Monday, October 29, 2012

20 Years and 5 Wonderful Kids










Ralph and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this week.  We never could have imagined the wonderful life that we would be blessed to share.  We took the kids out of school, and went to the Grand Canyon for a few days.  We had so much fun.  Mom was a little challenged.  This wasn't a good place for a Mom scared of heights.  I was constantly redirecting, holding onto jackets and telling the littles to stay on the path.  I found out that Vincent is equally afraid of heights. He held onto my hand as hard as he could.  Soul mates, the two of us.

We had an amazing dinner.  The hotel found us a little nook with 2 tables.  The kids sat at the table across from us and made us laugh till we cried.

We had a wonderful time.  Ralph and I are truly blessed to have each other, and privileged to be parents to Claire, Quinn, Vincent, Emily and Shaelani.

Thankful for 20 years.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Joy

Tomorrow is Ivy's big day.  Team Ivy C will be praying.  Mary has chosen Joy.  And we all love Ivy Joy.  Tomorrow is Natalie's birthday and Ralph and I are celebrating 20 years.  Tomorrow will be a good day.  I love this Twila Par#s song....

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
I will not falter, I will not faint
He is my shepherd, I am not afraid
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
He will uphold me all of my days
I am surrounded by mercy and grace
And the joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord
The joy of the  Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord will be my strength
And I will not waiver, walking by faith
He will be strong to deliver me safe
And the joy of the Lord is my strength

We will be thinking of you and praying for you Ivy Joy.

And after her surgery, Ivy's heart is perfect.  We are thankful.



Saturday, October 13, 2012

God Speed Ivy, Share the Joy










God Speed Ivy Joy.  Team Ivy C loves you and your family so very much.  God brought us together when we met in China adopting Lexi and Shaelani.  We are blessed to pray for you, and blessed that many families are forever friends because of Ivy.  We wish you safe travels and we share the joy of Ivy.  Emily and I are so blessed to have been your photographers and friends in waiting.
Love you all! God Speed.