Friday, July 30, 2010
We're coming soon, Hopie!!!!!! Love you sweet baby girl!!!!
update* According to our agency..we should be traveling in 5-8 weeks!! Pray for two letters...TA!!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Cooper meeting his bubby, Collin, his Dad, and two sissy's for the first time!
Cooper was a little shy and scared, but oh so adorable!
Collin has dreamed of having a brother for a long time. Look at his face!
Here we are heading up the escalator ready to see them off to start their family of SIX!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"Who is Mr. Lovewell? He's an idea. He's a movement. He's the hope that the little things can add up to a big change. He's what the bible has already called us to do...love one another. Look for the best in people. Give people a chance regardless of status, race or gender. Mr. Lovewell is the understanding that the gospel is for everyone. Some may receive it, some may reject it, but from where we're standing, all that should matter is that the Gospel applies to us all. Who are we to demand the outcome before we decide to contribute? Do we wait and tip the waitress only if she's done a great job? Or do we tip her even when she's having the worst day? That's what God's grace is...unconditional. Grace leaves no room for "I've earned this" or "I deserve this." What a concept! To love NO MATTER WHAT!
And that, my friend, is Mr. Lovewell. Who knows, maybe he'll rub off on a few people. Are you a Lovewell?"
I don't know about you, but I wanna be a LOVEWELL!!!
1 John 4:10-11 " This is love, not that we have love God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
Friday, July 9, 2010
Oh my sweet Lily!! We are praying SO HARD that God will move mountains to make a way for us to come and get you SOON!!!!
Please, PLEASE pray that our immigration paperwork gets adjudicated soon so we can go and get our SWEET Lily Hope!!! I have been struggling sooo much with this wait. Brennan reminded me yesterday when I was crying about it taking so long..." Mom..It's in God's Hands"! I know, it is. Just praying for Him to make a way for us to go and get her soon. Just today I had answered the phone and got off. I realized I didn't hear Lola..which means trouble. I looked around only to find her holding my cell phone. She had turned it on and gotten the pic of Lily and I said, "Lola, what are you doing?" She said, " Mama, Lily!" "Nina!" (China). I just started to cry!
So thankful, so in love!!!!
The boys ran upstairs to play Rock Band right away. We were curious as to how our girls would interact with one another. They blew us away! At first Eva sat on Em's lap and Lola in mine. Then they started playing around one another looking at each other, and by the end..well a picture is worth a thousand words!
Lola's had some binky's in the floor. The girls are looking at them. (Eva doesn't have a binky.)
Love this shot! These two were the exact same size!!!! (The girls matched..Em got Lola and Eva I heart my B.F.F. shirts. FUN!)
What a fun day! Eva is doing amazing! She is talking so well and understanding everything! What a vibrant little girl! Her big brother is INCREDIBLE! Her love for her brother and Momma is so obvious! (and her Daddy too..he wasn't there. Missed you, Scott!) So proud of this family stepping out in FAITH! Lola and Eva will be lifelong friends...whether they like it or not! Ha!
Thanks Meiners Family! We LOVE YOU!!!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it's because my birthday is on the 6th, but I love me some fireworks and everything about the 4th, but NOW it is even more special. We brought Lola Joy into the U.S. on the 4th of July last year! So, from that 4th until the day I die, it will forever hold such a special memory for me and my family!
Hunter and J.P.
We had fireworks two nights in a row!
Lola Joy LOVED them!:-)
On our screened-in porch
There's that nose scrunch I love so much!
Every year Doug has a business trip in Louisville and we have a BLAST every year!!! On Lola Joy's Gotcha day, we went to fourth street live and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe! So much fun!
Blessings to you and yours!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Doug, Derek and Bryson...it's never boring..let me tell ya!
The Twins..Brennan and Darci!:-)
These kids know how to have fun!
Lola LOVED the ocean and holding shells in her hand! (Lola was too busy this trip to stop and smile..except after dinner. ha)
Bry skim boarding!
Daddy and 3 of his blessings!
Me and my sweet, sweet Lolee!
Derek was happy with his putt!
What an awesome trip! Can't wait to take Miss Lily with us next year!