Monday, September 23, 2013

A Sneak Peak

 
A very super sweet photographer Julie Johnson took our pics Sunday. I called to schedule our adoption fundraising pics and Christmas all wrapped in one. I was overwhelmed when she waived sitting fee, and said she would do our adoption fundraising cards. Tears came to my eyes, and it was like peace coming over me that God would provide for this adoption of our sweet Cora Noel Leggio. Everyone knows adoption is expensive, and we save and have tried to pay for all we can right now, but coming up with thirty something thousand dollars in a year is hard for a one income family. So this was very overwhelming that Julie did this for us. It shows how little we are and how big our God is.
Julie you truly blessed this family with your act of kindness. Thanks you so much
 
 
 
I Love Love this picture

 
Mia excited for a sister to share life with

Back in the swing of things

We are getting back into the swing of things over here which makes this mama happy. My kiddos do soooooo much better on a schedule ( maybe I do more than my kids) of what is expected of them each day.
 Life this past year moving 4 times (poor Mia moved 5 times counting her move to the states) rocked my world. I learned to try to live in the moment God has you in. Like a good father he always has something to teach us, and for me not liking change this was Huge. I also learned to surrender my circumstances daily over to my Daddy God.
We are back in full swing with school today, and we started with a sweet time in Proverbs with the Lord. Then onto our Calendar for the year. The boys had fun creating their Fall scenes for their calendars, and I thought it was a good start back into school today.
Below starts with a picture of our mantle. It is about the only thing in our home that is in order. Still have stuff in boxes and stuffed leaned against walls waiting to be placed in our home. On our mantle it says Give Thanks and that is how I want to walk everyday. Thankful for all the precious gifts from my Father.
We are hosting a House Church on Wednesday nights in our home. Looking forward to see what God has in store with this. Our church wanted to plant House Churches in different neighborhoods around the areas in hopes to invite the lost into our homes and love and grow in Christ together. We thought this would be good for our children to love people and be hospitable to others and to start training them to have a servants heart. So pray for us as we start this Wednesday and pray for souls to be surrendered and sold out for Jesus.
 
 
 
Our mantle!!!!

 
Yes that is Mia feet flying in the air, that is how sweet girl rolls

 
Leggio Loves

 
Austin Concentrating on his artwork

 
Miss Mia

 
Ethan working on his masterpiece

 
Sweet Corbin

Friday, September 20, 2013

FINALLY

 
We have some finally's over here. We are in our new home and thank the Lord and his timing, and my sweet hubby was promoted to Sr. Captain in the fire department and I couldn't be prouder of him.
Below are some pics of us closing on our home with our builder and Joe's promotional ceremony.
A lot has been going on around here with our adoption. We have been gathering docs for our Dossier and our Homestudy visits are finished. Just a few docs to go and I am hoping to have those done by the next week or two.
 
 
 
The Team at Superior Custom Homes Linda, David and Mary

 
We are some happy peeps!!!!!!

 
The first load entering our new casa.

 
The turning of the key

 
And Joe's turning of the key to his domain the garage

 
The Houston Fire Department Sr. Captain Ceremony

 
The New Sr. Captains and their families

 
The Princess

 
So Proud of this man!!!!! Love him so much!!!!

 
HFD New Sr. Captains