. The gentleman there, Joel, new the man - like all fishermen seem to do. They have these big nets they lower into the water and with the current of the water, they'll catch bait for the fishermen. The water wasn't running fast and it was early in the morning so there wasn't much in his net when he pulled it up. There were about a dozen shrimp. We took what he had and off we went.

We were fishing for Red Fish but never caught one. Scott caught his first crab, it was a good sized one, others caught hard heads, ocean catfish, then I caught a sting ray, he was little, but he was a fighter, it was fun. We turned him loose with no problems. I will say though that I did have the best catch of the day between that and the other fish I caught. It was the only one big enough to take home with us. Joel kept it.

We saw all sorts of wildlife we don't see in Utah, including alligators...even got a little video footage. :-)

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Hey Ya'll!!

Yesterday afternoon (May 22, 2008) my friend Tami and I did a little photo shoot...now when she asked me if I wanted to go take pictures, in my mind I imagined, landscape, building, wildlife, NOPE! She had an entirely different idea! She's awesome!! Unfortunately she's only here for a couple more weeks and then her and her husband, Billy are going home to Houston, TX. They've been traveling the world with his job for the past few months and this is their last stop before heading home. We met a couple of months ago, but we were instant friends... Friends Forever... :-)

The video isn't so good, but I'm not going to take the time to edit it or it'll never get done. You'll hear the thunder after I ask Tami if she saw the lightning... no justice is done on my little digital camera...


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Sunday, March 2, 2008

MADDIE!!! For my Russian friends!

Please read the post just below, this post will be more clear to you if you do...
In my previous post, I stated that I couldn't use the program I had been using before to make these little slideshows with my mac...I can't...BUT I begged my husband, and he had mercy upon me and let me use his computer to make more shows.

I'm sure he would have let me use it before, but again, I didn't think there was anybody really interested in watching them. Many times I feel like one of those people trying to force their friends into watching old, boring slides for hours...but, I guess this way you can stop it before you reach the glazed-over, zombie state.



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To My Friends in Russia...

My beautiful mother, Janice Martin, has told me that there are a couple of wonderful friends of hers, in Russia, that visit this blog...I love that you are visiting and would LOVE to hear from you. Please leave me a post, just to say "hi".

Again, I'm so glad you have watched some of my slide shows, unfortunately once we moved I no longer have access to a windows based computer, I only have a mac/apple, and the program I used is made only for windows...so, I didn't think anyone was really watching these, so I didn't worry about finding another program, but now that I know there is an interest, I will look into finding a new program for my mac.

I would also like to thank all of you for being such good friends to my wonderful parents. I sure do love them! Next to being the best parents EVER, they are my greatest friends. Any friend of theirs is a friend of mine!

I send my love to all of you in Russia!!!