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The "Spectacular" in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular…

Last night, we celebrated Laney’s 4th birthday with her sweet little friends (pictures to follow later)…her gift from momma and daddy was two tickets to see the Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It was an entertaining show to say the least… …but I’ll confess–after you’ve seen the girls kick once…for me–that’s plenty. Don’t get me […]

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3 Blessings - December 5, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Very beautiful. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

crispy - December 6, 2009 - 8:57 am

Such beautiful thoughts. Thanks for sharing.


A sweet treat for the holidays…(+ our new numbers!)

I am an absolute sucker for sweets–especially at the holidays. I’m also married to Mr.Sensible/Mr.Organic/Mr.YouDon’tGetDessertUnlessYouFinishYourPlate. Did ya get that? But the holidays are a great excuse to indulge a bit, and it’s way more fun to let the kiddos help create the treats too! Tonight–being one of those nights that we just couldn’t resist somethings sweet […]

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missy - December 3, 2009 - 8:53 pm

we are SO making those!

The Young Family - December 3, 2009 - 9:33 pm

Aren't they FUN Missy! And YUMMY! Easy too:)

JonesEthiopia - December 4, 2009 - 5:58 am

That looks like so much fun! R would love to make those, and they are so pretty all tied up with the ribbon.

Your new numbers are very exciting! 🙂

Beautiful Mess - December 4, 2009 - 8:37 am

Loved this idea! Thanks!

Are These Kids All Yours? - December 4, 2009 - 10:01 am

I think we will have to try those treats!!! Look great! Yeah…new numbers!

Karen & Brad Hernke - December 4, 2009 - 6:46 pm

Cute idea…so have to make them:) Also, thanks for posting on my blog…did you get the I-600 form out? Praying for you:)


Heidi - December 6, 2009 - 10:22 am

I love it and will be making these with my kidos..Thanks can't wait to see the other ideas. I just LOVE your blog!

[…] Remember when I made THESE last year…I think I totally might need to do this too! You can find the instructions for those here. […]

A Thanksgiving Recount:)

Finally had a chance to upload some Thanksgiving memories from last week to share…every other year we do Thanksgiving with my family–and vice versa with Richard’s. This year was my family–and my sister, April, hosted at her casa. So thankful both of us Alabama girls planted ourselves in the Atlanta area! Sad that my little […]

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Beautiful Mess - December 3, 2009 - 7:50 am

Looks like a lovely, thankful, day!

JonesEthiopia - December 3, 2009 - 9:13 am

Can't wait to see your movement this month!

I'm glad my comment was helpful. It is just one of those things that looking back, it'll all make sense.

Kimberly - December 3, 2009 - 10:43 am

I want a Papa like that!!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

So I pulled out the old faithful front door wreath that I made like 4 years ago. Yep…she’s still hanging in there. I like to decorate—but more than that…I like to save a buck. SO, as much as I wanted to copy Southern Living’s design for making fresh magnolia wreaths (after all I have 3 […]

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Jenn - December 2, 2009 - 7:01 am

really beautiful Andrea! wait on God and He will give you the desires of your heart (you just may not know what they are yet). praying and waiting right along side you!!!


JonesEthiopia - December 2, 2009 - 9:37 am

The birth order issue. It was a burden for us, too. We had our hearts set on adopting an older child for our 2nd adoption… for a year that is what we thought we'd do. However, the agency didn't want us to go out of birth order either, and our daughter was just 15 months at the time. Ironically, as we were deciding that our hearts were open to an infant, that was about the same time that our sweet girl was born. So, although I feel your frustration, I am going to tell you to have faith in the process… When I saw my girl for the first time, I knew it was worth giving up what we thought we wanted for what we were really supposed to have for our family. (We're currentlky waiting to hear from our case manager to find out if we passed court last night!)

The Young Family - December 2, 2009 - 9:41 am

LOVE my adoption mommas and their encouragement. Seriously, you all are such a part of my heart. Thank you for your words of encouragement. XOXO.

The Siler Family - December 2, 2009 - 12:06 pm

Your pictures are beautiful! Btw – What do you mean by "birth order?

The Young Family - December 2, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Siler FAmily:) Birth order is just the order your kiddos were born and your adopted child's birthday too. So, if you have a 1 and 4 year old, you couldn't adopt a 3 year old or 6 year old with our agency as it breaks birth order. You can only adopt a child younger than your youngest child.

Kristi J - December 2, 2009 - 12:25 pm

so beautiful…love it…my favorite is the pic of the Zambia kids…beautiful!! kj

Angie Walter - December 2, 2009 - 7:56 pm

My sweet cousin just got me the same ornament…don't you love that the baby is chubby and happy! Me and my husband both just said we didn't really have a image in our mind yet of what our boy looks like, but he sees chubbyness and I see big cheeks! 😀 Oh girl please pray we see him soon! I am strugglin with being so close!!!