"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Air Soft War

The boys had  their friends over for an air soft war today 
Let's do this! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Had a great week in Haiti!!!

We are home now and missing our kiddos for sure! 
Our friends came with us this time ~ here is Kennady's friend Lauren with one of her little buddies
And her dad Ryan ~ they loved serving at C4C!

We found out Little Brother loves spaghetti!!! And he loves to play and be silly :). He is always thinking of others around him ~ especially his baby sister! 
And Baby Sister loves to giggle....and eat....and be held all day :). She makes us laugh! 

Keegan kept the older boys entertained with his creative game ideas :)

Kaylee loved getting to see her sweet friend "M"

Kols loved playing soccer and football with the kids :)

It was a great bonding trip for sure ~ just so hard to leave. Thankful we got to go and spend time with our little ones! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

32 Months of Forever!!!

Why is this a significant day for our family and Kaylee Grace? Kaylee spent the first 32 months of her life in an orphanage .......and the last 32 months of her life HOME in the loving arms of her Forever Family!!! 

I'm so thankful we have a Heavenly Father that cares so much for each one of us ~ He sets the lonely in families! 

Kaylee, you are the bravest girl we know! You've had to overcome so much in your little life and Jesus is Faithful! He has done so much more than we could have ever asked or imagined in the last 32 months ~ He is Healer, Comforter, Counsleor and Redeemer! We know that full-well as we have watched first-hand as He has gently healed you and redeemed your life! 
What a GIFT it is to be your parents and love you forever!

You have the BEST older siblings who love you so much!!!
You're spunky and full of life! Your joy is contagious :)))
May Jesus grow strong in you all the days of your life, sweet girl! May He be greatly glorified in all you do :)))
You keep us laughing all the time ~ this is us trying to make a video for Little Brother & Sister ~ what would we do without you?!?!

We love you and are so thankful He chose us to be your Forever Fam!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fall Art Projects

Kaylee has been busy working on many different fall art projects during school time ~ it is so fun to begin filling our school room with her art!!!
Kaylee is learning that school is a lot of work ~ she is trying so hard and doing amazing!!! It blows my mind to watch her learn and see how smart she is.......to think that she spent the first 32 months of her life in a very negectful orphanage ~ one would never know now! 
Just look at her tracing her name!! She alternates between L & R hand still ;)

I'm so thankful that Jesus led our family to have everyone home this year ~ it has been such a beautiful gift for us all! We have grown closer to one another in every way and we have been blessed to have such rich time studying God's Word together ....... No better education than that!!

Early morning Starbucks run ;). A perk of being home! 

It has also been really great for Kaylee Grace to have the bigs home ~ much more fun for both of us ;)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Sis!!!

Our girl is 15!!!! How does time go by so quickly?!?!
Kennady, we love you! Jesus has great plans for your life ~ commit your way to Him and it will prosper!
Birthday breakfast with the fam! 

It is a joy to see Him mold you into the amazing young woman that you are becoming ~ and it has been a joy to see your faith in Christ become your own. Through His overwhelming love for the orphan, you have seen His love for you....and you will never be the same again. His love has become tangible to you and His faithfulness and power has changed us all forever. I'm so thankful He has blessed us with the gift of you ~ you keep us growing in our faith and you challenge us to give up more and more of our lives to find True Life in Christ....we love you!!!

Cute birthday girl!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Fun!!!

Kaylee was Doc McStuffins ~ the boys just hung out at home with their cousins while Kaylee trick-or-treated :)
Sissy went to a Haloween party with her friends and they were all princesses :). Beautiful inside and out! 
Anna was a nurse ~ these girls have so much fun together!!! We are thankful for cousin Anna :)
These two had the Pumpkin Hunt at church last week ~ our van came in handy ~ it was FULL of kids :)
I heard Dad was a crazy driver :-/. 
Kaylee can't wait till she's old enough for the Pumpkin Hunt! 

Jesus is the LIGHT of the world ~ halloween is a great time to teach our kids about the darkness in this world and that our Savior who lives IN us is greater than he who lives in the world!!!