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, January 11, 2012


Not sure why my kids don't look so thrilled here!;)
(Plus two cousins at Grandma's)

Wow, it's been a while!

I know, I'm a total slacker!;)

Christmas was wonderfully peaceful at our house! Lots of yummy food and goodies, playing with play-doh, watching A Christmas Story...and the list goes on!

This year we made the decision to have the children pick out gifts to purchase from the Samaritan's Purse catalog, in place of one of their own presents. They LOVED it! So important to me to give them a "world" perspective!! We even cut out the pics from the catalog and attached them to gift bags to put under the tree, and before we opened gifts on Christmas morning we prayed over them. What a blessing to see my kids giving!!!:)

And now...we're back to homeschooling and chaos as usual;)!

During the break though, I did manage to pick out their curriculum for next year!!!:)

As far as a referral....we were told right before Christmas that it would be a month or so longer...so we're hanging in there:)!

We were so blessed over the holidays as well, with some extra funds for the adoption! YAY! We have about $2500 to go for the next program fee installment, and we would ask that you continue to pray for the Lord's provision for us. All of our fundraisers are still going on, so you can still be involved in that way if you so choose.:)

It's going to be an amazing 2012! And I'm starting it right by standing firm on the promises of God my Savior!:)

Happy New Year All!


  1. Happy New Year, I will have to steal your idea about presents for Samaritans purse. We usually do the box for Operation Christmas child but I would love to do more. Thanks for sharing! Hapyy 2012

  2. Happy New Year, friend! Hang in there...it's just around the corner!I can already imagine the chubby little cheeks and big brown eyes that will just melt your heart make you want to snuggle forever!