Friday, November 28, 2008


for so many things, but mostly to my Lord, Jesus Christ, from whom my eternal salvation comes. I am so thankful for my family and friends, and especially for my wonderful husband and my two precious daughters. Even though Leah is not yet with us here at home, she grows in my heart each and every day (to see her most recent picture, scroll down)! I feel like I have seen her face even before her picture was showed to me, thank you God. I long more and more each day to have her home and as I was reading scripture today I came across this passage which hit me like a ton of bricks. If you are waiting for something to happen in your life, please hang on to your faith in the Lord, and if you don't have complete faith in Him, know I am praying for all of you that you find it in Him. Through Him all good things come!
Enjoy this passage on patience and faith.

James 1:2-6
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations:
Knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
If any of you lack wisdon, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Blessings to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another Update on LEAH!!!

I woke up yesterday morning to a wonderful surprise email from Angela with Lady bugs n love. They are sooooo absolutely amazing to work with I cannot even say enough wonderful things.

She got us two new adorable pictures and new measurements, and she just grew 1 cm since the last update.... we will take it!! She is so stinkin adorable I just can't wait to get my arms around her! Please Lord let us get to her quickly as possible. We are faithful knowing that your timing is perfect, but our human hearts want us to be with her tomorrow! ;-)

Enjoy the pictures, and Leah, we love you so very much and cannot wait to have you as a part of our forever family! Not long now precious girl!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We got it!!!!!!! Praise God!!!!!'
Leah is officially ours!!! We are now waiting on TA, and we should be traveling in late Dec. or early Jan! I can't hardly believe it. Tears of joy are overwhelming me, and all glory and happiness was being lifted up to the Lord! I get to post her precious picture now.
Enjoy and I will hope to post about TA very soon!!! Thanks for visiting and love to you all.

Here is our precious girl...

(above) Through the Grace of God, we connected with a family who traveled to China for a heritage tour of their older daughter from China, and they went to Nanchang (Leah's orphanage) and took pictures of the precious children waiting for their forever families, hoping to be able to provide "baby" pictures of these precious children when families received their referrals, somehow, God Willing. WELL, God is so amazing that He led us to this family through emails of others... and they recognized our precious Leah's referral almost instantly!!! And, this is what they sent us back. Out of all the thousands of children and thousands of adoptees... we found each other!

This was a referral picture

And this is what they listed as her visa picture

These two are precious updates from Lady bugs n Love!!! I just LOVE her smile!!!

Hang on baby... here we come!!!!
We love you soooooooooooooo much!!!
Praising our faithful Father in Heaven!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Party Bekah!!!

Well, Bekah's official birthday isn't until Tues, but we had our immediate family for her 3rd birthday party!! We soooo wish Leah could have been here to celebrate, but we anxiously await her arrival and are soooo excited to celebrate Leah's 2nd birthday in May!!!
We are very tired, but thought I would post some (well lots) of pictures of her party. I also posted a bunch of pictures yesterday too. WOW, this is what life is like when you are NOT super busy with work, work, and more work!! ;-)

Our beautiful Birthday girl with red squeaky shoes! She loves them!

Someone enjoyed her cake!! She snuck back for more... and I caught her!

She LOVES her new "laptop" Mommy and Daddy got her...

But I think she might like the backpack Nei Nei and Yea Yea got her!!

So excited to play with her playdough!! Mommy too... ;-)

The birthday room before kids came and destroyed it.. which they did! That is what parties are for right???

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wow, finally get to update!!!

Boy, I cannot believe how long it has been since I had a chance to update my blog!!
Wedding season is finally coming to a close for the year, and I am now able to get back into a routine of being a Mommy and Wife.... Yea God!!!! I love being a wedding planner, but it sure does take it out of you.

We still have no more news on Leah and are waiting for our RA on about day 74 now. Please God let us get RA by the end of Nov.!!! With His hand on things, anything can happen, we are praying to be in China by the end of the year. That is our prayer.

I have LOADS of pictures that I have taken so I will start uploading some.
We have some from Vacation in CO, some from Halloween, and just some odds and ends. We have been so busy, but with my sprained ankle, it is very difficult to get anything done around the house. I am wanting so badly to get Bekah's big girl room done, but I can't do anything like that right now. Please pray for a speedy recovery for my ankle!!!
Enjoy the pictures...

Our little Alligator!!!

Bekah and her BFFs

Dancing Queen!!

Our little Princess!!!

Loving the Pumpking Patch!

Love you girls and miss you soooo! We need a FULL group shot next year.

We miss our Chatty Sisters ssoooooo much!!!!!!

Bekah's first time in a big girl bed!!! She LOVED it!

I could get used to that view every night. I LOVE CO!!!

Boy does someone love her some smores!!!

Bekah loved riding on Uncle Geoffs tractor with Daddy in CO