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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Never a Dull Moment ...

Ok, so last night at midnight, I finally sit down on the couch after a day of garage sale sorting (why am I doing this again ..oh right my precious in Uganda), so anyway I hear the biggest thunder crash and my first thought was that the carport just caved in on all my garage sale stuff !!!! Then all of a sudden, the house goes dark ( I know it should be dark since it is midnight, but I still had work to do) and I jump up when I hear a police car and look at my front window and there is a car flipped upside down on my front lawn ... Scott and Eric (our cousin who was here) go out the front door and help the policemen lift the car off the man's chest ... He wasn't wearing a seat belt and was getting crushed ... Then about 5 minutes later my front yard looks like a Christmas tree ... 3 fire trucks, 2 police cars, and an ambulance !!!! These men were very amazing and I am thankful to live in a country where we have servicemen who do such a good job of protecting and serving ... Needless to say we were not going to sleep anytime soon ... They were here for about 3 hours doing what they do and cleaning up ... We found out the man in the car wasn't exactly and upstanding citizen, so I am thankful no one was hurt in trying to help him and I pray he realizes he was given a second chance ...

Now about today ... I wake to another group of service people trying to restore power and fix the power lines that were knocked down last night and my front yard still looks a little bit like a junk yard for all the car parts just sitting around in the meteor size craters the crash made (just a little bonus) ... It didn't stop all the garage sale prep that had to be done TODAY ... The super fun part of having 4 kids (plus my friends kids who were helping .. take makes about 10 kids) while trying to prepare for a garage is they tend to pretend they are shopping and keep bringing stuff into the house when I am trying to get all the stuff out of the house !!!!!! CASE IN POINT THE PICTURE BELOW .... So at midnight tonight baring any wrecks in my front yard I will be sneaking into all my kid's rooms and collecting all the stuff they have taken and put it back outside for tomorrow morning ... ARE YOU ALL LAUGHING YET ??? I sure hope so because I have discovered I am more of a LAUGH IT OUT woman than a CRY ABOUT IT ONE ....

Please pray it doesn't rain like the forecast says !!!! Will keep you posted !!!!

18 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

TOOOO CUTE.. love those two girls.. they are darling..
have a great day tomorrow..
never a dull moment in your house..
LOVE IT..Hugs sister..

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Never ever a dull moment in your home!

Oh how the enemy tries to get you off track - yet silly loser forgets the victory you already have in Christ Jesus!

Love it!

Praying over your sale and the weather to be perfect!

Hugs and love,
jill

KT said...

Ha! Perfect picture!
Sophie will join us later in the day:)

Kelly said...

Wow!!! That is some craziness! Glad to know everyone came out ok.
Praying for your yard sale to be a huge success.
P.S. Got our t-shirts today :o)

Love you bunches!

Kristy said...

Gwen I am so thankful that the car did not go further possibly into your house!

I know how busy you must be, I always run myself ragged when I am getting ready for a garage sale.

I wanted you to know that the tshirt I bought for Astrud is with her on her first Mission trip. She left for the underdeveloped parts of the Bahamas on tuesday and I have to admit that it has been pretty tough on this Momma!!! i am trusting God and I do believe wholeheartedly that he is going to protect her and Emily, it is just hard for me to let go of my baby!! I just wanted you to know that she took the tshirt with her, she loves it!!

Love you, Kristy

emily said...

So laughing and missing you like you wouldn't even believe---pray it goes well, and no car wrecks during the sale. :)

Jen said...

Love your attitude.

Leigh Ann said...

Glad everyone is ok...

Good luck with the garage sale, I am hoping it keeps raining so that I don't have to run in formation...ugh...lol!

At least it's Friday! Loved the pics below, looks like they had a blast.

When does your crew start school? We need to get together before then...

Love ya!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Too Funny!!!! Love it- our kids set up store with their toys all the time. They love it!!! Definitely a laugh about it person as well. I think those who have adoption journeys have to have a release of some kind!!!! Love the pic and hope you get things done today----steps closer to bringing your babies home!!!!!!

~verna said...

Only at the Oatsvall House!! You do always make me laugh and cry and thankful and thougthful and etc. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the midnight raid of the kids room. If I did that, I'd be doing some big time explaining come morning! These 2 don't miss a beat!

The Ferrill's said...

Wow, Gwen! That is wild stuff!
And I'm with you...I'd much rather laugh than cry!

May God richly bless your yard sale!

Oh and I LOVE the post about the football clinic and sports below...I am forwarding it to my husband to read about the 3 H's...that is good stuff! He always is coaching one of our kiddos in a sport and I want him to read this!

Love you!

Laine

Anonymous said...

praying for you!!

Abbie

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Definitely sounds like never a dull moment in your home. Grateful all is well. Love the photo! Will be praying for continued miracles as you finish raising the funds to bring your children HOME!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhh My.......
Glad everyone is ok.
Your girls are so sweet!
And what little shoppers. hehee

redmaryjanes said...

All I can say is wow! That is crazy! I am glad everything turned out ok. And that photo is fabulous, Maggie busts me up.

Kari said...

Love your post... hope you have a wildly wonderful sale day. Rain won't put a damper on all your fun!! Can't wait to hear the miracle news!!
xoxo

Diane said...

So??? How'd the sale go? :) I'm waiting patiently to hear you SOLD EVERYTHING and raised SOOOO MUCH for Joe and Abby:)!!! Did ya??? Waiting.................youwho.....

Hope you all had a wonderful couple of days and that God showered you with much Love and support for your sweet children waiting!!!

Just thinking about the Oatsvall Team.

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

I have garage sale sorting (for our fundraiser in October) to do tomorrow. I hope mine's not as... exciting as yours was!! LOL! Glad to hear everyone was O.K.

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