Tribal Pride

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Wow, things can change so fast.....but it's all good !!! GOD IS GOOD!!!

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you! Isaiah 26:3

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Isaiah 40:29

First let me tell you  ( well I can't even tell you really) how  much I LOVE Gods word and the body of Christ!!! It's a lot !!!

So I think within minutes of my last post I got a text from our landlord saying she wanted to come over.

Since the rain had started we had been enjoying rain pouring into our living room and for the week prior to her text had had our living room ceiling ripped open trying to find the leak. Also since we moved  to this house 2 1/2 years ago we have had a ton plumbing/septic problems. (Like first name bases with the plumber ). God has done some crazy stuff through this  ....we got to pray over our landlord and encourage her with scripture.

Well she came by to let us know that she had decided to sell the house ! She was done fixing it all the time. She was very gracious and gave us till mid Feb , but 4 bedrooms are near impossible to find. ( I have looked every time the sewage backed up never seeing a one in our price range) .She also had talked to the property manager and knew there was a 4 bedroom listed with them.

SHOCK AND TEARS SET IN. Moving twice in 4 years and closing up moms house had really left me tired and completely over whelmed at the thought of packing everything up AGAIN. Not to mention pulling off the Christmas Show  and new set, trying to do school with the boys and normal Christmas stuff.

This is where God blows me away! Within minutes of letting people know ...... Friends are  jumping in to help .... They have been here packing and bringing food and praying for us.
I had asked some to pray for my mental state .....half joking but not really. I know without a shadow of a doubt that people are  praying because I told Mark last night that I am actually excited to move. Definitely result of prayer .
So we are moving the week before the Christmas Show.
But really it's just a move. And God is sooooo Good .

How was your week?


Adoption update coming soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What are we doing now?

I am just going to dive in ....... You might have received our letters in the mail this weekend and I promised I would update this regularly . I will eventually ( and soon ) go back and give you some more history of how we feel God  lead us to the decision to adopt. But for now I  just want to let you know where we are in the process. We are doing a whole lot of waiting. Currently we have filed our i800 ( extensive background check ) and waiting for approval. A bunch of forms are currently being mailed places for certification and authentication. Once these all come back then we will be able to send our dossier to China .
Please pray for Adams safety and that he would find favor in his orphanage.
Selfishly I would like you to pray that the paper work would move fast but really just pray that we will rest in Gods perfect timing while we wait.
Thanks for joining us in this journey!

Friday, March 28, 2014

What have we been up too?

   I was going to share what we have been doing adoption wise but we have had such a crazy month. I decided to start with family life first. I was looking in my phone for a specific picture and realized we have done so much in the last month and a half. I 'll start with the boys (Aaron and Aidan )birthday . They started their celebration with their best buddies from the Bay Area coming for a visit for the weekend.They had a great time hanging out , playing video games ,card games,four square,laughing etc. Bonus for me one of my best buddies came to visit too!
At the end of February ,Aidans actual birthday,we had friends over to celebrate them. So fun!
The next weekend ( our weekends our Thursday night thorough Saturday ) # lifeinministry# lol., Mark and I hoped on a plane to Southern California to see Austin in his first play at Vangard as an actor. He was amazing! Bad spray tan and all 😃

      We have been going to basketball games, started baseball practice ,had our first bible drill.

We were planning on having a low key birthday for Mark but as a TOTAL SURPRIZE !!!!!!  Our friend Becky,flew Amber home for the weekend! It was Awesome !!! We knew Becky and Joe were planning on coming up, they were going  to come straight to Ashton basketball game Sat. morning. So the game had just started, they came walking in, all of a sudden I said "hmmm did Joe bring a friend with him? ;) wait a minute that's Amber !!!!! " It was AMAZING !!!! Screaming ,crying, etc.

       Last week the choir from Vanguard was on tour for their spring break. We were fortunate to have them at our church for their only stop in California! So we were able to have Austin and 6 of his friends from school stay at our house! ( 3 guys ,3 girls). It was a blast! The kids that stayed at our house were Amazing! They played and included the 3 little boys in everything, basketball, archery, teather ball, video games , Just Dance, trip to Curly Wolf. And they squeezed all of this in about a five hour time frame. The next morning the Choir led worship for two services.They were amazing and the spirit of God was felt. The church fed them and they were on their way. After they left it was very sad ,much like the day after Christmas. :(

This week I have been dragging (hmmm wonder why?). We had Ashton's basketball party, church, dentist appointments, and Alice in Wonderland play staring one of our kids at church.
Really have to go do something else for a  while . 😃 Have blessed week !