Thursday, June 15, 2006

Oh so sweet

My dear friend had her baby girl on Tuesday. She is oh so precious! Just yummy!
Walking into this particular hospital was a trip for me; it's where I had all 3 of my kids and I haven't been back there since. I had a quiet moment to myself, and hear the quietness of the room ( yes!) and even the smells.....it was just weird. I'm kinda like that anyway; smells, sounds anything can bring me right back to a moment - and then to see that baby, oh my ! BUT- it's all good; I want more kids, I just don't want to birth them!! Thank you Jesus, for this adoption !! ;o)
So I'm singing for the dedication at a church for this little one, I-am-not-gonna-make-it !! Ahh!Whenever I practice it I turn into mush.
**** HEY !! ****
Big news here : I can't believe I haven't said anything- we're pretty sure we have a name for our daughter......well at least a first name: Hannah.
Now we've been told that this is one of the most used names in the adoption world, but do I care? We actually couldn't decide when we named Haylie if she would be a Hannah or not. So we had always said if we had another girl we thought it would be cute to have a Haylie and a Hannah !
Knowing us tho' we'll probably end up changing it a few times !!




Friday, June 09, 2006

Been sick lately?


I mean sick? I am just now recovering from strep-throat......STREP-THROAT !! I haven't had that since I was 10 !! My word. Let me tell you - it knocked me on my butt-ums !

Thank goodness for my kids and husband, they took such good care of me ! My doctor gave me this awesome 1 dose antibiotic - that rocked ! It stays in your system for 10 days, and you only have to take it once. Thank you Dr. Blome, your the best !

So the picture doesn't go at all with my post - but it is cool isn't it? Well, I guess it would be cool to you if you like plants. Speaking of plants, we need some sunny weather here in Oregon so I can get out in my yard- I'm having withdrawals.

On the adoption front, nothing is new. Everything is done on our part, so now we just wait on China. I can't even make a guess as to when we will get her picture ( we haven't even named our little peanut yet !) it's all good tho'. Lots ( and lot's and lot's) of well meaning people ask everyday how the adoption is going. I don't let it get to me; their hearts mean well, and they're just curious for us. Besides, I love talking about it even though we haven't a clue as to when well get her !

Life is wonderful, I'm getting better, I'm so in love with my Man, and my kids are healthy (pray that they don't get strep !). I'm an "up" person, can't ya tell ? I have a joy that I can't contain - and I don't want to! I serve a pretty amazing God- wanna talk about Him? Drop me a line !

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Getting it

Our pastor talked about money this weekend during his message ~ he explained that it's not ours to begin with, it belongs to God. We're just his managers. There's true joy when we can truly get that. That we're not out there trying to impress people we don't know with all the "stuff" that we think we need to have. But it can be so hard, you know? We all want it, we've all got to have it. When I focus on eternal value - then the "stuff" doesn't seem so important anymore. It's learning true contentment and joy, no matter where we're at in life. I don't live in a huge fancy home, but I love it just the same, and wouldn't trade it for anything !!
I am blessed.
Have I mentioned that before? ;o)

So the kids only have 1 more day of school ( the date of this blog is wrong - I'm typing this on the 6th) and then we officially become a homeschooling family.....woo hoo! Even as I type that I'm secretly freakin out! I know it's what we're meant to do, I know that this has been put on my heart, I know it's best for our family...........okay Lord, I know , I know - it's remembering that whole trust issue !!!

As I take another sip ( chug ) of coffee and marvel at God's grace and goodness - here's to another great day !