Monday, April 30, 2012

~*Its My Birthday and I'll Santize if I Want To*~

Over the weekend we went to Chicago to enjoy one last family trip before our blessings come home from China.  While we definitely had a good time the weekend was plagued with germs, germs and more germs.

Today is my birthday and I'm sucking down a lot of Vitamin C trying to minimize the flu symptoms that are now going through my family.  Although, I am not currently sick...the rest of them are! 

I've got one child a bit grumpy because the weekends fun is over.
I have two more feeling the upper respiratory affects of the flu.
I have another just now feeling better after spending her Chicago time christening the floor of every building she entered.  

Happy Birthday, indeed!

Last month I told my sweet husband that I didn't want anything for my birthday nor did I want to do anything to celebrate.  I feel that the best gifts ever are waiting for me in China!  Truly, it just doesn't feel right to celebrate without them.  

Little did I know that I would get my wish! Everyone is too sick to do anything anyway! 

If ya'll could please pray for health and healing that would be fantastic! 




Monday, April 23, 2012

~*China Prep Series- Intro*~

In my realization that at some point the Lord will work out the details and we'll be on our way to China it dawned on me that I need a plan in place!  
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What will my 4 children eat while we are exploring the lands of China?
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What do I need to pack?
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What preparations do I need to have in place for the person caring for our children while we are gone?

I am scouring the web for other adoptive parent’s tips, menus, packing lists, etc to help me come up with my ultimate plan.  

In a series of posts I will be sharing what I find on my search and compile my own lists for what works best for our family.

First up in the China Prep series I tackle what to feed my children while we both are away.  Nana is caring for the children for 3 weeks and because my youngest (Peanut) has multiple food allergies it is easiest for Nana if I fill the freezer and stock the pantry with items that are allergen free.  The least amount of shopping Nana has to do the better!
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Monday, April 9, 2012

~*Happy Birthday and Resurrection Sunday*~

Ten years ago, this day, I was blessed to see this little face enter the world!  

Oh, my, how she's grown and changed!  


She is my littlest friend, my firstborn blessing and turning into an amazing young lady.

We are so blessed by her!  
I love you, sweetie!  
Happy 10th Birthday!

(Her birthday was on April 8th and I was so busy with family and celebrating my child and our Risen Lord, I did not have time to post this!)