Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blind people are the diggity bomb!!

Saw an article on Huffington post...just had to SHARE

Im Dong Hyun
LONDON — South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, arrow at the ready. It doesn't stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow center – again and again and again.

Im set the first world record of the London Olympics on Friday, breaking his own mark in the 72-arrow event and helping South Korea set a team record in the opening round. He broke the record he set in Turkey in May by three points with a score of 699, hours before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.
"This is just the first round, so I will not get too excited by it," said Im, who has 10 percent vision in his left eye and 20 percent in his right.

He combined with Kim Bub-min and Oh Jin-hyek, breaking the record for 216 arrows with a score of 2,087. That was 18 better than the mark South Korea set in May.
The 26-year-old Im does not wear glasses in competition, saying he relies on distinguishing between the bright colors of the target. He won gold in the team event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
South Korean coach Jang Young Sool also didn't seem too impressed by his team's accomplishment. He said his archers must get ready their next test.

"We will have a day of rest now and prepare for tomorrow," he said of the gold-medal match Saturday.
France finished second in the team event, followed by China and the U.S., which was ranked No. 1 coming into the event. The U.S. men beat South Korea last October in London.
Brady Ellison, world No. 1 individual archer, said the conditions were ideal Friday and he wasn't surprised the individual world record fell.

"I don't think you get those types of scores anywhere if the weather wasn't just perfect today," the American said. "Korea shoots good, and if you look at the scores, they're always top in the ranking round."
Also Friday, the American women's team scored a surprising second-place finish. Miranda Leek, Jennifer Nichols and Khatuna Lorig scored 1,979 points with 216 arrows. They were 14 points behind South Korea, which scored 1,993 points.

The U.S. team is ranked No. 6 in the world and qualified for London just last month in Utah.
Lorig, competing in her fifth Olympics, finished fourth in the individual event with 669 points on 72 arrows. She trailed archers from South Korea and Taiwan, all tied at 671 points.
"The ranking round is just a practice," she said. "As a team it is going really well. There is great team spirit and everybody is happy."

Lorig is a naturalized American who's represented the Unified Team of the former Soviet Union, the Republic of Georgia and the U.S. She coached archery to Jennifer Lawrence, star of "The Hunger Games."
Spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of the action Friday were turned away from Lord's cricket ground.
Preliminary rounds were listed as non-ticketed, so several thousand spectators showed up at the venue expecting to get in for free.

A spokeswoman for the London Games organizing committee said tickets were not advertised or sold for the qualifying events and "we have always made it clear" that the early competitions were not open for spectators.

Friday, July 27, 2012

15 seconds of Fame

The Thomas family was on the news. And while you think that might have helped them raised all the funds they needed. They are still short about $7000 dollars. PLEASE share this link on your blog and FB page.
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=21370320&nid=148&title=lehi-family-raising-funds-for-international-adoption&s_cid=queue-5

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's your excuse??

I don't have the money. You can't save everybody. It makes me sad to look at those children. We should help children in our country. I like drinking coffee everyday. I like Doritos not those off brand ones.

All of these are excuses. Today I posted this on facebook.
Ok Facebook people EXPLAIN to me how you could SAVE a CHILD instead of buying that candy bar at work or you could SAVE a CHILD instead of buying name brand pop BUT YOU DON'T what are you gonna say to Jesus when you stand before him and he asks you why you just walked on by all those times. I hope you know that,"I wanted a snickers!" or "I only like the taste of Dr. Pepper!" Sounds pretty lame.
http://reecesrainbow.org/36628/sponsorthomas-2
 
What are you gonna say when you meet Jesus face to face? What is your excuse? What was Adam's excuse in the garden? What was Peter's excuse when he started sinking in the water? What was Jonah's excuse for not going to Ninevah? 
You better start thinking of your excuse now. Cause if you put it into that perspective. They all sound pretty lame. 
Why am I even bringing this up?? Well I am advocating for the Thomas family right now. They are adopting Gavin. I have mentioned them before. They have $10,000 left to raise they are traveling soon. In Gavin's country you can do two trips one to meet the child (and make sure that you want this child) and one to make it legal. But the Thomas family has been having trouble raising the funds it has been like pulling teeth. Several women have been working on it. She has a Thirty one fundraiser and a giveaway on her blog. The giveaway hasn't been doing so well. I mean yeah there is no IPAD, but again, what is your excuse?? 
"I would've donated Lord but there wasn't anything I liked in the giveaway!! "
Lately, I have watched as families in country who decide to adopt another child are getting funds enough to adopt another child while they are there. Nothing wrong with that. BUT the Thomas family is trying to SAVE Gavin who is dying. Who wont have time for another family to get him. HE IS RUNNING OUT of TIME.
Just this week his family got a review of his medical file from a local hospital. IT states Gavin is in Stage 4 renal (kidney) failure. Stage 4 ....there are 5 stages with 5 being End stage. He is that close. So close that the Thomas family decided to skip the first trip to speed up time and to spare the money they didn't have. They are taking him "as is" sight unseen. TO get there IN TIME. What can you do?? GO...donate to tenfororphans.org or at their FSP here.
Also We are gathering items for a third and final giveaway in the month of August. The last giveaway so they can get there. Got anything to donate please contact me at aholmes@hardin-central.org or hit me up on facebook. However, whatever you do...PLEASE NO MORE EXCUSES!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Where we are....

We FINALLY got our homestudy draft and we are waiting on some changes and errors to be fixed.  I am working on completing our dossier documents that will be sent to Victorias orphanage. One set of 8 documents that I am currently working on cost $80 to be apostilled (notarized athe state level) and then if I were to ship it to the country it would cost another $150 in shipping. Luckily for me I have a lady that is traveling soon that can hand carry the documents to the country so it will only cost me about $20 to mail them to her.  That is how adoption is all these hidden fees and such.

There is a missionary in country but she hasn't connected with her person to get her into Victoria's country. I am anxious for her to get in so I can get new pictures of my girl!!

The other day on facebook a momma got on and was having issues fixing her blog. She wanted a different template but there was an error with the template. So anyways I offered to work on it for her. It was super fun to do. She could use a little blog lovin' as she brings a new one into her life!!
Go check out her blog here www.lifespebbles.blogspot.com and if anyone wants me to work on their blog I'd love to. Well thats all I know for now.

P.S. Go share about the Thomas family on your facebook page they are still about 16,000 away from being fully funded...www.tenfororphans.org

And I thought I would leave you with this cutie!!! http://www.godvine.com/Little-Boy-Singing-and-Playing-a-Ukelele-Will-Melt-Your-Heart-1765.html

Sunday, July 8, 2012

She came home

Over 12 hours later covered in dirt and limping the prodigal dog returns....She is resting in the living room in a chair. I am not letting her outta my sight!!

My heart is missing!!


Jessie my sweet pup in top photo and at left in bottom photo is missing. Both of our dogs that spend most of their time in the garage with the attached backyard got out this morning during a storm when the door blew open. They were seen by 2 people together. We found alfalfa but not Jessie. PLEASE pray we find her. Lost animals are the worst and I need her home with me.  She has never been gone this long.  If you live in Hardin, Keep your eyes peeled. Thanks, Amanda

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Remember Lidice

http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/07/remember-lidice.html



You must go to this blog and read about this memorial and keep it in your heart forever so that NO one ever forgets.