• 6 years ago today

    we met them. we had waited almost three years for the answer to how we were going to be parents. and this day, six years ago, we met our answer.  three answers actually. here are the details for that day. “and where was i before the day that i first saw your lovely face now i see it everyday and i know that i am, i am the luckiest” ben folds we went to meet our children yesterday. well, they aren’t officially ours yet, but we are really hoping and praying that they become our children. we drove to their foster home. it’s about an hour away from our home.…

  • the big…35

    35 years old.  me. oh.  my.  word! how did this happen? 35 seems like the real deal.  35 seems like an adult age.  but i don’t quite yet feel like an adult. about 15 or so years ago, i was babysitting for a family whose mom was around 35.  they had a house, three kids, and a mini~van.  and she seemed so grown~up to me.  now i have a house, three kids, and a mini~van, but i don’t think i seem that grown~up. this day has been coming, for 35 years in fact, and i’ve been approaching it from two camps.  camp dread and camp bold. camp dread locks me…

  • salvation at an early age

    i asked Jesus to be my Savior when i was 5.  when i hear people share of their redemption at an older age, i feel a bit of jealousy.  my story doesn’t seem as special or important, having known Jesus since i was so young. i often wonder what that would feel like, having not a clue about Him, and learning about Him one day.  it would be amazing.  this man, who came so many years ago, not knowing Him for so long and then finally, salvation! i often wonder what it would be like to have been down a really rocky path of my own choosing, to come to…

  • it's been a month

    and some have wondered where we’ve been.  we’re still here!  we’ve been really busy.  and now that it’s been a month, i’m not sure what all to write about. i’ll get you updated somehow, i promise.  maybe i’ll work on that tonight.  thanks for wondering about us!

  • i took my monkeys to see the monkeys

    the boys and i went to the rainforest friday.  we saw some of the neatest things.  i should have written down all of the animals we took pictures of, but i didn’t think about it until we got home.  we wanted to share some of the pictures with you. we really love these monkeys. they are always taking care of each other. wilbur thought it was so cute when they hugged. and then kissed. he thought it was funny when they did this. orville thought it was funny too. mommy did not. next we made our way the orangutans.  they were very active.  one of the females, kayla, was visiting…