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??

Friday, August 2, 2013


I know, I know!!!!! I've been M.I.A. for a while now...but life gets busy, seven kiddos need attention...and well...I'm tired;)! But just to update you. Naomi is doing FABULOUSLY well! She's topping the scale at 32lbs!! Holy MOLY!! Guess I should back off the whole milk, huh?;) She is trying to say so many words, is running rampant, and is an absolute JOY!! I get blamed for her stubborn streak...what's that about?!!! She sleeps through the night, takes great naps, and loves Shrek! Heaven help us, we go through ALL FOUR videos daily...or all we hear is "Rek", "Konkey", "Pua"(Puss...in case you didn't catch that one;)). We celebrated her birthday in June with Ava's(although it was in April...although that's incorrect, it's probably more like February...who knows!) and fun was had by all!:)

I cannot express the love I have for this child...it's IMMENSE! I MOURN the fact that I didn't get to carry her in my tummy....and then I mourn for the mommy who did:(...I wonder where she is, and wish she could see what a beautiful daughter she has. I mourn the fact that MORE babies in Adama, Ethiopia will be abandoned today and more mommies will grieve.... I want to do more..... I want to adopt more.... I want to GIVE BACK more... Laying it all at the Lord's feet and asking for guidance, because this journey surely isn't finished:)! I'm looking into partnering/advocating through Lifesong for Orphans...and looking into some other options a well... Wish I could just MOVE there!LOL! No...seriously...I want to move there. But then I would have to fly 9 people there and that would take a bazillion dollars....God has a bazillion dollars, right?;)

Anywho......Summer is almost over here and I'm ramping up for another busy school year! Kinda bummed actually... Summer is ending too soon and we really didn't DO much.. A couple of kids had church camp, which they LOVED...a few had day camp... We went to the zoo once... The park beach once... Now we wait for the county fair....HUGE in our town! Okay...maybe THEY did stuff;)! This year, our oldest is entering high school at a small local public school, that we've heard GREAT things about...how can I have a high schooler???? I'm only 25 for heaven's sake...that's my story and I'm sticking to it;)! He's nervously excited...and so am I. Also, I'm "working" from home this year a little as well. Doing some web testing, etc...whatever I can get my hands on, because we are on a journey to become financially FREE! TOTALLY FREE!! And well, that takes money!! I'm also beginning a new business/weightloss/health journey with Isagenix, which I'm VERY excited about!!! So, I'll let you know how that goes...:) On to the pics!! Happy August everyone!:)


  1. Love all the joy oozing out of this post! (And I wonder how much coffee you drank before your wrote it??) Praise God for His many blessings!

  2. What beautiful little ladies you have!!!! Happy Birthday to Ava and Naomi!!!