Friday, October 3, 2008

Random Updates

So I have to say that I am getting SO excited for this trip to Africa. I received my passport in the mail a couple of days ago and when I checked my e-mail this morning there was finally some information for the trip (like immunizations and my VISA application). There was also some information about our travel plans with dates and flight numbers and times. I was kind of dragging my feet, but yesterday I finally sent off some letters requesting donations. I will have to wait and see what kind of response I get from those. Hopefully I will have some interest generated because as I was reading through all of the necessary costs, it sure added up quick. It definitely seems like a lot to do to get ready, but the closer it gets, the more excited I am.

As far as the family goes, we are all doing great. Spencer got his hunting permit and went on the youth duck hunt last week. He is also going to out with my dad tomorrow morning for the opening duck hunt. He seems to really enjoy getting out and being one of the "guys". Tim can't go on this one because I have to work this weekend, but he went last week and there will be plenty more opportunities for him to go.

Baby Addison is continuing to do really well. She is simply just the cutest little thing and her family is so proud of her. We are simply waiting for her to eat a little better before she can come home. Hopefully she can get this down and will be home soon.

Austin and his family just came home from his Disney World trip granted by the Make a Wish program. It sounds like they had an amazing time and were spoiled rotten. I am sure that the memories will go a long way and won't be forgotten any time soon.

I just wanted to say thank you all for all of your comments, love, prayers, and kind words of support. They really do make a difference and are very appreciated. I hope you all find yourself a great weekend!



Ty and Ber said...

I think that is awesome that you are going to Africa. I think that is such an awesome experience and to be able to help those women if Africa what a great service.

I am glad that Addison is doing well. I hope that she can go home soon.

Kevin and Holly said...

Glad to hear everything is going well.

I heard about the bracelets your friend had made and brought to the women in Africa last time, and I was wondering if that's something that they still needed/wanted. I know you're going pretty soon, right? I'd like more info on whether that is something we could do and maybe even send (is there a next time?)?

:) holly

tonya said...

Allison, It's Tonya, Ashlee gave me you blog address to make me so jeleous about Mali. I haven't been able to go for the last 3 years and I so wanted to go this year. You will absolutly love it. It will be the best experience ever. The things that I took away and learned from those people are so dear to my heart. Tell Cornstalk Hi and I wish you both well.
I miss you guys up there!
It is so good to see that your baby is doing well. My heart baby is now 8 years old and you wouldn't know a thing was wrong with her if you didn't see her scar on her chest. She had the Glen and the Fontan also. Best of luck to you and your family. I feel every pain with you there! Have so much fun in Africa and tell Ousman my best African friend Hello!

Holli and Warren said...

I should be home pretty much all day because my car is broken. You can come get those books any time.

Jenn said...

You and Tim are such and example and inspiration to me. I am so excited for your trip to Africa and think it is so amazing that you are able to go and help these girls. I can't thank you guys enough for all that you have done for us as well. You've been so thoughtful and gone way above and beyond what you had to! Thank you so much!! Love You! Jenn

carolyn q said...

Hey Allison,
Can you forward me one of your donation letters to my email so I can approach the person that I have in mind to see if he/company will help you out. I would be best if the information came from you :0)
Heart Hugs,