Tuesday, December 29, 2009

19 years.....

The man of my dreams.......

I love your smile......

Sharing life with you.......

You enjoy serving others........

The dad of all daddys.......

You set your mind to it.....and accomplish it......

There is nothing you won't try.......
(the beekeeper!)

make us laugh.......!!

You are always a good sport.......

.....and I love you, oh so much.
Happy Anniversary to the man of my dreams.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

From my 4 ( and a couple of extra cool kids too)
Have a Blessed CHRISTmas.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Randomness is good, isn't it?

Cause thats what this post is!!

Everyone here is sick - so why not try to get in a quick blog post, since were all
sitting (read: laying) around here doing nothing....


My 4 awesome kiddos.
Oldest daughter cracks me up....she so like me it's scary.....
uh oh.


Heres a taste of farm life for all you city dwellers......big ol ugly Tom Turkey.
As soon as we would come near him, he would get all
foofed up an strut his stuff. He was quite comical.
But Tom had a purpose....oh yes he did......


This actually kinda grossed me out - he filled up
my entire sink!
He would be too big to fit into my oven, so we ended up
making ground turkey out of this.
(I was going to show you an after pic......but uh, lets not...)
Instead., lets go to this.....


True beauty.
(I want her perfect skin!!)
What a doll.
She is such a joy. All 4 of my kids are such joy to my heart.
I love being a mama......(and being married to that handsome dude of mine too...)
Hope you all are well.
Be blessed.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Well Hello there !!!

......thinking that I might try to get back into blogging a bit more - I have NO idea how I could possibly tell you each and every big and little thing (blessings) that have been going on in our lives....
....we would be here a long, long, long, long time.
That wouldn't be much fun now would it?

Let me say that this family is doing wonderful!
Sure, there are the ups and downs......by my God is always there, no matter what!
I am so grateful.
Just some fun, random pictures coming up from a September camping trip~
(one of the many perks of homeschooling!!)
My 4 precious kiddos....it was fun to watch them giggling and chatting away....

.....and of course, never, ever, ever, ever, completely NEVER a
dull moment; they wanted to get action shots of each one of them
trying to get air off a sand dune.
Haylie's jump...

Luke trying his hardest.....

.....and then theres poor Miss Ellie -seems like gravity won out on her before she
ever had a chance!!

Jacob kicked hiney, if you will.......

Ellie is such a treasure. (as are all 4 of my kids!) Adoption is SO amazing...
Hey, I have a great idea....
lets do it again??!!!
(did you hear me Lord??)
I love you Father.

Anyhow ~ yes.....Ellie is still the worshipper-sing-at-the
top-of-the-ol-lungs kind of kid!
Love it.

Oh my, oh my, oh my.......and here is my MAIN SQUEEZE!!
Oh, how I LOVE this guy.

uh yea. So, you know how all these blogger are like the most
amazing photographers, and they can capture these amazing pictures
of their kids and such????
not me.....

Oh well. I try!

This was the evil chipmunk...can you see his beady eye??

Little bugger.

Speaking of little buggers; aren't these two a crack up?

And once again, last but not least - the love of my life........

and me!
(hey...does this picture make my rear look big?
Cause, you know, we wouldn't want a rear-looking
big kind of picture for all to see, now would we?)
THIS GIRL HAS LOST 25+ POUNDS BABY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sing it with me;
oh yea
uh huh
oh yea
uh huh
......more on that excitement later...
Blessings ~

Friday, October 02, 2009

We're still here !!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Consider it all Joy....

We are alive.........


...and Wonderful !!!

I'm still around - thanks for not giving up on me and my little
'Ol blog !
I promise I'll try to be a better blogger.

ha ha......!!
Love to you all.
So many Joys to share :
my amazing husband
our 4 incredible kiddos
a life purposefully lived in contentment and Joy in all I do.....

What Joys do you have to share?
Blessings ~

Friday, April 03, 2009

Credit : God.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ellie here......

....once again taking over my moms blog, as she never posts on it anymore - but thats okay;
I'm three.
I can handle it on my own.

See, when your three, you can get away with all sorts of things.
Like showing everyone how to cross their eyes like me....and they think it's soooo cute....

....and then, you can sing to your hearts content worshiping

......and not give a hoot what others think. But these cool folks
loved it, cause they love Jesus too!

.....I also don't mind showing how God made me, fingers together and all!
(I get to hang at Shriners Hospital soon!)
Ahhh yes......being 3 is so sweet!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Today, one year ago - I was handed the most
precious baby girl.
Just like the birth of each of my children, I was forever changed...
for the good.

..the moment.

....the overwhelming gratefulness.

Hello baby!

...and yes - there was that bit about her not being real
happy about us too!
(ugh. This is such a bad picture of me)

How thankful I am.
That God chose Mark and I to parent this
amazing girl.

Okay. I am SO bummed that I can't get these to load any larger....
just squint!

We are in love.
With each other, with our children,
with our amazing God.
Adoption is truly incredible -
stay tuned........

Monday, February 02, 2009

Ellie Grace style...


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

Thank you Jesus for my children.


What in the world........
is happening to my BLOG????????????????? Can someone
please tell me why all my cool little doohickys are disappearing?
Just scroll down and take a look at my sidebar. Weird. Weird. Weird.
Or......is it only on my computer that I'm seeing this?
help !
It IS my computer........sigh. My laptop has issues........

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My man.....


...baby, after 18 years of sharing your last name
you still rock my world.......