March 19, 2009

Weekly news update

Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a second to tell those of you who are calling, texting, emailing, etc, about our new addition...THANK YOU!! We really appreciate your concern, it helps to know that we aren't the only ones who are praying for this to happen.

We have been keeping in touch pretty frequently with Kayla (the birth mom). The more I visit with her the more I like her. She's beautiful, sweet, funny and has a great sense of humor. I talked to her last week and she mentioned doing a web cam conference call with her and her caseworker. So...we did that today. It was very cool!! It's nice to talk and text and email and all that jazz, but it's more fun to be able to see that person while you're talking to them! Thank goodness for technology. We hope to do another call two weeks from now. I thought today's call went really well, I felt like Kayla and I were both able to get some questions and concerns out in the open. I'm grateful that she is willing to put out the effort to build a relationship with us.

Hopefully we'll do some more exciting things in the next few weeks and I'll be able to take pictures and post them too! Anybody who LOVES to paint, call me. I can hook you up!

Please continue to keep both our family and Kayla's in your prayers!

On a lighter note...I think I mentioned earlier that I was going to start selling Scentsy. If you guys don't know what this stuff is...IT'S AWESOME! Look it up and let me know what you think. These things are selling like crazy. In less than three weeks, I've had almost $1000 in sales! It's awesome!!!

Please check out my website and feel free to order!

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March 11, 2009


This made me stop and think about all the events that have happened in my life. I thought maybe it might make you guys think too!

1. Maybe. . We were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

2. Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.

3. Maybe . . . it is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.

4. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

5. Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.

6. Maybe. .. . You should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.

7. Maybe . . . there are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.

8. Maybe. .. . The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

9. Maybe. . You should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

10. Maybe. . You should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone. Profound!

11. Maybe. . Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.

12. Maybe . . . happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

13. Maybe . . . you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

14. Maybe. . you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

15. Maybe . . . you should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you crying.

Maybe .. . . you could send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life, to those who can and do make you smile when you really need it, to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, and to all those whom you want to know that you appreciate them.

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March 2, 2009

Quick Note


No time for major news, but here's a quick update.

First, we are still talking with Kayla several times per week. Please keep both her and our family in your prayers. We pray that she will pick us to raise her baby, but all of the people involved need your prayers.

Second, I did decide to sell Scentsy, so don't you all fight over who wants to do my first party. I'll have plenty of time to get you all in!! Just get me your date early. Remember weddings and graduations are coming up. You can't have candles in dorm rooms, but you could still smell good!

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