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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Our dossier' is in Africa now and we are just waiting for a referral for our little girl. It may be months and months...but it is all in God's hands! We are excited to have gotten this far!

The bad news is that our big house has not yet sold. Of course, we listed it during the worst time of year to sell a house and the best time is now coming up, right? Think positive......We were told that we were going to have an offer Sunday night but the buyer "flaked out"...must be realtor lingo....She decided that she wanted to spend $40,000 less than we were asking. She wondered if that would work for our house........ummmm....no. FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS??? Oh well.......

Marci's wedding is in April...we were hoping to have sold the house so that we could handle the wedding with a little bit more money but....luckily, that young lady if FRUGAL!!!

Jennie is excited to have a good...."friend"....from England visit us in a few weeks! (We are all pretty excited! ) We have never actually met him in person, just skyped, emailed, phone calls, texts, and facebook. They have had a wonderful friendship for 2 1/2 years so it is just about time they meet!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Conversations with a Two Year Old....

I absolutely adore my just turned two year old grandson Brody. I adore ALL of our grandies...but I am so blessed to keep him two days a week while his mommy and daddy work.

For about six months or so, we have been having a friendly "argument" about chickens and ducks. He insists that every time he sees a chicken it's really a duck. We have chicken things all over the house so we do "get into it" quite often.

I'll say, "Hey, Brody, what's that?"
Brody will say, "A duck!"
I'll say, "NO it's a chicken."
He'll say, "A DUCK!"
I'll say, "IT'S A CHICKEN...." and on and on it will go....

Finally, a week or so ago, we were walking out to the car and went past a chicken lawn ornament.
I said, "Hey, Brody, what's that?"
He thought for a few seconds and then said, "It's a CHICKEN!"
I was sooo shocked and I scooped him up and we danced a little jig in the front yard and I said, "Yay! Brody said it's a chicken! Yay!!! It's a chicken!"

I put him back down and we started back to the car.

We took a few steps and he looked up at me, smiled and said....


Friday, February 3, 2012

Indianapolis Superbowl and other stuff.....

Can you believe that I am about 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis and haven't been anywhere near the Superbowl thing going on? I haven't been affected by it at all, I am sure I will be this weekend but so far, not at all! In fact, since we are currently going without TV, yesterday was the first thing I have seen about it...I was at my son's house!
I guess it's pretty cool downtown at Superbowl Village. I do know about the zipline that people are doing over the city. Hubby Roger fibbed to me and told me that we were scheduled to go on it. (I think I would break it....)
I'm glad that Indianapolis is showing well. It is a really nice city to be close to. I have always lived close to Indy, most of the time in outlying areas but all the hospitals, stores, government offices have always been close to us if we needed them.
No, I'm not going to the big game.
Who is playing exactly??????? (yeah, I'm out of it but I really do know who is playing!)
We had considered renting out the "big house" for people coming in but we didn't end up doing it.

I can't believe how quickly the winter is going by! Here it is already the first week of February!
21 year old daughter Marci sent me the itinerary to her upcoming wedding and it is really getting me excited for all of us! It looks to be a beautiful, meaningful....and SHORT ceremony! I'm all for short ceremonies! My dad, affectionately known to all of us as Papoo, is going to be officiating the ceremony. He is not a pastor, although at one time had considered it, but he is able to do this ceremony with a one day permission from the state.

We are in the process of WAITING and WAITING for news of our little girl we are trying to adopt from Africa. The dossier is hopefully already there, probably in the bottom of the stack of other applicants on someone's desk. I'm praying for the safe transport of that much worked on packet containing our "life".....and a child's destiny.

We think we have come up with a name for sure for our little girl. We will keep her African name as a middle name unless it happens to be a common American name. (which sometimes happens, depending on who named her.) But we are going to give her the name Chloe-Grace. We're not sure about hyphenating it...I like having it be one name and her African name being her middle name but hubby is not so sure. I don't think he really cares so much and he does like the name! So, that's half the battle! He actually wants to name her Beatrice Grace (after his grandma Beatrice.) Ummm.....can't do it.......It's kinda growing on me but ALL the children are having a fit about it. I'm sure that she will be just as precious to us no matter what we end up calling her! It would REALLY be wonderful if she ended up being two little ones!

Have a lovely weekend! Blessings to you all!