Wednesday, April 30, 2008


So things have been really hectic at the Hunt household. Jim, Phillip and Selah all had a tummy virus last week. That equaled a lot of laundry for Mommy. It also subtracted a lot of sleep. Jim started his new job at the Lumpkin county jail. What a blessing to have a job! Funny thing is, he started it one day after the judge handed down the decision we'd been waiting on regarding Tripp these last few months. It's a long story that I'll go into with anyone who wants to hear it, but the short version is today I took Tripp to spend the next month or so in a group home. This is to give both him and us a break to cool down and await the decisions of Eagle Ranch and Eckerd Youth Alternatives regarding his admission. This is a blessing, but it is a bittersweet one. Leaving a child somewhere they don't necessarily feel comfortable is not something I'd wish on any parent. But this was a long time coming, and I think Tripp knows that.
During the long period of Jim's unemployment we have received a tremendous amount of support from our church family. God has been so gracious to us. We have been unemployed since December, but praise the Lord we still have a home over our head, two cars with gas in the tanks and food in the fridge.
Just in the last few days our Pastor and his wife have gone above and beyond the call of duty, helping me get Tripp settled in his new location and dealing with the little Hunts here on the home front. Ms. Delores also came to lend a willing hand with Phillip and Selah. I can't even begin to express how thankful I am that I didn't have to worry about the little guys and could focus on Tripp completely.
On a side note. I want to tell Melissa and Sarah that we are really sorry they got our tummy bug. We are so glad they are such super neighbors!
Please keep Tripp in your prayers. We are praying that God might open the door at Eagle Ranch. But that is what we want, and He might have other plans. Most of all pray for Tripp's heart and healing.
We love you all.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Minnie Pearl in the making

Today at Wal Mart ....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I've been tagged

So here you go:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. RUMC Children's Minister

2. Really bad waitress.

3. Dahlonega Information Specialist
4. Hotel Front Desk Clerk

Four movies I've watched more than once:
Legends of the Fall
Toy Story
3. Monsters, Inc. (probably my fave disney)
4. Lord of the Rings triology

Four Places I have lived:
1. Alpharetta
2. Dahlonega
3. Mountain Park

4. Dawsonville

Four T.V. Shows that I watch:
1. my latest craze is Jon and Kate plus 8 on TLC

2. all the CSIs
4. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman

Four places I have been:
1. Canadian Rockies

2. Belize
3. St. Thomas

Four People who e-mail me (regularly):

1. L2

2. Erin
3. Jennifer

4. Various Family

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Lime Tostitoes (SP?)

2. M&Ms

3. Cookie Dough Blizzard

4. Diet Coke (It really goes with the others, yes?)

Four Places I would like to visit:
(without dragging the kids)
1. Europe

2. Banff/Jasper National Parks

3. Skiing anywhere
4. Pacific Northwest

I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1. Summer and the pool

2. Potty training

3. Baby Miley

4. Home repairs.

Friends I'm tagging:

1. Alicia

2. Lindsay
3. Erin

Park Outing

I see a cat and I want him. No fence is going to stop me.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

General Update

We are still here. I haven't posted in awhile because we've been so busy. The kids are growing and the little ones are learning new words and tasks everyday. It's such a blessing to watch.
Things are still iffy on the job front. God is good and we've been well provided for. We are ready to have life back to normal though, and are hopeful of a few leads that have come up.
Tripp continues to be Tripp - which makes every day a very interesting one. We've had to come up with some short term coping solutions until we can come up with a longer term one. Visits to OTP and Eagle Ranch have both been fruitful. We are still waiting on acceptance and then on room. Keep us all in your prayers.

Paw Paw's House

There is no denying the genetic link here.

It sure was cold.

Rocks galore.

Throw 'em in.

Find another.


Sweet Paw Paw time.


Double Trouble.

Selah and the green bean casserole.

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