my crazy april || Southern Missouri in a state of emergency....

April has been SSOOOO very busy! A lot of changes in the first week. And we got this nasty 24 hour flu....and I actually got it. 😖 Let's just say that night was pretty wretched. :l
Micah started drinking bottles so I baby sat a LOT! I'm happy that Mom can go places without having to bring Micah cause he doesn't do well in vehicles. And I love babysitting him (and everyone else!) so that was awesome!!
We have 6 puppies sold, which is a relief, but still 8 more to look after, 'til we find people to buy them. Thankfully we had a hard enough freeze that we don't have to deal with too many fleas or ticks!!
There has been quite a few tornado warnings. Most of the time the weather is really nice though. We did a tornado drill when there was a warning, one was on the ground in....I can't remember where but somewhere close to us!
But here the last couple days have been the most crazy!!! Southern MO is declared in a state of emergency...BECAUSE OF RAIN....
We have had MAJOR flooding and heavy rain making the roads blocked off everywhere, Cassville is pretty much "underwater" and Neosho is completely evacuated. Aurora is the only town that we can get to, but there are a lot of places where huge rivers are just about over the road. and it's supposed to rain really heavy tonight and the next day. 😫 
Yes i know, i usually love rain, but there have been many accidents so far, A car was swept away and a woman died. 31 cows  were hit by lightning. roads collapsing, people everywhere having to be either helicopter rescued or rescued with boats, over 100 so far and reports say that that number is sure to rise by the next couple days.
SO yeah.

I don't even know how to put the rest of April into words. Just 2 words that I can think of that you've seen quite often on my blog...busy and crazy. The hard thing is that June, July and August look very busy as well.
But...on to my wrap up thing!!! :)


The funny stuff-

During tornado drill: Mom-Everybody get into the storm shelter!-Me: could I just grab my violin???

--Rylan: I'm gonna share the orange with you, lilli. -Lilli: no because I have to share it with myself!!! #lol

-'The rain is drying up!' (It was still raining, just not as bad) -Rylan

-Lilli while watching an ABC video-'l a s-elimino-p!'

-*sun comes out from behind a cloud, hence making everything VERY bright* Joshua: *gasps* IS IT JUDGEMENT DAY????

-Ashley: *walks in the door* Did someone get a new animal???? Everyone: uhhh, noo.- Ash: IT SMELLS LIKE CHICKS OUTSIDE... Everyone: ohh kay....

-Caden watching ABC movie- Movie: What is this?-Caden: A T REX!-Movie: A dinosaur!!-Caden: no, it's a t rex!! Caden: *very confused*

-Dylan: I'm starving what did y'all have for lunch??-Me:Pizza-Dyl:What pizza, WHERE?-Me:No, pizza bread.-Dyl: YOU HAD ME SO EXCITED ABOUT PIZZAAAA! *starts sobbing* *won't quit sobbing* 😨

-Mom: Ohh, here's my make up, in the fridge. well of course!!!  *sarcastic voice*


-I taught lilli the "I'm gonna let it shine" song. And then later heard her running around singing 'Me gonna let it shine-let it shine-and don't let satan blow it out!!

-Micah turning into my shoulder when someone else puts there hands out for him...#meltmyheart

-Lilli and Rylan doing EVERYTHING together :-)

-watching Lilli play with Micah <33
-Lill and Rylan 'interpreting' for Micah.

-basically all of my BBF's posts cause she's just awesome, and all her sisters, lol!! xD <3
-'Listening to spring' and 'green scene' by Sophia Noelle
-http://haiticliniclife.blogspot.com- You should go look at this blog and please pray for them!!

-start biking | this didn't really happen...
-crochet 7 things | YEP!! 2 big things 6 smaller projects
-read through Job | check!
-pass 2 songs.. | well, our lesson was put off for two more weeks, so i guess i didn't even tho they're completely perfect. :(
-get up earlier | haha, some days, but not everyday. :/
-journal once a day | I DID kinda start but it wasn't everyday, so nope.
-memorize 7 verses | No, i think i memorized 4...*cringes*
-get pics of the older ones | YUP yup!!
-ride at least once | Check! :)
-get better at volleying | CHECK!!! *is so happy* (i messed up and said 'spiking in my goal post, sorry!)
-spend a few mornings on the roof | yasss, SO. WONDERFUL. especially when you just need to get away from the crazy noise for a few minutes. :))

I'll be doing a goal post cause this has turned out incredibly long...sorry!!! :/ and I'll be doing a some pics of the flooding later! 

sweet little Destyn!!!

btw, if you read this whole entire thing...you're srsly the bestest human bean!!!


learning french??? || Doda Sabine

Around two weeks ago I babysat everyone (Joshua, Levi, Elias, Caden, Rylan, Lilli and Micah) for Dad, Mom, Ash, +Dylan to go to a casting crowns concert. That night Mom called and said she was bringing back a surprise-FROM AFRICA. I was beyond excited just to see what it was, but never expected what it really was! "Close your eyes and hold our your hands" -and when I opened my eyes there was a picture of a little girl, a child that my parents decided to sponsor!!!!! I'm so happy and think about her every day, maybe one day we could even meet her! They sponsored her through Compassion, and I'm just so thankful! Her parents are only sometimes employed as farmers.  She lives in a high risk place (Burkina Faso ) for child violations and HIV. So now she can have good food 3 times a day, education and must important she will learn about JESUS!!!! I'm just so happy, and keep thanking the Lord that we have the opportunity to sponsor precious little children!

Isn't she adorable?? =)

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW FRENCH???? On all the videos it says that french is among some of the easiest languages, BUT THE GRAMMAR IS KILLING ME!!! There's at least 3.9 million different ways to pronounce 'Je'. And everything has such an accent that it makes everything so confusing! 'W' is pronounced- 'Duublevae'....HOW CAN FRENCH BE AN EASY LANGUAGE?
I do so much better with Spanish or Swahili because I can easily wrap my head around the vowels and grammar. But the thing is, I'm so bored of Spanish, and have watched EVERYTHING there is to watch about Swahili on the internet. I wanted something new, and wanted to learn french cause a  portion of Africa speaks it. (Including Burkina Faso)
So I really just have no clue what to do! :( HELLPPP!
I've thought about Arabic, but that also sounds hard and I never really wanted to go to Sudan. And I would be learning Acholi (or Luo..I forgot) but belive me, there is NOTHING about that, cause it's such a small spoken language. :(

if you have any tips, or a language that YOU want to learn, I'd love to hear about it!

The happiness tag!!!

Hey y'all!! Today I'll be doing the happiness tag thanks to my amazing friend, Jaidyn! (Thanks BBF!)
So let's get started with all the things that make me happy, then I'll tag 4 people at the end!!!

Smells that make me happy:
>homemade bread in the oven
>pretty much a lot of food!
>a clean baby...ya know, how their hair will smell so clean right out of the bath?!
>a lot of nature, cause it DOES have a smell, trust me. 
>wood stoves

Songs that make me happy:
>BABA YETU. (This is a kiSwahili song I learned forever ago and love SO MUCH! )
>basically all of Lauren Daigle's songs! 
>Now I know it's gyro-Luke Bryan and Jimmy Fallon
>all of George Strait songs
>all the country Christian songs!
>Chain breaker

Words that make me happy:
>Uganda, Africa.

Sounds that make me happy:
>a newborns first cry
>those deep belly laughs
>soft breeze
>horses hooves against concrete, cause who doesn't LOVE that? 
>rain falling
>lighting and thunder cracking
>meows from wittle kittens

Other things that make me happy:
>talking/spending time with my bestie <3
>late nights when everyone's weird
>the whole subject of midwifery
>ice cream ice cream ice cream, butter pecan or cookies n cream to be specific! 😄
>food in general
>being able to help someone=best thing ever. 
>cowboy boots
>BACK ROAD DRIVING LISTENING TO COUNTRY SONGS. cause if you've never done that I can guarantee you're missing out!
>different languages

And of course there's more, but I think you wouldn't be able to finish reading this post if wrote all of them!!
So I'm gonna tag...
Ellie  (or Bernie) -a bounce in your step

Hannah Hobbs -left my heart in Africa

Sophia Noelle -lavender and blue

Hannah -the relentless daydreamer

Thanks for reading this and hopefully you learned a little more about me!!!


my little best friend

I so love this collage,it's basically a collage of her second year.

she fell asleep holding my hand <33

her dolls 'Doda + Dida' 

ok, basically every picture of Lilli that has ever been on my blog, but she is so cute i really don't care! xD
so, I know this might be weird, but she is my little best friend..10 years apart!! We do everything together, and she comes to me for almost everything. Being my first and only little sister, we have a great relationship! I love her so much, and seriously couldn't live without my little sweets!! She comes up with stuff she made for me everyday, and she always tells me that 'I so pretty!!' Even though she is so young, I still share special secrets with her, and I love having fun with her! She's the sweetest little thing ever!!!


{{summer portraits}}

I attempted to get pictures of everyone today. Most of them turned out well, but Levi's and Joshua's were kinda hard. :| Anyways, hope y'all enjoyed seeing recent pics of *almost* everyone!! (except for Me, Dyl, and Ash)