Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finally, Finally...

I just got word that the last child abuse clearance was just rec'd back to my adoption agency...and everything forwarded to my homestudy in about a week we will be Gladney approved!!!! yay!!! and then on to our last step before being waitlisted....our CIS ppw/fingerprinting. We have had a little hold up waiting on our clearances to come back from Florida and Texas. We had to do one for every state we had lived in for the last 5 years....Florida, Virginia, Texas and Arkansas!!! Glad everything has gotten back to our agency finally. FYI: people say the adoption process is a journey...they are not kidding! Gladney worker also said..."enjoy the journey"...b/c this is the only time we will ever walk this particular planning journey for these 2 sweet children. Thinking of them, working towards them, fundraising for them, praying for them, imagining them, talking about them...and then all of that all over again and again. ha. All that to say, I now believe you sweet friends when you told is a journey.

thinking of you sweet children that are probably still in the womb
...and enjoying you today sweet Reese and Beck
For we are not promised tomorrow...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Are You READY for some RHEA LANA'S???

Alright ladies...Rhea Lana's is coming to Fayetteville next week and you
DON'T want to miss out!

WHAT is it???

An oh soooo fun...HUGE children's consignment sale!!!

Furniture, strollers, clothes, toys and basically anything baby/kids related you can imagine!

I consigned some of Reese's clothes last year and made some money!
I also found some great deals!

Click here to go to their main website: RHEA LANA'S

Click here to go the page specifically for the Fayetteville event coming up next week:

Here's how you can get involved...
1. just shop!!!
2. consign and shop!!!
3. work, consign and shop!!!

The more involved you are, the earlier you get to shop all the deals!!!

Here is the SCHEDULE:
MON, SEP 27: The Private Pre-Sale Event for Volunteers, Consignors, and Moms-To-Be
TUE, 28-OCT 2: Opens to public shoppers

See ya there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm Fired a good way.

Loving Choices is a local crisis pregnancy center here in NWA. Their annual banquet is coming up on October 28th...and I can't wait to go!!! I was looking over their website tonight and was so impressed. It is so easy to read and to navigate through. Also...they have a great volunteer system where you can pick how much time you are able to give and they have options of ways to get involved...I love that b/c I want to and MUST be involved in helping stand for the unborn in some way...just never knew quite where to start. NOW...I do. So...ladies...go to the website and check it out. You can just commit to pray all the way to handing out business cards when the occasion presents itself...or volunteering in one of the centers....or donating baby items for their "Mommy Boutiques"...(i love that)...or hosting a table at their banquet....or doing their fundraiser Walk....or just being an advocate in your circle of friends. It's just great I think...and I am looking forward to somehow getting involved in whatever way the Lord will lead. I shall wait and see. We definitely want to be a partner with them as we begin the Women 's ministry at the Fayetteville campus! Click HERE my sweet friends and allow God to use you in a great way!

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

ps 139

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Garage Sale!!! + What we have been doing lately... was a great day...and we are really tired!!!
Thanks to everyone for donating your stuff and for coming by today!!!
We raised $2,000.00 today!
Praise the Lord, we are grateful.
We still have lots of stuff left so I will be doing Craig's List and another garage sale to close it out on a Friday coming up.
FYI: I still have these things left:

Kitchen Table
6 chairs
1 Big chair
custom arrangements
1 New custom Queen bedding set
3 Monkey's (girls shoes, 3 girls purses, boy clothing, Juicy Maternity Jeans)
Give me a shout if you want a pic of something!

Early this morning. Thank you Gigi for watching the kids!
Reese is still eating her breakfast here.
I have decided Beck looks like me in his eyes.
Our family with our Incredibly awesome sign!!!
Thank you sweet helpers!!!
Richard, LaVonda, Margo, Sara, Bethany and her mom Robin
I could NOT have done it without you!!! were sent from the Lord to help us with this and I am not all...Seriously!!! Thank you for giving your time!!! FYI: You can hire her to run your garage sale for you. Contact me if you want her info or friend her on FB. LaVonda Wright.

We love our new Africa t-shirts. Thank you Erin K and Carrie B for letting me buy them!
Erin's shirts go towards Esther's House Orphanage and Carrie's shirts are for their adoption!
Mine is from Erin and Nick's is from Carrie.
We had a great time @ the Razorback game last Saturday!
Butlers, us, Monahans and Blackwells

Me and my sweet friend Rachel...Rachel is moving to San Fransciso in about a week and a half. I am soooooo oooo ooo sad to see her go but am equally excited for the opportunity for her and Ryan to pastor at First Baptist San Francisco. What an opportunity for the Lord. I know God has great things in store...I can't wait to see all that God will do. They are wonderful and precious friends, a great blessing to us.
We will miss them dearly...

handsome boy...
Nick preaching this past Sunday @ CPH
Reese with Peyton and Parker @ Shiloh Game in Dallas.
The Cowboys stadium was awesome.

Me with my sweet Jen from Dallas...miss you girl! Great to see you!!!

While in Dallas we were able to see our friends Deb and Jarrett Stephens with their 2 girls...Kelsey on left, Riley in middle. When we lived in Dallas, Riley and Reese were big friends. Even though Reese can't really remember much, its like they picked up where they left off. Precious.
Nick getting fingerprinted for our FBI clearance for the adoption. ha.
OK...I soooo enjoyed hearing Michelle Duggar from (19 Kids and Counting!!!) speak to our MOPS group @ church on Wed. She lives in our area. She spoke to us on Child Training: Building Godly Character. It was excellent. I will implement her material. She is a Godly woman who lives out the importance of being a faithful wife and a loving mom. Her girls played for us as well. It was great. What a blessing to have Michelle with us!
Me and Marci with Mrs. Duggar!!!