Wednesday, October 12, 2016

7 months.

time is a funny thing. sometimes it can move so slowly & then sometimes you blink & it's gone.

i feel like just yesterday i was taking a pregnancy test because i just knew i was pregnant. 4 test later- same result.

this pregnancy has been a breeze for me. i think the lord knew what trials we would be going through during this time & that i needed it to be easy breezy.

thank you God.

baby is getting big & moving ALOT. it is still the craziest most amazing experience i have been through. just this morning i was telling cory the baby was trying to escape from my belly. seriously. how do we grow humans? whoa whoa whoa.

my mom will be painting the nursery soon. i am ordering the rug & crib. it is all getting so real.
i finished my registry & i have my first baby shower soon. i keep looking at these little pants i have & thinking OH MY GOD. we are having a baby. it is so exciting. like SO EXCITING. cory will be making some shelves for the babies room. i have photos of my boys to hang up. i have letters & drawings from the kids at CAD.

i keep thinking about cory meeting the baby for the first time. i feel like i have these months to bond with this baby. feel all the feels. cory is like an outsider just watching me try to get out of the bed. watching me breathe heavy after 20 steps. the thought of him becoming a dad makes my heart skip a beat. i really do think it is going to something else when that baby makes his/her way into the world. 

so many people say so many things to you while you are pregnant & to be honest i let it flow in one ear & out the other. i have chosen to just take this pregnancy in my own terms so to speak. i am not afraid to deliver a baby in the privacy & comfort of my home. i feel empowered that my body was made to grow a human life. how exceptional is that? i am excited about the whole experience. i sit & think about holding my baby for the first time & i could cry just thinking about it.

this is my first baby biologically BUT i have two beautiful boys in haiti that cannot wait to meet their brother/sister. 

i want to thank everyone for all the prayers for haiti. all the messages of the best places to give money too. asking about my boys & all the kids at CAD. all my friends & family there. THANK YOU.
you all know how much of my heart belongs to haiti & i appreciate everything. there is so much to do & pretty soon our news will be covered with this insane election & haiti & the relief efforts will be last weeks news. lets not let that happen.

Friday, October 7, 2016

sponsor a teacher at CAD.

we have been finding ways to get the money in to pay for the teachers at CAD so we are doing a "sponsor a teacher" program.

you can choose to pay $25 a month to go towards a teachers salary, you can pay $50 for 1/2 of their salary for the month or the full $100 a month. there are only 4 teachers at CAD so i think we can do this!

get with a friend, a family member, a co-worker- you can go in together & help pay these teachers.

if this is something you would be interested in you can email me at


thank you all for your continued support. so many amazing things happening. i feel blessed to be apart of something that feels like a dream.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

teachers & education.

we all know how important school is in america; however, school in haiti is insanely important. i hear the kids say next to God school is the most important thing.

right now CAD is in need of money to pay the teachers so the kids can start school. they have not started school at the moment & if we don't raise the money to pay the teachers they won't be able to have school. i have been in a panic since i found out this information while i was there this last trip.

i was made aware of this issue & i reached out to a few people & they were unable to help.

so i am taking to this blogging world to get these teachers paid. share it with your friends, family, everyone.

we are wanting to pay the teachers $100 a month which is more than what they made before. most workers or teachers make about $45 a month, which is nothing.

there are 4 teachers at the school- with 4 classes. so for one year for a teacher it would be $1200.

for all the teachers it would be $4800. this would pay all the teachers for an entire year.

eventually we want to bring in more money to pay all the employees more than what they get at the moment, but you have to start somewhere, right?

i KNOW god is big enough to help with this situation.

if you can help at all or would like information please feel free to email me

- e

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

land & school update.

thank you all for being patient with me. being pregnant, just getting back from haiti & trying to get in the hang of things here has kept me busy. already missing my boys so here is some photos that i stare at everyday.

SO. as most of you know the engineering department at UGA has picked our school to design.  WHAT? god is good. i still keep pinching myself & asking if this is all real. god is constantly stretching my dreams & faith in him.

this last trip kat was able to take some video & photos for me & we will post the video soon.

i am blessed to have so many talented friends on this journey with me. still pinching myself.

back to the land. we have until the end of november to raise the rest of the money for the land. we still need about $2500. we will be doing some craft parties, hosting a 31 party & a few other things. make sure you are keeping up with us so you can be apart.

if you would like to donate you can do so HERE

we got a lot of info for the students at UGA to help them with their design.

we will have a school with the capacity for 600 children with 16 classrooms. which means one school for all grades which is a DREAM. we will have a kitchen & a nice place for the kids to eat breakfast & lunch at the school. there will also be a food storage with organization to put all the food. we will have dorms with enough room for 30 girls & 30 boys- each dorm will have a room for a dorm leader. there will also be a room for organization for donations & easy access to be able to give the kids things when they need it. our bunk beds will be made by a haitian artist. we will have an outdoor play area, soccer field, & a stage. each thing we build will be multi functional so many purposes for each thing. we will have ways to recycle water & will have solar panels so we won't have an electrical bill. we will have parking & a path from the entrance to the school for the kids to walk. i sit & dream about this all the time. i cannot wait!

this church above is one we will be partnering with. i was so happy that we got to see it in the beginning stages. we got to meet the pastor & see all the workers doing amazing stuff. cory was able to see it too. the next group we will be taking in march will be partnering with some people in the community to help paint this church. so exciting. 

some fun things i am exciting about- having a freezer to be able to freeze fruit for smoothies. farming. having animals in a fence. all the mango, coconut, plantain & breadfruit trees. the water that runs on the property & finding ways we can make use of that. children having a safe christ centered home. so many kids having a school to go too. seeing how the lord uses this land & what we build to further his kingdom. building relationships with people in the community. being fluent in creole to talk with everyone. so many amazing things that god gets all the glory for.

feel free to email me to see how you can be apart of what we are doing