Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Week 38~Blue Challenge

This week at iheartfaces.blogspot.com the theme is blue. I haven't participated in a contest for a few weeks now and really miss these contests! I happened to have this photo handy so took some time to enter it!

I haven't taken any recent pictures of my kids but this one was taken almost 2 months ago at a child's play place called Rafiki. Ryan was just laying down on this blue carpet and I took the picture. I just love his blue eyes against the carpet. I don't think I have ever entered a picture of Ryan into the I heart Faces contest because he is so uncooperative when it comes to photos... so for those who haven't met Ryan... Here he is!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

God Answered Our Prayers!


So my friend Beth just called and they just found out that the family that they met up with the other day chose them to be parents to their unborn child. They found out that they are expecting a baby sometime at the end of November. I am BEYOND excited for them. I know how wonderful they will be as parents and how much they have wanted for this day to come.

I am so thankful to the Lord for answering my prayers. I know how much she prayed daily for a baby and there is nothing better then seeing God's miracles in action.

I give my heart out to this young couple who decided that this was not the time in their life for a baby. I think it would be the hardest decision to ever have to make to give up your child. But I am so thankful that families have resources now to find a home for their baby that they find suitable. I know that eventually this young couple wants children of their own but they are both in college, young and financially not able to properly give the child the life they would like to give.

Thanks so much for all your prayers!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pray for my friend


Please visit her site if you get a moment. This is such a exciting, nerve racking and emotional time for this young couple right now. I just got an email that a girl viewed their profile and will sit with them to meet them about adopting out her baby.

She has waited over 7 years for a baby and I couldn't think of a better gift for them for Christmas. I just love these two so much and I know how hard this journey has been for them... I just couldn't imagine being in their position. To not be able to have a baby of your own has to be so hard and I honestly could not imagine not being able to have that. This just made me want to cry and be happy all at the same time.... I guess it is all in God's hands and in His timing. Please if you have a moment just pray that things go well for them and that God's will will be done.

thanks to everyone! I miss everyone too by the way!

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's been awhile!!!

First off I have to thank the family who patiently waited for their son's Senior Pictures! With everything that came up in the past couple of weeks I haven't taken the time to edit pictures! So anyways this was my first Senior photo shoot attempt. I really hope they like their photos!

How is everyone doing? I feel so left out of the blogging community these days... and I am having I Heart Faces withdrawals! I am doing really good though. The kids and I have gotten to spend so much more time together with me on bedrest. I swear we read a hundred books a day and we color and do puzzles. It has actually been enjoyable not being able to focus on the house, the yard, the cleaning... etc and only worrying about myself and my kids... Of course I miss being mobile... I am praying that maybe this Thursday my doctor will take me off bedrest... I REALLY HOPE! I don't know if that will happen but if it does I will be so happy! :D I am just tired of movies, TV and the wii right now! HA HA!

So anyways here are my Senior Pictures that I took. I would love feedback... I haven't emailed them to the family yet... a little nervous about whether they will like them or not!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


It is funny because I got several emails asking if I was okay! Thanks so much to everyone who emailed me it makes me feel so special!

Actually things are good. But last week I did have to stay in the hospital overnight for pre-term labor. The doctor has placed me on bed rest and so all the simple things like blogging I am not supposed to do. I am taking a minute to update everyone but for now I am taking a blogging vacation. The doctor wants me to be laying down and not sitting up because it releases any pressure.

My first priority right now is getting these babies another 4-6 weeks (or even longer!) and then the doctors will be happy. I will try and update maybe once a week but not sure if I will be able too. I think it is time to get myself a laptop so I can sit on the couch and play on the computer!

I hope everyone else is doing good. I haven't even checked anyone's blogs lately.

I really am so thankful for family right now. My sister has been my savior (in exception to Jesus! :D). She comes over to my house everyday to help with the kids. She makes sure the house is clean and my son gets to and from school. I am so blessed to have family that cares. It is hard being on bedrest... I am not used to people taking care of me... it is usually the other way around. It makes me feel helpless. But if I dont' obey the doctor he said he won't let me leave the hospital so that is the last place I want to be right now!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jacob's "official" 1st (should be 2nd!) day of School

Wow what am I going to do with my time! Jacob left for school at 9am this morning and doesn't get home till 3:45. I still have 2 hours till he's home... Madison is taking a nap and Ryan is in trouble in his room (he flooded the bathroom when taking a bath; he turned on the shower and water was everywhere.... ) BOYS!!

Anyways yesterday we spent the latter part of the day at the dentist. The dentist said the swelling was so bad that they couldn't do anything until we got him on antibiotics. He was still confused as to what was causing the swelling. He says he wasn't even sure his tooth abscessed or not. We will be going in Wednesday for another check up to see what is going on.

So for now he is on Penicillin and lots of Tylenol for the pain. I am scared to have him on these antibiotics because he is allergic to Amoxicillan but it was they wanted to give him so I hope he is okay.

Today when we showed up at the school they had cops outside. I guess a 5-year old little boy never made it to class. I have to ask why was a 5-year old walking to school alone on the 2nd day of school! I still am so scared for that little boy and the family. I really hope they locate him. It makes it easier to explain to my son why I don't let him walk to school by himself. This will be the 3rd kid in our area missing in the last 3 months... and we live in a small town... I just don't get it!

So anyways here are some pics of the kids walking Jacob to school. They all have their own little backpacks that they have to wear when going to school. It is so adorable!

They are so cute and so sweet... when they want to be!
Madison going down the slide at the school
Little Ryan
Here we are just leaving the house.
Ryan and I also started his preschool today and he just loves it... one day down... lots more to go!

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