Monday, November 24, 2008
Do you think there is any kind of Plastic surgery that will remove high cholesterol and kidney stones? If so maybe I should start saving my money....I am thinking that I may have to stick to the poor man's plastic surgery!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
As you can see, I have learned over the past 22 years as a parent to choose my battles (okay, so maybe it actually took me 22 years to figure this out), so Rob goes to pre-school pretty happy with some of his outerwear choices!! And truly is there anything cuter! I think not! So as we are headed out the door I grab the camera to take this picture and Rob just looks up at me and says "I'm cute, huh mom!" No doubt about it!
Monday, November 10, 2008
And saving the cutest for last is batman!!! At a halloween party he won the costume contest as the child with the costume that most fit the child. Darren wanted to know what they meant by that until we saw our son flying off the stage at the party.
This costume actually gets plenty of use...he wears it everyday and has it on as I type....sweet little batman!! (PS, no we have not let him see the grown up versions of batman, but he does love the commercials and has wanted to be batman ever since they started playing)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
"Adoption is like a scavenger hunt, you have to travel so far sometimes to find the little treasures God has left for us but it is worth it in the end!" Maureen Kerik
"My Harvest I did not plant you, true. But when the season is done, When the alternative prayers for sun and for rain are counted, When the pain of weeding And the pride of watching are through, Then I will hold you high, A shining sheaf above the thousand seeds grown wild. Not my planting, But, by heaven, My harvest -My child."
Friday, October 24, 2008
I just spent an amazing week in Haiti and wanted to share a few things that I felt with my heart...
To start off; I have A huge amount of love for adoptive parents who love unconditionally, they take their little Haitian children that they meet for the first time without reservation, most sick with some sort of parasite inflicted upon them by the conditions of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere! I leave the country in love with the adoptive parents and their children and feel it a privilege to share in their adoptive journey's. I have Gratitude! gratitude for more things than I can name, but here are just a few; A sweet man named Harry Mardy, who worked tirelessly to arrange our trip, provide us with vehicles and drivers and be our translator; Nannies at orphanages that work hard to love and care for the children in trusted in their care, with little compensation and sometimes going without food themselves so that the children can be fed; Orphanage directors who take children off the streets, sometimes when they absolutely do not have the room, money or goods to care for them, but they cannot bear to hear of another child dying on the streets; Volunteers who go to places like Haiti, using their own funds, dedicating their own time, leaving families behind, sitting in hot orphanages, (or on the ground in the parking lot of an LDS church) feeding and playing with children without any regard for the conditions in which they find themselves! Gratitude for people willing to raise money for food for the orphanages and/or so that children in a program called Haitian Roots can go to school; I feel grateful for the opportunity to be part of such organizations and to have gone to Haiti to be with all of the these children, parents and volunteers. I felt overwhelmed at the feeling of the Spirit when attending church in Petionville Haiti, walking into the chapel having it so full there was hardly room for us to sit! There are no words to describe the feeling in my heart at hearing the hymns sung so loud, a literal praise to the Lord, in French! (and no accompaniment) Knowing and feeling that we are ALL God's children where ever we may live in this world!
I left the country of Haiti a better person, with so much love in my heart, with so much gratitude for those that touched my life, and for the eternal friendships made along the way. And for the miracles that I was privileged to witness!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Robby celebrated his 5th birthday on October 5th! funny thing is he kept telling us all day that he wasn't 5 until everyone came over, sang happy birthday to him and he blew out the candles. The Moyes family came over at 5:00 for dinner and finally at around 6:00 pm it was official, robby turned 5!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
“It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. Put your trust in God and move forward with faith in the future. The Lord will not forsake us . . . if we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Be grateful. Every day is a new canvas-- a new opportunity...Choice
blessings await those who live in thanksgiving daily....Don't wait to start. Open your eyes, open your hearts, and open your arms. Joseph B. WirthlinI recently had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala and escort a baby home. It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget. But one thing that touched my heart was the generosity of many people. Just a week before leaving I learned of an orphanage that was in desperate need of money and supplies, I sent messages out to clients of Wasatch that are or who have adopted from Guatemala and to many of my friends and neighbors, and within a week I had two bursting suitcases full of supplies and nearly $4000.00 for the orphanage....what a privilege it is for me to see people open their eyes, hearts and arms to help others!
The orphange in Guatemala City, Guatemala