Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We enjoyed a lovely brunch with our friends, Melissa and Segun...and her sis Marleena too!

It was the one of the few times we've spent some alone time with Segun-her fiance-as he lives in London finishing up school and preparing to move to the US and marry Melissa in 2009. I am honored to stand in her wedding and support this truly anointed couple.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ring In The New Year

Looking forward to a new year with renewed hope and renewed trust. Thanks be to God for seeing us through this year - we will trust that His grace is sufficient to guide us through the new one.

2008 Christmas

Laughter....Christmas cookies...Silvery bows...a 3-year old and his incessant need to open each gift immediately upon receipt....24 hours straight of "A Christmas Story"....baked gouda...Aunt Deb's cheesecake....Mom's Cinnamon rolls....Watching Jude with his cousins...

All these things made us smile upon Christmas 2008.

Jude was enthralled with the magic that comes along with Christmas. We were surprised by his gratitude and eager to watch his face light up brighter than our tree.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm dreaming of a GREEN christmas....

With Christmas approaching, I am getting eager for the smile on Jude's face once he sees what Joel and I purchased for him....

We are taking a different approach this year on his gifts-All his gifts:

1-Have no batteries
2-No music
3-No lights

4-Are imaginative
5-Require only a child to play with them

We are excited about this for several reasons besides just saving $$$ in battery expenses but in allowing Jude an opportunity to use his imagination and motorskills rather than simply "be entertained" this year.

Take a look at some sweet shots of my darling guy...on his first christmas:


and my FAVORITE:
Laparoscopy Shmaparoscopy...

The surgery is over. Stinks to sleep for half the week and realize Christmas is nearly here....but at least its over. Results came back better than I thought...we are going to have more babies....it's just a waiting game.

Thanks for praying...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

our hearts desire...

It's been over a year that Joel and I have decided it was time to make Jude a big brother...disappointment came month after month with negative preg tests and then the miscarriage....what a heart ache.

We are starting on the path of wellness, so to speak. Investigating what might be wrong or what could help us along the route. It's funny because we KNOW it's in God's hands....and the timing is perfect when left to Him but also feel responsibility to get healthy, enough rest, enough water, and to be saturated in prenatal vitamins. It's all about creating a healthy and successful home for a child to grow. It's such an honor.

Pray for us-Tuesday morning i am having a laparoscopy done to take a look inside to ensure all is well with me. Joel is good....so I am praying and hoping....and holding onto faith...sometimes it's grand and sometimes it's mustard seed-size...but it exists. With that, I know a mountain can be moved....

Join yours with ours, friends..