Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We had a wonderful weekend visiting friends and family... it was a much needed weekend away:-)
And for the record this woman that I am blessed to call my grandma goes beyond what the definition of grandma is... Her love and dedication to her family is a real testimony and We love her SOOOO much! I am so thankful that my kids are able to enjoy her in a way that I remember enjoying "grandma's house".
 Mbaby having his first organ lesson from the man himself:-)
 Monday morning L2 and I got a morning date together and was able to get a listen to the baby's heartbeat and enjoyed lunch at Chipotle:-) 
 Today we made homemade play dough L2 here was explaining her delicious creation... "banana chocolate chip cookies with raspberry french potatoes.." Mmm! Sounds.... interesting there ducky!
 Mbaby used his portion to make very boy-like creations such as a phone and a "footbaw" (football) very important items to have on hand:-)
 L2's latest creation was "Free" butter ... say what? " yah mom u can have it cause it's Gluten free butter" Aww... thanks for thinking of me ducky! So sweet!
How is your Monday going?

 L1 and Family!

For the record... I don't have alot of pictures of Mgirl... growing up half her life in the Amish culture she hates her picture taken! So it's not because I don't want to post her it's that I try to respect her wishes... But I'll tell ya... if I do get to sneak a few in. I'll be posting a few:-) hehe
She LOVED our trip to B-Town and hopes to make many more trips and hang out with their youth group... She felt encouraged ... and that's the most important thing for us! She also finished out her first trimester at school with B's!!! WAHOOO! and a 3.0 GPA average for that session! All the stress and prodding has paid off:-) We are very proud parents:-) And to see her continue to blossom into a wonderful, joyful young lady just proves that God is working and real... He can take the most broken and put together a masterpiece of beauty beyond words... Praise God!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Orphan Sunday

Today I say a special prayer for the children who have been left behind... who do not have someone in their life they can call Mommy or daddy. No matter the circumstances that have brought them to this point I pray for comfort and healing... I say a prayer for the hearts of couples/families everywhere who have felt the calling to help this cause.  

Today I thank my parents for listening to the Lord when He spoke... To leap into unknown waters and to love a little brown eyed girl who desperately needed a family. 

Today I look back and thank God for giving me not only a gift of family here ... but also of a Heavenly family in which I am called His daughter. 

Because of two people who had courage to change a life and faith to follow...

Today I am free.

Today I am humbled.

Today I am thankful.

Today I am loved. 


Friday, November 2, 2012


Well... it's been awhile! I feel like I just checked back in to life as I've been on a mental vaca for the past few weeks... All is well, no worries... momma was just sick:-( So here's a few pictures to update you on what we've been up too the last month or so...
 This boy of mine LOVES kisses:-)
 Freshly squeezed oj to help with the sickness...
 This little girl is just growing up so fast! She's now 3! Crazy!
 Like momma she loves rainboots!
 They just crack me up...
 Fall was WONDERFUL!
 Our dog has grown a bit too!
 Picking out bones for a large dog... you need to find large bones!
 L2's birthday party with friends... the kiddos dressed up and Mbaby was a gator (of course) and L2 was the "birthday Girl"
 Her favorite gift besides the pink and purple gator she got is her bow and arrows! Daddy is proud and she's got a good shot too! Watch out!
 And sometimes C and I get to go on dates:-D

Which can sometimes lead to:

Well... Growing our family:-D Ha!

Yep! We're expecting (1) baby! 

Hope you've enjoyed our update and as I start to feel better and more energized I'll blog some more:-)
Until then... Enjoy!
L1 and family