Monday, November 30, 2009

Can you Hear us Yippee Jesus(ing) From Where You Live?















Just yesterday as the kids and I were getting ready for church Elizabeth was playing with an old (real) cell phone. She came to me and as she clicked it shut said, "Mommy, it was Jubilee. She said you need to come and pick her up." I got all teary-eyed and said, "Elizabeth, let's pray that you are prophetic!"








Today, while I was in the back doing laundry I heard Emma say, "Mom, your cell is ringing and the number is from an 859 area code." OH MY GRACIOUS ANSWER IT!!!






It was Rita from the agency. She said, "We have some good news!" I was crying before she could say anything more. Jesus, you are sooooo good to us!! After learning that, indeed, China has granted us Travel Approval to come get our sweet Jubilee I said through a boatload of tears, "Rita, you know how scripture says "Beautiful are the feet of him/her who brings good news?" She said she knew. I said, "Well Rita - I'm guessing that your feet are absolutely gorgeous!!"

Yippee Jesus!! Yippee Jesus!! Yippee Jesus!!



To God be The Glory Great Things He has Done!!!



"He sets the lonely in families...."

Psalm 68:6
(Now the appointment just has to be secured at the US consulate
and then we can make travel arrangements. )
**Thank you to all of you who have prayed and prayed and prayed some more. God heard our prayers and our sweet baby girl will no longer long for a mommy and daddy of her own...she will be immersed in love to overflowing!! How we rejoice!!**

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Christmas Tree Hunt

We're goin' for a tree - we've done this for 31 years....off to the National Forest....Chocolate wax donuts and Starbucks....oh yeah baby....
While listening to a little Amy Grant "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Don't you feel sorry for this little tree? (Not really guys, not really.)

My Three Biggest Kids

Some of my girls....on the cattle bars....

About to be parents in the near future - Yippee Jesus!!

The cutting begins...

Emmy drawing in the snow for Isaiah

Beautiful Princess Liberty

Eat the snow Abi, Eat the snow...

My Tree Huggers

Got it!

"It's the best - being part of a family - forever!!!!!!"

































Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day at Our Home

There was some playin'.......
(meet another new grandpet "GiGi" -Autumn's English Boxer)There was some workin'......Ryan and Liberty make their speciality together
(which is quickly becoming a tradition)
Peppermint Supreme Pie
And there were some sweet memories made....



Mama soakin' in all the memories.....

They loved it.....
Yes, They loved it!!
And yes, there is some pie under all that whipped cream....





What a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful day!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Crazy Family to Yours!

**Double click on Picture to see a larger view**
Left to right: Emma, Isaiah, Me (holding our little N*elly), Liberty, Autumn, Dw holding Jubilee's picture high in the air, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, Tyler holding Elijah, Graham and Ryan.....Picture taken yesterday (11/25/09) in the horse pasture on our property where we are rebuilding our home.
Our Hearts Overflow with Thankfulness

to Almighty God.

He is always our Miracle-working, Mountain-moving, Awe-inspiring, Gasp-giving God .... How we praise His Name Forever!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving











Are you getting ready tonight at your home?? We are LOVIN' having the kids home!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Defend the Orphan - Who To Call and/or Write





Please write and/or call Prime Minister Stephen Harper:


phone: (613) 992-4211


AND


Immigration Minister Jason Kenney:


phone: (613) 992-2235


Here's what to say:


You have been following friends through the adoption process and are concerned that the doors for adopted children from foreign countries are being closed by Canada. North Americans should be opening door to children coming into good, loving homes that have done everything by the book.



Please do not close the Immigration doors but process them quickly!!


Thank you dear friends. I will be calling tomorrow (Wednesday) and I will also call again on Friday. I will email both days as well. Dw will be calling and writing as well.




Please keep both phone calls and emails short and polite. If you have not done any "activism" before such as calling and voicing your thoughts - I challenge you to start with this!! You can then rest knowing, besides prayer (and/or fasting) you have done all you can do! Please continue to pray with fervor for these families!!


I do not believe that this will be the end of immigration issues....as I said two posts ago, we need to be praying for God's hand of mercy to be extended for international adoption.

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17 NLT