Sunday, August 22, 2010

Addie's new "thing"

Whenever I open the fridg, Addie sits on the little ledge in front of the fruit drawer. She then proceeds to get the mustard and bite the lid. Very odd, but really funny. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

First Day of School

Here's Addie posing for dad's pictures! (Yes, he does get them out the door every single morning because I'm already gone!! Go dad!)
Catching her before she escapes!!!

Drew - 5th grade
Jack - 3rd grade

Nick - 9th grade
Yes, my oldest baby is in high school. I definitely got teary - eyed dropping him off.

God is good. We are so blessed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

To vote pro-life, or not.

I may be in the minority here, but this primary election left a seriously bad taste in mouth. I really struggled with the issue of who to vote for and the only candidate I was really impressed with, based on his voting record, interviews and what I read in the paper, was not pro-life. It was the very first time in my life I entertained the idea of voting for this man in spite of his abortion stance. Before you all freak, please know, that thought only lasted a millisecond, and I had to dismiss it. But I was quite irritated that the only person I supported was someone I could not morally vote for. Maybe I'm the only one who has ever had this dilemma, I suppose it's not popular in the "evangelical" world to admit such a slip in mental clarity, but alas, I admit it.

So with this festering in my mind, I came across this timely interview with Mark Driscoll and Randy Alcron that really addressed my dilemma and gave voice to why I could not vote for this man. It is an articulate and true perspective on why voting for those who value the life of unborn infants is so important. It is highly unfortunate that this issue has become divided across party lines as I do believe there are plenty of thinking, intelligent individuals with various party affiliations that have strong convictions on this issue and unfortunately the parties have staked their claim on one position and forced their candidates to be molded into a stereotypical, cookie-cutter ideology that looks good on a billboard and will garner the most special-interest money (or votes…whatever is most needed at the time) But I have digresses…here is the interview. (Aren't you glad I don't often talk about politics?)

Click here to see this short, yet insightful interview.

Bathing Beauty...

She was about to yell at me...she's tired of having her picture taken! She just wanted to go swimming!

I caught her laughing! (I love this one!)

Perfect! (This is her swimsuit & swim hat)

Sassing me

Stop taking my picture!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

We Got Mail!!!

Yesterday, I found a large package in my mailbox from Holt. Inside it, I discovered some WONDERFUL gifts & a letter from Addison's Foster Mother. I was so moved by her generosity and obvious love for Addie. SHe truly is a great woman. I'm so thankful Addison was in her care! God's hand was, and is on our daughter. (and us!) Ths basketball socks in the photo above are being wonr by Drew. He loves them!
These Mario socks are Jack's!
Here we have some postcards with photos of Korea, Photos of Addison when she was living with her foster mother and another pair of socks.
She also sent this cute dress and some darling hair bands and other accessories.
Here are some house slippers for me. They're perfect for summer! (very light and comforatble)
Here is Addie wearing some of the the bands. I love the strawberries!

And Nick claimed these Puma socks as his own. The boys all love the socks. They say their "Korean" socks are "nice and tight, light and far more comfortable than the ones I buy at Wal Mart." Hummm.... Am I now to special order their socks...(No way!)
Thank you Foster Mother! We SO appreciate all you sent! Thanks you for the nice note! We hope you and your family are well. You're in our prayers!