About Me

I have adopted 4 children from a specific orphanage in Eastern Europe and I want to see more children redeemed from that orphanage and brought into families. I want to make sure that the children who are still left behind in that place are never forgotten.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I was writing the previous post when out of the blue my husband reads me the forecast! On Saturday there is a chance of SNOW! It won't stick and it won't be gorgeous outside, but it may SNOW! There is a chance of snow showers on Saturday morning.

Later in the day there may be rain showers. I don't care one way or the other on the snow showers. I do care a lot about the SNOW SHOWERS! I may even get up early on Saturday morning just to try and see the first flakes fly of the year. (Ok, more than likely I will tell Brent to wake me if there really are snow showers. ) I really like to sleep in uninterrupted on Saturdays, but SNOW is important. SNOW is a sign of Christmas time!!

SNOW is a sign of Christmas time! (Yes, I know I said that twice. ) Snow will look pretty falling around my Christmas decorations. Snow will make me bake. Snow will make me fix chili and turn on the fireplace. Snow will make Destiny say "Wow Mommy! Look at those BEAUTIFUL snow flakes!". Snow flakes, even if it just a few, will make my kids gather at the window.

Later in the season, snow will mean that Destiny stays home from school. Snow will mean then that I get to sleep in. Snow will mean that I get to bundle them all up and play with them outside. Then I will come in and make hot cocoa and warm cookies for them to have when they come in.

I LOVE SNOW! Now if this year has tons of small snows like last year then I may get a little tired of it, but for now I AM READY FOR SOME FLAKES!

(My mommy brain can't help but wish that all my kids were here for it though. Now I may have a few tears. Doggone this waiting! Even the stuff that makes me excited still makes me sad too!)

Losing Space in Order to Gain It

I am in the process of figuring out what to do with all the bajillion (that would be a word if you looked in there) things that are in the sensory room. I've had to move ottomans into bedrooms in order to make room in the family room for the extra loveseat. I have to put our "climber" outside for a few weeks. All of the ball pit balls will have to be packed up and put in the attic until the new space is done. A whole bunch of books and toys will have to also be packed up and put up there as well.

I have no clue what to do with some stuff. The main thing that I can't find a location for is a large palm tree that lights up. That thing looks awesome in the jungle themed sensory room with all the animals, but I have yet to find anywhere else to "stow it" for this changeover.

I am looking forward to all the new space. It should just be a few more weeks surely. I can only imagine the kids excitement with all the new areas. I can surely imagine my own though. haha I can't believe how hard it is to lose that sensory room for a little while. I have so much stuff in there! Soon the sensory room will have a floor that is level with the rest of the house. The last sliding glass door (oh how I hate to clean the bottoms of those monters) will be gone! The sensory room will be relocated into the new section of our home.

For now, I must hang on. The disorganization is very difficult for me! I know it will be worth it in just a few weeks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

WOW This is a great video and Message!

A friend led me to this music video. I've never heard it, but am thankful that I did. It goes along so much with our church services today. God is so good! We should be spreading that far and wide. How can the world see the love of God if we aren't willing to step out of our "comfort zone" and show them that love? I hope this song challenges you to try and change the world!

Click the title to hear for yourself!