Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EMBRACE LIFE

My sister-in-law Shelley sent me this video clip. All I can say is....WOW!!! What a message!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HE REIGNS!!!

Every day I am blessed to live on this planet, I become more aware of God's hand in my life and those around me.

He Reigns!

It’s the song of the redeemed
Rising from the African plain
It’s the song of the forgiven
Drowning out the Amazon rain
The song of Asian believers
Filled with God’s holy fire
It’s every tribe, every tongue, every nation
A love song born of a grateful choir

It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns

Let it rise above the four winds
Caught up in the heavenly sound
Let praises echo from the towers of cathedrals
To the faithful gathered underground
Of all the songs sung from the dawn of creation
Some were meant to persist
Of all the bells rung from a thousand steeples
None rings truer than this

It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns

And all the powers of darkness
Tremble at what they’ve just heard
‘Cause all the powers of darkness
Can’t drown out a single word

When all God’s children sing out
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
All God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns

Monday, April 26, 2010

WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON? (PART I)

What HAS been going on? Well, I'll tell ya! ~~~ A whole lot of normalcy, lol. Since my last "informational" post, we have pretty much been just hangin' out at the house and driving each other crazy.

During the first part of March the weather was definitely the deciding factor as to what we were doing any particular day. Like on this day it was in the high 70's and Leyna, Logan, Ciara and I decided to kick off the summer early by having a picnic. Not too many times you can say your first picnic of the year started in March, March 11, 2010 to be exact! Ahhhh...nothing says summer is fast approaching like eating lunch on your picnic table surrounded by melting snow! Logan and Ciara were just a tad excited about getting outta the house!

Then of course we blinked and by the next week it was cold enough again to bundle up. Ciara is fast catching up to Logan with her farming and gardening skills. Her major excitement has been going down to the barn with Logan and her Papa to feed the cows or ride on Papa's big tractor, and both she and Logan are fantastic helpers! These next pics are of Ciara helping Roger turn over the garden getting it ready for our next warm spell to plant.

On March 25th, Roger, Ciara and I left to spend a week down in Charlotte, NC with Roger's mom. While there Ciara met for the first time her Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Rick and cousin Bria, her Aunt Faye, Uncle Ron and cousins Ron, Nick, Lydia and Eve, and finally her Uncle Bill and cousin Billy. Ciara proudly claimed ALL of her new family as her very own, for example, My Faye or My Rhonda, lol. Unfortunately her mother can only claim memory loss as I did forget to take my camera just about everywhere on this trip!

Also while in Charlotte we got to visit Jaclyn and Patrick and their four kids, Liam, Neve, Flynn and their newest addition Jemma. Jemma you may remember from THIS POST.Ciara and Jemma are only a month apart and were in the same orphanage in China. Ciara came home in September and Jemma in December. We're not sure if they remembered each other, but we all got to spend the afternoon together comparing life post adoption. I really hated to leave so soon, but as luck would have it (or was it?), I accidentally left Ciara's bag at their house. So the next day on our way to Roger's sister's house, which happened to be only two miles from where Patrick (or Snippy as I like to call him) and Jaclyn's house is, we stopped to pick up the bag. While there Jaclyn asked if I was doing anything the next afternoon, which our plans had just fell through, so Ciara and I got to get together with Jaclyn, Flynn and Jemma for a China group playdate at a park near their home. I think there were about 10 little girls there; most from China, 1 or 2 from Vietnam. Ciara had a great time playing with them all. Pictures were taken...just not by me! Jaclyn is going to send me any pics she gets (Right, Jaclyn?), so when I get 'em, you'll see 'em! I did manage the last day we were in Charlotte to remember to take my camera outta my suitcase and I did take some pictures of Ciara with my mother-in-law's dog Coco, and then some in her backyard :)

Is it just me, or am I the only one that has an unusual amount of pics with my daughter in various cages?

This group of pictures was taken at a park just down the road from my mother-in-law's house.

So this is what's been goin' on in March. April's post will be coming soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010