Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

We had a good time Memorial Day, even though the weather wasn't very nice it was fun to see the kids play together. This was really the first time that Lily and Sophie had a chance to run around together. As you can see in one of the pictures it looks like Lily is blaming Sophie for something. It is going to be neat watching them grow up together.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sad News

Such tragic news of the death of Stephen Curtis Chapmans youngest daughter Maria who was killed on Wednesday evening. My heart just breaks for that family right now, please keep them in your prayers and extra special prayers for their son.

Our decision to adopt was made after attending one of Stephen's concert back in November of 2004 and we will be forever grateful that God used him to plant that seed in our hearts. He has such a huge passion for the orphaned children of China and has done amazing things through his Shaohannah's Hope Organization. They have set up a memorial fund for Maria on their site they have also set up a family blog which shows a small glimpse of the amazing spirit of sweet Maria. Again, I cannot image the loss and pain they are feeling right now, all we can do is pray that God will continue to carry them through this unimageable time.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Silly Stuff!!!

Ok, so the last few days have had me a bit down so I decided it was time for some silly photos. Last Saturday my sister and I had a rummage sale and Miss Lily found these pom poms, she loves them and even tries to jump, her knees bend but her little feet don't leave the floor, but she tries. LOL Next, I had my womans Bible study tonight and when I walked in the door there was evidence there may have been brownies made, then I saw the photos, daddy let her lick the bowl. LOL Let's just says it's past her bedtime and she is running around like a wild woman, daddy is staying awake til she winds down tonight. LOL

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


As the days pass since the devistating earthquake that hit China, I find my heart still very much attached to my daughters birth place. My heart grieves for those who have lost loved ones and for those still waiting to hear any news about their loved ones. Please keep them in your prayers. It's hard to explain but I feel a connection to them and when I see the photos of the little ones I see my daughter and my heart is so thankful she is here safe with me. Many of the orphanages are needing supplies such as water, formula and diapers, if you feel lead here are 3 links to organization sending supplies over, , ,

I talked with a gentleman at our local Chinese restaraunt, I commented I had not seen his wife in a while, he said she had gone back to China, my heart sunk, he smiled and said don't worry, she is fine I talked to her last night, I was so thankful.......

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day weekend!!!

Other then the weather being cold, rainy and very windy we had a great Mother's Day weekend. I am so truly thankful for the wonderful mother I had growing up, and for my three wonderful children God has blessed me with.

Monday, May 05, 2008


Well Julie and Mike have Sophie and will be coming home on Wednesday, we cannot wait to meet her. Isn't she just adorable, and she has her ears pierced too!!!!!!! She looks so happy and I am sure she will love meeting her little brother Samuel and big brothers Jordan and Jacob.