Tuesday, April 24, 2012


And it has arrived ~ finally. Looks like Joshua will be spending his 7th birthday in China with his friends then on Mother's day, Daddy will get to hug our son fro the first time....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finally ~

a beautiful day to enjoy ~

flowers picked for mommy


apple blossoms in bloom~

tepee's made outof wood scraps and old sheets~

and reflection on a day of good weather and play outside~

with mommy and

big sister~

Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday~

Ni Hao Yall

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Beautiful Necklace~

                                              That truly signifies our "journey to Joshua".

Taken from

Joshua 1:9
New International Version (NIV)

 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
This is something that Kerry and I have held dear to our hearts.
Be strong and courageous!!
The courage to step out and adopt our son after being home so soon with Rachel~
The courage to step out and become a large family~
The courage to step out and keep going after all the trials we have faced with this adoption~
I could go on and on...
I feel so honored that Stacy has created this amazing necklace just for our fundraiser.
She is also an adoptive mom to many. She in addition to being a home schooling mom has a heart for orphans and does so much.
Her website is here:
and a little about the necklace she has created for Joshua:
This COURAGE necklace represents so much for the Christopher family. After a long, tough journey to their son, Joshua, it is almost time for him to come home. The Christopher family are in the final phases of their adoption journey and are in need of raising their final travel fees needed to bring their son home from China. $18 of each necklace will go directly to the Christopher's adoption fund. You can follow their journey HERE!
There are so many times in our lives that we need to be reminded to be courageous. This necklace will be a wonderful reminder where our courage lies....in Christ.
This listing includes:
~1" circle silver/nickel pendant
~red glass millefiori bead (precious beads that we bought in China and brought home on our trip to our son.)
~18" chain

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Joy~

It's that time again~ Seems like just yesterday we moved to a new state and started again. But, it's been a year~

 A year of getting adjusted....

Starting new schools or home school....

new job....

New friends....

New routines....

And a new brother!!!

Who will be home God willing in about 5 weeks~
Just over a month. Not much time at all.
And as all of you know adoption is expensive. But we have been blessed.

And now we are in the home stretch~
But still need some help.
Nothing that God can't handle. We are short $1900. And will need that before we can travel. In just five short weeks.

Friends have suggested a giveaway. With suggested donations.  But after much prayer we just don't feel right hosting a giveaway/raffle.

A good friend/fellow adoptive mother has created a beautiful piece of jewelry for us and is willing to donate all her profits from this gorgeous necklace to Joshua's adoption fee's.

More details to follow~