Friday, October 29, 2010

They are ours!!

At ten o'clock this morning, we all met at the courthouse for the most wonderful reason I've ever been in a courtroom.  The adoption of our two newest grandchildren is now final! 

With the judge

We have waited for over fourteen months for this day.  We have not been able to post any pictures of them online all this time.  So, we've been saving up!  You may now see an abundance of pictures of two of the cutest kids in the world!  (There being thirteen others, you understand.)

Deonte (age 3) and Rhema's (age 2) parents are Joel and Sarah-Kate.  Their brothers are Diego (age 4, almost 5) and Donovan (age 2).  Rhema is eleven days younger than Donovan.  Yes, Joel and Sarah have their hands full!

(l to r:  Deonte, Rhema, Diego, Donovan)

All fifteen grandchildren!

Our entire family!

Our hearts are full.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Manifesto

Inspired by both last day of may and in other words..., I present my:

Autumn Manifesto

1. On chilly days, I will remember to drink tea.

2. I will invite people into my home to “Share the Harvest” -- my theme this season.

3. I will put thought into our meals to make them both tasty and comforting.

4. I will place pumpkins and fall decorations throughout the house – and keep tweaking it all season to keep it fun.

5. I will use pumpkin and apples freely in my cooking and baking.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

6. I will light my candles and little lamps as dusk falls to make my home cozy feeling.

7. I will visit Farmers' Markets more frequently.

8. I will pay more attention to the journaling of my life (this blog).

9. I will use my Silhouette Machine.

10. I will let my gym see my face more often.

11. I will complete my 10-day Give (which I forgot about the first time around).

12. I will go outside every day just to breathe.

13. I will buy some tights. And look for a new coat.

14. I will use my stationery.

15. I will trust God and my husband as I discover grace.

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