Once upon a time....

Flash back to 1999, we were a family of four. Happy in our new roomy house and comfortable in our ways. A few years later, the Lord blessed us with an additional little package, little boy #3. Now we were a family of five and sure that would be the end. As time moved on, so did we. The Lord used the time that passed to open our eyes to His will. Several years ago, Bob and I individually heard the call to adoption. It has been a long "pregnancy", but during this incubation time, the Lord has brought us to where He wants us to be. Spring 2010, we traveled to Ethiopia where two little angels were waiting for the Lord's timing - to become our children. Now we are home and can't imagine life any differently! What a blessing to be in His will.

Galatians 4:5 says "God sent Christ to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as his very own children." We are just following his model. A Perfect picture of salvation.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Photo shoot

I am in love with RaeEllen photography. We had our family photo shoot today. And we had a great time! I will post some as soon as we get them. She was fabulous!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Knit a Square

A teacher in my building share with me a great opportunity to give to others!  History:  She has headed up a knitting club at school in the past, and I have had the pleasure of working with her in this endeavor.  Present:  She found this organization that accepts 8 inch crocheted or knitted squares.  They then ship the donated squares to Africa where another group of volunteers makes them into blankets and garments for children with HIV, AIDS or are disabled orphans.  What a blessing!  Do you Crochet?  Knit?  Join us!  You may use any scrap yarn you have laying around or buy new yarn.  Here's the website.  Check it out!  I know what I will be doing!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peanut gets a ride

Oh, the life of a dog!  Nardos had Pet day at her Preschool today.  Peanut went along.  Then at home she has taken to putting him in her dolly stroller and pushing him around the house.  He's soooo tolerant!  What a good dog!

Levi and the broken leg...

Ok - so I tend to tell the kids "sorry you got hurt, I'm sure you'll be fine".  I mean, you figure it out, if we went to a doctor every time a kid got hurt, we would practically live at the doctor's office.  So, here goes my Mom of the year story --

Last July, yes, I said LAST JULY, Levi slid into second base and said it hurt his leg.  It didn't swell, didn't get bruised, so we told him "I'm sure you'll be fine".  Every 6 weeks or so, he would say, "my foot hurts".  But that was it.  He was running on it, playing feverishly and so we let it go.  Then, this Spring, I saw him running through the yard and he was turning his foot in - pretty bad.  I made the appointment, Bob took him to the orthopedic doctor and sure enough, he broke - or chipped - the leg bone.  He has a (very stinky) cast for three weeks and then he "should be fine".  Just wish I had done this last summer!  Live and learn!

His teacher has even be so kind as to push him in a rolling chair when his leg gets tired of walking!  So nice!

Beti gets Baptized!

After being here only a few months, Beti started saying she wanted to be Baptized.  We were careful in talking to her about the details and making sure she truly understood what she was asking.  So this past March, Bob had the honor of Baptizing Beti.  She was excited and nervous, Bob and I were emotional wrecks!  Enjoy the pictures.

Nardos was just cheesy!