Hi everyone!!!! The 1:1 Challenge kicked off tonight! Do you have $1 to spare???? Just 1 buck?????? My daughter came from Taiwan Xi En! They are incredible in every way....and they need your help!!!!! Due to the law changes with international adoption in 2012...they need to raise a large amount of money to stay open...facilitate adoptions....and care for mothers in crisis pregnancies! Can you please donate $1 to this challenge and share this on your blogs??? On Facebook??? And Twitter???? Let's come together and make a difference!!!! Blessings to you all!!!!!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We have had Lily home since last September and I still just can't believe it! I remember so many sad times when I didn't know if holding her in my arms would ever be a reality! If you are feeling that way right now.......please listen......it will pass and times will get better!!!!!! When you snuggle that precious child the wait is really ......truly worth it! Hold your head up....YOU are a loved child of God! He's gonna take care of you!!!!!!! Lily and Baylor (my sweet boy who is 6 months) are just the lights of my life!!!!!!!!!! They are growing up so stinking fast. Lily looooooves to watch Doc Mcstuffins and Baylor likes The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! They are interacting with each other.....cute isn't even the right word! They are so funny to watch! I hope you all are doing great and making great progress in your adoptions!!!!!!! I love to hear your stories and know of one less orphan in the world!!!!!!!!!! Blessings!!!!!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
We are happy to announce that our little boy will be here soon. The most amazing thing is that...he is due on Lily's bday! WOW! I was shocked too. We feel so blessed and thrilled to be the parents of two little ones. I have had probably 10 billion people say....OH, IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THAT WAY...YOU ADOPT AND THEN YOU GET PREGNANT. Ok...let me clarify...we adopted because we were called to adopt. We always wanted to adopt first...and then maybe a year or two after Lily arrived home, we planned to try and have our own. Apparently the Lord had other plans....we are very blessed! I really wish that EVERYONE would get out of that mindset....that you can only adopt if you can't have your own children. Adoption is amazing regardless. Many people adopt for different reasons...but the cool thing is...is that in the end an orphan finds a home. A home with a loving family. There are approx. 143 million to 210 million orphans worldwide.....we all need to come together and help find these little ones good loving homes. God bless each of you!
It was so exciting to get to stay in Taiwan for 2 weeks. The jetlag about got the best of me at times, but other than that it was incredible! I had the chance to eat a lot of good food...and it was sooo affordable. Here in the states it's easy to blow money when it comes to fast food...or spend too much in a restaurant. I rarely spent more than $3 for any authentic chinese meals. I loved walking through the night market with Lily.....other than being stared at constantly...lol! I'm blonde...5'11....western.....prego....(yes, I said prego...I'll give those details in a bit)........and carrying an asian baby on my hip...LOL...quite a few people took pics of us! That part really cracked me up. I don't really like to eat with people staring at me ( I don't know many who do..ha), but I just had to get over it. While in Korea and Taiwan, we got lots of looks. However, they weren't staring to be rude...we just kinda stood out. :). I did a lot of staring myself...just so many amazing people and places to watch. We went to Kenting in the southern portion of the island...absolutley beautiful. While we were there, we got to meet up with a dear friend of mine and her sweet family. They got to Taiwan the day before us to pick up their beautiful daughter. It was so nice to spend time with them! Their little girl was born one day before Lily....absolutley precious. I just had so many awesome experiences while in Taiwan...I would love to carry Lily back someday when she is older.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Lily bug is snuggling her Eeyore!
Looking at her mommy and daddy!
Looking at her mommy and daddy in her sweet outfit mommy got at TJ Maxx!