This Is Why!

"I tell you the truth, whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me." Matthew 25:40

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL?!!!

I never thought we would love football at our house...boy was I wrong. I've always been thankful that Kelly wasn't that guy that had to have a game on at all times. In the 11 years that we have been together I can't remember ever sitting down and watching a football game on TV. It's not that Kelly doesn't like sports...he just never made it a priority! Things have definitely changed at our house. Asa is obsessed with football!!! I'm not complaining...I'm actually enjoying it! We sit down as a family and watch the games's becoming a real learning experience for me. I know all 32 teams...what their helmets look like...who the quarterback is for each team...what "sacked" means....and a whole lot more information that I never thought I cared about. It's so fun to see Asa excited about it...he even plans on playing in the NFL one keep an eye out for him.

We went to a Falcons game together and that was a BLAST! Then Kelly and Asa went back to another one...just the boys. I'm sad the season will be over soon...can't wait for it to start back! I can't believe I'm saying that!!!

He's Back!

Once again our elf "Hoss" has returned. He usually brings a small gift for Iris and give them some incentive for being good over the next few weeks! This year he brought Christmas candy and a new ornament for their tree.
Let the FUN begin!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Giving Thanks!

3rd Grade Thanksgiving Feast

The kids had a great time and they learned so much about what Thanksgiving is really about!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Iris-Anne turns 9!

I can't believe my baby girl is 9! We took a special trip to American Girl in Atlanta...which we do each year for her birthday. Iris also had a gymnastics party with her was lots of fun!
Happy Birthday Iris....I love you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Been A While!

I haven't posted anything to our blog in so long! We have been so busy that I just haven't had the time. I'm not a fan of sitting at the computer it takes a lot for me to sit down and write a post.
We are still waiting to complete our adoption. There are still days that I don't believe it is going to happen. It has been 2 years since we started the process and it doesn't seem like we are any closer to bringing our child home...but I know we are getting there. This adoption had not been fast or easy...but I believe this is the way God planned it. It has taught me to be patient and put my trust in Him and just to know that He is in complete control. If this adoption had been easy I would not have learned near as much. God knows the exact day this will all come to an end and I've just got to let that be enough. People may wonder why it's taking so long...I wish I knew...but God knows and that's all that matters! Everything good that has ever happended in my life has always come after some sort of pain or struggle...which makes it that much sweeter in the end. We are still waiting for our dossier to go to Ethiopia...and when it does I will post it on the blog.
As for now, here are some pictures of what has been going on with our family the past couple of months.

Still WAITING...for a brother or sister!

Trick or Treating at Granny's...beautiful tree!

View out my front door...I love Fall!

Happy Halloween!

Carving the pumpkins

Zip Line by Kelly!

Fun weekend with Eden and Hank!

3rd grade visits Fuji for lunch

Asa holds flag for pledge to Christian flag

Chapel at Brainerd Baptist