Sunday, September 28, 2008


Noah and his Great Granny
Mr. Phil (an old family friend)

Haaji and the donkey

Virginia and the two donkeys

Yes, another tree picture!

Noah and I got renew lots of family relationships this week. Friday, we took a trip up to see my Grandmother and Great Aunt whom I haven't seen in a about 2 months. He did really well on the 2 hour one way drive and we had a delightful time. Then, Saturday morning we went up to see my Aunt Janie and family at a big annual dove hunt on their farm. No, Noah didn't hunt but had a wonderful time getting to know his cousins. As a public praise, my Aunt's cancer scan came back "better than the previous one 4 months ago" and she has not even had any treatment in those 4 months. She directly contributes it to prayer and so do I so those of you who have been praying for her please don't stop!!
Noah seems to be over his sickness but has passed the sore throat to me and the awful cold to Nana. Sorry Nana! Anyway, the last picture is of Mike pushing Noah in an old tractor that my dad found under someones house. He can't quite reach the pedals so Mike is using a tobacco stick to push him with which brings back memories of how my dad taught us to ride a bike. Ahh memories.....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

YEAH! Jimmy came and hung my chandelier

Well, our homestudy went ......... well, let's just say it went. I'm so glad it's over. We've got lots of homework to do and now we must start gathering our paperwork for our Dossier (paperwork to travel overseas). I took Noah and a friend to the park on Friday and he came down with an awful cold Friday night. We've spent a lot of time bundled up inside watching Thomas the Tank Engine. He seems to be a little better today. So, that's about all in our corner. I'm definately learning to trust in the Lord at a totally new level these days!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Being Mama

Noah's newest love...... Choo Choo Trains
Part of our Nature Walk

Me and My baby.... (please excuse the no makeup-we had just gotten up)

Sweet Baby Aubrey.. Noah just loves her

( A swim in the pond)
I love being Mama for my little boy. I love being the one he runs to when he is frightened or just needs a hug. I love him saying "Mama Hold" so I'll pick him up. I know I won't be the center of his universe forever but for now I'm loving every minute of it. I don't ever want to forget that "Children are a gift from God".

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Blast from the Past

Since I seem to be lacking in pictures right now, I thought I'd show some pictures from Noah's 3 month album. I can't believe how fast this little boy is growing up.
Our social worker came Friday night and Saturday morning. Our seperate interviews took a total of 5 hours!! Needless to say we were mentally exhausted. The final walkthrough is scheduled for Saturday. After all of the material is mailed to the Ukraine, we will go on their waiting list and the wait for approximately 11-14 months. Hopefully it will not be the same time as Rachael and John's wedding. That would be a mess. Anyway, thank you all for your prayers and keep them coming.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


A few short updates....... First, please pray for our dear church friend Ken D. who is suffering from brain cancer. He is going in for surgery (Thurs am) at Duke with the doctor that Kennedy had a few months ago. The part of the tumor that they left in his brain has grown rapidly again so they need to get it out quickly. Please pray for strength for his family during this time. Even through all the pain, Ken has not stopped praising God.
Also, our homestudy that was scheduled for yesterday didn't happen. An hour before she was to come, she had to cancel. A real bummer but she is coming Friday night and again Saturday morning. Hopefully the final walkthrough will be on Monday.

Lastly, check out Mike's blog for one of his updates and a hilarious video of Noah pronouncing our new kitty's name! So long for now.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


This picture is for you Mommy!
Noah's swim in the pond (I probably won't show this to our social worker ;)
A little boy from my church being baptized!! Praise the Lord!

Well folks, I guess it's time for an update. First off I want to publicly praise God for a little boy a church "Mikey" who was baptized and dedicated on Sunday. I have watched this boy grow for the last 4 years and was able to personally witness his salvation experience. He's the real deal. I believe God has set Mikey apart for his glory and we love this little boy!!
Next, We are asking for some big time prayers to go up this week. Our homestudys are scheduled for this Tuesday, Friday and the final walk through next Monday. THANK YOU to everyone who worked themselves to death over the last few days to help get our house ready. It meant so much to us to have you spend your afternoon cleaning, scrubbing, hanging light fixtures, powerwashing, mowing and a whole host of other things. God bless you all.
I'll update again when I know more.