Tuesday, July 19, 2016

girls dinner at la cabane.

i LOVE la cabane. this beautiful hotel is my home away from home. every time i am there i am greeted by mrs. tina or her husband with the BEST hug. they are like family to me, & did i mention that their food is amazing. you have their food & the view & the friendly staff & it makes for an amazing day.

when we were there in march we decided to take the kids one night to have a cold coke & play in the water. well this time we wanted for them to be able to enjoy a nice meal & swim in the water.

it was so fun to take my sweet girls there. most of the girls are afraid to swim or they cannot so they sit in the shallow end of the water & play. their smiles will make your heart so happy & when you hear them laughing bc they are having such an amazing time being kids it makes you appreciate all your childhood memories with your family.

i sat there watching them while they ate their chicken, rice, beans, plantains & enjoying their coke. mickerlange kept trying to cut her chicken wing with a fork & a knife like all the other girls. they think it is more respectful to eat this way when out somewhere nice. now.. trying to cut this chicken with a fork & a knife is a little difficult. so i told her, "girrrrllll, no way" & i picked up my chicken & ate it like a pro with both hands. her little face lit up like FINALLY i can eat this thing & she did. all the other girls did the same after seeing that all of us were doing it. after we ate we went & played in the water. i sat there taking photos & videos & hearing them shout my name so i would watch what they were doing or take their photo & i was just so happy. so incredibly happy that people donated to help make such a special day for them come to pass. THANK you to everyone that helped make this day possible. they do not get days like this often or at all & it means the world to them & to me.

sanaika & abigaile

sanaika & kethia

look how sweet!

she is so tiny & cute!

dd, lovena, me & guerlene

sanaika & i

we had so much fun & i cannot wait to see my girls when i get there. they might seem tough but they are sweeties.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

tye dye & a clothing line.

THIS was such a fun lesson. i think laura would agree with me when i say we both got something out of every lesson each person spoke about.

laura spoke about gods purpose & had an incredible visual & hands on part to go with it. she spoke about how we don't really know what our life is going to end up like. we don't know what god is going to create. we go through life & things happen to us & it changes a little part of what we will become. she was using a white shirt all ready for tye dye. each time she would talk about something she would add a color, but since the shirt was all tied up in rubber bands you couldn't see what the colors were doing. all the kids were watching intently. after she was done talking about the lesson she unfolded her shirt & it was this amazing shirt with so many colors going all different ways.


then we let 6-7 kids come up & do their own shirt!

earlier that day or maybe it was the day before i really don't remember, laura & i & a handful of our little guy helpers put up the clothing line. at this point they did not have one. they usually wash their clothes & hang them on the fence or wherever they can find a place for them. the first big wind storm that comes by will blow them everywhere. so the last time i was there i said to myself we are going to make a clothing line. so easy.

so. the kids did their shirt & elana & raegan were waiting to hang them up on the new line. it was so fun. the next day we were going to the beach so the kids were going to wear them for beach day.

what a FUN lesson that we all need to hear. what is gods purpose for your life? i think we all need to be praying over our lives regarding this. god has amazing plans for all of us, but what are they? how much time do we spend in prayer over this?

a lot to think about.