Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And The Years Pass...

How could you not fall in love with this face?

This was the very first picture

our social worker gave us when we applied for adoption


I just do not know where the years have gone


was a 21 month old

red headed

smiling faced

laughter filled

energizer battery powered



became our foster child

until God chose

to make him ours

through adoption


has kept us on our knees

Blessed us with this angel K~Bug

Blessed us with another angel K~Bel


Donated a Kidney to his daddy

Which has given us

7 extra years together

that we didn't think we would hold


Has blessed us with Her ~~~





His Bride's Mom

made this awesome

Turkey Birthday Cake

Carrot cake

with cream cheese frosting


Happy Birthday Son

You have made your momma and daddy Proud
We are rejoicing as we see you
strive to live for Jesus
and seek after His will for your life
as well as the lives or your precious family

Though our knees are calloused and warn
That cannot compare to the
Joy that Fills our Hearts

You are a Blessing to all you meet
And we are Honored to have been chosen
To be YOUR Parents

We Love You!!!

Considering Life With YOU ~ JOY~FILLED
Mom and Daddy

Sunday, November 21, 2010


For the third time in less than 5 months

Hubby has returned from the hospital


This is the LAST time:)



I have to go on a Real Diet!!

Considering Home with JOY,


I Really Will...

I really will blog again:)

It has just been a whirlwind during hubby's most recent hospital stay.

He is doing well and I am prayerfully going to bring him home today (tonight) !!!

Loved being in church this morning...it is one thing that I have NOT taken off my schedule during hubby's illness...

I miss my grandbabies...can't wait until life calms down so I can hug those precious angels.

Received an amazing blessing today from dear friend (thank you), can't wait to see how God is going to allow me to use it:)

Off to the hospital now...to collect one of my most prized possessions (well, at least my bestest friend)!!!

Hope to blog tomorrow!

Blessings to all!

Considering the Thought of Bringing Hubby Home with Great Joy,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Have You Packed Your Box?

I packed my boxes today
One of my most favorite things to do
before the holidays get into full swing

This year I decided to donate online

So I could follow my packages

I can't wait to find out what country they end up in

Have you packed your box yet?

Samaritans Purse

You can drop them off on Sunday


Considering The Gift of Giving

With Great JOY,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010



There is Always something to be thankful for!

I had planned on doing a picture a day

Of things I am thankful for during the month of November
Where did the days go

I can't believe it is already the 10th

So today I'll just type out 10 things I am thankful for

Maybe pictures will follow:)

1. Hubby is home and slowly getting better

2. We have health insurance until the end of the month

3. Son #1 will be moving into a house next week so he and his sweet family can be together again

4. We have finally experienced a little cooler weather (under 90 degrees)

5. I LOVE our church and am excited to be helping with this years Christmas program

6. I have an awesome job

7. I am the proud nana to K-bug and K-bel, two of the most precious little angels in the world

8. I have a freezer full of protein for my hubby:)

9. It's almost Christmas!!


I will attempt to put some pictures up tomorrow
My day off
My K-bel day
My take hubby to the doctor day
My clean house day
My cook meals day
My day off:)

Considering Thankful With Joy,

Did I mention?

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Humbling Experience...

Do you enjoy humbling experiences?

I'm not sure I like the process but I do believe that it is a road that at times must be walked.

I am at the practice today, in the quiet of my office with lights off. It is how I enjoy working there is just something about keeping the lights off and how quiet it seems. I get so much more work done.

Anyway, I am working on a personal project, with my employer's permission of course, attempting to fill out grant and assistance applications for free or discounted medications.

Our family will no longer have medical insurance as of December 1 (not unlike so many other families in our country) and hubby's medication list is a total cost of (drum-roll please.............) $4,125.00 per month. Sooooooooo, reality is if we want him to live we have to ask for help.

It is so NOT in my nature to ask for help!! Call it pride but I'd just rather do it all myself. Yet, there are times when God just brings you to your own end so you have no choice but to trust Him. I consider that I've always trusted God but I am a Very good 'helper' Hahaha!!!

So, at the end of myself, I sit here humbly and seek help from 9 manufacturing companies believing that this season of our lives was NO surprise to God and all a part of His sense of humor as He attempts to Mold my Helpfulness:)

Considering Humility With Joy,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thought Provoking Question???

IF you tell person A something negative about themselves

DOES that give you automatic permission to tell person B, C, D, etc the same thing about person A???

AND then say to person A, well it's nothing I haven't said to your face!!

Proverbs 16:28 "A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends."

Proverbs 18:7 "A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul."

Proverbs 20:19 "A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much."


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

And The Winner Is....

Short post ~~~

In the good old fashioned way I had my hubby pick a name out of my horse show hat ~~~

And the Winner Is ~~~

Mike Summers

He is the amazing husband of my friend Cindy @ Army Brats and Me

Congratulations Mike ~~~ Luckily it's NOT a girly Gift:)

Off to work ~~~

Hope to post tomorrow:)

Considering It All Joy,