More Love!~

Saturday, June 30, 2012

When it comes to love...
First is God, second our marriage,
 and then the amazing gifts of our children, all 6, I mean 7!
We sent LOI yesterday for a precious baby and hope to share this gift with you soon!!!
It is a happy day around here staring at another beautiful life God has given us.

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Frog Kids~

Friday, June 29, 2012

A favorite thing for our littles to do each morning is clean the skimmer~
 And when I say clean, I mean pick every living thing out and then dump.
The best days are when they find a big fat frog!
Today was one such day. Yuck!!!

A Little Visit

Thursday, June 28, 2012

EK pulled her tooth all by herself yesterday
and you know she isn't very fond of the tooth fairy so~
 Hermie came for a visit... left a note, money, and her tooth.
He asked them all to write letters to Santa giving him an update on our family.
They are beside themselves with happiness.
The bottom right photo is EK after Rosie took her to Walmart to spend 
the $5 that was burning a hole in her pocket...
Another bug catcher? This girl loves grasshoppers and frogs!
Happy tooth day EK!

Wordless Wednesday~ Joy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

(We locked a file today and have 72 hours to pray/submit LOI. 
We would love to have your join us in prayer. God is SO good!)

A Heart that Breaks~

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What breaks your heart? 
and "Invites you to follow God outside of yourself. To consider the needs
that surround you, and to listen closely to what breaks your heart.
Because a broken heart is often the very thing God uses to restore the broken."
 I had inquired about a bible study that might be coming up and there were no plans.
I shared Beth Moore was hosting a summer bible study using Kelly's study
and we might consider doing it... thus Nehemiah study began today.

This morning was a great reminder to me that God is IN everything.
His timing is perfect in ALL things...
Time for a bible study to begin.
Time for us to know our waiting child in China.
Time to stop trying to do and just let Him.

Ecclesiasties 3:1-8, 11
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2   a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

and my personal favorite~
11 He has made Everything Beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart;

 I leave you with my life's prayer and goal~
Sidewalk Prophets~ Live Like That


Giving Thanks~

Monday, June 25, 2012

Some days it is critical to give Thanks for the blessings you already have~
 Today is definitely one such day!
I am SO blessed to love and be loved by these beautiful gifts from God.
I joyfully, prayerfully, and thankfully give Him ALL glory!!!

Playing in the Rain~

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The girls went out for a swim but it didn't last long~
 A little shower came up~
That didn't stop two little girls from having fun~
SO Fun~
 Summer rain~ so sweet!

Fun Friday... Sort of~

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today I had planned a pool party celebrating the littles filling their Sparkle Jar
with a few of their cousins and friends... SO fun~
Not sure what I was thinking when Amelia had just had her wisdom teeth out Wed~
Because she came out to the pool to say one of the spots was bleeding and hurting.
I called the dr and they encouraged us to come back.
Dry socket... NOT FUN!
So Fun Friday was fun to some and not so fun to others.
LOVED having our friends over and hoping to have another very soon!
And really praying Amelia has the best day ever tomorrow!!!

PS. Sav is spending the weekend with us and we couldn't be happier!!!
 Here's to the best of weekends!!!

26 Amazing Years~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Twenty six years ago, I married my very best friend; one of the best days of my life.
We really couldn't love each other more and the proof is this photo from Sunday~
 Our greatest joy and love~ our children.
They are our love in the flesh and we couldn't love them more or be more proud of them!

Today was just like any other day in our family and wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

I woke to find this precious note waiting for me by the coffee maker~
 We didn't want to go very far from home because Amelia had her wisdom teeth out yesterday...
(She is doing amazingly well!)
So we stole away for a quick lunch date~
and are planning a special night Saturday night.
I am SO very thankful for our marriage, love, and family.
I look forward to at least 26 more amazing years and lots more love in our family!

Philippians 1:3
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.

Out and About~

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today was my hair day so we made a day of it.
 A Visit with Ms. Beth~VBS.
Whew I'm tired... gotta go~ watching a movie with my man!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Started tonight~
 and everyone had a GREAT time!

Father's Day~

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Our family is very blessed with all the fathers we love.
Our children couldn't be more blessed to have Scott as their dad.
He is without a doubt the most loving, patient, supportive, kind daddy to each of them~
 We all celebrated today as a family dedicating WP at church.
Such an amazing picture of God's love for us...
a son given to us through adoption and SO very loved!
 SO thankful to have Josh and Savannah home!~
 Jason, Marcia, and I are SO very blessed as well to have the hardest working daddy in the whole world.
There is NOTHING he wouldn't do for any of us and has shown us that all our lives.
It was so wonderful to all spend this day together!
We love you daddy SO very much!!!~
 My sweet mama and daddy~
 Such a great weekend to have my sister and her family home~
Jason's family (Amy's mom is visiting)~
Scott took my camera and shot this photo of me and my 3 BEST friends~ (LOVE)
 Mama is very blessed to still have her 96 year old father (Papa)~
 And lastly, the littles made ties for their daddy and I wrote what they said about him inside.
I will share what they said about him later (so sweet!).
Love this photo~
SO typical of the kind of dad Scott is~ always making each child feel like they are his favorite! SO blessed!!!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

I had a very sweet day hanging out with my sister!~
 and all the kids! SO sweet!!!

Night Night WP~

Friday, June 15, 2012

WP~ Night Night Mom.
Me~ I love you.
WP~ I love you.
Me~ I love you the most.
WP~ Okay. :) (Every single night!)

Just a Good Day~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A good day... 
we did a little school~
Got in a morning swim~
and how FUN that during lunch, Dad went for a run and dove in when he got back~

Took the girls for haircuts~
Played outside and got really dirty hunting frogs SO 
after seeing this AWESOME idea on a blog (Wish I knew which one!)...
I put out a bowl of soapy water and a towel and they washed up outside while playing~
 then after dinner, we watched a beautiful storm blow in~
 Just a Good Day!
 (PS. I SURE do LOVE shooting with my phone~ makes editing and collages ultra simple!)

Heart Babies~

Monday, June 11, 2012

Our two heart babies received glowing reports from our cardiologist today~
 Next appointment? ONE YEAR! Yay!
SO very thankful!!!

Simple Sunday~

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Impact Church has been a while in the making and today it all came to be...
The first of four preview services before the official lunch on Oct. 7, 2012.
Prayers, hard work, vision, and more prayer brought an amazing group of people our way.
I only experienced the KidCity part and it was AWESOME! 
Our next service will be on July 1st and we would LOVE to have you there!

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Day on the Lake~

Saturday, June 9, 2012

It was so wonderful to spend some time on the lake today~
 with our favorite people (missed Rose!).

Art Class... Poolside~

Friday, June 8, 2012

After a little school this morning, we decided on a picnic lunch~
so yummy~
 and Art Class by the pool~
 after all what better place to 'water'color than poolside~
All masterpieces will be hung in our 'new' school room~
and we can't wait to see how cute it looks!

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, 
and paints his own nature into his pictures. 
                           ~Henry Ward Beecher