Friday, December 31, 2021


With a flurry of nearly $9000 of donations and pledges over the past 2 weeks our awesome God moved the hearts of our awesome supporters to catapult this God-awesome ministry over the 100k goal line in record time!!!!!!
Wowwww!!! Once again we are speechless!! Thank you so much awesome supporters!!!! You have launched us into our 26th year of ministry!! And we can't wait for what God has in store as we embark on our next 25 years of ministry... GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME!!!
Aaaaaaaaand, if you are into breaking records like we are then you'll love this... with 1 month left to go we are only $1615 away from breaking our all time record for funds raised by the end of January. Our funds raised record is $106,930... it was set last year. 
This is our third year in a row of surpassing our 100k goal - Praise Jesus!!!
Thank You Jesus!!!
Thank you awesome supporters!!
Blown! Away! Again!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


My last family update in mid-November was about some really good areas of progress with Mom, Dad, and our Caregiving journey. Then the next day the wheels fell off LOL! 
We had to take Mom to the ER. She was hospitalized for 4 days with a pretty wicked Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that made her severely confused and unable to walk.
Dad got some kind of crazy infection that caused a large bubbly rash on his legs. His legs and knees ballooned up to the point that he could hardly walk and wasn't able to bend his knees. He had to get in & out of the car at a diagonal with straight legs.
That put Traci, Laurie, & I right back into the 24/7 Caregiving mode.
Then I got COVID right after Thanksgiving. Thankfully it was a mild case with only one bad night that was quickly squelched with the Monoclonal Antibody Treatment... and aided by an awesome family that made me bone broth and several amazing hand made cards :) ... 10 days later I was back 100%.
Then Mom got another UTI about 10 days after finishing up with her original UTI. This time it wasn't as severe as the first one and didn't require hospitalization.
In September I had some dear friends that sent me a card of encouragement with some clutch verses in 2 Timothy that I've been anchored to for a few months now. Those verses have supernaturally fueled me! I love how God's Word changes everything. 
Over the past few weeks Mom has returned back to better balance and better days. Dad's knees and legs have returned back to his normal (which usually isn't good, but way better than they were). Traci & I have been able to back off the 24/7 Caregiving and get a little reprieve here and there. Laurie was able to go visit family for 2 weeks.
It was literally like we took one big step forward then two big steps backwards then one big step forward... so now we are back to where we were at my last update :) 
We didn't get to do the amount of Christmas celebrating or decorating that we wanted to, but we were able to do a little bit. Huge thanks to my awesome nephew Carson who helped me hang Christmas lights and unpack a lot of decorations.
Mom loves her new rocking chairs and Dad loves his new ice machine. We had a nice family time together for Christmas at my sister's house. 

I'm still getting caught up calling and thanking everyone who made our Annual Banquet an enormous success! God blessed us all so much by everyone's involvement and generosity :) 
We've gone 1 year in the 24/7 Caregiving mode, and we have learned a lot. There were a lot of defeats and hard days, but we survived PTL! Now we are going to draw from the past year of experiential learning and make wise adjustments so that we go from SURVIVING to THRiVING in 2022!
Greater things are yet to come!
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and holiday season. And I hope 2022 becomes a great year for everyone.  
Much love!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Happy Birthday Dad!! We love you!

Happy 80th Birthday to our Fantastic Father!! We had a great day celebrating another year of life for our Dad. We enjoyed breakfast at the Clubhouse Restaurant and dinner at Bonefish Grille. If you know my Dad then you know how often he fills up his coolers with ice so we all chipped in to buy him a commercial grade ice machine that makes 100 lbs of ice per day. He was so touched and thrilled! It's being delivered this week so I'm sure he will be happy to fill up everyone's cooler with ice after the New Year :) :) :) 

Thursday, December 9, 2021


One month till Swamp Thing! Suddenly our most unpopular event is getting popular!!
Check out our newest 2 minute Swamp Thing promotional video (click link below to view)... GREAT JOB CARSON!!
Register as soon as possible before it's sold out. 
SWAMP THING website: 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


We are blessed with some of the GREATEST supporters on the planet!!! Wow, we are BLOWN AWAY again and again and again!! Thank you so much awesome supporters!!! Thank YOU so much JESUS!!!! Over the past 2 weeks we have received an additional $10.5k in donations and pledges to push us right to the edge of our 100k goal by January 31, 2022. This is in record setting time so far!! Who wants to put us over the top?!?!
Here's how to make a one-time donation or to sign-up to be a 2022 monthly donor:
One-Time Donations:
Become a Monthly Donor:
Thank you soooooo much awesome people!!! God bless you dear friends!!

Friday, December 3, 2021


It has been a wild 2+ weeks since our Annual Banquet! We had to take Mom to the ER the next day and she stayed in the hospital for 4 days... Dad had setbacks with his knees and could hardly walk for several days...from that point we were back on the 24/7 Caregiving schedule... then it was Thanksgiving... then I tested positive for COVID... all that to say that we had to push pause on the fundraising tallies resulting from a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Annual Banquet night on Nov 16th. We were up till 3:30am the night of the banquet trying to get a good estimate on funds raised so we could get an update out the next morning. Well, we had several donations that came in that night through Venmo & PayPal as well as our cash received from raffles, balloon pops, & 50/50 that never made it into that first calculation... so I'm overjoyed to report that our record breaking night was even more record breaking'er than first reported PTL!!! We didn't raise 82k as of that night, we actually had raised 4k more for a total of 86k coming out of the Banquet night!!! Thank You Jesus!!!! Aaaaaaaaand thank you amazing supporters!!! So now we are caught up with an accurate fundraising tally as of Nov 16th. More updates to come as we strive to raise 100k by Jan 31, 2022 =)