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Sunday, November 20, 2011

11 MONTHS Waitlisted!!!

I need to update my blog so very badly...but I am too tired:))))

Saturday, September 17, 2011

9 Months Down...and Catching up from my Lack of Blogging...


Razorback Game tonight...my sister Abby's 1st game:)
Finally did a project on my wall that I have been wanting to do for awhile now.
Thanks Abby for your help:)))
Mandisa and Anita Renfroe were awesome at our Girls' Night Out event!!!
Praising the Lord for helping me to finish a Discipleship Notebook that I have been working on for awhile now:))) Finally done and being offered on Tuesday mornings from 9-11.
Trusting the Lord for it to bear much fruit in the lives of the women.
on my way to church Sunday...was really breath taking in real life
Reese started dance ministry/class at church several weeks ago.
She loves it:) She is the one with her back to the pic.
Calling those Hogs!

Precious.
I pray they will become good friends and treat each other sweet:)
Beck with cousin Jack
We had to get our medical stuff re-done since our year mark has come up with the adoption ppw...this is us this year....
and this is us on the same couch last year.
Really hope I am not posting another picture on the same couch next summer:))))

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SEVEN

We have hit our 7 Months Waitlisted mark!
I am not sure why I am so excited??? I think it is b/c I am seeing other people in our area get their referrals and that makes it all seem so real. It reminds me that we really are going to welcome 2 sweet children into our home...and it will be here before we know it.
Time really does go by so fast.
The current avg. wait is around 15 months.

Feel like God gave this to me awhile ago regarding our adoption:

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
Hab 2:3

Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm Back!

We had a great time visiting my parents in Florida!
Jason and Olivia (my sis) with Will and Wyatt.
Olivia is due to have "Evi" in August!
I can't wait. Reese needs a girl cousin.


Will, Beck and Wyatt.
They are 5 weeks older than Beck. Olivia and I were actually due 3 days apart, but
the twins decided to come early:)
Is this not the biggest grasshopper you have ever seen????
OH MY WORD>>>> seriously.
Nick had to put his phone up to show how huge it was.
This was on my parent's back porch.
We surprised Peyton, Parker and Reese by taking them to Disney.
We waited to tell them that morning...it was so much fun.
Yes, I do admit I appear a little "intense"...but that is b/c I was focusing on beating Josh, Kate and Nick's score:) ha. I WON!!! actually...I DOMINATATED is more like it.
82,000 points on the Buzz Lightyear game:)
Reese asked Mary Poppins where the kids were???
She said that they were flying kites with their parents that day.
Reese liked that answer....and for an added bonus...Mary P
promised to tell the kids that Reese said hello:)
I love Mary Poppins!!!!
Reese and her friend Macon
Reese headed to her 1st little spend the night thing at Macon's house...
other than grandparents.
She had fun:)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

6 Months Waitlisted (almost)...Adoption Update:)

Almost to our 6 month mark...yay! I wanted to write an update on the adoption. At this point, it looks like realistically we might be waiting for another year or so for our referrals. Not sure, could be sooner, could be longer. We are trusting in God's plan and timing. We will keep waiting...in the mean time...Reese just turned 4 and Beck is as busy as ever!!! Will post pics soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Why Ethiopia?


Found this video on my friend's blog...made by another family adopting from Ethiopia.
Very informative. Precious...Were on our way little ones!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CROSSCHURCH FAYETTEVILLE HAS LAUNCHED!!!

Ladies,

Join me as we launch the Women's Ministry @ CrossChurch Fayetteville!!!

Winter Coffeehouse
Tuesday night, Feb 1.
6-8pm
Free Admission
Coffee and Dessert:)
Worship will be led by Rachel Billingsley (WONDERFUL!!! )
Join us as I lay out the vision for our Women's Ministry program and give you an opportunity to sign up for upcoming Bible Studies.
***We will be collecting canned goods to go towards our CrossChurch Food pantry that serves NWA.

Hope you can come! Bring someone with you.
Sign up in the Welcome Center
or
http://crosschurch.com/portfolio/fayetteville-campus-opening/

Wow, the past two Sundays have been wild! Wild in a good way. We have had many people come and many decisions for Christ! PRAISE THE LORD!
The most exciting part about last Sunday...opening day...was that I was able to pray with a woman to receive Christ. What a blessing, I will never forget it. What a special blessing from the Lord to be able to help a woman to Christ on our launch day. I am thankful. Very moving. and....She was baptized this Sunday....today!!! Awesome.
Nick...so proud of you! I love you and am thankful that God put me by your side on this ministry journey. It is an exciting one for sure.
This is a picture from today, after church. Staff kids...ha. They are looking over into the baptistry b/c Ronnie actually ended up baptizing after services too! A family of 4. It was crazy today!!!!!!!!! During the 2nd service...there were around 10 people saved!!!!!!!!!!!
The power of the Gospel is incredible.
Nick just preached the Gospel as clearly as he could and the Spirit of God called people...they responded. wow...I am still blown away. Looking forward to what God will do next week.
I let Nick take Reese out in the snow:) ha. She is so cold that she will not smile for the camera.
Building forts (Reese) and knocking them down (Beck) is the latest news from the Floyd home:)
Beckham's Version of "OBEDIENCE"...
video

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Waitlisted 1 Month/Florida Christmas and Nick's B-day/Random Stuff...


Great news everybody...we are finally waitlisted for the adoptions!!! In fact, the 10th of this month will be 1 month on the waitlist. People typically wait on avg. about 91/2 months to receive a referral. Could be sooner, could be later. We shall wait.

In other news...we had an oh so fun trip to see my family in Florida over Christmas break.
It was sooooo good to be home. Everyone was there....all members of my family.
Beckham enjoyed playing with his cousins Will and Wyatt! Olivia and I were due 3 days apart but she ended up having the boys a month early. So, the boys are a month apart. Will, Beck and Wyatt ( I can now tell them apart).
Will looks like Jason to me and Wyatt looks like Olivia:)
Me (26), Abby (youngest sister Abby, 19) and Olivia (younger sister Olivia, 25)
Us with our sweet Mommy:)
Uncle Brian playing Reese's game with her on Christmas morning.
Thanks Uncle Brian!!! (my older brother, 29)
Bobo...in Heaven.
Jason...looks like the aftermath of being dominated by the ladies in a water/flour war...
Feels good to be the winners....just sayin for the record.
Sorry Wyatt...for the flour I got on you...Auntie Meredith didn't mean to get you too:(
Handome BOYS in my life.
Wyatt is checking me out...ha. I could eat him up.
Helping Bobo drive down the dirt road to our house.
Most mornings the turkeys come walking behind the house.
This particular morning there were over 20 or something like that...lots.
Mom took us to a tea room in my hometown. It was so fun!
It was decorated so cute. Right down my ally.
4 Generations...
Grandma Polly (mom's mom), Mom, Us, Reese
Thanks Mom, let's do it again.
Not sure about the maximum capacity on a John Deere Gator...but we definitely
made a record I believe.
One of the days my cousins from Plant City brought their kids
down for a playdate. The kids had so much fun. Reese really
enjoyed playing with everybody!
Thanks guys for coming:)
Reese and Aubrey
My cousin Jessica has triplets...yes that is right people...triplets!!
And she is still alive...I repeat...She is still alive.
In fact, she is rockin it! She makes triplets look like fun:) ha.
Brady, Emma and Natalie ( I hope I got that right Jessica)
Happy Birthday to my sweetheart of 7 years:)
Nick's bday is the 28th...so he always gets "Jipped" as he would say.
We took him out to eat and went to see "True Grit".
I have to say...I enjoyed it. I laughed really loud several times.
I don't know what everybody's problem was...and why no one else was laughing
as loud as I was? It was so funny to me...I am not sure why.
And...I kicked it all off by slipping while walking to my seat...in front of a bunch of elderly people. Here we are, in a theatre of elderly people and I am the one that falls...
it was bad...like slow motion...as I fell I was thinking...how far can I still fall...it felt like I fell for like 10 minutes. Embarassed and bruised.
Abby, Olivia and her husband Jason
Happy Birthday Nick!
Aunt Abby's Tree Swing
We took Reese for a hike...and we each needed our own hiking sticks!
( My Grandma taught me that:)
Olivia holding one of the twins on the 4-wheeler.
Growing up, we used to climb up and play on the train tracks that go over the creek.
Good memories. So...we had to take Reese up there and let her see it for herself.
She liked it.
Nick fishing.
Beck posing by the gate. Hilarious.
I don't know how he knew to do this.
Dad taking Abby, her friends and Reese out on the airboat.
Thank you Aunt Abby for my new shoes with Bible Verses all over them...I love them.
Love, Reese
Ha...celebrating Christmas early before we flew out the next day to FL.
I made Nick get up early before Reese woke up and lay on the couch while we waited for Reese to wake up...ha. He was not so happy about this idea.
Reese's Christmas Presents...
Getting ready for her Ethiopian siblings...:)
Beckham loves his little beep beep...
That's right folks...we now have room for all of our babies that we have collected in the short 31/2 years of Reese's life...Room for 7!
Reese baking cookies.
Waiting for them to bake...Eating mac and cheese. nice.
Fayetteville Square
next year it's your turn Nick...
Reese brought this to me several weeks ago, I was so shocked. She has never put bodies together like that so this was a BIG deal!!!! It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen....b/c she told me that it was me and her and that we were holding hands.
I still can't believe she made little bodies like that...before this she had only drawn circles and attempted triangles. This is a big deal!!!
Yay Reese!
Blessings to you...
we launch CrossChurch Fayetteville next Sunday!!!
Come see us: 9:15 and 10:55