Monday, October 25, 2010

No time for Fall?

Whew, the weeks are flying by so quickly. October is almost gone and Christmas will be upon us before we can wink. It's been a very busy couple of weeks. We finally had to break down (literally) and buy Rob a car. His old car was 11 years old and we well got the money's worth from it. It was a great car, it just got old very quickly. In the past few months, we've more than paid it's worth in repair and tow bills. So....Yeah! Rob finally has a great gas saver and reliable care.

It's also been a busy work season for Rob and not much time to be without a car that's broken down, so we're very thankful that God allowed us to locate a car for him (Thank you, Alan!)

The boys have been enjoying picking plenty of fall leaves and nature walks, building a rock and stick fort, helping PopPop clear the back of our lot with the John Deere, school Fall Festival, painting the piggy, adventures with Curious George from Ford's class, celebrating Clay (3rd) and Kylie's (2nd) birthdays, and trying to work on the house. Also, getting ready for Graham's 5th birthday this week and the adoption paperwork trail. Whew, I'm tired just thinking of it all.


War Eagle! #1

Brothers - Fall Leaves


G on the Twister...

George and Tiger ready for a ride

Clay's 2nd Bday Cowboy Party

Kylie's wish

George caught a grasshopper in his mouth - look closely (it's alive!)

Whit's piggy

Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord by Go Fish

We love this song!! We have three lil' soldiers in our house and we all Love to sing this song
while we're driving in the car and around the house. Go Fish's music is helping us to plant the seeds of scripture more deeply into the boys hearts, and we're having fun with it too. :-)

Love ~

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Away to Stone Mountain

We were able to take a few days and get away to Stone Mountain. It was the perfect place to get outside and truly enjoy all of God's creation and the terrific fall weather. The leaves are so beautiful and the boys all love the outdoors. Ford said, "This is why I love nature, it's everything that God created, and bugs too." 

We were fortunate enough to happen upon the annual Pumpkin Patch Festival and Asian Rice Festivals. We also had a blast riding the Ducks with Captain Howard. Ford even got to drive the Duck in the water ; - 0, last but not least hiking on the mountain. We highly recommend the park for a family trip and wear your walking shoes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

This Is My Father's World

This is one of the boys favorite songs from Go Fish, it's off their new Kickin It Old School cd.
It is a great cd of old hymns which have been made more upbeat, for kids and we love it too!
We've been learning more about teaching the kids about worship everyday, not just at church.
What a joy it is to sing these songs and have them light up to, WORSHIP, God. They actually ask me to put on the Go Fish songs in the car. (For those who know me, I can't carry a note, but I love to sing all the same.) :-)

Link to their website


Monday, October 4, 2010

Turning New Leaves

I can hardly believe that fall has arrived. My favorite season with cool weather and beautiful foliage changes - great for running and star gazing! Summer seemed to last forever this year, maybe because we experienced so much change in a few months. Sorry for my blog hiatus, it's been a VERY busy couple of months. We finally found a new home, moved and have gotten pretty settled in, began two new schools, three new classes (which the boys are truly loving and thriving at), continuing on our adoption journey with new paperwork and more waiting, and only two non-fatal accidents (Whit and I both survived with small battle scars). Whit and I have been enjoying daily one on one time together, with our new school schedule and it's been a lot of fun. The bog boys and I have been having great times working on their school projects together, they are so talented (of course, most Mom's say that...).

Whew.... all that and a little more, but way to much to cover it all. Most recently we've enjoyed spending lots of time with Family, old and new sweet friends, submerging at our church and bible study, and visiting some of our favorite fun places. :-) Although we're missing some of our friends and church that we moved away from. :-(  Oh yeah, I also celebrated my 20 year high school reunion with many old schoolmates. It was wonderful to see so many kids that I grew up with doing so well and to meet all of their families. It's surreal to believe that it's been 20 years since I was in school, it seems so near in my mind. I had a great school experience with Christian teachers and my heart hurts for the difference in the world and schools today - with a world that forces kids to grow up so quickly. Well, I better run for now. More to come soon. Thank you all for you prayers, friendship and encouragement. It's been a very long, stretching year so far, but our family is stronger than ever and we're excited about the coming months!  Only the Lord knows our journey and that gives us a peace and hope that truly, only He can offer. Our faith has been challenged many times this year and it is exciting to know His faithfulness to provide - Always. 

Please continue to pray for our family as we approaching our travel time to bring our daughter home. Please pray for all of our hearts to listen to and wait upon the Holy Spirit, especially all of the kids, peace over our home, strength in our marriage, and for Nara Josette (Yun Lin - her Chinese name) to know a peace and love that only God can provide. We've continued to be on the paperwork trail with our adoption for Nara Josette. We updated our homestudy and have updated several more forms as well. Now we wait for our TA (Travel Approval date), we should have her home before Christmas.

In case you haven't noticed, it's football season 


Here are a few pictures of our recent adventures.
Much Love ~