Showing posts from October, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

I am going to attempt to do some catch up. This little baby of mine is going to be the death of me. We can not get her on any kind of schedule and she can not be pacified very easily except for juggling her in your arms. So, this will be an attempt to post a very important event. The event was missed by me on my blog because I was consumed by packing and cleaning and organizing before the 'big' trip to Dland. The event? My parents anniversary....56th anniversary to be exact which was October 18th. I felt so guilty about not saying anything to them that day, I then called them from the hotel in Anaheim on Sunday the 19th. My mom informed me they too had forgotten their own anniversary! LOL....that's a first ever. They too were consumed with thoughts of the girls and I taking our trip. is my tribute to some WONDERFUL parents! Ed and Deanna............My mom was 14 when she married my dad and my dad was 19. Oh so young. They went on to have 6 kids. Tw…

Return from the Magic Kingdom

Greetings. I have returned from our Fantasy vacation. My feet are an inch flatter and the muscles in my calves are an inch bigger. Walk, walk, walk. It was fantastic though. To see the joy and wonder on the faces of my two girls was worth every cent and every drop of sweat and every burn of every muscle in my body. The highlights were walking in between my two girls and holding their hands, or having them hug and kiss on me without notice. Two of our nights we came back to the hotel, stripped off our shoes and pants and sat on the edge of the tub (all 3 of us) and soaked our feet. Laughing, cringing, drying off at the silly 3 D shows together. Going to a 'Princess Dinner' all beautiful and glimmering with 'Pixie Dust.' Just being together and sharing in 'Magic' moments. I love them so much and I am so grateful for the blessing of them and the blessing of this trip.
The day we left (Sunday the 19th) my dad fell at church, broke his hip, and had emergency surgery …

Preparing to defect

I will be spending today finishing packing and getting the home and family left behind set up to survive without me.
I feel incredibly burdened with the fact I am leaving my hard working husband home to spend his week vacation with 4 kids one of which is almost 4mths old and very needy. I am thrilled and thankful to be taking the girls on 'our' dream vacation but that doesn't remove the sadness I feel leaving the others behind. Why can't blessings in my life come without a hitch?!?! They never have....all the blessings in my life have come with burdens. Not sure why but they have.
So, with a heavy heart I will do all my preparations for my hubby and the kids. I will do it with sensitivity to the ones left behind and yet with a big smile for the two going on the trip. What a tight rope!
Pics of Mickey and friends will be posted next week.
Blessings to you all in the name of Lord.

Random Summer Pictures

Playing ball for the City of Fairview
Tilly the Tillamook Dairy cow cozying up with A
L and ALL the kids
The new grandbaby

Enchanted Forest Castle
Enchanted Forest Witch
Pic with Abe at Enchanted Forest
Our Friends Bob and Larry
Monkey Boy

Pool Party
Just Kickin Back
Hula Kids
Freezing Water Fun
At Blue Lake Park

Angel Boys
Take a look at this site but be prepared to be moved into action.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes......

So, you may think this a strange post after such a heavy blog titled 'Come Lord Jesus'...but the reason I am posting about this is because right now in this world, this is of utmost importantance....well at least for my two girls. Kinda like snack time is the most important thing in the world for my 4 yr. old.
As I was growing up I had two best friends. We were poor, my two friends were not. I was from Oklahoma, my friends were from California. They would travel down to California every summer to visits family. While they were there they would go to Disneyland, Universal and other attractions. Oh how I dreamed of going to Disneyland. My heart ached to go Disneyland. In 1982 I was able to go to California with my high school singing group (Pony Pipers for those of you who live in my area). We went to Dland. It was fantastic but there was a void. Something was my family, my mom. I wanted so much to share it with her. I made a promise to myself, when I had kids I woul…

Come, Lord Jesus

The new little one keeps me busy. She is most content sitting on my lap or being held up on my shoulder. It's great but daily chores sure don't get done like they use to.

We sure love this little pixie. She is just a little doll. We call her Tink, short for Tinkerbell. Not only because she is such a little pipsqueak but she has the personality like Tink. Cute and feisty. I feel our days with her are limited. Which, don't get me wrong, that's a great thing. Reunification is what this is about if it's a safe and healthy home, but it will still be a loss on our part. I do feel sooner than later would be better though. Not sure how we would get through it if any of these kids are with us for an extended period of time and then are placed back with their family. I do know, however, God will get us through it. It sounds gut wrenching but God will not give us more than we can bear so I know we will handle it.

God Bless those who are in the process of adoption be it national…

Words of power

So, it is not below me to steal...I mean borrow good stuff when I find it. Be it a great picture or great words of wisdom. Just this morning as I was taking a coffee break and reading one of the blogs I frequent, I came across this decree! I don't think she will mind me borrowing it for purposes of spreading it. It pierced my heart...may it pierce yours too!

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures inheaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21)
There is no greater return on an investment than knowing that you have invested your heart in someone that needs you...that you have given any part of yourself to save a life...that you have been HIS hands and feet....I say REVOLT against WORRY about the econom…

Nightmare on Porter Street

Rough night. One of the the unfortunate aspects of foster care is many times the children come with teeth that are in great need. Our little MK is such one. She has had 3 appointments consisting of extractions, fillings, nerve treatments, spacers, and a retainer-spacer. Yesterday was her last extraction and what a journey. The appointment went fine. By the time we got home she was crying from discomfort and mouth full of blood. It took me 3 hours to get the hole to keep from bleeding. She was starving in the process and I finally let her eat at 8p.m. POOR baby!!!! I felt sooooo sorry for her. As she ate I was in fear of it starting to bleed again but it didn't . Whew! She went to bed at 9 and all was well. UNTIL midnight when I felt hands touching my back ( I had only been asleep for about 15 minutes) so as I pulled my heart out of my throat and turned over to see who it was, there stood a character from a gory horror flick! Blood all over her hands, her face, her neck, her hair.…

Oregon Foster Care Article

Here is a great article about foster care in Oregon. My prayer is more people Nationwide would consider opening their homes to help these kids. Let's show them what it means to be loved, how they can be a priority in someones life, and especially let's teach them that Jesus loves them!

Homeshool Outdoor School

This has been a busy week...but aren't they all anymore for everyone? The two girls S and A made it to Homeschool Outdoor school on Monday. I drove them to West Salem and dropped them off. They were very excited and little nervous. I went back on Wednesday to pick them up. They didn't seem to connect with anyone there but they said everyone was nice and they had a great time and would go again. So that was success. They participated in Archery, fishing, Target shooting (with a bb gun) science experiments and so on.....S caught her first fish, a Rainbow Trout and then released it. They had many story's to share. A shot a bow and arrow for the first time and hit the target!
I sure miss them when they are gone. I can never help but worry about them. Such as are they scared, nervous, cold, feeling left out and so on. Then I pick them up and they are glowing from having so much fun.
What a blessing there are such events. What a blessing these two girls are to my life! I cherish t…