Sunday, November 29, 2009

Counting My Blessings

Our family was treated to the mountains this Thanksgiving! The area was so beautiful. We slept 50 feet from a waterfall and left the windows open all night so we could be lulled to sleep by the muffled roar . I happened to awake about 4 in the morning one day and peered up into the sky. The stars were so big and so bright i woke Randy up to share them with me. I never knew stars could look like that! It all started my thinking about how richly blessed I am. And so I thought I would post some photos showing my greatest treasures on Earth. Lord, I pray that I am always the one healed leper that returns to say thank you.
PS...Lord, the snow on Thanksgiving day was icing on the cake! Loved it!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I Heart Faces Sun Flare

Katie and Kate at the park in the late afternoon. My attempt at sun flare :0)

Go to I Heart Faces to see more sunshine. Please click on my photo to see it larger.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Heart Faces entry...Autumn Beauty

This weeks's theme is Autumn Beauty so I took Olivia up to the commons area in our subdivision where the kids all like to play in the trees that line the pond. I do not know what type of trees these are but this time of year they literally look like they are on fire! For more fall beauty check out

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Today was Orphan Sunday!

This link will take you to a very moving video about the plight of millions of children around the world. Check it out and think about what you can do to help:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Heart Faces entry...Balloons

This photo was taken in the ancient city of Antigua , Guatemala last December. Kate had been with us for 2 days at the time. What better way to break the ice with our new daughter than with a balloon? After all, when you are 22 months old, balloons are sheer magic!!! (The stains around her mouth? ...our 2nd attempt to break the ice with chocolate ice cream) Click on Kate's photo to see full size. For more magic balloons, check out I Heart Faces this week at

Kate's First Fall Festival

Last night we dressed up the kids and took everyone to the annual Fall Festival at the local Baptist church. Hunter did not come this year due to a stomachache.(I think she may have outgrown this aspect of childhood.) This was Kate's first experience with dancing and playing games for candy. Urekah! She likes this crazy American custom. Everytime I turned around her little face was peering into her bucket for another treat. All the girls entered in the cake walk and won multiple times. Nothing like home-baked goodies from the ladies of the church! Ran into a friend with her two daughters adopted from China. Gosh they had grown! She introduced me to another woman and her 4 Plilippino daughters. All 4 girls adopted last summer at one time! This family went from 1 child to 5 overnight! All the girls were precious and beaming! So fun to see. Love it when God encourages me through other people's adoption journeys. Happy Fall, y'all.....