Well, it has been a wild week, as usual for us these days!!! Praise the Lord it has been great. We are going today to talk to the social worker about international adoption. The cost is a bit more, but after waiting a year with no end in sight, I think we are ready. Once we make a decision, I will let you know. We may also have some fundraising events that I will post. Sarah went on Tuesday to have her eyes checked. She did not pass her vision test at her well visit. The eye doctor said she is slightly far sighted, but in the normal range for this age!! Yippee no glasses...not sure how I would convince the princess to keep them on!! Elijah had his soccer awards on Tuesday. I can not seem to find my camera. There are tons of pictures to share. I need to go find it. I will try to blog more as soon as I find the camera.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Have you ever known that something physical was a "sign" from God? So much of our knowledge is from the Bible. Through salvation I have a personal relationship with God and I know He is working in my life. His blessings are undeniable. They are miracles that He has showered us with. When Doug and I were dating, he shared one day that he had been praying about meeting the right person and had come to a crossroad. He prayed for God to give him a sign. On the way to work there was a billboard advertising a Billy Graham crucade and the sign said something to the effect of --Are looking for a sign from God, here it is. Although that sign was for a crucade, God knew what Doug was going to need before Doug even asked for it. I think God can be very literal in talking to us. This week we have been dealing with coming to the one year from the date we were approved to adopt another child and were officially waiting. With this we have to update our paperwork, physicals, our fees are adjusted based on current fee schedule and our current income. In addition to the added cost, I have now been waiting longer than a pregnant woman waits and coming off a hysterectomy I am just ready to have a baby. Needless to say this week has been a bit emotional for me. After praying one day, I came to a sign that read "When prayers go up, blessings come down". God can bless us in so many ways, and He has our family. We know we are going to have another child. We are secure in that. I, of course, want it now. The next day, I was praying to have a placement before our update(which was this morning). I then saw the following sign--"Do not worry about tomorrow, God is already there". Ok God, I get it. You know our future and it is perfect. We are waiting on God to reveal His miracle blessing for our family. PRAISE THE LORD!
Monday, October 19, 2009
We hosted the kindergarten bonfire at our house weekend before last. It was great fun. Glad it was not last weekend, it would have been tooooooooo cold. The weather was good, chilly, but not cold. They kids had a great time playing and everyone enjoyed roasting their hotdogs and smores!!! We are so blessed with our new home and want to continue to use it to bless others and share God's love. We plan on making the kindergarten bonfire an annual event, although we will not have a kindergartener every year!!!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The kids have been on Fall break for the last 2 weeks. We stayed here and tried to keep them entertained. Two weeks is a long time to be out of school. We had just gotten into a good routine and then have 2 weeks off. I am not looking forward to next week!!! Here are a few pictures of the creative things we did!! We also painted pumpkins. Elijah had soccer, his birthday party and a few friends parties. Sarah had therapy and was sick the first week. We had friends over. Had the kindergarten bonfire for church. Nana, Angie and Roger were here for a few days. We went to the playarea at McDonald's with friends. Went to story time at the library and made several trips to the doctor(one was scheduled!!). All in all, guess we stayed busy after all.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Just changing the background!!! I need to update the pictures, they are a year old now!! Wow, how time flies. We are going to try to get family and individual pictures soon. Maybe I will update with come candid shots until then!! We will see. Right now I am working on our adoption update. It has been a yr since we started the adoption process again. Thought we would have a little one by now, but all in God's plans!!! Well, better get back to the update paperwork.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
has it really been a week since I posted? Sorry. I have been very busy. I have tons to share...zoo, soccer, kids playing, new skills, and birthday party!! Wow, my camera is full. I am uploading the pictures now,so tomorrow I will post so you can see all of our new adventures. Sarah has been sick. She has a sinus infection and is on an antibiotic. After nap today she had some yucky drainage from her left ear, so we are going to the doctor in the morning. Praying we do not pick up any extra germs!!!