Monday, November 30, 2009
This 30 days of blogging has gotten me to make some other challenges. Brian and I have started a competition to see who can work out for 30 minutes the most days in a row! I have really gotten out of the habit and need a little motivation. We are both competitive, so it will be interesting to see how this turns out!:) Stay tuned!
Oh my! I just say a commercial for American Idol starting in January! Can't wait!!!!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- My savior who died so I might live
-A wonderful husband who makes me laugh, is my best friend, always puts my needs or wants above his and has a heart for adoption
- A wonderful family who I really LOVE to spend time with
- An awesome in-law family who has always treated me with one of the family.
-A house full of stuff we do not need
-A church family who loves us
-The fact that I do not have to worry about if I will eat tonight
The list goes on and on. We have really been trying to pay attention to the small things that we often take for granted. We know that there are parts of of the world, such as Ethiopia, that struggle for the very things that we waste. Thank you God for your grace and blessings in our lives!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Brian and I getting ready to head out. He has worn this hat the past 3 years on Black Friday! He honestly loves it!
Amy and Ralph getting the shopping plan together!
John and Kelli are ready to go!
I made them do a cheer for Christmas deals!:) They know I am cheesy. They are supportive!:)
In line at Toys-R-Us.
We had a great day today and got a lot of shopping done. It's officially Christmas season! The most wonderful time of the year!!!!:)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am not a huge fan of 3-D movies. They make my eyes feel funny and I have a hard time really seeing the little details. Anyways, the movie was a little creepy. Definitely not a little kids movie. There was some stuff that was scary! It also got a little long in parts. But it is The Christmas Carol! Such famous Christmas story! It def got me in the Christmas mood!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hopefully this time next year, we will have a little one to enjoy the holiday with!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Ev'rywhere you go
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I had my appointment today for the left side of my mouth, top and bottom, to be filled. And I was numb! My face felt so swollen. It was so funny!
This is my "smile" face.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I actually purchased this book about a year and a half ago when Brian and I were thinking about starting our family. (Kind of funny that I bought this book when I am a PA for a OB/GYN! ) It really got me thinking about that time a year and a half ago.
At that time, Brian and I felt that it should be time to start a family. I mean, it was apart of out "plan". I had graduated school and had been working for a few months. We were looking for a bigger house. It was just time.
When it didn't happen right away, we were really ok, which was actually shocking to me. I had always had a feeling it would be difficult for us. I thought that this would be something that would just devastate me. It honestly didn't.
After we had been off of birth control for awhile. Brian and I began talking about what the path was that we wanted to follow. Adoption or fertility? We always knew we wanted to adopt. I remember having conversations about it when we were dating in high school. The more we started talking about it, the more we started just talking about adoption . I can't really even explain it, but we didn't even think about anywhere else other than Ethiopia. It felt right in every sense of the word. We decided to go on a little camping trip and take the time to pray about it.
When we got home we decided to take a few weeks and listen to what God would say to us.
Shortly after that, Brian went to a lunch with some youth ministers in Edmond. At the lunch there were two women in line in front of them. They started talking and it turned out it was this family and they were leaving in a couple of day to pick up their son from Ethiopia!
At work, one of my patients was adopting through the same agency as we researching. As time went on, we knew this was our path.
We had dinner with the Silvestri's, who were kind enough to answer all the questions that we had. The next day we sent in our application and here we are! The waiting list!
Looking back now, at that time when I purchased the book, I had no idea what God had planned for us. He was already beginning to shape our hearts. We have no doubt that the son we were meant to have in our lives is waiting for us in Africa.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I wish parenting were that easy, to master it with just 4 tips! I'm pretty sure there is a lot more to it!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Today, we traveled with the youth group to Feed the Children. It was an area wide event where several other youth groups in the area came to do some service. for the community. It was tiring, but we were able to pack up several hundred boxes of tolietry items to be shipped out to people in need. Oh, and we had a little fun too! :)