Sunday, December 11, 2011

New blog...1st post!!

Please follow our journey to complete our family. ;o)
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Friday, April 30, 2010

Oh For The Love of Little Boys and Puppies!

Noah just loves these little puppies! He plays with them, chases them, holds them by thier tales and ears...

He can't get enough of them. He calls them "here puppy,puppy, puppy" He lays on top of them. And now they are big enough to chase him back and bite his little toes. And Noah just laughs and laughs. How fun is that? Soon, the puppies will have new families and little boys to play with...but until out for Noah!

The Things A Toddler Can Teach You...

1. Do Not ignore a rambunctious toddler when he wants your attention: It may result in bodily harm.
2. A toddler can have the hardest head EVER!
3. No amount of make-up can cover up a purple and black shiner.
4. Head butting hurts.
5. Sometimes some four letter words are said involuntairly when in pain.
6. not ignore a toddler.
7. All is forgiven when you hear the sweetest "I'm sorry...I kiss it" apology ever said.
8. A shiney black eye makes people stare at you.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Easter is by far my favorite Holiday. I love everything about Easter. It is in spring and all the grass and flowers are starting to appear. New life is in the air. Renewal. Refreshing. And most of all, Easter is a time to reflect and celebrate what our Lord and Saviour Jesus did for us. He removed the veil by becoming an innocent sacrafice. He was the lamb that was slain for our sins, chastized for our transgressions, by His stripes we are Healed, and above all, now we are made spotless and blameless to hte Father. We can have a relationship with God our Father. That is what God wants more than anything. Communion and friendship with each of us:

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not reiceived the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God: And if children, then heirs: heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: in so that we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:14-17

How Awesome is that??? We are adopted by God as his children. We are the Heirs of God! We have inherited from God. This makes me think of my adopted children and how they are mine through and through and they have inherited everything that I have just as my bio children have. How much more have we inherieted from God our Father that we do not even realize??? I hope this post will encouage you this Easter to think about your relationship with God theFather and His Son Jesus, and all that you have inherited as a Child of God!
Here is what we gor for Easter!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fun with Noah!

Thanksgiving Dinner with Noah.

Playing at the park

Such a big boy!

Kleenex anyone? Not unless you catch me first...says Noah.
Who knocked the pillows off the couch?
I see the mischief in that smile!

Sweet Dreams!

                                          Asleep with grandpa...I bet they wore each other out!


Noah is now two and a half...almost three...and it shows!

Tonight while I was getting ready to leave for Walmart...Noah decided he wanted to take a bath. He climbed into the tub and began to pour out a whole bottle of shampoo and spread it around the tub with his feet! I was in the bathroom with him putting on my make-up when I glanced over and saw what he was doing. Which he managed to do in about 2 seconds flat. He is fast when he is up to something! So i scooped him up, washed his hands, and changed his clothes. All the while he was screaming "No...I wanna take a bath"
I was very glad that he did not get any shampoo in his eyes.  He really likes to climb on the cabinets and will push a chair over to the bar to try and climb up it. He will also pull drawers out to try and climb. He likes to open the cabinets and play with the pots and pans. He also likes to open the refrigerator to try and get his own snack. Now, don't take this as if he is not being watched. He does this everyday over and over while we are watching him with a sneaky smile on his face. He knows that he is not supposed to do this. We constantly are right behind him telling him that is a No No. We have found that some good ole duct tape works well to keep the fridge door shut. When he tries to open it  I will ask him if he wants his juice or milk and he will tell me what he wants. He loves cheese sticks and turkey hot dogs as a snack and when he is hungry everything is a "cookie" or "cheese." Having Noah is an adventure all it's own and I love every minute of it. He is talking more and more and repeats what he hears. I am always shocked when he says a new word or phrase. He is gorwing up fast.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Noah's Story...

This is Noah's story so far...
Noah was born June 13, 2007, a preemie at 6 weeks. He also had a condition called gastroscesis where there is an opening through the abdomen wall and the intestines come through the opening. Noah had surgery imediately after he was born and that was a miracle for him. In most cases surgery is postponed which can lead to many complications including infection to set in. His surgery went well and he did not have any complications or feeding problems.Noah was a fighter! I saw him for the first time in the NICU when visiting my son and his wife. There is no way to describe how it feels to meet your grandbaby for the first time. I fell in love with that tiny baby. I wanted to take him home with me right then. However, I was his Grandma (MeMe) and I lived far away from him. I was very sad when I had to leave to go home and I said many prayers over him.

After I went home, I thought about little Noah and prayed for him often. At the time, we were in the process of adding to our family through international adoption by adopting Jordyn from China. Jordyn was 7 yrs old at the time. This was our first China adoption and I has ecstatic about adopting Jordyn. We were waiting for our travel notice which seemed to take forever and a day. Finally in September of 2007, we completed Jordyn's adoption and brought her home from China. My son and his family had come to visit us in 2008 with their two child Hayden and Noah. I loved spending time with them and really loved seeing Noah again. I hated that they had to leave after only a few days. Noah was such a sweet baby and I loved holding him and spoiling him (being a grandma is awesome!) Joey's wife was expecting thier third baby and I knew that it would be hard for them with three babies. I gently offered to take care of Noah when the new baby came. Joey said they would think about it. Long story short, in September of 2008 Naoh came to live with us for a while. I was not sure how long we would keep him, but I cherished every moment with him. He was behind in his developmental mile stones because he was born premature. We played with Noah and he soon caught up. First he was crawling, then we witnessed his first baby steps. He was a good and sweet baby. Time has gone by and his parents tried to move here to live close by and take care of him. Things have not worked out for them and we are still blessed with having Noah in our family. Now, we are working towards making it official. I believe that Noah has adotped me first and I hope to be a permanent part of his life. He calls me Mama although I have told him I am MeMe. He loves to laugh and sing. He loves animals especially dogs, and he is beginning to talk more and more. Please pray that we will be Noah's forever family, the adoption process will go quickly, and provision for the adoption expenses.


Pray for the Haiti Orphans!

I would bring them home if I could! Pray for these precious children! Pray for Haiti and pray that these Children are saved!