Saturday, December 29, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 4:11 PM
Friday, December 28, 2007
but worth the read.........
1 Corinthians 13---Christmas Version
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen,baking dozens of Christmas cookies,preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.
If I work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity; but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love does not envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return; but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust; but giving the gift of love will endure.
---Sharon Jaynes, Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas
Posted by Kristy at 3:46 PM
Friday, December 21, 2007
I absolutely recognize your daughter!
Wow. Wow. Wow.
But this is how things are done, and it's did and done!!!
Posted by Kristy at 2:19 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I thought of all the blessings over this past wonderful year.
My children, my husband, the joy of being his wife
There is no way to express the fullness of my life.
In awe, I thought of all the precious bloggers that have become so dear,
Some of them far and yet in my heart, near.
Kimmy, with her sweet, sweet beautiful smile,
I love her dearly, even though I haven’t “talked” to her in awhile!
Steph, who should be my sister - I wish it could be so,
But then I'd want to be at her house everyday, and what a distance I’d have to go!
You have been my everything in this adoption journey, I’m never left guessing!
We share names of daughters and husbands and such.
Robin, you amazing wonderful talented gal who makes poetry look slick,
I hope my attempt doesn’t make you sick.
To God be the Glory comes from your blog; His name be praised on High!
Your blog is a treat, it’s a daily visit I must always do!
Lori, oh Lori, why can’t we be neighbors sitting on your porch swing,
Perhaps when we get to Heaven, I’ll ask for that one little thing!
Steffie, your adorable funny and sweet,
Your tribe make us laugh and smile, they really are a treat!
Amy in Germany, so beautiful, orphans are truly your heart,
You’ve been my first bloggy friend, right from the start!
When “what? What has happened? Whats that, that you say??”A precious little blessing from Shanghai is coming to stay??!!!
The shock, the excitement, the tears and the Joy
It’s finally happening, it’s a girl not a boy!!
Rejoiced with us, praising the One Most High
I have been so blessed by so many, so many you see,
The Walkers, Becky, The Oatsvalls, Amy, Mom of 5 and Elizabeth (whos going before me!)
There’s also a special lady, whom I’m going to call
Laurie in Ca., your words to those hurting, comfort all.
Sweet Jesus in Heaven, I don’t deserve all that You do.
You’ve given me life, to the fullest, I shall never be blue!
So as I close my hokey, but heartfelt little rendition…
Guess what, we just paid off my Ford Expedition!!!!!!!!!!
Precious Blessings to you all~
Posted by Kristy at 2:22 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
My beautiful friend Kristi cool name, huh? was over here and as she's listening to my story about looking for one, she turns to me and says " I have one just sitting in my garage!"
Okay, not only that; but she built the thing herself!
It's beautiful - the picture doesn't do it justice.
So one one day last week I get this email from another precious friend (who has no idea) asking us if we want a battery.
Their laptop completely died on them, and they are going to go purchase a new computer- but, she had just bought a new battery two months ago - so she was wondering if we wanted it.......................He cares about all details. All of them.
Posted by Kristy at 6:18 AM
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sorry for not keeping up - we still have not heard much of anything.
I'm real good at it.
Okay, so don't look to closely at the cake - I ran out of frosting.
Kinda weird celebrating your daughters birthday while she's still in China. We're here, she's over there.........we.want.her.home!!
I know Lord, soon.
Then, a sweet wonderful surprise; Rachelle sent these for our Ellie (she has a Ellie Grace too!)
Thank you so much my dear friend !
My kids have already started watching them, and are practicing their sign language.
Very cool !
Have a great week guys, keep praying for us!!!!
Blessings ~ xoxo
Posted by Kristy at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Now it all seems so real!
Can you say YUMMY ?????
I have much to be thankful for.......
Have a blessed, wonderful Thanksgiving.
Much love xoxo
Posted by Kristy at 10:09 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
All the necessary paperwork is in China, and we are in the wait process once again - it's all good.
Someone said to me, 'your in your 7th month right now' - I have this urgency to get things done !!!!!!!
Kinda crazy. Organizing everything, going through EVERYTHING. Getting hung up on silly things; I've been obsessed lately with getting a bookcase.
Posted by Kristy at 6:06 AM
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
These pictures are so sad ! They're not the greatest quality, are they?
At this point, we're just at the waiting stage (once again!) to find out when we can travel to get her. Our agency seems to think it will be quick. We'll see. The thought did occur to us that we might possibly be gone over Christmas, again; we'll see what happens!
While we were reviewing her referral; we were faced with some scary "issues" that she may of had - does that make sense? Anyhow, God not only took those away, He took them completely away. It was truly amazing. We were told by different doctors "NO,she does NOT have this, or NO, she does NOT have that. Syndrome's that I had never even heard of before that either China had diagnosed her with, or a doctor was mistaken about.
Amy in Germany: your post on Hep B was so incredibly timely for us, I learned a lot from you - we thought that was an issue that we had to face, only to find out I read the results wrong.
All this babbling on to say; God did something amazing in this girls heart. Our little peanut has webbed fingers and toes (all of them). I wasn't going to share that, but I mean, once you see the pictures of all of us when we're in China, you would definitely know anyway!
So, at first I was........not sure how to explain it. Concerned? Apprehensive? I don't know. Something. But, then all these other things started creeping in, different needs that we were not prepared for at all. But you know what? During all that, the needs that she did have became like nothing to us. Now I've probably lost everyone.......I'm sorry if I'm all over the place. What I'm trying to say is: I was once scarred of the little things that she had to face, but in light of the bigger issues she could of faced, I had incredible peace. Peace about it all.
Oh man. I just reread all that. If your still reading - sorry!
All that to say; God, you are so truly amazing.
Thank you so much.
I am so blessed.
Blessed by this little peanut, who I stare at all the time.
Blessed by all the AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, WONDERFUL people whom I have "met" because of this adoption.....
you know who you all are!
***big happy content sigh here***
Posted by Kristy at 6:42 PM
Friday, November 02, 2007
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Thursday, November 01, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 7:54 PM
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Hey, like I said; I'm easy to please - and seeing my man get all excited over his dream store was worth every minute of those 3 hours !
Plus, I did buy some cool stuff !!
Blessings to you all ~ and to everyone back home; we love and miss you!!
Posted by Kristy at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 7:21 AM
Friday, September 14, 2007
We drove around for a bit and visited the indoor center, and learned a whole bunch of cool stuff. The whole time, our kids kept praying that it would clear up a bit, for us to at least see the water at the bottom of the rim.....
Check out how cool God is:
Dude. You just can't stop staring at it......amazing creation.
Posted by Kristy at 2:12 PM
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 1:31 PM
Friday, August 31, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thank you so much my friend! You know I think your the best.
So here are the rules;
"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award."
Wow! So, here is whom I wish to send this on to;
Emom - I had to go and peek over at your blog, and imagine my surprise to see that you've never been awarded this! The word nice totally spells out your name.*hugs*
Daleea - another sweetie who I can't say enough about! Beautiful gal, beautiful kids, amazing blog!
Kim - do you ever have someone you just want to give a big 'ol hug to? Well, Kim's right on top of that list for me! The word 'nice' doesn't do her justice......precious is more like it!
Another deserving, 'nice', gal is Lynn Marie's mama (soon !!) Someone who never fails to pray and lift others up.
And lastly, I am going to award this back to my Robin - because 'nice',to me, is what she's all about. Love ya girl!
Pass it on ladies!
Posted by Kristy at 9:21 PM
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 8:07 PM
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
..........................been so busy, I tell ya; 'summer bloggin' (as coined by Robin) is much harder to do! But - life is good, Seattle was AWESOME, and I even have some cute wedding pictures to show ya.
All that I have time for right now, is just a few of the wedding......my BEAUTIFUL niece got married last week, and my oldest peep was a junior bridesmaid (she's the shortest one in the group!! besides the ring bearer ! )
~~~ me and my peep ~~~
Oops! Gotta fix that red-eye!
Posted by Kristy at 8:00 AM
Monday, June 25, 2007
Where to even start with this girl ?? Robin has taught me much about myself, and at the same time - cause's me to laugh out loud in front of my computer!
Posted by Kristy at 10:45 AM