Monday, January 31, 2011

What a mighty God we serve!!

Do y'all remember when I posted a few days ago that we had a secret, some amazing news I wanted to share??

Well, we had some mountains that needed moved and things that had to happen. Basically getting our ducks in a row so to speak.

And you know God is good!! I trusted and we put our faith in Him and you know, every single prayer has been answered....

1. Adhering firmly and devotedly,
2. Having or full of faith
3. The steadfast adherents of faith

And before you all jump to conclusions, no we are not adopted again...right now. Instead we have been given and amazing opportunity, something that will enable us to have family around all the time. Something we haven't been able to do in over almost 20 years....

We are going home!! Home where we grew up, home where we have family. Home where our children will be able to see their grandparents, and cousins and aunts and uncles.

Honestly, we have struggled from day one of our move here to VA. It hasn't been easy. And we have both prayed for a solution. Kerry has been traveling nonstop for the past 7 mths. He has missed seeing Rachel grow and thrive since bringing her home 7 mths ago. And now we get to move home.

Can you imagine?!? And the company, my husband will work for....they are taking very good care of us.

It's amazing if you think about it. And we owe all the credit to God. Only HE could do this, only HE could have worked out every detail.

Most of our family have only seen Gracie a handful of times...and this precious child...

her joyfully happy face, some of our family have never met her. And now, because of God, we are going home!!

Very simply, we praise God because He is worthy of our praise ( 1 Chron. 16:25; Rev. 5:11-14).

He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is our Creator, Provider, Healer, Redeemer, Judge, Defender and much more

so, if you are ever in the Ohio are, look us up....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let's play a game...

I have a ...

and I can't say a word for a few more days....any guesses?? To those of you that know, you can't tell :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More snow ~

The kids are thrilled, they have been off school since Tuesday and I highly doubt they will have school the rest of the week.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Two more sweet baby girls available ~

They are listed with Wasatch and ever so cute.

This is Yang. She was born on 4/28/2010. She has a small tumor on her neck. The agency is trying to find out more information.

This is Celeste. She was born on 10/18/2009 and has microtia. Isn't she a doll??
She is listed with Wasatch.

Email for more information on either of these precious girls.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Boys and more boys.... ~Sunday Snapshot ~

There always seems to be an abundance of boys waiting to be adopted. Especially from China..
I wonder why this is...

I have two boys and I wouldn't hesitate to adopt a boy.

Seriously, look how adorable and handsome these guys are....

I'm Landon and I have microtia of both ears. My nannies say I am restless, but lovely and I really enjoy playing with my toys. I am now walking and was born on 7/16/08.

This is Jake he was born 7/21/07 and may be deaf, still waiting on updates. Isn't he a doll?!?!

My name is Ethan, I am post op for mega colon and VSD. I was born on 2/25/09. I am active, love playing games and my nannies say I am so smart.

Therer are so many boys waiting in China for families. Won't you consider one of them? I can tell you boys are a blessing for sure.

Contact Kathy at for more information on one of these guys or just adopting a boy in general.

Ni Hao Yall

Check out Stefanie's blog for more Sunday Snapshots.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I thought this being in a brace thing would be easy...or earn me a little sympathy at least.

Nope, neither one. It's hard. I have to climb three flights of steps daily chasing after three toddlers and three big kids.

And I was motivated to start some projects...the same sewing projects I had posted about months ago....

Just couldn't fit behind the sewing desk with a knee that won't bend...

So this came today...and I thought I would get some reading in....nah, I got as far as taking a picture :)

Then decided to bake. Cuz, you know a girl can't live without sugar and chocolate when injured...

mmm, peanut butter chocolate chip muffins ~ gluten free of course!

Which brings me to what is happening while I am backside is growing ever larger from sitting...and eating sweets...and not being motivated...

I really need to get better quickly, so I can start moving again....even if I will never be able to run least I can do something....

Ok, enough whining, I am going back to expanding my backside, uhmm, I mean my horizens.. LOL

and for those of you not in the know...and you know who you are...we have some changes coming....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Injury update ~

Well, the pain was so bad that I went to one of those fast ER type places last night. And if you know me at all, you know I HATE going to any doctor for myself. I Just don't go...period.

I will give them credit, they got me in an out in an hour. Complete with x rays and everything.

So, the diagnosis, a torn ligament. And you know, they are PAINFUL!! Who would have guessed?!?!
And to top things off, the kids have a snow day because of ice....

And you would think having three bigs home I would have tons of help....nope. They are playing video games...

And the little's, well they are parked in front of the TV, watching "The Upside down show".

And if you haven't seen it, you should because it is hilarious!! (or maybe it's the pain meds...LOL)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Family Time ~ Sunday Snapshot ~

Finally after having a husband that has been traveling nonstop for over two months, we have a whole three day weekend together!!

Obviously this is reason to celebrate. I have been a single mom to six for what seems like forever lately and Kerry has been living out of a suitcase for weeks on end who knows where.

And boy have we taken advantage of this awesome gift!!

Rach and I stayed home from church today....I would loved to have gone with the family but, silly me, I hyper-extended my knee and well, can't walk without limping and being in horrible pain.

But that didn't stop me from taking her out to get some pictures. Limp or no limp.

And she is such a great subject. She is always smiling and happy.


And girl has style, she picked out her won outfit today, accesorized with a cell phone no less.


And beautiful winter boots with pom poms.

Then she wanted noodles, so I figured since Pei Wei was on the way home...sort of we had to stop.

And then we felt bad, so we called the rest o f the family to meet us there after church.

And the place was so not prepared for eight hungry people. Needless to say I left a good tip and helped clean up.

Even the bigs love Pei Wei.



And what is dinner without a desert. For us Heart shaped peanut butter cups....(which we made into cute little art projects before eating....) yep, that's how we roll...


Have a good Sunday y'all!!

Stop by Stefanie's blog to read more family Sunday Snapshots!!

Ni Hao Y'all

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Still Waiting for my Family ~

Could it be you?

I'm Daniel. My birthday is 7/26/2009. I have cleft lip/palate and CHD/PDA. Aren't I just a doll?!?! And did you see my long fingers, I bet I could play a mean piano.


My name is Tate. I was born 6/7/08 and I have club foot. I have a cute little smile and really want a mommy and daddy.

I am Benjamin. I'm the youngest of the bunch. I may be small but will get bigger, just you wait and see. . My birthday is 12/22/2009 and I have microsia and could be deaf.

Hi my name is Jasper, aren't I cute?!? I love my toys and would really like to share with someone. My birthday is 1/16/09 and I have repaired cleft lip and unrepaired palate.

Hi, I'm Ryleigh. I am one of the only girls of the bunch. I love to smile and my birthday is 6/23/2001. I have thalassemia but do not require blood transfusions. Photobucket

I am the other girl listed with Wasatch, my name is Josie. I have wanted a family forever. I had CHD but am now healthy. My caregiver says I am a "graceful child". I think I am a bit shy.


There is a video of Josie for those interested.

For more information on any of these children contact Kathy Junk at Wasatch.

We have used Wasatch twice and would defianately use them again. For more information on Wasatch feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Needing a favor...

Our family could really use some prayer right now...Not able to say much right now, but I promise I will post when I can...

Thank you!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beautiful ~

I looked on the blog today and this was the first thing I saw;

Now how did God know I needed to hear that today!?!? Amazing isn't it? Just when you need something, it is there.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wonderful News...

This little one here ~

She has found her forever family!!

There are still many kiddos waiting. Please check this post for more information.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our girl J turns 4!!

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She didn't wake up in the best of moods...but that's pretty typical for Gracie J.

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She warms up fast though.

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And with this for breakfast, who can blame her. It's all gluten free so has to be good for you , right?!?

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Couldn't resist the cute smilely they put on the syrup.

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And of course my big boy C.

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And now onto the cake. A super pink Barbie Cake complete with pearls and a purse.

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And yes, we did stick candles in it. And no, her hair is not on fire.

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On the the present. Something J has wanted forever. A supersize dollhouse just for her.

I will post pictures of the completed house for now, we are still building it...sigh

See more Sunday Snapshots over at my friend Stefanie's blog.

Ni Hao Y'all