Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning I think we slept in until 8:30 and then went downstairs to see what Santa left. Makenna really must have been good she got a Barbie jeep and a dollhouse. Josh and Kayla asked for clothes and money and I think they were very happy except for the cash burning a whole in their pockets. We took Makenna out to test drive her jeep before the snow started. I will say she needs a few more lesson.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve

On Christmas eve we go to my parents for the afternoon. My neice got a new puppy his name is Buddy and he is very cute. Makenna got Buzz and Woody and she loves them.. It was great to be able to spend time with family and celebrate Jesus Birthday..

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Asian Tree

Last year I saw an Asian tree on another blog and thought it was a wonderful idea so I started collecting ornaments and decided to put it up this weekend. I am still looking for a few more ornaments I just thought we would add to it over the next few years. Makenna really loves it and calls it her tree. I hope to leave it up until Chinese New Year.I found the Tokyo last year on clearance after christmas and I love it since we spent the night there on our way to get Makennna...

Christmas parade

On Tuesday we went to the christmas parade and even if it rained a little Makenna and Erin seems to enjoy it. Makenna and Erin ended up with alot of candy and even got to see Santa at the end...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dear Orphan

I saw your photo today. You are so adorable!
You're eyes are so deep and full of hope.

I love your little smile,
I know it must be hard some days to find
the strength to smile.
I have heard how little food you have,
but you are still willing to share
with your friends.
What a sweet little person you are!

But, I am writing this letter to tell you that I will
not be able to help you.
You see, my family is happy with the life we
are living.
I know that we could get bunk beds and you could
share a room with one of our bio kids,
but really,
that is no life for either of you.
We have so much going on around here and
life would just be too chaotic.
Our neighbors just got a new TV and game system,
we really think we need to have one too.
I have a 'ladies night out' next week and
I have nothing to wear.
I really need to purchase a new outfit.
I guess I could sponsor you...
it will have to wait til next month,
I really need that new outfit
and my kids are dying for some fast food tonight.
Good luck to you!

I found this here and they got it from someone else. I hope it is ok that I too am posting it. It just broke my heart with it's truth....
So I too am sharing it... I hope that someone who just doesn't "get it" will read it, and I am praying that in doing so, they will "get it".
God bless the children...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What happens when you miss nap time

This is what I found when things were a little too quiet. Yes she is actually sleeping standing up.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trunk or Treet

We went to the church for trunk or treet on Sunday Makenna loved the slide and the other bounce house. She didn't care for the really scary costumes..I think she was the cutest monkey ever..

Weenie Roast

On Saturday we went to some friends to roast weenies and marshmellows. We had a great time and enjoyed all the activities including the hay ride.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This is the new Holiday gift guide from Thirty One gifts I know you are going to love the new items and would love to tell you more about them. I am doing fundraiser for families that are adopting from China and would love to do a fundraiser for any family that is adopting so if you are interested let me know and I will give you all the details.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Look who's Sweet Sixteen

Kayla turned 16 (did I just type that)where has time gone I am not sure one minute she was starting school and now she will start driving a car soon. She has not taken Driver Ed yet which I am very happy about. On Saturday we celebrated with her favorite ribs and shrimp. Tonight we celebrated with cake and ice cream.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Makenna's first day of school

On Wednesday Makenna started going to preschool at a local church. She was very unsure all morning getting ready to go. On the way I called her Daddy and told him to start praying cause if she cried I didn't think I could leave her. I will just say prayers worked their were no tears... Makenna came home from school saying she quit I told her she could not quit preschool she needed to have some friends to play with. Friday she was excited we I told her we were going back to school she is just upset that she can't ride the big yellow bus..

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fort Fisher aquarium

We went to the aquarium for the first time and it was such a great time. Makenna really loves sea creatures and is so excited looking at them for hours I think her favorite is the turtles. Kayla took the pictures and enjoyed herself.

Our vacation was wonderful

Let's just say our vacation started off on the bad side after a trip to the NC Aquarium which was a great visit and Kayla and Makenna really enjoyed all the sea creatures. Then off to Myrtle beach we headed to get checked in the resort we booked online. When we drove up my stomach started doing turns as soon as a saw the first pool and it was very dirty and that was from afar. Then we ask to see our room and I wanted to start crying our room was so dirty and lets say we shut the door and ran real fast before the bugs started chasing us. We went back to the front desk and asked about the room on their website and they agreed their were no rooms that looked like the one on the web. After an hour they finally decided to give us a full refund and we were on our way to find a new place to stay. The kids were starving and so was we so we went for dinner first and the after checking five different resorts we found one that could accomodate our family and our friends. The rest of the wek was great..

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Family Day

I can't believe it has been two years since Makenna joined our family. Last year she aid her favorite place was the beach so we planned a beach trip for this special day. We thank God for giving us such a precious gift and entrusting us. We celebrated with gifts and cupcakes.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The swingset has Boo boo..

Our new swingset was taken out by a strong storm last week Malenna was very sad and kept saying it had boo boos. Dana had to try and fix it with some of the left over wood. Glad to say it is all better.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sister's forever

When I started my Thirty one business in March I knew that there would be alot of juggling between the way Dana's work schedule and me getting to do home shows. The first time I had to go to a meeting Kayla watched Makenna and she cried for me almost the entire time. The last few times she has still been very upset when I am leaving and want go to sleep with out me. Last night I went to a meeting there were no tears when I said bye and she was asleep when I got home. This morning Makenna woke me up and said where is m sister. Not one word about missing me. I was a little sad until I thought what a great relationship my daughters are building it has took almost two years though for Kayla that prayed everynight for over a year for a little sister. And know it is starting to be like she had dreamed. I am truly blessed.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Makenna's turns 3

We had Makenna's Dora party a few weeks ago and she loved it she is about Dora.. We had a very small party and the kids went and played on the swingset afterwards for the rest of the afternoon. Makenna loved her new bicycle that she got from Paw-paw and Maw-maw she is already riding it around the block.