Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Carter!!!

I can't believe Carter is THREE!!! He turned 3 on Thursday and his party is this afternoon. So happy birthday little man, I love you!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


I got this email from Kate Jakubisin today:

Hello Everyone,

My dad talked with Dean this afternoon and wanted to update you on the current situation in Guadalupe and request prayer for the protection of Rancho3m. Dean said the drug wars moved into Guadalupe, two incidents have recently occurred. The first is the owner of the small store close to the Ranch [we went there several times to buy coke] was kidnapped and ransomed for $20,000. Although the money was paid he was murdered leaving behind a wife and three kids. The second incident was the kidnapping of a drugstore owner in the town of Guadalupe. He was ransomed also. After he was beaten they released him. Because of this, the next group, the Sov. Grace Church of Chesapeake, VA, canceled their trip. Thankfully the Cov Life groups were able to go to the Rancho and return home safely. They were able to dry-in the building for the baby home and are planning on sending a group of 40 men back in October to complete the job. Please pray for the violence to end so that the groups (Cov Life and Apex) planned to come in October will be able to.

Please be praying for the protection of the kids and staff at Rancho3m. Dean requested that we especially pray for protection of the staff and kids the week of July 27-August 3 as the Staff leaves for a week long retreat and the kids will be gone on their summer break, some will go home to their families.

Also, Dean said Alan is doing well, please keep praying for him.

-Kate Jakubisin
"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future"

PLEASE pray for Rancho3M, Dean and his family, the children at the Ranch, the staff members and the people in the surrounding community. This is a very scary and dangerous time right now so all of your prayers help! Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our Brand New Broken Car!!!!!!

So guess what....We have a NEW CAR!!!!! Dad went to get it on Wednesday morning from the guy who sold it to us...then after work he took it to get the wheels aligned and all that good stuff and the Saturn people said the car was in like perfect condition...amazing right?

WELL....that being said and was on his way home on I85 when the lady in front of him blew a tire. Instead of pulling over to the side of the road, she decided to STOP in the middle of the interstate. Dad, being the careful and experienced driver that he is, stopped behind her with no problems. HOWEVER, there were two cars that swerved to avoid hitting dad but both cars were hit by another car which crashed them into my dad's BRAND NEW CAR!!!! In turn, the force of the impact shoved my dad's car into the car in front of him (the lady with the blown tire) Dad is fine, hardly even sore...but needless to say, our car didn't take it so well:

This is the front of the car after impact
The hit to the right rear busted the back windshield out...throwing glass all the way up front to the DASH BOARD!(Can you tell I watch CSI?)...this is the drivers side "scratch" it is quite a bit longer than the yard stick, and the backseat door on that side doesn't open any more...a piece of the car that hit this side...her headlight was wedged into the backseat door handle!This is the worst impact...totally busted...the brake light works but the turn signal doesn't
So praise God that dad is safe and not hurt and that the car isn't as bad as it could be...but still a downer ya know lol! Anyway so that was our excitement for Wednesday...I think that's all the excitement I need for QUITE a while =D

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mexico Photography

Alan and YeseniaKailey and MarcosChuyCesarDiego and EdwinEstrellaDanielMari Cruz and MarissaJohana and Ana KarenKailey and JoseJose, Stephanie, and RaulRaulAngel (Tigger)Mi Amiga: Christina Hands......and feet