Sunday, March 29, 2009


We are BEYOND excited!! 
WE OFFICIALLY HAVE FIRST DECREE and have been APPROVED to adopt Andrew! Our blog will be going private, so if anyone would like to follow along on our adoption journey, please let me know by sending me a note to my email: WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 
Thanks to everyone who has been praying! We know that it has made ALL of the difference. Please keep us in your prayers as we wait for FINAL decree and plan to travel. We are asking for traveling mercies and for wisdom when planning our travel arrangements and child care for the children here. 

Please also remember the others in prayer who are waiting for a decision from the judge in order to bring their babies home. Now that our case has been approved, we are praying that the other approvals will be received VERY soon!! :)

Just adding a few more pics...

Friday, March 27, 2009

God is moving things........

On Thursday I got a call from a friend who lives in Charleston and is relocating to TN. We have believed for some time that the Lord may be planning for her to help with the children while we are gone. Long story short, there have been many roadblocks to them getting here, mainly with the selling of their house. What seems to be nothing less than a miracle happened on Thursday, and she called to tell me that she has good news! They may be moving here in about 2 weeks!! That morning I also attended Bible study and it was amazing. The Lord continues to confirm that He alone is in control of the timing in our adoption, and it's such a comfort knowing that He is working it all out perfectly. THEN today while we were visiting my mother, Matthew (our 2yo) was playing with a little toy wagon of his. All of a sudden he lifted it up into the air and was moving it all around. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied "The plane is flying. It's going to get ANDEW!" He then landed the "plane", and using his little fingers like pretend people he boarded "Andew" onto the plane saying "COME ON, Andew!" The "plane" took off again, and after landing the plane again, the people (aka his fingers) got off the plane. He proudly exclaimed "Come on, we're HOME!!" Let me explain that Matthew has NEVER before talked about Andrew coming home. Now, it may just be me, but it seems that the Lord is moving right now. We are really beginning to believe that we may be hearing something soon. Please keep praying......

Monday, March 23, 2009


So we have heard nothing from the judge, except that she hopes to give us a ruling "soon", but none of us are sure what "soon" means. We are just leaving it in the Lord's hands, but asking everyone to please keep praying. Here's our precious little blessing! We can't wait to hold him! Andrew now has 2 teeth, is enjoying the occasional oatmeal with fruit (VERY much!), is sitting fairly well, and trying to crawl army style (LOL)! Looking forward to posting great news soon! 

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I Stand In Awe Of You

The Lord is so amazing, and we stand in awe as we wait.....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thankful For Beautiful Weather

We've been having so much fun the past few days spending time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. Going to the playground and finding pecans was an added bonus. I'm going to remember that tree is there earlier next year! We still found a bunch of great pecans, came home, cracked, and ate them. YUM!! The children also had fun playing with friends, riding bikes, and playing in the dirt discovering earthworms and a bunch of other neat creatures! LOL! But I must say the highlight for the children is finally having it warm enough to run around on the golf course again with daddy! It's something they love to do. Here are a few pics from their play time tonight.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Enjoying Our New Beanbags

So how's this for Jehovah Jireh? We got the new Pottery Barn catalog in the mail and the children were admiring the oversized bean bag chairs. I knew that there was NO way we would be getting new ones. Just "happened to" be checking our local Craigslist the same evening and guess WHAT!? Yep, TWO Pottery Barn Beanbag chairs in excellent condition, cheap! WOOHOOO! Contacted the woman and picked them up pronto! LOL! So, here are the kids enjoying their new chairs. Matthew is getting a red slipcover for his soon. I love Craigslist and Ebay! :)