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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Adopting A Child

Hi friends! Sorry I have been MIA for a little while, life got in the way ;)

Yesterday my X-Country team had their third meet, it wasn’t our best meet but they all finished and had great enthusiasm .That’s all that matters in my mind!


Last night after the meet Sandra and I headed over to the World Vision Africa Exhibit.  After our 30 days of fasting and praying we had both learned so much and couldn’t wait for this visual experience. Words can not express the way I felt through these past 30 days. I have given up sleep, things, myself, shoes, food… but I have given up nothing in my life compared to the things that these children in Africa have to give up…

“The experience is a 2,500 square foot interactive exhibit that invites visitors to "step into Africa" by hearing, seeing and walking through an African village to personally experience the lives of children affected by AIDS. The stirring audio tour and captivating photography will transport you into the life of an African child and give you a new perspective on the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time... AIDS.”

As I walked through a life of a child I realized how different my life would be if I wasn’t born into a wealthy(anyone that make more then $1 a day in their minds is wealthy) family. I don’t live with the fear of not having food for a day, or not having people in my life that love me and care for me. I am not afraid of AIDS, it is not something that I worry about 24/7. My child did have to worry about all of these things. With God’s love they find hope and joy. With the help of people in America their physical needs are met, what can I do??

World Vision is amazing, they let you adopt a child from Africa by sending them what they need and send them letters. I am going to do this!!


After the Exhibit, Sandra and I went to Juice It Up for the first time to get a 100% juice smoothie.


We wanted ALL OF THIS!!!! 






But we had a Soy Strawberry and Banana Juice Smoothie with nanner on top:)


Super good, but I could make this at home for WAY CHEAPER!!!

Friends we are half way over the hump!!! My mind is already on vacation, I am counting down the days…TWO MORE!

Anyone have a good Gluten Free Fall Baking Recipe? I want to make something when we are up in our cabin. Oh and I found out that Big Bear is having an Oktoberfest! I might have to step off the detox for one good beer :)

See you all tonight!


RunToTheFinish said...

I am always amazed and grateful after seeing the stories of those in many other countries...until I hear about dubai. :) You two have done so great this month with your challenges, way to go

maria said...

We really are blessed beyond what we think about. I think it is always good to get a little bit of a wake up call and remember there are less fortunate in this world who have needs beyond what we can imagine.

Runeatrepeat said...

Ah! My mom is going to Big Bear this weekend and I could have totally seen you there :( Have fun!

Lauren said...

World Vision is truly a remarkable organization. I am so glad to hear that you are doing this! My hubby and I have talked about adopting a child for awhile now and you've just inspired me not to wait on this any longer. I'm signing up too! :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

I love Juice it Up/Jamba Juice, too, but always have a hard time justifying spending the money.

Kim said...


I have all kinds of gluten-free recipes on my blog:


There are some great fall pumpkin ones, too! Here are a couple:




I hope this helps!