Thursday, July 30, 2009

We've been approved!!

We have been approved and have recieved our 171-H form in the mail today!! I am so excited. We just need to mail our Dossier to Virgina tomorrow or Monday and we will offically be waiting (expecting!). Thank you all so so much for your faithful prayers, we could not be more excited! God is good...the theme for my life! :D

My friend just had a baby and gave me an announcement and the verse she used was,

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

I am praising God with this verse today...He has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY!

May your week/weekend be filled with God's joy...

Monday, July 20, 2009

God is yet again faithful...

I know I already mentioned "the BIG deal" but I need to elaborate...
God is so faithful to provide. Charlie got the BIG deal we'd been praying about. The commission from this deal will pay for more than half the adoption!!!! We have yet to get a deal even a 1/8 this big in the 7 years Charlie has worked at Containment Corporation and now we get it??!! Why do I continue to worry, doubt and fret? I know God has shown us that He wants us to adopt...why do I worry? He will provide for the journeys He takes us on. It's as simple as that.

I also checked our agencies blog and the wait time for a referral is now 6-8 months for a boy and 9-11 months for a girl. This is about a three to four month LESS wait. This could change at anytime but that is the current trend. I can't wait to meet this little one God has placed in our hearts and lives!

God also provided this chapter in Psalms for us to rest in...God is good. :D

Psalm 146

"Praise the Lord,
Praise the Lord O my soul
I will praise the Lord all my life
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save
When their spirit deparst they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God

the maker of heaven and earth,
the sea and everything in them-
the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

The Lord reigns forever,
your GOd, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord." (italics mine)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Just a quick update...We just found out that Charlie got the "BIG DEAL" we'd been praying for to come through. He gets commission on this "BIG DEAL" and after taxes it's going to pay for more than half of the adoption. YES...MORE THAN HALF!! We do indeed serve a mighty God who has resources beyond our imagination...if He wants something to'll happen. No need to fret, no need. really is a theme I am learning. Thank you, THANK YOU for your prayers!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Emmy Grace...

I am not a pro at the blogging yet so these pictures posted backwards. The picture at the bottom of the post is first and the picture at the top is last. Sorry!! :D
We had a great day yesterday celebrating our sweet Emmy's birthday. She is four years old!! I don't know how that happened...honestly. She is so sweet, loving, funny, kind, caring, and just adorable. She has lots of questions and lots of love. We just love, love, love being parents to such a beautiful girl inside and out. We are so blessed by our sweet Emmy Grace. Thank you Jesus for our sweet little surprise you blessed us with four years ago!! :D

The day was a blast as you can see.

Queen Mommy and her princess

The staff at Ariel's grotto singing Happy Birthday to Emmy...she was embarrassed.

The King with princess Ariel

Emmy got to dress up and meet the real Ariel!

Emmy magicially transformed into Ariel at Disneyland

Emmy picked It's a Grind for her birthday breakfast...Chocolate milk and a bagel. :D