Do you like my new hair???
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Yet again, our family has expanded! It is so interesting how some chickens and a dog change the dynamic of our family. It brings a lot of happiness, and some more trials but I think it will help our family grow. Actually I know that it will help our family grow, because we have already learned some things with our new family members. We are so grateful for Cosmo and our girls (the chickens). Here are some fun pictures!
Posted by Ben and Ashlie Bishop at 5:30 PM
Friday, February 4, 2011
Holy cow we have been so so so so blessed these last few weeks....
#1 The Pig
Okay so has anyone else noticed how much meat has gone up in price??? Well trying to feed the army inside of my husband, I have. Anyways, in talking with some close friends (so close I consider them family) they told us about a connection they had in getting a pig. They asked if we wanted to go in on the pig with them, and they would cut it all up and we could help them package the meat. We paid $100.00 for a half of a pig and have lots of meat to share with others, so let me know when you want to come for dinner!
#2 The Miracle Freezer
So we were going to have all this meat, BUT WAIT!!! Where are we going to put it, don't worry Heavenly Father always seems to take care of us. The day before our Friends were coming back with the meat, I got on KSL, and no I did not get a free baby, but I got a free FREEZER! It was truly a miracle. The lady had it for sale for $50.00 which is still a really good deal for the freezer that we got. Well after texting her through out the day she told me she was just going to give it away for free. Ben's brother Eli was nice enough to let Ben borrow his truck so that Ben could bring it home. And who says miracles don't happen anymore???
#3 The Fast
Ben and I have almost been married THREE YEARS, I can not believe it. Anyways we thought by now we would have three children. But Heavenly Father has a different plan then we have for ourselves. So, we have been really feeling like we have a lot of love to give some children and have been trying to figure out what we should do about it. Well we have been thinking about a few options (Foster Care, LDS Adoption) and we decided to fast about what we should do. To make a long story short, we both received a confirmation that we needed to get the ball rolling with Faster Care!! We started our classes back up this month, and should me licenced by the end of the month! I can not wait to help some family's. We do not know if the opportunity to adopt will come up, but we are just excited to share our testimonies of Heavenly Fathers love for everyone of his children.
#4 The Preschool
My preschool is growing like crazy! I recived two new calls this week, and my classes are a lot more organized now that I can put a lot more time into my lesson plans now that I do not work anymore. I love to see the kids learn and grow. I am so grateful for the spirit and the daily inspiration I receive as I teach these children. I am also learning a lot of patience
#5 The Computer
So a few months ago my computer broke. It was a sad day for me, because I LOVE my computer and have a lot of valuable things saved on my computer. Well right away I called Uncle Lonnie to see what I needed to do to fix it. Well he told us that we might as well buy a new computer, because it was going to cost like $200.00 to fix. Well I did not like what he told me, so I called my dad and asked him hoping he would have a better awnser for me. Well he did not, he told me the same thing happened to his computer and that he just had to get another one. Well that was not an option, according to our budget so dad hooked us up with an OLD OLD computer, I am pretty sure it was like the first one ever made. It is GIGANTIC and SO SO SLOW....... anyways so I have been trying to use it, but to be 100% honest I have left the slow computer in the computer room and used Ben's computer well he is at work, it is so much faster!!
So Ben being the amazing man he is, decided that he could fix my computer. If any of you know Ben you know if he decides to do something, consider it done. So we found the $100 part that we needed for $10 on eBay, and it came today and it WORKS! Ben is amazing, supermen, He-man. And what a blessing, I missed all of our pictures on my computer as well as the general function (it is so much better then Ben's computer).
(one of the pictures I really missed, San Diego Elmo 3D)
Anyways to say the least WE ARE BLESSED! We are so lucky to know Heavenly Father and his plan for us. I know that everyone has small blessings or miracle that happen everyday, so I think you should share them! Lets give one another a little more hope a little more reason to live and try harder. So what are you waiting for??? What is a blessing you have noticed in the last day, week or month?
Posted by Ben and Ashlie Bishop at 10:10 PM