Showing posts from 2012

Looking back, looking forward

Another year comes to an end, sometimes I swear that the years go by faster and faster spinning like a carousel ride, making me a bit dizzy as they pass.  This year was one of marveling in God's faithfulness over and over. 
 In January last year we began praying that God would show us who our next child would be.   We began praying about options for adoption and trusting that the Lord would make our next steps clear.   This year we saw the face of our new son and stepped out to claim him.   This year we trusted that we would one day hold him, despite all the logical odds stacked against us.   This year we fasted and prayed when faced with what looked like impossible dead ends and despairing odds...and we rejoiced and prayed when those walls miraculously came crashing down before us.  

This is the year that we finally made our foster daughter our forever daughter. 

This is the year my little sister came home from Haiti to join her new family. We grew together as a family.   We met many new…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours. ...and for your festive pleasure a song from an album that's been playing on my ipod all season.  

Kings Kaleidoscope - Joy has Dawned.

Joy has dawned upon the world,
Promised from creation:
God's salvation now unfurled,
Hope for every nation.
Not with fanfares from above,
Not with scenes of glory.
But a humble gift of love:
Jesus born of Mary. Sounds of wonder fill the sky
With the songs of angels,
As the mighty Prince of Life
Shelters in a stable.
Hands that set each star in place,
Shaped the earth in darkness,
Cling now to a mother's breast,
Vulnerable and helpless. Shepherds bow before the Lamb,
Gazing at the glory;
Gifts of men from distant lands
Prophesy the story.
Gold, a King is born today,
Incense, God is with us,
Myrrh, His death will make a way,
And by His blood He'll win us. Son of Adam, Son of heaven,
Given as a ransom,
Reconciling God and man,
Christ our mighty Champion.
What a Savior, what a Friend,
What a glorious myst…

Jingle bells, jingle bells..

Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh.

Now the ground is white Go it while you're young, Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song;

Just get a bob-tailed bay two forty as his speed Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! You'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh.

Goodbye Mexico, Hello Canada!

This is a quick post because the trip home is kind of a blur to me right now.   A fuzzy recollection of rest stops, fast food burgers, miles and miles of desert, and sleeping in cheap motels.  
We had a good drive home though.  We drove up through Mexicali and had no troubles at the border this year.  

Then we wound our way up the remote eastern edge of California. No mans can drive for hours it seems without any signs of life.  Just when we were cotton pickin' tired of seeing the same dessert scenery... we saw cotton pickers. Something probably only a fellow farmer can appreciate.  

We made it home in record time of 3 loooong days.   The kids traveled great, seasoned professional road trippers. 

The most miserable part was that it was slowly getting colder...and colder...and colder each time we got out of our car.  We had to trade in the flip flops on day two, and pull out the winter coats on day three. 

I don't have a picture of our roads coming through Alberta a…

Goodbye Beach

We've been home in Canada for nearly two weeks now and I need to get this blog caught up.  I just can't bare to move on without posting every last wonderful morsel of our trip.

This was our third and final day living on the beach in San Felipe.   We knew time was short and we were determined to suck the marrow out of the day....that's kind of a gross expression...but you get the point.

We soaked it up.

and spent the entire day doing this..

and this...

...and lots of this..

"smile for the camera Cece"

Running to meet big brother.

These two are little love birds.
An amazing few days, with my favorite people,

at a beautiful location. 
Life is good.