Friday, February 8, 2013

Mercy Found Link Up - My Week in Review

Have you had a chance to visit the new Mercy Found website and blog? This new ministry is all about orphans, families, and adoption! All passions of mine!

The great ladies at Mercy Found are sponsoring a weekly link up called "My Week in Review". You may have heard of it, as Amy over at Filled With Praise used to sponsor it. She has now graciously passed the torch to Mercy Found.

The link up is a fun way to take a look back at your week and reflect on a high, low, and lesson learned. Here's my first shot at it!


A last minute mountain getaway with my family, and the peace ...

and crazy fun ...

that came with it! 


That one of my precious children is going through a really tough time. 
And there's nothing I can do to fix it. 

{Lesson Learned}

Don't assume your husband just knows to take the Costco chicken 
pot pie out of the plastic dish before baking.

WHAT a smelly mess!!! ACK!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mercy Found

I've been a very lazy blogger lately. Actually, I think it sounds better to say I've been a really busy wife, mom, and daughter. Yea, I'm going with that. 

But I had to make time today share about an amazing new ministry, Mercy Found! This new ministry gets it name from Hosea 14:3b - In you, the orphan finds mercy. Don't you just love that name? 

The founders are 3 adoptive moms with passion for orphans and adoption!

Stef, Melissa, and Sophia
Mercy Found Directors

Mercy Found plans to support adoptive families through adoption matching grants and community support.  LOVE IT! 

Go check out their website that just launched today! And save the link! You'll want to keep up with all this ministry is doing. I can't wait to see how God uses it in a big way!

Be sure to "like" Mercy Found on FB at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Catching Up!

I pulled up my blog a few minutes ago to grab the link for my fundraising page for a linky another adoptive mama is doing on her blog. I can't believe I haven't posted since May! I knew time was speeding by, but, WOW!

I hate that I've missed all these months, as I was trying to keep the blog up as a scrapbook of sorts.  Maybe one day.... when I have some extra time... :) .... I'll go back an fill in the gap! Just in case that doesn't happen, I thought I'd hit just a couple of the highlights over the last 6 months!

We celebrated 5 years with our precious boy, Thomas!

And 2 years with our princess, Ellie!

We went on a week long trip to the beach in Florida!

The little boys worked on their fishing skills.

And .... drum roll, please.... we've watched Ellie's hair grow ever so slowly from this

To this

And, yes. We're still hiding the scissors!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


it's growing...

very slowly...

but even with completely hacked up by kid fiskars hair...

I think she's

 simply stunning!

Ni Hao Yall

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Took these photos of my sweetie after the hair cutting fiasco.

The huge flower is an attempt to distract from the bald spot. 

Actually, the bald spot has started to grow on me.

It's very kissable. :)