Dec 30, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day Jesse and a Sweet Noah story.....

Six years ago tonight I was sitting in a hotel in Los Angeles in a big comfy bed in a beautiful hotel room on Beverly Blvd staring at a sweet baby boy that was sleeping soundly after a long flight home from Korea! That day we met our third son, Jesse Min! Happy 6th Gotcha Day Baby!!!! We love you like crazy!


AND.......

Last night we decided it was time for us to read Noah some of his adoption paperwork about his birthparents. He was excited to hear about them and even though he smiled the whole time there were a few times his eyes teared up. He is the sweetest, most sensitive little boy and I love that about him! Actually, his paperwork described his birthmother as being sensitive and somewhat reserved, which is how Noah is. He was excited that she has an oval face like him! He was also happy to hear that his birthfather was dark complected like Noah and of a "healthy build"....just like my boy! He really liked the fact that his birthmother loves to cook! They share a passion for good food!
The whole time he is listening to Marc read he repeatedly tell me "I love you Mom" as to reassure me! Bless his heart! I love that boy so much!


Dec 19, 2011

New Beginning.....

About four years ago our friends talked us into moving to this neighborhood to start a new chapter in our lives and during that time found a small group that I never thought would could be replaced. It was special...it was made up of couples that we did life together. We watched movies, went to dinner, had swim parties, girl's nights, prayed together, cried together, laughed together and genuinely loved each other! Of course life changes, people change, and eventually we disolved. Marc and I have life long friends out of that group that are more like family today!
We have since been in another small group for about two years and we have loved everyone that has come and gone in that group too. Some have stayed and others have come and then left. New people are being added all the time and that is great....that is what small group is all about. I have made so many good girlfriends from that group and feel so blessed to have been a part of it!
The last couple of months we have talked about and prayed about leading our own small group but just weren't sure if that is what we were supposed to do. We would talk about it then not mention it for a while. Then Jerry, our small group minister, at church called Marc and asked him to lead and after thinking and praying about it he said YES! So, we are officially small group leaders!
I pray that we can be a blessing to the people that sign up to be in our group. I pray that we live by example and that everything we do glorifies Him so that we can be the best leaders we can be!

Our first study will be 40 days in the Word....I am excited to start that study!!!
Will you please pray for us too! :)

Dec 16, 2011

Dec 15, 2011

A Visit to "Santa's Lap"

This little girl was so excited to see Santa and sit on his lap! She LOVES him! I didn't think she would get off his lap or leave the area. She told him she wanted a doll! I love the first picture!



Look at Santa's face....no telling what Jesse is saying!

At first Noah said he wasn't going to sit on his lap at all (which is why he's in a baseball shirt)....he said he was to old to do that but after seeing him he said he's pretty sure that he was the REAL Santa so he thought he better go ahead and tell him what he wants!

Dec 14, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011.....

This is our Christmas card to you.....
I hope and pray that each and every one of you that read my blog have the Merriest of all Christmas' and a blessed New Year!
God Bless!



Dec 12, 2011

"She's So Graceful"

That is something that no one will ever be able to say about me! In the last four years of so I have managed to fall a few times including when we were at a car dealership and ended up in the ER. Fast forward to last weekend and I feel down about four of my mom's stair and my whole bottom part of my leg is black and blue. NOW...Saturday Marc and I had the best day shopping and eating at LaMadeline and we were walking out of the mall to head to Toy's R Us and next thing I know I am superman'ing it to the ground! OUCH! I could barely walk to the truck! Well yesterday I finally went to urgent care just to have it checked out and what do you know? I broke my ankle! UGH! Only me! And at Christmas! But on the bright side it could be worse.....at least it's just a small break and nothing more serious!

I have had bloggers block lately so maybe all this time I will be spending on the couch will help me think of something to share with you guys!