Thursday, November 30, 2006

So hows it going with you?



We are doing well.

Legos are the thing in our home. My kids will spend hours ( yes, hours ) making Lego creations. They crack me up because they always end up building houses, or neighborhoods. Always. It doesn't matter if we get them some cool creation like the coast guard station, or a car......they build it once and then it becomes a home or a village!
This was my sons version of the Nativity - notice baby Jesus' little head sticking up in the back........



I thought I'd show off this picture too! My husband was chosen to be on a special team through his work (I'll leave the details to another time) let's just say it was a pretty big deal. The kids wanted to email him this picture....

Their daddy is #1 in their book! And mine too, of course - those of you that know me know that full well!!
I am his number ONE fan. I will cheer that guy on till the day I am no longer able to.......and you know what? It makes all the difference in the world! He knows I think he rocks. It does something for your heart when you lift others up - it doesn't matter what I get in return.
I am fulfilled.
Content.
And one happy girl here folks !

All is well.

Hey ! Drop me a comment if your stopping by to check out the blog; I'm noticing that I'm getting a few ( I humbly say " a few " !!) visits on here daily. I would LOVE to ' meet' you!
**Blessings**

Monday, November 27, 2006

Yea baby


LET IT SNOW

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Now that we're into the holiday season ( I was in Walmart today and was hearing Christmas music ) I want to share something that is my heart.
Okay, just a second here ! My comment about the Christmas music above - I love it ! You can never start playing it too early as far as I'm concerned- so leave me out of the peoplewhohateChristmasmusic club !!!!

As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving; can I ask you this question - are you truly thankful? Are you a grateful person?
It wasn't too long ago that I was a person who was not. I felt I was owed - I deserved - I wanted and it still wasn't good enough.
Folks - I have learned true contentment, and with that comes true joy.
"Goody for you", you say? How sad. There is so much more, and it's an amazing free gift!
It's a choice I have made, not at all by my own will - only be the grace of God.
My past is not picture perfect, but it doesn't define who I am today! I think that's the problem sometimes; we stay " stuck " in our past.
You don't have to.
I have this outward focus in life. Whether that be my husband, my children, my friendships, my neighbors, the lady at the grocery store...............
I have this personal little thing that I do now; I make it my goal to smile at everyone. I'm serious, if I don't know you - even better.
It's the simplest and littlest of things we do, that can make such a huge difference in our lives. My faith and trust in my Lord and Savior is reason enough to smile, and it's because of Him that I am who I am today!
When the focus isn't on myself anymore, and it's out there - well, the results and benefits are numerous.

So as you think about Thanksgiving - I would encourage you to really ponder what true thankfulness ( gratefulness, contentment ) really is all about !

Blessings and
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No she's not ours...


Nope, we're not quite there yet !
But, Ooooooh my goodness, Miss Abby, you are about the most sweetest thing ever! Yesterday we went over to visit Abby ( oh yea, and her family ;o) and had the most pleasant time. I am so blessed to have this family in my life. I'm serious. I would be wandering around blindly in the adoption world if it were not for them! I am blessed to have a BTDT family just 15 minutes away to call upon !!
Okay - so Abby; I cannot begin to describe this little pumpkin. I'll steal A.'s words in saying she's a wonder ! Miss personality! It's like she's been with them all along.
It was so adorable; my man ( have I mentioned lately that he's the man?) had questions last night like " does she play?" or
"was she clingy to her mom the whole time?" - as we truly have no idea what to expect - I told him absolutely not ! She is the happiest, most adjusted baby ! God is so cool !

I don't remember where I found this ( if I stole it from your blog, my apologies) but I love it:


Natural child: any child who is not artificial.
Real parent: any parent who is not imaginary.
Your own child: any child who is not someone else's child.
Adopted child: a natural child, with a real parent, who is all my own.

Blessings.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This Book has it all

Okay Steph ~ this is for you (and me too !! )...you know I'm praying!

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior."
2 Samuel 2-3

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6


"Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart." Colossians 3:15


Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn…Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:3-7

I'll tell you folks - this Book was not written to be collecting dust somewhere in our homes, it has answers baby !! ( and a whole lot more !)
Yup - it's the BIBLE !

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Happy and Content


Thank you to sweet Amy in Germany; because of your suggestion, it got me to figure this out.....believe it or not - ALL ON MY OWN !!!

(even though I didn't go beta )

All is well.

Hey ! Check out her blog ~ www.catching-butterflies.blogspot.com it's one of my favorites ! (okay, now Amy you can tell me how to do the cool link thing where all they would of had to done is click " here" -instead of me typing our your address....) some day I'll figure it out.....!!

Ugh !


AAAAaaa!!! Someone help!!!


I cannot figure this out and I'm such a blogger dork, that I probably never will on my own!!! Question: what is up with my "links" ?????
Go over and set your mouse on one of them.......go on, do it. Now look down at your browser address thingy at the bottom and look what it does. Why does it have my address on there first and then the link address?????????
I have tried to re-post my links in the .....you know where I'm talking about - SEE??? Look at what a blogger dork I am; I can't even remember where I posted them......!!!!!!!
Okay, one of you out there just has to help me !

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It doesn't seem real

We had the most exciting morning today !


We got up early and rushed to the airport to meet the new addition to our dear friends family ~




Miss Abby, you are about the sweetest and cutest thing ever! Just precious.......!! This was the only picture that I was able to catch of her ( my other one's had people in the way !) In this picture my friend and I are about to hug for the first time, and then what the camera (thankfully) doesn't show it that we both burst into tears!!! Meanwhile, Abby still being as cute as ever. Even as the flight attendants got off, they were telling us how sweet she was before we even had the chance to meet her !

Another cool thing to this story is that my cute friend ( sorry about your head being cut off, A. !!) is celebrating her BIRTHDAY today as well ! Happy, happy Birthday xoxo !!

It is so hard to believe that this will be us soon???!!! It still doesn't seem real !

Well, I just want to say - God Bless this precious family - and I hope you all get some sleep tonight!! (also A. : I love , I mean LOVE your mom and dad ! They are sooo very sweet)

Marveling in His grace ~ K. **smiling**

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Big " 35"


My sister-in-law told me I can now officially say I'm in my mid-thirties. I turned 35 last week, and I think it was one of the most meaningful birthdays yet ! So many little " China " surprises!
My other sister-in-law had this bracelet made for me. She told the person who makes these she wanted one with a locket so that I could have a little prayer tucked inside for Ellie.
When I opened the box, there was a little bracelet inside for Ellie !!!!! What is so sweet is that my SIL didn't even know that Janel ( bracelet lady!) had added Ellie's bracelet. ***smiles***

ugh - I have GOT to fix the date on our camera - it's not June 6 folks !!!

Thanks Lord, for such a wonderful birthday - and for such wonderful people that you have placed in my life! ( even the ones Lord, that live in Alabama and I, on purpose, didn't let on that I had a birthday...tee hee !! ) Love you my sweet friend !!!!