Sunday, March 21, 2010

Out with the with the new

Spring officially blew in yesterday with a few more beautiful inches of snow. It didn't last long and by today was almost all melted. It was pretty, but we are ready to say goodbye and welcome some nice spring weather.

Spring break was a great time to spend with the family, relax and get organized as we get ready to add our next member of the family. I really was a very organized person prior to four kids, a teaching job, a bible study group and Sunday school class, an old house that continues to need remodeling, a rent house, etc, etc, etc. You get the picture. Let's just say that organization is MUCH more difficult than it used to be, but so important for me to try to keep a little sanity! I completed decorating Lia's room except for the curtains that my talented mother is sewing. I will post pictures as soon as they are hung. Her room is beautiful and has been transformed from a military decorated room into a lime green and pink room!

The next half of spring break we spent in our cabin in New Mexico and enjoyed a few days to relax. David and Brandon skied while Tia and I shopped in town and then rested and read books at the house. I completed a great Karen Kingsbury book, Between Sundays that is about the life we as Christians live from Monday through Saturday. Is that the same life we live on Sundays? Hmm? Then I started reading, What Difference Do It Make. This is the next book by the same authors that wrote The Same Kind of Different as Me. If you haven't read this first one, I highly recommend it as a great book that will really make you think about the difference you are making in this world.

Speaking of making a difference....I got a few more pictures of some darling children in the orphanage where our sweet girl lives. Many of them are looking for forever families. If any of them are tugging at your heart how about spending some time in prayer. You never know where God may lead you. If not you, then maybe you could pray for someone else to be lead to them.

And now....
That is our little Lia in the front, once again holding up her two fingers and
giving us a big smile. In the next picture it looks like she is
practicing for a tea party.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I also admire your family so much. I will pray for a smooth transition for all of you over the next month as Lia comes home :-)

Kristen Kelton

Judy said...

She is just beautiful!!! How awesome to have these photos. I know it makes you that more excited to get to her. Still praying with you for God's PERFECT timing.
Love ya Sister!

Christine said...

How precious. Love your heart! We are adopting too. It is a beautiful journey to walk.