Friday, October 30, 2009


Tomorrow, 10-31, will be exactly two months to the day that I held Ciara for the first time (and also was on the receiving end of her version of how ya doin' mom by hitting me on my head, lol). Every time she falls asleep in my arms I just look at her and can't believe she's finally here where she was always meant to be. A very much loved daughter, a little sister, a big sister/aunt, beloved granddaughter, niece, cousin, a little girl adored by her church family, the list goes on and on. The longer I'm involved in this thing called Adoption, the more I am amazed by the whole process. We serve a Mighty God, who is in complete control, who hears our prayers and according to His Will answers them. From the very beginning we never wanted to have the ability or the power to choose the child we were going to adopt and we were going to accept God's choice no matter what. Scarey? You bet it was, but He is always faithful and He chose the perfect child for our family.

On a lighter note, lol, we took the kids to the Y for some dress-up fun. It's actually a really good time for them. For an hour and a half the kids got to play all kinds of games, ate some pizza and popcorn, had some apple cider, and to top it all off a parade inside the Y with different stops where the kids could get treats. Logan and cousin Christopher are old pros at this trick or treating stuff with Ciara following very close behind. She caught on pretty quick this time as she already had another night of experience at the Erie Zoo Boo last week (and yes, I forgot my camera or else you would have known about that already!)

One bunny and one unicorn, please!Ciara, Christopher and Logan (what a trio!)

BTW...GO STEELERS!!!Baby bunny and MamaAh, can I get some candy over here? Can't you see my bag is open?How cute!My nephew Christopher and his mommy AmandaCiara ditched the horn to eat some pizzaI'm thinkin' Ciara is having a good timeI dunno, what do you think, Mama? Does this outfit make my hips look too big?

Thursday, October 29, 2009


You paint the night
You count the stars and You call them by name
The skies proclaim, God, You reign

Your glory shines
You teach the sun when to bring a new day
Creation sings, God, You reign

God, You reign
God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign

You part the seas
You move the mountains with the words that you say
My song remains, God, You reign

You hold my life
You know my heart and You call me by name
I live to say, God, You reign

Hallelujah Allelu

Monday, October 26, 2009


Okay, folks, it's time to put our money where our mouths are and get PROACTIVE about adoption!

Do you all see that little widget above and to the right of this post? Yeah, that's the one! The one that says, "Got Coffee?" Well, meet Anne. Anne and her family are having an adoption fundraiser and they need your help.

What did I say? Their starting another adoption and they need help? Do I mean money? Yeah, that's right, they need money. You know why? Because international adoptions are stinkin' expensive, that's why!!! Trust me, I know firsthand. Unfortunately, it's not about having enough money to actually raise a child, it's about having the cash on hand to actually get a child into this country. And for those who don't know, it ain't pretty. We're talking thousands and thousands.

So what are YOU gonna do?? You're always talking about helping those in need. You're always saying how wonderful it was that some took that leap of faith and adopted a child that needed a family. You've been thinkin' there's something you'd like to do. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE! Go on, JUST DO IT! CliCk on the link on the right and make it happen. Anne and her family sure would appreciate it and be forever grateful for your role in bringing their child home to them.

Okay, I'm done preaching...NOW CLICK ON THAT LINK!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Folks, this is WAY to important to not pay attention and be informed as to what's going on in this country right now. Please listen to Congressman Mike Rogers' opening statement on Health Care Reform in Washington, D.C. In my humble opinion, this is exactly why we should NOT allow this bill to pass in any way, shape or form!! Very scarey stuff!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


(This was taken verbatim from the website for Proof Positive)

"This video provides proof positive that the American people have inquiring minds...and as the saying goes, 'Inquiring minds want to know.' Watch as filmmaker Molotov Mitchell hits the streets to ask random citizens, 'Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States?' This is the video clip that you, your family, friends, co-workers, and ALL Americans absolutely need to see!

Don't let Barack Obama and the 'mainstream' media silence you. Invite your friends to sign the petition and join you in demanding the truth from the so-called 'transparency' president."

Monday, October 12, 2009


The newest love of my life drinking her absolute favorite drink...YOGURT!!
She is sooo stinkin' cute!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


If this doesn't reek of the largest spin doctoring committee known to man, I don't know what does. Do we not see what's going on and the money that it takes to pull something like this off? Wake up, People!!! Click HERE to read all about it!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


On a much heavier note than what I've been posting about lately, I received this disgusting video in an email. It's not disgusting because of who the object of adoration is (well, to be honest maybe just a bit, lol), but of the adoration itself. You'll see what I mean in a minute. It made me sick to my stomach not only at what it represents, but because of the absurd stupidity of the people doing the adoring/worshiping!!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Today Logan finally started her first day of preschool. I know, I know, it's a little late, but hey, my mom and I had a trip to China the first two weeks of September so that kinda threw a wrench into the whole thing. Of course we came home with this beautiful little girl, lol, so Logan didn't mind. My mom, Logan's great-granny, is actually homeschooling her so starting on time isn't such a big deal, and also 'cause it is preschool.

Logan had a very good day today and is going to have a great time with her great-granny. To say that my mom does everything to its maximum possible completeness would be a huge understatement. She is a little obsessive compulsive about doing everything correct and as neat as possible so she's the perfect teacher, lol. No, seriously, in another life she really should've been a teacher, and she's very crafty. I'm sure she would have won all kinds of awards, the kids would've loved her, and everything would've been beautiful. As my niece McKayla is fond of saying about my mom, "Everything has to be perfect and laminated!" McKayla was a prior student of my mom's for one year. And for those of you who know her, you know it's true! lol You've witnessed it! She is also homeschooling my nephew Christopher. He's just starting kindergarten. She teaches him in the afternoons and Logan in the mornings. Whew! I dunno how she does it! I certainly couldn't.

Ciara and Logan right before we left to go to their Granny's houseLogan quite possibly looks a little tense about this preschool thing, lolBut even under pressure she can still strike a pose!The two yahoos back in the chair, lolGetting ready to goCiara even has her own backpack/stuffed puppy carrier with her baby doll insideAt this point Logan looks a little nervous about this preschool businessCan't beat that fake smile!Walking into school, Granny's house, with Ciara following along wanting so bad to go, too!Instead of walking down long hallways, Logan just had to walk through the garage, lolAnd into her classroom!You should have seen that desk before my dad completely re-did it, you wouldn't even know it was the same one! That's a Corian top on that desk left over from a countertop they just put in, lol.Teach me, Granny!Teacher and studentAfter about an hour, I sneaked a peak and caught the two of them in action

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Now, I know what you all must be thinking. You can't believe I am that fanatical that I would take pictures of the children while they're eating breakfast, and believe me I'm really not, lol. They were just sitting there all stinkin' cute and everything while eating their Fruity Pebbles, I couldn't help myself, and besides I had no intention of posting these pics, but as I was looking them over an unspoken conversation between Logan and Ciara played itself out in my mind. Okay, this is the part where you're supposed to be scared...something from my mind, oooooo!

Ciara innocently sees the camera and automatically says, "Cheese!" She's so cute like that, lol When she realizes it's only 7:30 AM and I'm taking pictures of them eating breakfast, she turns to Logan and says, "Pictures while we're eating breakfast, is she always this crazy?" Logan replies while I snap a picture of her, "You really have no idea; do you?" Ciara then takes another bite and tries to distract me and throw me off by being gross and messy. And when she realizes I took a picture of her being messy, in frustration she says to me, "Seriously, mom, pictures of breakfast? Oh, c'mon!"
Logan always in top form knows the quickest way to make me stop taking pictures is to never let me get a nice one of her. She didn't disappoint me this morning!In fact, Logan is thinking she's about ready to throw Ciara's bowl of cereal at me 'cause she's just not that selfless at four to sacrifice her own bowl.
Finally, they both just decide to carry on and pretend I'm not there and hope it ends soon. Ciara takes one more stab at the gross and messy approach before giving up. Logan is now thoroughly disgusted and not afraid to show it. BTW, that huge red bump on Ciara's forehead, yeah, she did that right before sitting down to eat. She slipped on our hardwood floor chasing our dog Lulu, and bam, that floor just jumped right up and smacked her right on the forehead. It looks a lot worse than it actually was and by mid afternoon it was completely gone.