Sunday, November 9, 2008

pancakes, blanket forts and Stuart Little

This is how my day began: pancakes, blanket forts and Stuart Little on the TV. I think I did pretty good considering it was my first fort in about 15 years. :)

You may ask why I was building a fort in my living room. Well, for those of you who may not know the story, Ken and I adopted a young family. We saw an ad on Craigslist from a young mother who found herself in a desperate situation. She'd moved from Idaho to live with friends here in Indy and the friends turned out to be not so good. They got evicted from their house, leaving Steph and her three little boys homeless. That's where we come in. Stephanie, Jordan (13 months), Preston (3) and Hunter (5) are now safe and sound under our roof. A blanket roof as it turns out. :)

It's working out really well. I have someone who helps out with things here and Stephanie has an extra pair of hands for these sweet, loving boys. Everyone is thriving here. It's fun to see.

Preston and Hunter enjoying the blanket fort.

I highly recommend playing in a blanket fort with little people. They're big fun!

Is it nap time yet? ;)


noble pig said...

Forts are a part of my daily existance here...they are the best!

Anonymous said...

God will bless you for this.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Melly! Now that's what I call helping out the economy -- for real.

You're an angel. I knew it. Wow. It's the first time in my life I've wanted to say "We're not worthy" and not be joking and REALLY mean it!

You Rock Melly!

Krysta said...

my daughter would tell you that you scored major good karma points doing this good deed.

Annalea said...

What an awesome, amazing thing. It goes to show the truth in the statement: "God hears our prayers, and most often answers them through those around us."

I'm so glad it's working out so well!

Megynn said...

I know I'm a little behind on commenting on this post, but WOW! I knew you were pretty awesome, but this rockets you way above the average "awesome" bar.

And in all seriousness, my eyes started watering a little when I read what you did. Wow. You rock. :)