Monday, December 27, 2010

stacking wood

chicks that work...gotta love that...garrett did help but he was out numbered by us strong ladies ;)

snow on Christmas day


several snap shots from our Christmas....emma lael had a great first Christmas with us...she was the center of attention the entire time.

pigtails are BACK! i put emma lael's hair in pigtails after her bath yesterday...OMG she was so happy...she pointed to them and said "nai nai" her foster mom nai nai always had her hair in pigtails...she was all smiles...when she woke up this morning she pointed to her head and said "nai nai" i knew she wanted pigtails in her hair...the pictures speak for themselves she was so HAPPY to have her hair in of the simple joys of life PIGTAILS ;)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

20 years

today kent & i celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary...we had a blind date on feb. 14, 1989...married on december 15, 1990...i couldn't of asked for a better father, husband and best friend...we've changed quit a bit in 20 years...we look older...hopefully wiser...have 3 great children...God is the center of our lives...we said we'd go to greece on our 20th anniversary God had a different plan He brought us a beautiful little girl named emma lael...we will have to go to greece on our 50th anniversary ;)

Christmas in Kentucky

emma lael meet several family members this past weekend...we drove to KY to visit kent's family...she found out that her daddy is a twin and uncle kevin and daddy look alike.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

strollers are being shipped

THANK YOU to those of you who contributed to the shipping cost of the strollers...they will be on there way to beijing next week...estimated arrival time 4-6 weeks.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas is all about Jesus

charlesia a friend of ours made this adorable outfit for emma lael (if interested she sells many beautiful outfits contact me at if interested) i put her in front of the Christmas tree to take a picture to send to charlesia...she raised her hands up and said "Jesus LOVES me" that is what Christmas is all about Jesus LOVES all of us no matter what we've matter who we are...what you've done or haven't done...Jesus forgives ALL...i pray that each person who reads this knows how very much Jesus loves YOU!!! Christmas is different with emma lael...less santa more Jesus.... yes, santa is a part of Christmas...we've told her that it's Jesus birthday...we've said it so many times she now tells us it's Jesus birthday...maybe she doesn't get what Jesus is or what a birthday is but i know God is preparing her precious little heart for all He has in store for her wonderful life.
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

waders or furry boots???

waders or furry boots? your guess!!! nattie had just taken off her boots and emma lael wanted to put them you can see it would be a bit difficult for her to put them on herself...she tried for several mintues trying to put them on but it was a task she needed help with...i lifted her up and "plopped" her in nattie's boots...i had no idea they would actually be the entire length of her legs...we laughed so hard at her while she slid across the floor saying the entire time "no, emma lael boots nattie boots" for those of you who know emma lael that statement is very funny..right aunt amy :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010


when we returned from new day in october kent & i along with new day asked for people to consider purchasing double strollers for new day within 2 days we had 19 strollers bought and on their way to kent's warehouse to be shipped to beijing china...our original plan was to put the strollers onto a container that was already going to china...kent company normally ships 1-2 containers monthly to the past 2 months china has stopped buying metals from the u.s.a. that means zero containers being sent to we need to raise $660.00 to ship the 19 strollers to new day...i am asking for donations towards the shipping of these 19 strollers...kent has been able to get them clarified as humanitarian goods and they can be sent via container to china with other humanitarian will take 6-8 weeks for them to arrive in china...if you'd like to donate please email me at

Saturday, December 4, 2010