Tuesday, May 29, 2012

For a Season

Well, I feel like I need to unplug from blog world for real this time. The Lord is convicting me that I need to unplug from bloggy world and plug in to what is around me............my four precious kiddos. I just can't seem to balance it all. When I log onto my blog I want to see what everyone else is doing and before you know it I have spent hours on the computer ignoring the little people that are oh so present in my life. (Good thing I am not on facebook) LOL  I realize I won't get this time back with them, and I want to be a mom that is loving and patient and plays................not the one who is annoyed because they are interrupting my computer time.
I think my blog has been awesome to keep family and friends updated on what is going on in this crazy house, but I think for now my season of blogging is over.
I thank all of you who have been such an encouragement to our family, who took time to answer adoption questions. I hope I was that to the people following my blog too. You are wonderful sisters in Christ and I love how adoption just opens up doors to meet amazing women of Faith. It has been a huge blessing in my life. Maybe we will plug back in to bloggy world if we adopt again, but for now I am going to be an ever present daughter to the King Most High, wife and  mommy. :)
Another thing is that it is hindering my walk with the Lord. I am not in my word near as much as I used to be and I need to be. I crave that time with my Father but sometimes the blog has trumped that. In saying that sometimes I think for me it is an idol. I don't want that to be. I want a relationship with my Daddy God to be ever present too.
If you have an questions about adoption or AWAA or  you need prayer or just want to check in just email me.
Blessings to all and I hope you have an awesome summer.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beautiful Mess

Yesterday was Day 20 of our Daniel Fast. This was the hardest day for me, I was feeling very ill and physically tired. My sweet husband who is so committed to this 40 day fast inspired me and reminded me that I sounded like the Israelites crying out to God when the Manna that was dropped from heaven wasn't good enough for them. This really put perspective on my fast, and today I am renewed at denying my flesh to be closer to my Daddy God.
I am learning so much about my selfish desires since we started this. I am truly a mess..............I yell at my kiddos,  nag my hubby, get impatient with Mia, want what I want, I get discontent and the list goes on. But in this mess God sees Beauty and the princess that I am. He sees my Beautiful Mess that so needs her Savior every day, hour, minute and second of my life. I Love knowing that he has it. He has it all and loves me even when I don't deserve it. His love amazes me, his grace astounds me. What an AWESOME PAPA GOD!!!!!!
Today I was also convicted to be still and listen. There is so much noise and chatter going on sometimes we miss God speaking to us. I don't want to miss it. I want to hear My Father Speak........I want to walk close to him like Jesus did. In precious communion with him everyday. Waking up and asking Father what do you want me to do.
I also have had a lot going on in this head of mine.................I feel like God wants me to help the orphan how that looks I am not sure............Is it start a non profit?.....................Is it adopt again (Yes this is a possibility. LOL).............Start an orphan ministry at our church. I would love to do all three, but trying to listen to God on the when to do this and making sure I am walking in obedience to what he has for me and our family. Adoption is such a blessing..............I type this as sweet pea sits right next to me smiling and kissing her mama. Melt my heart!!!!
 Oh, and she is doing so good. We go Friday to go over blood work and stuff with the International Dr., we got her blood work back but haven't talked to the doctor. A couple of things flagged, one on her Hemoglobin F. So if you think about us could you pray for everything to be just peachy!!!!!! Thanks.
God's blessings to you on this wonderful Sunday!!!! May you enjoy precious communion with your Daddy God. :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I just snapped a couple of quick pics. Not the best.........but you can see Mia being her silly self. She is such a little ham. She makes the funniest faces. Since I hadn't posted any pics of them in awhile I thought I would grab the opportunity and take some impromptu pics with barefoot kiddos, crazy faces, and no color coordinating. LOL Oh and I stuck a tiny little bow in Mia's hair today. Yes that crazy hair is sticking straight up and there is enough for me to put a little barrette bow. :)




Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sorry yall!!!!!!

Sorry to my bloggy friends. I took down my blog just for a bit. We have been fasting and praying God's ever presence in our lives and I just needed to step away from the computer a bit. It can be quite addicting for me. LOL I love all of my sweet friends who were concerned about us. :)
So we are on day16 of our David Fast.............it has been good and challenging in a good way. to deny our flesh and seek God. I can't wait to see what God is going to show us through this.
I know one thing is ever pressing on my heart is the Orphan. I don't know what God has in store as far as that, but I feel like I could do more and that God wants me too. Ideas keep going around in my head. :)
Anywho............I am back. Sorry I don't have pics.............I have a couple of cute Iphone videos of Mia I will post soon.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here

Our pastor challenged us to start a 40 day fast, he said not to be legalistic about it just whatever you felt God would want you to fast. We are praying for the Holy Spirit to Smear our church and it's people, and our community. For the Holy Spirit to be ever present in our lives as believers, that we walk in that everyday.
Our pastor compared Peter before Pentecost and after Pentecost and how he became so bold and was able to do unmeasurable things in the name of Jesus.

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2: 1-4

Joe and I decided to start the Daniel Fast for our 40 day fast. What it is is only fruits, veggies, and water. No dairy, eggs, meats, sugar...etc.

Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need prayer email me or comment I would love love to pray for you my sisters in Christ.



Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Boy


I can't believe my baby boy is 6. He is so so sweet and loves his mommy, and oh how I have loved being his mommy. He wanted a pirate party which was fun and the kids were sent on a treasure hunt to find their pirate swords.

Corbin we love you bunches and you bring such laughter and fun to our family. We are so blessed by God to have you in our family. We love you my sweet boy.



Pirate Cake done by Daddy


Arghhh!!!!!!!!


Me, Corbin, and Daddy


Yes those are drums and he loves them!!!!!!!!!!!
I love my house full of life, laughter and drums. LOL

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

She Cracks Me Up!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh man this girl cracks me up. She is a hoot that is for sure. She makes the funniest faces and below she busted out with this muscle flexing. Cracks me up!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her smile. I got a quick video of her walking. She will only walk if she wants to!!!!!!!!!!! LOL



Ms. Thing in her Carseat. She loves to be on the go!!!!!!!!!!


video

Video of Mia taking a couple steps


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Don't Mess with Mia!!!!!!!!