Friday, February 26, 2010

Eager Hands - Check 'er out!

Hey All,

A sweet friend from our church in Marietta made a beautiful baby blanket for Zoe. The moved to NC the year before we moved to SSI. We reconnected last year in the blog world. The gift arrived in the mail last week. She blogged about our story this week. It was a sweet divine appointment for both of us. The blanket is beautiful and full of love and prayers - there are pictures of it on her website. You can find her at She takes vintage cloth and jewelry and turns them into beautiful, new items.

Check out her blog and jump to her shop. She does beautiful work and you can contact her to request specific colors and items!!

*Our court date has been pushed back to the 1st half of April, (hopefully!.
*Mark's GP event/fundraiser had over 1000 people in attendance!! A record in the 30 years of GP. An amazing statement about how much this ministry means to this community and what is important in tough times likes this recession.
*Our boys made it to the basketball championship - they are playing for either 3rd or 4th place on Monday. They are so great...if I do say so myself.

Love to all!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Aniversary to us!

I'm such a jerk! I wrote the whole post below just a few minutes ago wistfully thinking about our adoption. Well, the truth is our 14th wedding anniversary and I should've been blogging about how much I love my husband! Ha!!

So, in true Letterman style, here are the
Top 10 reasons I love my husband...especially after 14 years!

10. He is funny.
9. He is super-good-looking.
8. He can preach like nobody's business.
7. He is unbelievably patient with all my quirks, and ups & downs, and ....he doesn't care if I don't make the bed in the mornings.
6. He loves to laugh.
5. I can share everything when I am with him but I can also sit quiet and say nothing too.
4. He loves being a Daddy.
3. He genuinely loves people - even when they are unlovable.
2. He loves me!
1. He loves Jesus...and he's funny - it's toss up which one is #1!!

Love to my man...
Happy 14th Anni-Vegas-ary, Honey! Happy 14th Plane-a-versary!

Mild Update

No news worth reporting really. Just seemed like time for an update. We are in the process of having to redo our entire home study. Urg. Ours expires mid-March and we have to have one good within a year to get our approval from the state of GA with our I-600 form. So, we have been busy getting fingerprinted (again), getting forms signed (again), getting HIV/TB tests done (again), etc.... It will all be worth it. I keep chanting that to myself!

The boys are getting a loft built in their room. Should be ready in a couple of weeks, I imagine. They are so excited.

Mark has a big community event coming up for The GP at the end of this month. He is running around crazy getting ready for that.

Boys are playing basketball - loving it.

Oh! One good piece of news is that our church was able to set up a general adoption fund. So that when we do our big concert, people can give tax-deductibly (is that a word?) to the fund. I am really excited about this as well. Because we know of at least 3 other familie in our church that are in process of adopting. (Some are actually 'in process' and some are 'in the process of becoming in the process'!)

Either way, I am thankful that our church will have a ministry in this way. It is a small beginning to what I think could grow into a great adoption ministry altogether.

Anway - I think that is pretty much all of our non-news. We are hoping to go to court early next month. We are still looking at an approximate June time frame but you never know!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Our coordinator just posted the most adorable picture of a little man waiting for his forever family. Feel free to spread the word.

I tried to post the link but can't get it to work.....her link is below at the top of my Adoption Blog list....Bankho.....

Hope you are having a great week! We are!