Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My New (Old) Sewing Machine

Okay so I have been wanting to get a new sewing machine for a long time. Well now that I have time to sew, I really need it.

So I put up a WTB on Craigslist, and would you know, someone wanted to trade. This thing is heavy, metal and I can already tell, a work horse. She was made in the 1980's, and sews beautifully. She does have a lot of parts, so wish me luck as I figure out what I am doing. I know her and I will be the best of buddies.

So here she is in all of her glory. I'm going to name her, but am unsure of what to name her, so I'll put a poll up and hopefully you can help me name her.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Meeting of the long lost brother.

So when I was 6 years old my Mom and Dad put a child up for adoption. I never got to meet him, because this was a closed adoption, and the child was taken as soon as he was born.

About three years ago, my mom found him on MySpace. She sent him an email, and he didn't respond right away. Apparently he was in bootcamp, (Oohrah! He's a Marine.) and explained it all to her in the email.

Don't we look alike? My Dad must have strong genes. I think he really looks like my other brother Ayrton, and Alex.

The first picture is of Matt with his Mom an Dad.

Second, Matt and Alex.

Third, Matt and my Mom.

Fourth, all of us kids.

I didn't get a good picture of Matt and myself, I'll see if my mom has one.

His name is Matt and he is 22. If you want to see more about him, here is his myspace page:

Needless to say, he wanted to meet us before he was deployed to Afghanistan (next month). So here we are three years later. We finally got to meet him. He is a great person and very easy to get along with. I hope to send care packages to him. Let me know if you are interested in sending care packages as well to other deployed soldiers.

We had a wonderful visit. We left Friday afternoon, got to Simi Valley (So. Cal) later in the evening, and found a hotel.

Saturday we met for lunch at the Elephant Bar, went back to his house for a visit, and later in the evening, we went to dinner. The amazing thing was that there was no "Awkwardness" at all. I mean it seemed smooth and as if we were meeting up with family. His parents are super nice, and very hospitable. We even got to me his other (adopted) brother.

I am praying for a safe tour (as he will only be there for 7 months). Oh and one more cool fact about him. He is the one to call in the artillery strikes! Way cool!

Monday, April 13, 2009

...and so the hunt for a new job begins.

Keep me in your prayers as I search for yet another job. I terminated my contract today as the work environment just did not help my sanity. I'll spare you the details of all the tears and bad days I had. Just know that I am happier being jobless, but yet trusting in God to provide our needs.

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