Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Post for This Sunday

Love... bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:7
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves."-- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Sometimes, I need this recited to myself-do you this week?

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Well tonight, we went out to dinner with friends and it felt oh so good and oh so needed! Hopee was showing off her stuff;) She pointed to herself, trying to say "me/mio"..we have been teaching her this. Which toys belong to Hopee, and who is Hopee. She also picked up; today, when I was making faces while changing her diaper I said "ewww Hopee did caca"..she laughed and yelled "CACA, CACA!"...I just thought a minute to myself..sheesh she's smart! What a smart cookie we have on our hands..she is just picking everything up so quickly! She understands so much, and thinks its funny to pick her nose! We think this funny too, but try to keep straight faces and say "Hopee No..don't pick your nose!" She is also, 'Miss Kisses galore'...she just wants to have her face close to mine or Daddy's or one of the boys', and she tries to pucker up..its to die for!

Lord we are ever so blessed with this beautiful child! You have been so faithful and so wonderful to our family. Our daughter is such a GEM in our lives...nothing else truly matters. I was ever so proud today with our family, our life, our marriage, our love-and most of all our four children...the Angels in our lives.

Mackenzie said tonight: "Arn't we lucky to be four kids?" "You got three boys who are cool and one tiny girl who is really cute!"
Couldn't have said it better myself;)As school comes to a much anticipated end..we look forward in planning activities together and possibly, get into better shape (for some beach fun), and just enjoy our new family structure & roles..and most importantly our little Hope..we have so much to learn about our new daughter, she has so much to learn and explore about her new life...a life that she has allowed us to be apart of with GOD's grace and peace;)

P.S. I gotta catch a pic of Hope with her finger in her nose!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us...

Today Freddy and I celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary;) The problem, is that we're both he's even worse than me! Atleast I have some strength today I am caring for him and the kids. Hope has a bit of a temp as well, but she is very good today. Her earring fell out again, or yet, another earring lost....sheeesh this girl thing is hard!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Children are Taking Over...

I am up this morning with the flu, its lasted now about 5 days now...I am miserable! Hope has been driving me crazy with her aggressive crying and screaming and tugging! In the evening when she is put down to sleep she screams. In the morning when she is awake she screams, and yells and shakes the crib...its so frustrating for me right now. The pediatrician told me, that since she now knows the difference in life style, and in treatment, that she is going to be aggressive and demand her way. She has been getting worse! It was cute at first, but now my nerves are shot. I try to talk to her to calm her..but it can make it worse. Also, Noah has been driving me nuts by 'accidently' breaking Hope's toys! Grrrr...I am so weak..the children are taking over the house!

Hope is also climbing everything in sight..she is a lil daring thing! She has yells at me and talk back in her baby lingo. I take it as atleast she is trying to babble and make sense. Though, she is feisty and possessive over me. If noah comes over to me, she screams and pushes him out of the way, or tries to climb onto me...survival of the fetis here...AHHHHHHH!

I so want my husband back on nights..I can't take him being away from me in the day!

I know I will be better once I am feeling better, because the house is out of control!



Hope's very sick mother!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Today is a day that we celebrate our Mothers;) Some of us even get to celebrate being a Mother. I am now a Mother of four, three boys & a little girl..The children just make my day! Hopee just wanted to be hugged and lifted up into my arms constantly...looking ever so pretty with Grandma's diamond earrings-wink* and a pretty, pink dress! She is growing up so fast! She tries to catch up to the boys & cousins...running around and giggling. Truly, one has not experienced it all, until she has Mothered a boy and girl...cause' men and women are different, even as children!

I hope you all enjoyed your day.

I hope for comfort & peace to those who have lost a Mother..

I hope for those who wait to become Mothers..

I hope for those who wish to Mother more so..

The most beautiful words I have ever heard; was when my Pastor once said, "GOD loved Jesus so much, that he wanted him to have a Mother!"

Sniff, sniff...boy did this hit me hard.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hope wakes with only one earring!

Great! Now what? I called the doctor's office..and they told me to bring her in and purchase one more earring...after spending $50.00 on supposed tight backs that won't come off! Grrr...I have looked everywhere for this one stud..and nada! So what do I do now? She won't let me near her to even put a temporary I go back to the doctor? Do I purchase one at the mall? The one I purchased at the doctor's wern't even pure gold or a real stone! Grrr...not happy..why Hopee? Why?

I have a feeling she lost the earring in the bathtub last night..she was just enjoying the water wayyy too much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Few Thoughts..and Progress..

First and foremost CONGRATS TO JEANETTE (Our family Journey), they finally will be bringing home their precious girl who is from the same baby home as Hope;) SIGH!
How amazing, that happy ending are still being made possible by Lighthouse Adoptions, despite the unfortunate events that has been all over the media regarding future Russian Adoptions;( I pray for all the other PAP's who are still awaiting.

Our little Hopee sure has us busy, but all in a very good way! She is just a little doll! She is so much more content in the mornings when she awakes, and more secure I am sure. She sleeps all through the night now, and it is easy to tell when she is fatigued. She is constantly kissing her brothers and cousins and parents;) She makes us so proud!

We just recently had her ears peirced! I was undecided and divided about this..but then I just thought, she is going to want it sooner or later, and everyone has bought her so much I can take a hint! She looks adorable! It hurt of course, but she recovered well..and now there seems to be no signs of discomfort, despite our having to turn the studs daily and apply Neosporin and Alcohol. We will be snipping her bangs tomorrow, so we can see her eyes lol. Her hair has been growing so quickly (here is S. FL), and since she doesn't keep anything in her hair, we'll have to give her bangs.

Hope has been babbling...but we don't understand a word! She adores our cell phones, and she has a few of her own that she babbles on..its precious. sheesh, two months in America, and she has observed how the cell phone is so interesting to Americans...hmmm. She doesn't really play with her dolls;( Hopefully, yet..she sure loves CARS though! EWWWW! I hope this passes..hehe.

Despite being so busy with four kids, I have had some time to think..and I am returning back to school to finish my degree in Nursing. I will do what I can online for now, until the children are older and possibly all in school. I am excited and scared all at the same time. I don't want to over do it..but Hope has inspired me in more ways possible...praise God for his gifts;)

I hope you guys are well, and looking forward to the wonderful things ahead of us this year, May is a busy month for us. Its my Anniversary on the 16th..nine years of marriage..dunno how we will celebrate...but everyday is truly a celebration.