Monday, January 29, 2007

Wanna hear how cool God is ??

He amazes me again and again!

As I have mentioned, we are in the process of renewing our documents for this adoption - which I have to say has not excited me in the least. But after yesterday, I know it's going to be okay.
We had an appointment with a social worker who is a new gal to our agency and for some reason I was freaked out about that. Now don't ask me why, just some weird thing on my part. I guess part of it was that I liked our original sw - she was the best! When she would do her home visits, she once brought over her chinese daughter to play with our kids. We all just loved her.

So yesterday, I'm all dreading everything - and maybe even having my own little pity thing going on because we have to go through all this again - I'm getting to something here, just hang on....
In church, we had a small prayer time and so I asked for prayer - the pastor jokingly replies that everyone needs to show up to our house at the same time as the sw in their underwear.
Anyway - the most precious man ( a good friend of ours too ) prayed for our family. I won't type it out here word for word, lets just say I was humbled.
We get home and I also shot out a quick email to Rachelle ( very cool adopting mom ) and asked her to pray for us.
Soooo, the social worker gets here, she's like totally cool, loves our kids, and we instantly fell in love with her !! Then we find out that she is good friends with my sister, and they go to the same church together. Hmmm.....I don't know what my major hang up was; why I was so worried about everything - why do I do that ????!!
Again, God showed me how He has everything under control.
She ( sw ) prayed with us, and by the time she was done I was a blubbering mess.

God continues to amaze me.
All these incredible folks were praying for us. Thank you. He is so faithful.

"O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you." Psalm 84:12

btw : I'm #5 down below here- wasn't that fun and exciting?!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Me !

Okay, so I'm in this collage - can you guess which one?
Starting at the left, let's number it 1 thru 6 ( nope, sorry the foxy chick praising the Lord isn't me - your sure cute though, Donna!)

( this is from our church - thanks Dawna)
( it's not the greatest pic of me but it'll give you an idea)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"Want to share?"

Is this not the cutest thing ever ?????

Miss Abby ( whom I brag about on earlier posts ) has 3 older brothers, hence the shirt, whom are in for it I think !! ;o)
This precious btdt family is moving away - but we are so excited to see what God is doing in their lives!! We love you guys.

My morning

This is for you Rachelle.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What?? It's still January??!!

I picked this picture because I love the how the sunlight reflects on everyone. (see? I'm still stuck in my summer longing)

Anyways ~ this is actually for our cool 'middle' kid who turns 9 today ( on the far right ).

Happy Birthday Jacob !

( now if mom and dad can just figure out what to get this 9 year old !! Poor kid !)
It's probably gonna be one of those birthdays where he gets to go shopping.... ;o)

Friday, January 19, 2007

See this adorable couple?

They are on their way to Hannah Grace in China!!
I am so so so sooooooo excited for them - You'd think it was me that was going! I guess that's what happens when you spend so much time praying for someone/something!
Thank you Lord, for your perfect timing.
God Bless you guys!
You can follow their journey of a lifetime here

Sunday, January 14, 2007

So I had to throw this one in


Talking about summer made me look back at some pictures - look how green and warm it looks outside ( not to mention 'ol John Deere ).

This morning we woke up to a refreshing 21 degrees outside............

( hey- check out the good looking dude)

Oops - in my last post I said I was going to go work out......well wouldn't you know it; we need to go get ready for church!!!! ;o)

Oh what a beautiful day.......

Now this one is really cool.

Are you all getting sick of my morning/evening pictures yet? I can't help it; we have the most amazing sunrises and sunsets here!

In the summer ( ahhhh summer....) I love to sit out on our front deck before anyone wakes up, with my coffee of course, and enjoy it all - the birds, the sunrise, the colors, the smells..........isn't God cool? That He would create all that, for my pleasure and delight !
Love it.
So - it's only Sunday morning and I have totally blown my no ( or at least less ) sugar rule for the weekend. **sigh**
Thats okay - I'm telling myself. I can do this.
Ugh. I need to go workout. Which means I better get myself off of here.
Enjoy the day !

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Lets pray!

I spent some time this morning praying.
I try to do this every morning, but I must say it does not always happen.
Anyhow, where am I going with this? Oh yea- that I really want to improve on this; to bring my entire day before Him.
I always have the main things; this adoption, homeschooling for the particular day, my husbands safety at work (remember? He's the MAN) and that my actions as a wife, a mother, and a friend would be what God would have of me.
All throughout the day I am constantly mentioning "little things" to God.
How cool is that? That we can, at any minute- any where, talk to our Creator! Pretty amazing if you ask me. I don't think I can truly wrap my pea brain around that - that the CREATOR of it ALL, hears what I , little me, has to say!
I love it.
It's also so exciting to see what He is doing in others lives as you pray for them.
Great. I had something that I was going to say and now I've completely lost it. Ugh.
Anywho, I want to be someone who is known that I never did it alone in this life - that I brought it all before Him.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Sweet Amy in Germany; Your a breath of fresh air, do you know that?

Thank you for your encouragement.

God Bless you and your family.

okay - on a side note here, the last post was titled ' whats wrong with me' - remember how I mentioned the flu was going through our home? Well, I got hit too. So, I think I answered my own question. Hey - I lost 8lbs though!!!!! yes - it was THAT bad!!
One more thing- I actually took this picture off our back deck, not bad eh?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Whats the matter with me??

Could it be that I haven't had sugar in over a week? I know it must affect the brain in someway? I am actually doing very well with staying away from....well, junk! Losing weight is my main goal, but eating healthy and being healthy is in there too.

I must comment that I also feel better too; I don't feel as tired all the time anymore - which is extremely nice! I'm sure the fact that I'm also working out again is helping a great deal too......
Or, could it be that all this week I've had a 3yr old that has had the stomach flu - and now just this morning at 4:00am my other precious son let me know that he now has it too......
Simply put - I have felt bummed out this week.
This adoption always raises questions in my mind; "Lord is this really meant to be?"
Sometimes it really seems uncertain. We are also in the process of having to renew our 171......don't need to go into that; you fellow adoptees know what I'm talking about.
Okay, there is more and I want to be 'real' with you all here BUT:
Don't get me wrong - my joy and my strength are in my Lord and Savior - period. That will never be taken from me.
Romans 15:4For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
So now I have more that I want to say - but with this flu in our home......lets just say I'm needed right now!

Aaaaa ! Blogger is not letting me do ANYTHING........

I'll be surprised if THIS even posts!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Right On 2007 !!

Happy New Year to all !
It's kinda fun to think ahead into 2007- think about it. What will happen? What changes are going to take place in your life? We have absolutely NO idea. None. Well, I guess if your pregnant, your going to know that outcome, and things like that.
I guess what I'm getting at is that even though we have no idea whats in store for us in 2007 - we should look to the future with excitement. Really! Embrace it.
For me, I get excited when I think about what God is going to do this year in my, and my family, life. Not necessarily does that mean it's all going to be easy going either.
That's alright. I know where my strength comes from.

So hey my cool friends; say" woo hoo" to the new year! Smile.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
Proverbs 31:25

And hey, precious Stephanie in Alabama, Sweet Amy in Germany and The coolest 'pal' Angela in Arizona - we are looking at CHINA in 2007, aren't we????!!!!

May the Lord richly bless you in 2007!

(and now that my man reads my blog; YOU ROCK)