Monday, February 21, 2011


We are patiently waiting on our referrals, praying for a certain little boy (still can't reveal details!), and ALL getting older.  Most of our family turns another year older in the winter months.  All but one have fall and winter birthdays so from September on we have LOTS of parties.  Throw in Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and you can imagine the present buying/wrapping/receiving.  It is so much fun.

This year, my cake was made by oldest daughter - layers of fruit from the summer's harvest - I wonder if she's trying to tell me something?!  Really, it was refreshing and nice to lighten up after all the eating over Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We are needin' some serious exercise over here!  Looking forward to soccer and baseball this spring.

Oldest daughter turned 15 this year.  YIKES!  Where has the time gone?  Seems like a day ago that she was running around with a head full of curls.  You know when older folks tell you to enjoy the time because it goes so fast?  Well, I'm here to tell you, I GET IT.  Incredibly sad and exciting all at the same time and it seems the older you/they get, the faster it goes.  ENJOY it.  Make the most of the time and be purposeful with the days you have together.  I am trying more and more to not say "we'll do it later" with all of my kiddos.  Later is getting here WAY too soon for my liking.

This sweet girl has been such a joy to our family and such a great big sister.  She loves to write and loves photography and has started her own blog which you can see here:

More posts coming soon.  I am so hoping to be able to reveal some very good news.  Waiting on our agency, going before God daily and praying for a miracle. 

Hope you all have a great Monday!


  1. Love the update, Jennie! I can personally attest to Olivia's beautiful and compassionate heart after spending time with her in Ethiopia. You have much to be proud of - you have raised her well :) Praying for good things for you and your family! blessings - Karen Wistrom

  2. Yay! For your birthday AND for the great adoption news. Will look forward to more details soon. Hope you had a blessed day!

  3. Your post gave me thills! Can't wait to hear That God has made your way to your son :) Angi Cooper

  4. Praying too:) Our God is BIG!
    I also LOVED Olivia's photo blog! WOW! She is so talented:) I'm in awe...