Saturday, August 14, 2010

We've Moved!

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Sunday, August 01, 2010


Church this morning, lunch at CiCi's Pizza, took the kids to see Despicable Me and then.......

(Marty looks like Bailey took the last donut. LOL)
Marty and Brice have gone fishing and the girlies and I are now just hanging out together at home.  Love days like this when we can share laughs together!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a BOY!!!

No, we are not adopting again....not now....maybe again in the future.  However, we are continuing to care for the orphans in China the only way we can right now.  We are sponsoring another child at An Orphan's Wish!
Preston is the little boy we sponsor and he is just about as cute as any little guy can be!! Check out his hair! :) I even gave him his name when he first came into the care of An Orphan's Wish months ago.

If you'd like to read more about Preston, just go here!

God's Heart

Monday, July 19, 2010

Help Me Go To CHINA!!!

I need your help friends!

One volunteer from An Orphan's Wish will be given the opportunity to travel to China to visit the House of Love where all of our children live. For each person, family or group that I bring in to sponsor a child or children I will get a chance to travel to China. The decision will be made from a drawing of names. Each new sponsor who uses my name as a reference is another name in the hat for me! I have dreamed of making this trip back to China to help and now it can come true. Please consider becoming a sponsor for one of our children. Sponsors can be individuals, groups, families, businesses, churches, Sunday school classes, Girl Scout/Boy Scout troops....the list is endless!

You can help a little girl like Rylie!

Our family sponsors Rylie. She is such a cutie pie!

If you would like to sponsor a child through An Orphan's Wish just click here to see all of our special children. Click on the photo of the child you would like to sponsor and follow the links to register. Please be sure to use my name as a reference!   Brinley and Bailey are both from Guilin which is where An Orphan's Wish's House of Love is located.  Our girls could have easily lived there if the house had been there during their time in the orphanage.  An Orphan's Wish is a place near and dear to my heart for many, many reasons! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

They Need Families!

Posting this again because Ruby truly needs a family.  I've posted it a couple of times on FaceBook.  Maybe a blog reader will see it and recognize the face of their child.  Ruby is so full of love and life.  Just think of how much more she will sparkle if someone will just say yes and bring her home.

"Olivia" still does not have a family. I "had a feeling" that I'd been given incorrect information about her having a family. Through a friend I found out that "Olivia" is still on the waiting list with more than 1900 other children just waiting for someone to say "yes, you are my child." She is on WACAP's list if you would like to request her file.  It truly breaks my heart that neither of these sweet little girls has a family yet. I have prayed and prayed for Olivia's family to find her. I know that God will answer the prayers of the many people who pray daily for her.

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Meeting A New Friend...

Meet Hudson.
  Is he cute or what???  No need to answer that one because it's plain to see he is just too stinkin' cute for words!

Our friends Jan and David recently adopted Hudson.  He is their 7th child. Does this look like the mother of seven children?  (Of course not!!)  
On this lovely HOT summer day Jan and her kids came over to play in the pool and have lunch with us.  Everyone had such a great time!  Our kids always have loads of fun when they get together and it gave us moms some time to talk. We don't get to do that very often!
Lilly makes a splash!

Again....cuteness overload!

Love this picture of Fulton!

Katie & Bailey having fun.
What a fun day!
Jan, I hope all of you will come back soon!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

3rd of July

We had such a great time with our friends the O'Cains  & Kristen and Eric on the 3rd of July.  Jennifer had to work on the 4th so we decided to get together for an early celebration.
Hotdogs, burgers, sparklers, swimming, 4-wheelers and LOTS of laughter made it a wonderful evening!  

Pure Silliness!  

Fearless Wyatt O'Cain braves the dunking booth!
  (What? You don't have a dunking booth at your house!?!)
Seriously...could that face be any cuter?
Gooo Bailey Shay!

Ahhhh yeah!  Lovin' the country life!

Eating up all of Jennifer's yummy dip!
City girl....tore her shirt and got sap in her shoe.  LOL