Friday, August 2, 2013

A New Family Pic for the Old Blog!!!

Hi All!!!  Everyone sure is growing up fast over here on our little farm!!  Life is good with no major changes lately!! :)  Just enjoying life with 6 kiddos and ALWAYS fixing up our historic fixer upper we bought!!!  One more week of summer break before school starts... so we decided it was time for a new family pic!!

Lucy Lane is now 4... and Wes is 3!!  My oldest heads off to middle school this year (sniff sniff :).. and the rest will start a new elementary school this year!!!  Lucy Lane will attend preschool for the FIRST TIME EVER!!!!  Wow!!!  Too big!!!!

Hope you all are doing well!!!  And, may God continue to bless each and every one of you!!!  Happy Friday to you!! kj

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Beth Venable Video...a MUST WATCH!!

A powerful story of an amazing family...By far, one of the BEST videos I've seen....PLEASE WATCH and SHARE!!!  And grab your tissues...Beth was a family friend of ours and her husband is now telling his story...a story of love, adoption and the POWER of God working to carry on his wife's love and passion: Orphan Care!!  A beautiful God story..... Happy Thursday to you all, kj

Friday, November 2, 2012

Our Family Was In A Video...

I love Karyn Williams and we were so honored that she asked our family to be a part of her music video on adoption...such a GREAT song: "Just May Be"  You have to look fast for us...but we are there!! :) Hope you enjoy the song as much as we have...  Happy Friday to you all, kj

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Little Wes Update...

Well...most of you have figured out that I just am not keeping up this lovely blog anymore...It was so much fun back in the day when I had time to keep it up daily..I truly enjoyed every second of that chapter in my life...but chapters end..and new ones begin!!  Bringing Wes home was the start of a new chapter in our lives.  He required around the clock care after his surgery...he no longer could sleep and was a constant danger to himself being a running/active toddler that didn't understand that every climb and fall meant ANOTHER ER visit and CT scan to see that he had not hurt anything in that precious FRAGILE head of his!!  To say that it was an exhausting time to keep him SAFE and keep 5 other young kids happy and alive is just an understatement!!  At the same time...we truly lost our minds and bought an 1850's fixer upper house and moved with all 6 kids in tow!! :) Yes, we are insane sometimes..or really LOVE an adventure!! ha  BUT, I can say now that things are finally SLIGHTLY calming down..we are settled in our new place (with decades of work ahead of us to fix up this old place..but love it :), Wes has had MORE CT scans and procedures than I can count and I THINK we are finally in the clear for the next 6 months with out any more IF he doesn't have any more major changes in that noggin of his, AND Wes has caught up physically and verbally with his peers WHICH IS A MIRACLE after all he's been through.  We got the news yesterday that he didn't even qualify for Early Intervention BECAUSE HE WAS TOO NORMAL!!! Wow...just can't believe it!!  Wes hit 30 lbs. last month too (which is a far cry from the 7 lb malnourished one year old I found sitting in an orphanage that day)!!  He's just doing GREAT...and to GOD WE GIVE ALL GLORY!! best pal sent me this photo collage the other day to remind me of HOW FAR Wes had come in the past year...and I could hardly believe my eyes with the comparison:

I thought I should sit it on my quiet little blog for a while to be a testimony of God's LOVE and the miracles HE still performs each and every day!!  The fact that my son survived to be adopted was a miracle in itself...but the fact that he's caught up with his peers and his brain has caught up in shape and size and is lighting up beautifully...well..that is just a miracle that only GOD COULD PERFORM!!  We are so grateful!!

*Happy Wednesday to you all, kj

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy 3 Year Gotcha Day Lucy Lane!!

I truly can't believe 3 years has gone by since I held Lucy lane for the first time!! Wow....time is surely going by way too fast!!  So thankful for this little love...She is truly the craziest, sassiest, funniest, most nutty 3 year old child I've ever met...and yet...I wouldn't have her ANY OTHER WAY!!  We love you sweet girl and PRAISE GOD FOR YOU TODAY!!
 And, my sweet Wes has been home one year now...and he is doing GREAT!!  He's grown so much and has recovered nicely from his surgeries... love my precious baby boy!! :)
Happy Friday to you all, kj

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Ordinary Hero "Change The World For One" Video!!

Here it is....The video that was shown tonight at the Ordinary Hero Banquet...What an amazing night!! My big sister, kelly, did an amazing job!!  So proud!!!  Hope you enjoy the video as much as we all did...Happy Saturday to you all, kj

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Join Us at the Ordinary Hero Benefit Dinner....

Yes, my big sister, Kelly, is having her Ordinary Hero "Change the World For One" Benefit Dinner coming up on Saturday, April 28th!!! I hope you can join us:***This is always an amazing night full of blessings!! You can find out more info at I hope you will consider joining us in Nashville for this inspiring night!!!

*updates and pics of the fam coming soon!! :) Happy Wednesday to you all, kj