Sunday, March 29, 2009


We had a big weekend!! First, I finally broke down and took Noah's crib down. We put up a toddler bed that a friend gave us. To help Noah feel better with the whole situation (he loved his crib and cried when we took it down), we too him to Wal-Mart and let him pick out a new bed set. We came home with Lightning McQueen. I hope he likes him for the next 5 years! Then Grandaddy from S.C. came up for a visit. We took Noah to the park and rode the carousel and the boats just in time for the monsoon to hit!! And of course, played a little in the rain with our boots and umbrella.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since I've updated. Busy, Busy, Busy!! Have you ever had a few weeks in your life you would like to erase? Nothing major, just some disappointments but as my pastor says......BUT GOD. God is so good and never leaves us in the dark. The song we sang on Sunday "Blessed be the name of the Lord" really spoke to me. The line "My heart will CHOOSE to say, blessed be the name of the Lord." Even when I don't feel like it, even in uncertainty, even in periods of doubt......BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!!

On another note.. Noah would like to sing his ABC's for you. We've been working on them! And he's been so enjoying baby Connor!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Noah and Great Granny
2 Bears (presents from Great Granny)

The bull named Bubba
Making Wishes

Playing in the Tractor

Below: Baby Connor

Last week, we took a trip to High Rock which is where my Grandmother and Great Aunt live.
Noah had a wonderful time playing in the fields, seeing the cows and peacocks (He didn't even cry this time!!) It is always so beautiful up there and seems so peaceful.
The last picture is of cousin baby Connor whom I have the privilege to watch for the next several months. Noah loves having him around and calls him "sweet guy."
In adoption news: Please pray for wisdom for us as we decide what road to take next. We have still not heard back from our agency but through lots of other investigation and talking to others in the field we have pretty much found out that Ukraine is not adopting children out under the age of 4 and not healthy or even semi-healthy children out under the age of 6. We are just kind of standing still right now trying to decide what to do next. We really appreciate your prayers.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Doing Our Part

The infamous Baby Arnie (above)

I heard that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are in danger of going under due to the downward turn in the economy so here we are doing our part to try and keep the business afloat. Noah found this hat that we had gotten months ago and put it on and said "Mama... I make you hotdog." Pretty funny little boy I have.
Now for Adoption News: We have applied for some grants but it will take 3-5 months to hear from them. We have been fervently praying that if International Adoption is the right path for us that the Lord would make a way for us financially without having to go into debt which we DO NOT want to do. The next day (I kid you not) the Lord opened a door for me to be able to care for Mike's little 12 week old cousin 3 days a week for a few months. This is an answer to prayer because I'll be able to earn a little income and still stay at home with Noah. Not to mention being able to watch this precious little boy grow. Stay tuned to pictures of the sweet little boy Connor!
Also, family has given us scrap jewelry, lots and lots of change, stuff to sell on ebay and other gifts some they are even making for us to try and sell. We are so blessed already!! Thank you to you all who are helping to bring a little girl into our family. We are also planning a yard sale in April to benefit the adoption.
**One thing you can be in prayer about: As of right now, the rumor is the country we want to adopt from is not accepting Dossiers for family wanting to adopt children 2 and under. Please pray that the Lord will make clear our path for us to keep pursuing this country or turn elsewhere.