Dear friends and family,
We had a successful weekend this Easter. We had lots of "firsts". On Saturday night we went to cowboy church's friends and family, the kids rode a horse and we had an awesome dinner cooked over an open fire. On Sunday morning we went back for sunrise service and breakfast. Scrumptious it was and then onto Mountain Top flea market. It was so nice and we loved being with so many Hispanic families. Our children just beamed with pride and loved the event. They saw baby ducks, chicks, rabbits as well as got to try some foods that were traditional.
We found fishing tackle at a great price and found some movies for the children. We had caricatures for the kids done by an amazing artist. We were elated at the results and price. The artist had tears in his eyes after he drew Brody. Sweet.........
On our way home we went to our camper and fished only to have better luck the next day with crickets. Atlee and Ian both baited and caught their first fish. Woo Hoo! It was 2 inches long but it was a fish. They had such a great time and we did too. On Sunday afternoon we went canoeing and Ian was amazing. He did such a good job and Atlee tried her hand at it too. Brody wanted OUT of the boat. He watched from the dock and we were pleased that he respected the water/dock by crawling on his knees with a life jacket on. Precious.....
We were elated to learn that we were awarded a scholarship to Miami, Florida this summer to go to the International Fragile X Conference. We won the tuition and now all we have to pay is our room and food and "getting there". It will be amazing, the last one was two years ago and we were just establishing our roots in Alabama and could not go.
Please keep us in your prayers. We had Brody's IEP this morning and it went well. We are ever moving forward with his progress and delighted with his results. He is using the restroom almost every morning now.
Bubba and Lucky Buck Jewelry has been invited to an art gallery in South Carolina and we are anticipating great results.
Blessings in a Backpack is serving over 700 children now in our Guntersville program. We are having over 60 volunteers come every week to help. Please meet us on Thursday nights at 5:45 at Guntersville Church of Christ if you can help.
Have a great weekend,