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Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Beckham Grant/CrossChurch Fay/Fingerprinting:)

Beckham turned 1 on Nov. 19th. I can't believe it.
Looking back at his newborn pictures...
Reese "checking" him out:)

We had a little pre-service in the new building for CrossChurch Fayetteville.
It went great, Nick did a great job!
I so enjoy being beside him in ministry.
God is so gracious.
Us with his parents.
We launch Jan. 16th.
Come JOIN US!!!

Adoption Update:
We were fingerprinted for hopefully the final time in Fort Smith 2 weeks ago. Now we will wait for our CIS approval letter...after that we will be on the waitlist!!!
Yay!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chick-fil-A Princess Night/Kids 1st Haircut/Razorback Game/Fall Festival/CrossChurch!!!

We took Reese to Princess night @ Chick-fil-A. Was so awesome!
Note: Reese was very terrified of the Chick-fil-A Cows.
Here getting her nails painted:)
Nick had to sit with her b/c their was a "cow" near by.
With her little friends:)
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They even had limo rides around the parking lot...hilarious!
We rocked it out with the Butler family! ha.
Well....after Beckham began sporting an official baby mullet...I decided it was time for the kids to have their 1st haircut!!! Reese has never had one...she is 31/2. They did really well...and looked so cute afterwards. Beck looks much better and Reese's hair looks healthier!
Thank you sweet Julee!!!
Reese brought her play straightener as well. nice.
We took Reese to her first Hog game of the season...she had to re-warm up to Boss Hog and Big Red....she eventually came around...kind of. She is definitely much easier to manage this year compared to last year...was fun to have her there!
Looking thru her "noculars".
Reese was a Razorback cheerleader and Beck was a studly Razorback football player for our
church fall festival. They looked so cute. I even put black eyeliner on Beck's cheeks...ha.
All of the cousins:)
Nick took me out to give me a tour of our building...
CrossChurch is coming along and we are thrilled!
Very excited to see all that God will do thru this new campus...
Families and people are going to be changed thru meeting Jesus Christ...
what could be more exciting?
CrossChurch Fayetteville handed out 1000 purple "Purple-Out" t-shirts to Fay fans last Friday night. It went really well and hopefully will be a blessing to them as well as draw people to CrossChurch...we had our logo as well as several other sponsors on the back. It was so great to see around 50 of our core team members there.
Awesome.
video

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gladney Approved!/Pumpkins/Cinnci and Lots More!

Were approved!!! Now we are very close to being waitlisted...one more step and we will begin the waiting period. Basically that means we are on a waitlist to be matched to our kids. Typically you are on the waitlist for an avg. of 8 months.
Yay...is an understatement:)
Took the kids to a pumpkin patch last week. Reese picked out a million pumpkins...seriously. It was fun. Last year we went to this same pumpkin place and Beck was in my tummy...
time flies.

Today the kids took these flowers out on stage to surprise Ronnie and Jeana for their 24th year anniversary at being @ CrossChurch. They were surprised! Sweet.
I was so excited to see my sweet friend Sara today! Sara served in our young singles class when we were on staff @ Prestonwood in Dallas. She is newly married...sooo enjoyed seeing her again and meeting her sweet husband . Love you Sara. Come see us again!
I took the kids last weekend and headed to Cinncinnatti! 2 plane trips each way...we survived. It was a last minute thing...wanted to go to celebrate Will and Wyatt's 1st birthday...plus my parents were there too. We had a great time...but Beck did bring the stom bug to them....I thought he wouldn't...but he did. AND...the following people got sick...Will...Wyatt...Dad...Olivia...Jason...and Mom a little bit. Yeh, pretty much everybody got some form of it. Sorry guys...I feel really bad about that. It passed quickly...but still.

The boy's birthday party!
Mimi and Beck
Dani, my friend that I have known since 3rd grade actually lives really close to Olivia...she drove over. It was sooo good to see her and meet little Ben....well..I shouldn't say little...he is sooo tall for his age. Just like his Daddy...ha!
We had a little party for Beck too. I set my cookie down from his cookie cake and he grabbed and it finished it off. He really liked it! Beck's birthday is coming up...Nov. 19th.
Olivia comforting the boys as they start to feel sick...they had just both just thrown up.
Olivia is officially my hero. She does everything x 2.

cousins...cousins...cousins. Christmas will be crazy!
Peyton @ his last soccer game. Great job Peyton!!!
Sweet boy ready for bed...please notice it is still light outside...it must have been one of those days. ha...
This is the biggest Mum I have ever seen.
Nick laughed when I said that...well it is.
Reese ready for school.
Corn Maze last week.
Beck had strep and then the stom bug. Rough times...rough times.
Reese assisting her Daddy as they pass out Gatorade to the Fayetteville football players after practice. They do this each Tuesday. We are doing it to begin serving in the Fayetteville community. Reese really like helping.
Reese at her class Fall party. They were attempting a game! It was pretty cute!
I hosted the Adoption playgroup I am apart of @ my house this month.
It went great and I was able to connect with a few more moms.
It is really a blessing because I can talk with women who are in every stage the process. Most of the families are Ethiopian adoptions too. Really cool.
This is Miles Harmon and Beck.
Precious.
Garage Sale # 2!!!
I am officially done with the garage sale...yay. I was able to donate the leftovers to another girl who was doing one to raise money for her husband to go pick up their daughter from the Congo and then to a ministry in Fayetteville called Potters House Thrift. FYI: they will come pick your stuff up and it goes to a great cause.
Onward to other fundraising opportunities!
Want to buy some coffee???
ha, will have link up soon.

Our church is now "CrossChurch"!!!
Someone made these cookies.
Reese counting her dimes. We just began trying to teach her about tithing. If she does her chores...picks up her clothes and toys in her room...she gets 10 dimes per week...1 goes to the offering box on Sundays and then she keeps the 9. She likes this money thing!
These are our friends Clint and Ashley Smith. They are adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. They were just waitlisted. We were able to attend their fundraising garage sale...and we got some really cool stuff!!!
The other morning we woke up to a couch full of babies and misc. stuffed animals...all lined up watching t.v. Reese had lined them all up. It was hilarious.