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?


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Halloween to you TOO. The kids are adorable. That Ciara is just getting prettier and prettier. She looks SO happy. God is so GOOD.

Have a wonderful day. It's pouring rain here this morning and the yard is covered with leaves --even after using the leaf blower yesterday. Oh Well!!!!!


Shonni said...

What fun pictures Jackie...
YOU WON THE BASKET also, and I can't get your email so I can contact please contact me at
so that I can get you address.
I am so excited!

Anonymous said...

What cute Halloween pictures of the kids. It looks like they all had fun!