Monday, April 28, 2008

My Brother...

Okay, I had to post the photos of my Brother's Spring Formal in Charleston. He is a Junior at the University of Tennessee. This is the FIRST time he has ever shared information about "his" girl with the FAM!

Her name is....are you ready???....Heaven! Yes Heaven! He has been holding out for this girl for a long time and it has finally paid off!

Is it wrong to be a proud sister when your brother has a girlfriend??!?! Maybe just weird. Who cares, Whitney(the other sister)and I are so excited for him to say the least. I won't even go into John's elation. I thinks his exact words were "holy snikies, that's my dog".

Anyways, my little brother is all grown up. We look forward to his Senior Year at UT. He is such a sweet boy- I mean, man, and any girl is lucky to have him. Enjoy :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday

Hi There~

This time next week I will be with my best friend Becka! She is coming up from Florida with Alex- married in December. John and Alex will finally get to meet and we can enjoy the weekend together. It is amazing how one of your best friends can live in another state and that does not keep you from remaining close. Here's a pic from the week of her wedding (we were at dinner) and being good girls:)

John and I checked with our agency about adoption from Colombia. We rec'd word yesterday that it is not possible as we have not filed our CIS paperwork already.
This is getting frustrating to be brutally honest. We feel as if God is definitely telling us that we should be heading down another path. Here we go again...

Headed out to dinner with a group of people from church. We have a fundraiser tomorrow and will be cooking spagetti dinner for 150 people. Then a game of family feud! WE are such dorks but we sure do have a good time! Sunday is church and my friend Misty's baby shower. I think there are about 5-6 couples/baby showers thru oh my! Have a great weekend Everyone :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday

Hi Gang,

Here are some pics of our dear friends Amy, Ronnie, and Miss Lindsey! We go way back-yes, to high school :0 We can't thank them enough for the role they have played in our adoption journey. John and I are blessed with wonderful friends and family that have contributed- mostly by writing letters and tremendous support. We went out to Mexican last weekend and had a great time!

Oh, I almost forgot...I SHAVED 40 seconds of my 1 mile run today at Boot Camp. This is huge for me. Lots of blessings :)

Love to you on this Friday Morning! Take Care.

Don't you just hate tan people...geez!

The girls after their Florida visit to the beach...wouldn't that be nice right about now...

Okay, these two have an incredible bond-can ya tell?

The Fam :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday

TGIF! Here are some Baby Room pics. There is a before and after-not much difference- we sold the bed and vanity months ago. John and I are not buying anything "baby" until we are much closer to actually having one :) Cannot wait for the day. Happy Friday!

Before (already hung the art decor I made and still working on the stencil art on the walls...)

After (could really use some love in this room!)

Goodies from friends and family- just enough to keep the hope alive! Notice the pink girly items- that's Grandma sending a message for a little girl. Gotta love it.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

an actual post...

Well, I find myself posting on this Sunday evening as John has been called out for a riot in Dekalb County. Yes, just another day in the life of a police officer- much fun, ey?

I wanted to give everyone an update(not much of one) on the adoption front. We are kind of in a holding pattern. We are pursuing some different options as of today. Domestic and International,(we only have an agreement with Int'l-just to be clear for all the other agency families :) So, no news is just part of the process and it sure feels like a long time since we had any news. However, we rec'd a very strong sign this week and we are awaiting another! This journey is truly an adventurous struggle with joy and pain every single day. It is also known as LIFE though, right?

Well, I am off to bed as Boot Camp starts back tomorrow morning! That's right folks-I didn't give up just yet. This will be my 3rd month. I haven't mentioned any results since the first month as I have not measured lately. Feeling the plateau hitting me and it is time to give it a swift kick in the ?$#!

OHHHHHH- I almost loving husband(wink,wink) signed me up for the PEACHTREE ROAD RACE. Lots of prayers people-I mean lots please :) Time to put my game face on now...this is getting serious. I will have to admit I am looking forward to the challenge.

Hey, don't they also serve beer at the end of the race???? :()~

All for now...Good Night!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Favorite Photo Friday

Just a little inspiration for this Friday! Lots of prayer and lots of faith this week. It is all in God's hands and we truly feel his presence.

Enjoy your day! Thanks for checking in.

Hopefully we will have some exciting news soon :)