Thursday, February 14, 2013

Delayna's Paintings

Delayna has been taking art lessons for a few years now and is an excellent painter now.  She is trying to raise some money to take a trip to Canada this summer to go to Camp YES and visit friends and family. Because of where we live, there is not a lot she can do to work to earn money so she is trying to sell some paintings. I am posting some pictures of some that are done, but she also takes requests. You can either give her an idea of what you want or find a picture for her to look at. It usually takes her approximately 1 - 2 months to paint one. They cost around $30-$50, depending on the size and the paints used. That is not framed, but if you are interested in having it framed here (I don't know how much it costs in the States, but I don't think it is too much here) before we sent it, we could check on that price for you. If you are interested or if you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Stu!

Today is my husband's 40th birthday! I am so thankful to still have him! He has had a few close calls lately! In fact, last Wednesday night on his way home from church he was attacked (at least it was attempted). He was taking people home and his last stop is down a long dark road. On the way down he heard something crash into the side of the van, even made his deaf passenger jump! He was slowing down to check it out and he saw some guys hiding in the ditch, so he decided to floor it and keep going! He assumed they threw something at the van trying to get him to stop so they could rob him and that was confirmed later after talking to the police. Our van had a huge dent and the paint is gone, but thankfully Stu and his passengers were safe!
We had a surprise party for him yesterday. He was surprised, he didn't suspect anything! I about made myself sick with the anxiety of planning it and keeping it from him! I had fun, but I am glad it's over. He got plenty of Coke and chocolate to last him...a few days,maybe. Everyone here has learned that he loves those two things. We had lots of old pictures, a skit to make fun of him and some fun games, like pin the toupee on the bald guy.

Jesse told me this morning, after seeing my dress laid out for church, " I like all of your dresses, even your black spy girl dresses". I guess he had been watching to many spy movies. :)