We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


No, that's not a typo! I was challenged by a friend recently to LIVE a life full of thanks to God...hence, THANKSLIVING!! Here goes..

First and foremost I'm thankful for Jesus Christ..who came into the world, lived a sinless life, and chose to die a horrible death on a cross so that I(YOU) could have life abundant now and eternal life with Him in heaven one day..YES, He loves us that much!!

I'm thankful for my husband, who is the exact and total OPPOSITE of me!! God knows who we need in our lives to balance us out..to grow us...to challenge us..to love us in spite of ourselves!

I'm thankful for my five beautiful kids...they are truly blessings from God...yes, even in the tough times!! They make life FULL and never dull!!

I'm thankful for good health...praying for friends today struggling with cancer...

I'm thankful for those in the armed forces who will spend Thanksgiving in dangerous places so that I can be with family...Praying for all of you!

I'm thankful for Christian friends who lift me up in prayer and listen to me babble on about totally useless things!(Love you Tracy, Laura, and Judy!!)

And I'm thankful for the gift of a precious little girl, who I hope today is healthy and happy as she waits for her Mommy to come get her.

There is so much more...but there is cooking to be done!! Enjoy! And let your life be marked by THANKSLIVING!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Got the call at around 1:45 p.m.......SHE IS OURS!!!! God has heard our cries and poured out His lavish grace yet again....we don't deserve her...yet, we will accept her with pure love and joy!!! WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!! Can't say much else, but may be traveling in early January(obviously hoping/praying for sooner) for first visit!! Praise God! Praise God!!

I'm going to go throw up now...and then cry...and then cry some more...I think I'm in shock:)


Saturday, November 7, 2009


HMMMMM.....yesterday has come and GONE, and we know......NOTHING!!! AAAARRRGGGHHH!! I heard the MOJ did not meet. Still hopeful....for Tuesday?


Thursday, November 5, 2009


We should know something tomorrow...whether or not we will be allowed to receive the referral for the child we requested(applied) to adopt. Please keep us in your prayers...and that above all, God would be glorified in and through us no matter the outcome. I think I'm just glad SOMETHING is going to be decided at all!!

Pray also for those traveling in the next six weeks...the swine flu is rampant there, and the Ukraine has closed it's doors to visiting adoptive parents for now...pray, this ends soon so those traveling soon will be able to continue to do so.

Congrats to all those who have received referrals of SN kids!!