Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Step Taken

Our first home study went well. :) We are required to have three more. The next is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9. Our social worker will walk through our home (inside and outside), and she will also interview dh and I individually. We very much appreciate your prayers as we continue this journey. God has been so good to us thus far, and we eagerly await His blessings as we follow this path He set before us.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


My daughter is blessed to have such a good daddy. Here he is playing a Hannah Montana game in which he has to do some "Hannah" moves. Now, if that's not a good daddy, I don't know what is! LOL


Our home study got rescheduled to this Monday evening. I know it's only a couple of days' difference, but I'm so ready to take the next step in our adoption journey. Please pray for me as I learn (once again) to wait patiently on God's perfect timing.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One Step Closer

Our social worker called today. We have our home study tentatively scheduled for Sat., Dec. 27. I am excited and nervous! Please pray for us as we continue this adoption journey. We know that God has a special little girl for us! As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we will also celebrate God's goodness and faithfulness as He brings us closer to the vision He placed in our hearts. We can't wait until we go to China to get our little girl!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Old Toys

It was really cool to see my 5 year old having so much fun with a Slinky. It brought back memories of my childhood. It's refreshing to know that in this day and time filled with high-tech toys, the simple joy of some toys never goes out of style.

The Joys of Homeschooling

I just love being able to school in our pajamas, complete with bedheads! LOL

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nutcracker Ballet

Today we saw the Nutcracker Ballet. It was fabulous, and it really put us in a festive mood.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today I have been married for 11 years. I thank God for my husband, and I thank Him for giving us this love we have for one another. I pray that we will have many more years together. I cannot imagine anyone else I'd rather grow old with than my wonderful husband.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

These are really cool and easy to make. We hung them this morning, and we've already seen several birds eating the seeds. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Bird Study

We are learning about birds. We read about a different bird each day, as well as its nest and eggs. Today we decorated a tree for the birds. We strung cranberries and popcorn and hung them on a tree outside. Now we just sit back and wait on the birds to come. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry Christmas

I added a Christmas Playlist. Enjoy! BTW, this is a picture from our Disney trip two years ago. Hopefully one day we'll get to go back. :)

Self-Care That's Not So Fun

As promised in my previous post, I am now going to talk about self-care that's not so much fun. This kind of self-care involves thin...