Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Adoption Is Greater Than The Universe

Adoption is close to my heart. My brother is adopted and I grew up knowing that an adopted child is as much a child of their parents as is a child born to them. I guess I always knew that I would adopt someday. God put that in my heart before I had even become His child through adoption.

When I was about ten, I read a book about a family that adopted a little girl from Vietnam and the desire to adopt that was already in my heart grew and the idea that my child would look completely different than me took shape. All through my teen years and early adulthood that picture of the family I would have someday remained constant. Adoption was a part of the discussions my husband and I had when we were dating.

Now that I have my precious son and daughter, I look back and see that adoption is a theme that was woven into my life. God was preparing me to be the mother of my beautiful children, but He was also working in my heart as I was to be ~ incredibly ~ adopted by Him.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Have a blessed celebration of the most remarkable event of history!
He rose that we might find life in Him.
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fifty Nifty United States

This is a fun way to learn all the names of the states! :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008

History Lesson

The kids and I were reviewing a recent history lesson about the beginning of the American Revolution.

Me: Who rode through the streets shouting, "The British are coming! The British are coming!"

Katie: Don Quixote?

What?! Where did that come from?! :-)

A while ago we had read this book and both of the kids really got a kick out of it. Needless to say, our history lesson dissolved into laughter!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Have you seen this?

It is rather silly, but kind of fun, too. Go ahead...try it with your name!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Kim!

  1. In her entire life, Kim will produce only a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
  2. Kim can remain conscious for fifteen to twenty seconds after being decapitated.
  3. Kim was originally green, and actually contained cocaine!
  4. Kim cannot jump!
  5. The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington D.C., by Kim.
  6. Kim is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world!
  7. Kim can not regurgitate!
  8. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same Kim.
  9. The Kim-fighting market in the Philippines is huge - several thousand Kim-fights take place there every day.
  10. Britain's Millennium Dome is more than double the size of Kim.
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Saturday, March 01, 2008


Today we joined with family and friends for my Grandma's funeral. She was 91 years old. I believe she did have faith in Jesus and is now in His presence. She was a wonderful woman and the best Grandma you could hope for. I am so thankful for her.

When I was a little girl I remember spending the night with my Grandma and having so much fun as she helped me bake little muffins, put curlers in my hair for a pretend "permanent" and gave me hot cocoa with marshmallows in it at bedtime. On my birthday I always got a card from her, signed with her beautiful handwriting, always with a little birthday money inside. As I grew up, when I visited my grandparents we would always have a cup of coffee in the afternoon around four o'clock. Often "coffee time" and watching "Jeopardy" on television coincided. :-) There are many happy memories of time spent with my Grandma. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know her and spend time with her as I was growing up and as an adult. What a blessing grandparents are!!

It was good to see my dad and other relatives who came for the funeral, as we are all spread out across the country and don't get to see each other very often.

We will travel home tomorrow.