Monday, May 12, 2008

China Quake

Just a quick reminder to pray for the people of China as they try to recover from this horrible disaster. My heart goes out to those adoptive parents who are waiting to go get kids who are living in the affected areas. I can't imagine the anguish in not knowing that your child is ok. I'm sure there are also people there in Chengdu who are adopting right now. It is just so hard to put your head around it all. I pray that our big God will ease the hearts and protect these precious ones.

Mother's Day

We had a busy weekend. Saturday was the annual Mother/Daughter Banquet. Ken was in charge of cooking a wonderful meal for 150 ladies and the boys helped him (along with other men and boys of the church). After decorating in the morning, the girls and I enjoyed our time together with my mom that evening. On Sunday, we participated in the dedication service for Caleb. It was such a blessing to stand there one more time and dedicate Caleb and our family to the God who knit our family together.
I am so blessed to have a godly Mom and Mother-in-law. To have their prayer support and encouragement is a huge blessing in my life. I am thankful for their love for my family and for God.

Is this how Noah felt?

In all my years of living here, I don't think I've ever seen this much rain! They actually cancelled schools here today because of flooding and many of the back roads are flooded and closed. The two pictures are before and after the last 24 hours. We had a bunch of rain Thursday night so the water in the pool in the first picture was from the first storm. I anticipate that the pool will be almost full by the time everything drains into it. Considering that the deep end is 9 foot deep - that's a lot of water! So much for being ahead of schedule...

Monday, May 5, 2008

More pool progress

They blew gunite on Friday and did the tile and coping today. It is hard to believe that we've only been at this for 2 weeks since so much has happened.

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Now you know why we don't have any pictures of Nathan.... He thought he could hide from Mom :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

There's a Teenager in the House!

Nathan loves Universal!
Coach Nathan
Playing ball...

Nathan turns 13 today! It is hard to believe that we have now ventured into the land of teenager. He has grown up so much and is truly a young man. He gave his testimony on Sunday night at church - we were sooo proud of him. He hates to get in front of people yet there he was. He continues to show signs of the man that God is molding and we are anxious to see what the next 13 years holds!