Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The wait is over

I know you guys have been waiting for this day. I just know it.

Our Africa shirts are in!!

I'm waiting for you to quit jumping up and down. Jeez. You guys embarass me.

So here they are!

great huh?


huh?


Are ya'll still there? I didnt mean what I said about you embarassing me. That was out of line.


These shirts are 100% premium cotton, lighweight, 100% meant for you. They are guaranteed to make you feel fabulous. The brown one is organic for the hippie inside you. The gray one is not organic for the rebel inside you. Some people feel like they need both colors, I am ok with this. The front of the shirt has the words forever, family, love, and zehlahlum which is amharic for "forever". The back has the verse "I will not leave you as orphans- I will come to you" John 14:1. I designed it on imagechef.com. I am not very creative, I wouldn't have been able to come up with this completely on my own. I feel like I can be honest with you about this.

I have s,m,l,xl all mens sizes. There is a paypal button on the right, I think you will have to email sizes you want and how many, bc it is just a donate button. My email is carriecbutler@gmail.com.

I think that pretty much sums it up.
Try not to overload the system with your purchases. alright?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Things I don't do well

Let me preface this by saying these are in no particular order, I don’t know why I feel like I need to tell you this.

Ok, so lets begin.

Running-
I wish I could run, but I can’t. I actually wish I enjoyed it, so that I could do these fun half marathons. But it is not one of my gifts, to put it mildly. I mean there could be a angry flock of goats chasing me and I would not be able to do anything about it. (I know what your thinking “goats don’t run in flocks” but I’m pretty sure they do. And I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them in NW Arkansas glaring at me.)

Singing-
Ok I think it is awesome for those out there that can sing. I mean I am like 90% happy for you guys and only like 10% jealous. A complete lack of talent and motivation have kept me from performing at many concerts. To date, there is not a music video that features me. I’ve put some thought into this and have found ways to correct this, despite my lack of musical ability. I have noticed that there are some songs where the singing stops and someone talks. This falls solidly within my skill set. I can certainly talk. So I feel like I am well on my way, If you were curious. This is why I am 10% happy for those who can belt it out and only like 90% jealous.

Putting gas in the car-
I wish I could explain this one to you, I know my husband wishes I could explain this one to him. There is no good explanation. It seems physically impossible, so I just wait until it has fumes left and then let Ben borrow it. This is how I get things done in my world.

Flying in planes-
It makes me physically ill to think about these death traps. Not only do I feel like I am going to throw up the entire time, but I also feel like we are going to crash into a large mountain, bird, other plane, etc. I also feel weird having that close proximity to strangers. I feel obligated to get to know this person since we’ll be touching for the next several hours. Unlucky chap, all he wanted was to sleep and get his bag of peanuts.

I don’t do a lot of other things well either but this is neither the time nor the place.

I want you to know that I only tell you things that are vitally important- this way you don’t waste your time. Your time is important to me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Joby


Ahhh Joby....this one keeps me on my toes. But he is so sweet too. And just look at him, so stinkin cute! With that being said I could literally right a post about him daily about all the trouble he gets himself into. Sometimes it is so bad, I just have to laugh.................to keep from crying. Like the time he poured children's tylenol all over our carpet. He must of heard about the recall and was just concerned for our safety. Or like the many times he gets a hold of a marker/pen/crayon and marks on the walls and pretty furniture. He is so smart, he can get through almost anything meant to be childproof. Just yesterday he poured out a big bottle of shampoo onto the floor. I didnt know this until I walked into my bathroom and slipped. I tried to use him to break the fall, but he ran off. (don't judge me, self preservation is a strong instinct)
He also has no regard for his own personal safety. When we get around a pool, he often times just jumps into the deep end before I am even in there. and yes, I have had to jump in with my clothes on before. He was just smiling at me like "mom isnt this fun!" I could go on and on about his daily antics. Just as I write this I am looking at him and you can tell he is thinking about what he could do next to stir things up a bit. He definately keeps life interesting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jacob


This child will melt your heart. He lights up the room with his huge smile! We call him lover boy bc he likes to hug and cuddle all the time with everybody. He is a very calm boy for the most part. But very happy. He has been through a lot in his short life, for those of you who did not know us a few years ago, watch the video, it will fill you in.

Jacob means to: supplant” or “overcome” He is very appropriately named. He is a strong little boy who is going to have an amazing story to tell of God’s miracles and His provision.

The video hasnt been updated since he had surgery. His surgery went well but he still has to go in to be checked every 6 months for his heart. At any time he could have to have another surgery. Jacob's next appointment is in a few weeks. Please pray his heart is healthy and that God would continue to heal him daily!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ryan


Apparently it is unforgivable that I have not posted pictures yet on my blog. So here is one of my beautiful, darling girl. She is an angel child, a rule follower (she often gets on to me for not following the rules). She is also at a very inquisitive age. She asks me questions daily, and I have to think up an answer. I say this bc in most cases I don’t have a correct answer.

Some examples:

Ryan: Mom, why is the sky blue?
Me: because it’s God’s favorite color

Ryan: Where does rain come from?
Me: the ceiling

Ryan: Why do you and Daddy like to go out?
Me: Because you people are exhausting
Ryan: Huh?
Me: I mean because I like to spend time with Daddy

Ryan: Why are you taking pictures of me?
Me: Because I am a blogger now, and that is the rules. Now pipe down.