And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quick Break

We've done a terrible job with updates and I hope to catch up soon.  My hope was that I could post in order of all that has occurred, starting with P's b-day post last week.  However, I'm going to take a quick break from posting in order to share something that happened today.

A few weeks ago, we moved to a different house.  So, we're still getting used to the neighborhood.  We've met some really sweet neighbors.

This morning, B went outside around 9am and all was good.  Then, he left for an appointment around 10:15am.  However, he came back in with a concerned look on his face.  Long story short: both of our cars were broken into...of all the things available to steal, all that was taken were some Starbucks gift cards that I had just purchased as gifts.  Thank you, Lord! 

The police came out to file a report.  I actually grew up with the officer that came to the house (so fun that the guys I grew up with are now protecting our city)!  Anyway, he took a report and was going to start investigating.  In the meantime, we reached out to Kroger (the grocery store where I purchased the cards) and they were able to get the card #s for us.  We called Starbucks and reached a precious young lady that found one of the cards had been used at a store about 20 miles away and was able to get us the time stamp, as well.  Thus, we should be able to get the video surveillance and see who was at our home this morning!

Say prayers of thanks that we were all protected and prayers that the offender will be found.

Friday, April 13, 2012

FIRST Birthday!!

Our family likes to spread out birthday, we're making Miss P's last an extra couple of months.  Her first b-day was the end of January and we had a small family party right before we left for the Mayo Clinic.  Everything has been crazy since we got back from, here is her FIRST BIRTHDAY celebration!!!

On her birthday!!  Has it already been one year?

About to open her first present!!

The fam on Miss P's day!!!
Gamma, P, & Mommy.
Mommy & P

The whole fam (brothers included)!
P loves Miss C!!!
P with Mimi!!
I love Uncle L (the tickle man)!!
My Aunt Lina!!!
About to sing Happy B-day to our girl!!
Her b-day cupcake!
Little miss was very prim & proper.  She took one little bite at a time.
Not really a mess maker...!
Sharing with Mom.  Even though I'm an only child, I love to offer to share.
Finally, one messy bite!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Well, this is a very long, overdue post, but it will be kept short.

Thank you, first, to the many who have continually and faithfully followed up with us through emails and phone calls due to the lack of posting. As many of you know, M's seizures have increased and intensified since being back from Mayo. We are not quite sure what to attribute it to, but it has certainly been very tough. 

Just about a year ago we were very touched and blessed by your commitment to pray and your generosity as part of The Foxhole Relief project.  While the Lord certainly blessed the works of your hands and feet, He has also used your gifts to allow us to move forward in adding a new family member, an Au Pair. Our Au Pair joined our family officially on March 23rd.  She has already made an impact and fits in perfectly as a member of the family.  "C" has been a joy and blessing for all of us!

As our family grew, our house seemed to shrink.  Thus, since our last post, we have also moved in to a new home that better accommodates our growing family and needs.  By the way, P is learning to sign more words and she's started trying to say quite a few words, as well!  She seems to almost always be full of joy and sharing it with others!

Happy Easter to you and your family.  While we continue to pray for a miraculous healing on our end, we enjoyed celebrating the miracle of Christ's resurrection!!  As our Pastor put it, "it was a Good Friday, but an even Greater Sunday."

We hope to post more updates soon!  Thank you for your faithful prayers and encouragement to M!