Saturday, December 29, 2007

Can't let the day get by

Without telling the man of my dreams that he's Amazing!!!!
Happy 17th Anniversary
to the most wonderful man a girl could ask for!
You are all that ~ and then some......in fact, a whole lotta some!!
Honored to share your last name.........
Blessed to have you in my life........
In awe of the father that you are to our peanuts....
Humbled by the Godly man that you are......
Completely in love with you after all these years.....
I. love. you.
xoxoxo

Friday, December 28, 2007

Maybe a bit late......

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thank you Lord

A couple of very cool things;
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First, I found this amazing site called, Superkids. They are a nonprofit organization that sends pediatric therapists (physical, occupational, speech, and play) to orphanages around the world.
In October, they were in Ellie's orphanage, and on a whim I decided to email them and sent pictures.
Here was the reply from Janet, the founder of this beautiful organization:
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I absolutely recognize your daughter!
The first time I met her, she was in a playroom. She was smiling and very inquisitive. I think I must have looked funny to her. She is VERY SWEET and seems VERY HAPPY. She was noticeably the most active child in her group. She was walking all over the place and trotting back and forth between her caregiver and me. She seemed sociable and friendly. She was bright and alert - and sooooo beautiful.
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Wow. Wow. Wow.
We all yelled out together " she can WALK!!" - as her (limited) records were not very clear.
Indeed, I think our family's Christmas was just made perfect by this little email.
Thank you sweet Jesus.
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AND:
We received our PA today - which is just a pre-approval before the approval.....
I kind of selfishly wished we could have been able to skip over that and go
straight to the approval.
But this is how things are done, and it's did and done!!!
whatever that meant!
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Blessings, blessings and more blessings to you !
xoxoxo

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm so NOT a poet.......


Twas the night before Christmas
and as I sat thinking of things I hold dear,
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.
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*****
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!
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Amy In Oregon, your truly such a blessing,
You have been my everything in this adoption journey, I’m never left guessing!
Rachelle, your beautiful, honest and have taught me much,
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.
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Emom, your wisdom, your words hold truth that none can deny,
To God be the Glory comes from your blog; His name be praised on High!
Daleea, oh my goodness girl, precious is what oozes out of you,
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!
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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!!
And all of those precious bloggers, when hearing our news, Oh my!
Rejoiced with us, praising the One Most High
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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.
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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!!!!!!!!!!
and for that I am EXCITED !!
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Like I said- hey, I even warned you, I am not a poet.
Not even a little!!
Precious Blessings to you all~
Have a wonderful, Christ filled, Christmas!
Lots of love from Oregon.
xoxoxo

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Waiting...........

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Remember my 'bookcase' post?


My God never ceases to AMAZE me.
He cares about all details, big and small.
Here is just one of them; He provided us with a bookcase that I've been obsessing wanting for my boy's room.
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!
As for me, being tool/measurement/all the above 'challenged'- I am q-u-i-t-e amazed here, to say the least.
It's beautiful - the picture doesn't do it justice.
Want another story? Wanna hear what else He's doing?
I'm going to tell you anyway
We have been needing a new laptop battery for our trip to China. We've been pricing them - but I'm sure as you know, they're not cheap!
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.
In Awe ~ Kristy
xoxo

Monday, December 03, 2007

Just a quick post!
Sorry for not keeping up - we still have not heard much of anything.
Waiting.
Waiting.
Waiting.
I'm real good at it.
**smiles**
We celebrated Miss Ellie Grace's 2nd birthday on Friday with a few little friends in jammies!

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

So many blessings....


In so many ways.


We set up Ellie Grace's crib this past weekend.
Now it all seems so real!





We used all of my daughters bedding from when she was a baby (12 years ago!), even all the pictures. To me, God provided all of this - who would of known that I would of pulled all this out 12 years later for a new little peanut? I'm amazed; we don't have the extra $$ (cause we're in the middle of an adoption folks !!) for me to be running out and purchasing all new stuff, and yet God graciously is allowing me to have a beautiful room for this child........all without spending a dime!





We've had so many big and little blessings come our way - friends helping us out financially, my husband getting an unexpected bonus at work, hearing my children pray for their new sister every day, even PRECIOUS dresses from a sweet friend:




Can you say YUMMY ?????

I have much to be thankful for.......
Have a blessed, wonderful Thanksgiving.
Much love xoxo

Tuesday, November 13, 2007






I feel like I should post something, but not a whole lot comes to mind!


Of course, we are still over the moon with our sweet Ellie Grace - it's all we talk about now, China and Ellie!

All the necessary paperwork is in China, and we are in the wait process once again - it's all good.
shhhhh - there has been talk that we might go before the end of the year !
PRAY !!!!
I'm using this time to nest.
Seriously.
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.

Yea, a bookcase.
How dumb is this?
I NEED one though! I'm re-organizing my boy's room and darn it, I tell ya, a bookcase will just make my life right.
ohhhh, this girl is losing it !
I sit here and think, I can't go to China until I get all this stuff done and find this GOOFY bookcase - I've lived on Craig*list lately, trying to find THE right one.....

oh my.
SEE? Now that I've given you a little glimpse into my strange life, am I not crazy ??
Will you still be my friend??
B..u..t..,
God is good. He's right here, the whole time, comforting, giving me peace. Really !!!
Thanks Lord.
Amazing.
I have the most incredible friends that God has given me. They are right here for me, offering to do what-anything-ever they can!!!!
One friend, came over last week and cleaned my bathrooms.
YOU GUYS ! She cleaned my bathrooms, ~just because she's precious and can read her dear friends heart. Wow.
Little things like that, I'm so blessed. Friendships are beautiful, aren't they?

Ooo.
I want to give a love to my MAN; who I know reads this !
Have I told you lately how incredible you are?
Well, you are.
I love you.
Okay, that's all. But actually it's a LOT !!
;o)

Have a blessed day guys!
xoxoxo




Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I am still on a cloud.

Last week I couldn't do much of anything, we hardly even homeschooled - I felt like I was bumping into walls! who knows, maybe I was!!

Here. Lets take another look at that adorable little face:




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***

xoxoxoxo

Friday, November 02, 2007

In Awe, Overwhelmed, Speechless, OHMY !!

I'm just going to do this, cause I can't wait any longer!!!!
Miss Ellie Grace
Our little peanut !
She was born on November 30, 2005
Currently she is in the SWI in Shanghai.
I've yet to figure out what Province she's from.
We are BEYOND excited. I've been in a daze - it all came so unexpected.
SO MANY PRAYER REQUESTS, you guys!!!!!
For travel, for finances, for the kids that are staying home, for the surgery that she'll need, that she even LIKES us !!!!!
AHHHH!
God is good.
So good.
I can see His hand in this every-step-of-the-way.
The 3 years it took to get to this point. The 15+ months we've been on the waiting child list......
I'm doing good, really. I just cry at anything now - I am so grateful.
Thankful.
In awe.
Amazed.
Blessed.
We have a little peanut in China waiting for us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I turn 36 TOMORROW - who could ask for a better gift ??!!!
Can ya hear me singing His praises??!!
Love to you all
xoxoxo

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Un-speak-able-joy-in-HIM


We have a daughter.








More to come.....I Promise !!!!!!!!!!
I don't mean to keep doing this, I'll post more when I'm allowed to! Agency stuff.......
*****hugs*****





Tuesday, October 30, 2007

No, I'm not dying!

....my life is about to change. Forever.

More to come..........

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hey, guess what?


I did something that I had been putting off for far too long.........


I mended a relationship.

I made the first move, contacted this person and made.things.right.

The few hours before we were to get together; I kept praying: "not in my strength, Lord, not in my strength". I wasn't nervous - actually I was anxious. Anxious to fix this, to lay it all out.....

Praise God.

He makes all things new. Doesn't mean things might ever be the same again, in fact this person and I agreed to disagree. And thats okay.

You know what I feel now?

Huge weight lifted off the 'ol shoulders.
Free.
Peace.
Can I just encourage you all - don't put it off ANY LONGER.
You know.
You know what needs to be fixed.
Make the first move and be the one to come forward.
Doesn't mean you have to see eye to eye.....
But to clear the air.......it feels so AMAZING!!
God is so good.
So good.
xoxoxo
And to that special person; hugs to you.
You know who you are.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

It's so sweet to come home to..


.....this.





Oh yea, I want to leave you with one of our favorite views of Wisconsin....


I know. Not all that exciting.
But I LOVE it.
Blessings ~

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Wisconsin....

Well, here we are in beautiful Wisconsin!
You'd think I was in paradise, because thats what I feel like - my mornings are spent doing whatever I please -
the man has class every morning, so I get up when I want, enjoy breakfast when I want to, workout for as long as I want to, read, read and read some more......

Bliss.
It doesn't take much to please me.
Or my man, read on-

we found out that Wisconsin is home to one of the very few ( okay, maybe there's more than a few!) "Cabela's" stores. For those of you who don't know; Cabela's is a outdoor, hunting, fishing, etc. (actually, much more 'etc' !!) catalog for those who enjoy everything outdoors.



We are huge fans.
Who have only ever shopped by catalog.
You think my man had won the lottery when he found out it was only 20 miles from our hotel.............he was a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e.

We spent 3 hours in this place.








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!!

xoxo

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Can you say Fon du Lac?


That's where the man and I will be spending all of next week.
Yup.
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Ever heard of it?
Work is sending him there, and I get to go with him!
I am actually so very excited to get to spend a week alone with that handsome man of mine, it doesn't matter to me where we go!!
I'm bringing my laptop, a few good books..........it sounds so wonderful! (I will miss my babies like crazy though)
Except that I made the mistake of having some dental work done this week that I had been putting off - yikes.
Just a cracked filling - but fer' goodness sakes, my head won't stop pounding!
I have to go in one more time on Thursday, which I'm dreading..........I'm just praying that by the time I step on that plane, I'll be feeling much better.
Since Lori asked, I wanted to mention that there not much news on the adoption front for us.
We are still in the waiting-trusting-waiting-more waiting......stage.
It's ALL good.
God so knows what He's doing, and I am sooooo good with that!
Believe me, when we find out anything, you all will be the first (or second!) to know!!!!
Blessings ~

Friday, September 21, 2007

This might seem like a silly post, but.......

Have you ever looked out your windows?

I know.....DUH!



For some reason this morning - I was in awe, looking outside. It probably helps that it was a BEAUTIFUL Fall morning here in Oregon. Look how the sun is just hitting the trees.
But, to really look. To realize all that we have been blessed with. To gaze at God's amazing creation.

Whoa.



You don't have to go very far to see all thats around you - how very rich you really are, do you?
Just look.


I LOVE the sunlight in this one.
Have a blessed weekend !
xoxo

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Hey all.
Life is good.
We're back into the full swing of homeschooling, and enjoying every minute of it! Lots going on, exciting things that God is doing - teaching me, growing me, letting me see how incredible He really is......
This post is just to touch base with all of you - know that, for some reason, I've been praying for each of you. I have even been awakened in the middle of the night to do so.
Amazing.
Don't even 'know' you (IRL) - and yet at times I think of your names specifically, and pray.
Anyhow -
if you have a minute, would you go visit these folks?
Read what they're going through, leave a comment, or just pray for them.
Here is the link.
Giving Praise to His Name,
Kristy

Friday, September 14, 2007

Vacation pics...

So here's what Crater Lake looked like when we first got there.
Cold.
Rain/snow mix.
Miserable!
For those of you that don't know; Crater Lake is an ancient volcano that when it erupted
(???many years ago) it actually caved in on itself and formed this GIANT crater.
It is breathtakingly beautiful.
But, when we got there, you couldn't see it at ALL.
**side note: this has happened to me more than once! I got to go see Niagara Falls once when I was 12 and when we got there it was all fogged in.
Couldn't see a stinkin thing!
Anyhow, here is us 'enjoying' the sites........


Yikes.

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:


Yup. Serious. I actually cried. Absolutely breathtaking. When we drove back up from checking out the other things this is what we saw. The water is THAT blue.


Dude. You just can't stop staring at it......amazing creation.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

We're back........
after 870 miles of driving around Oregon for the past week, it's so good to be home.
But I'd turn right around and do it again tomorrow if I could.
We had an amazing time.
From the mountains to the coast, marveling in God's creation - getting to spend all that time together as family.........does it get much better than that?


I'll be back soon with more pics
**Amy W. - we soooo enjoyed your family, thank you for having us. You guys are truly amazing. After we left the man says "oh man, we didn't take any pictures with them"!
(cause you know they would of been blog material!)
My family has not stopped talking about your family.
We love you guys!
Thanks again.
**hugs**
Your picture inspired me to do this one!!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Crater Lake


Here's where we'll be spending all of next week.......
(ahh yes, one of the many perks of homeschooling; we get to go opposite of all the crowds!)
Have a wonderful weekend all !

Friday, August 24, 2007

Feelin' the love


Can you believe it?

I tell ya; I'm not even around these days and yet my wonderful bloggin buddies are just throwin' the love right at me!

The beautiful Robin who is the coolest EVAH ( I just wanted to type it, Robin!)

awarded me this:



Thank you so much my friend! You know I think your the best.

xoxo

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!

Even though both these gals aren't 'around' much in the bloggin world, I love them both dearly- so big smooches to Rachelle and Stephanie - two amazing adoptive mama's that I think the world of!

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!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

They grow so stinkin fast !


Oh....it's that time again; another birthday in our household!
Our little man turns 4 today.
He woke up this morning and said "I'm bigger today, mom"!
Yummy.
Here he is with his little buddy "Hogan".
Happy 4th Birthday Sweet Boy !!!!
Sorry I've been a lump about posting lately, just can't get into it yet - once Fall rolls around, I'll be back !!
Love to you all.
xoxo

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Life

It has been quite awhile since I've been able, or have even wanted, to post!
Summer has been so very full (as in fulfilling) of my family, the last thing I've wanted to do is sit in front of my computer.
Life has been good !
~~~~~
Yesterday, we spent the day in the ER with our 9yr old son. He's been having different 'concerns' over the last month, but after many tests (and still not a whole lot of answers) we think we might be onto something - we'll see how treatment goes!
Poor kid is supposed to head off to cubscout camp tomorrow, and the momma in me is screaming " NO WAY!!!" But, the daddy is assuring me he'll be just fine!
I'm so thankful for my man; if it wasn't for him our son wouldn't be able to : drive a tractor
(still gives my heart failure) , operate a weed-eater (he could slice his LEG open for goodness sake!) shoot a BB gun (AAAHH!!) or do all the many other things that dads train up their sons in.
If I had my way, he'd be wrapped up in pillows, hobbling through the house (well, no....I wouldn't THINK to let him go outside!!!)
Kidding.
(not really)
You see, what this girl does is she places her trust in her Heavenly Father.
If my man says "no Kristy, "9 year old son " is gonna be fine..."
I say alright.
Okay.
It's all good.
I still have my motherly instinct going on here, folks. I still have my say.
But see, my man may know a little more in the 'boyhood' dept. because guess what?
He was one!
Was?
KIDDING.
When I trust what my man says, I in turn, am trusting God. He put my man in charge for a reason. Even if my man makes the wrong call (and I refrain from singing "I told ya so!")
it's that my trust is in God, and God being the ever so cool God that He is, put that handsome dude of mine in charge - DOESN'T mean that I don't have my say.
So if your about to leave a comment about 'our motherly rights.......' RE-READ this post, okay -or at least read the last 8 words of the sentence above this one.
Okay.
What else?
Oh I know:
Do you savor life?
Do you drink in things?
The birds.
The green grass.
The flowers outside.
The sounds around you.
The way the sun rises and shines on everything.
Friendships.
Your children.
Your absolutely scrumptious, God given, husband that you can't get enough of........oops.
Need to get ahold of myself here, sorry about that!
Not really.
Okay. I'm finished rambling here! Your all saying, "thank goodness".
HEY.
Enjoy today.
Savor moments.
Give praise to Jesus Christ.
Have a WONDERFUL day, guys!
xoxoxo

Friday, July 20, 2007

That's My King

Every time I watch this I want to stand up and shout AMEN!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Girlfriends

Don't ya just love Summer ??
(mine's in the blue)


( yes, I still claim the one in the blue! )

Sunday, July 08, 2007

12 years ago today...

...we were blessed with our first born !

Happy Birthday, to my dear sweet, crazy-funny daughter !!!

We LOVE you !

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Lots of cuteness

Oh my goodness gracious!
Is this not the cutest little peanut ever ??
ooOo, I just want to squeeze those little cheeks......
This is Miss Abby, (whom I introduced on my blog awhile ago) who came home from China last November. I cannot believe how much she's grown!!!!
Look at this! Do ya think she's up to something??

Okay, I must tell you all about her mom; my wonderful friend, Amy.
Amy, who won't own a blog, the stinker is one of the most amazing people you could ever meet. Really.
She has held my hand throughout this entire adoption. I would be LOST without her.
Again, really.
Thank you sweet friend of mine. Just knowing that your praying for us, means more to me than you'll ever know.
I am overjoyed looking at your daughters precious little face....
Love you bunches.

So, since this is my blog (and Amy, you don't have one)
I am going to be the nerd that I am, and create my OWN award to give out: the cool person award!
Amy, YOU are the first recipient.
You will probably be the envy of all - but my friend, you deserve it.
Look at all the hard work I put into that.
Coming from someone who has yet to get a cool header thingy on her blog.......someday.
Hey guys ~ Have a WONDERFUL, enjoy the sun, love on your family, God Blessed weekend !!!!!!!!!
**hugs**

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's July already????


..........................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!
I'll be back with more from our trip up North.....
Have a great day guys !!
xoxoxo

Monday, June 25, 2007

Can I give it to everyone?

My first award!


Dear Sweet, Cute Kim in Canada honored me with this - and I am so honored!!

Please follow these rules. I am allowed to choose five (and only 5) who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted me in some way, and have been a Godly example to me. Five bloggers who when I reflect on them I get a sense of pride and joy… of knowing them and being blessed by them.
How hard is THAT?? Every single one of you have encouraged, impacted and been an amazing Godly example to me!!
Every. Single. One.
But, I must go by the rules and choose only 5..........
Ugh.
Here goes;
Kim : Whom I must nominate back! This precious girl share's her heart completely in her posts. Her fears, struggles and joys. (not to mention her precious example of living life as a step-mom)
I haven't known her for very long, but I too feel that this is a friendship that not only is fast forming - but one I deeply cherish! Oh, just click over to her blog and when you see her cute face smiling back at you; you 'll fall in love with her as did I !!!
Robin
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!
I hug my babies a little tighter- appreciate my dad's life while he was here on earth ,a little more- and so much more.....all because of my Robin. hee hee
There's just something about this girl (notice how I keep using the word 'girl'?)
We don't know each other that well, but I'm drawn to her blog.
Whether it's her cute smile, her cute- cute- CUTE kids, or her cute words......that's really how I would describe her!
Her faith and love for our Heavenly Father shows clearly in her writing.
She's one Godly gal in my book.
This girl, I believe, was my very first blogger Buddie friend. She has a special place in my heart......awwwww!!
A adoptive mom, who's been there and back; I have learned SO MUCH from her. She has shown incredible strength and faith - when times were extremely rough. Most would not have come through shining, as she clearly has.
God Bless you adorable heart Amy - I luv ya!
Oh, this is not fair. I have to choose only ONE more - how is that possible??? **sigh ** I must. So my final choice is:
When I'm a grandma - I wanna look as good as this girl !!
Lori's wisdom, her faith, everything about her radiates Jesus Christ.
Going through huge changes in her life right now, she keeps perspective.
Always giving God credit.
You amaze me Lori, and thank you for being the example that you are!!
I feel terrible though, you guys; being on vacation - I don't have much time to blog - but I REALLY wanted to get this one out there and done, so that I could honor my buddies! I could have, and maybe should have, gone on and on about each one of you. I'm sorry for making these all so short about each of you, but please know that you all totally and completely ROCK in my book! (that goes for all my awesome buddies that I didn't get to mention or nominate!)
Love to you all (from Seattle!!) ~