Friday, September 25, 2009


Today is Colton's First Birthday! He is having a blow-out party tomorrow in Florence, Italy! Have fun, sweet boy. Your GiGi will be watching via skype! You are such a blessing to our family! God did good with you! (Quote from Grandy the first!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little Update

I've been very busy these last days. My mom was here for a visit and left yesterday. We had a wonderful time. I miss her so much.

My other mom, Mark's mama, is coming Monday night to see us, so I'm preparing for her visit.

But, mainly I've been on my knees. I have two friends in Uganda, Africa, right now picking up their children. Both families are friends from CPA/CPC and I have the privilege of following their stories on their blogs and facebook. I check on them a lot during the day and they are almost constantly on my mind/heart. I will post links to their blogs so you can follow if you are interested. What a concrete way to show and share the love for our great God by becoming parents to the parentless.

I know God is preparing my heart as it is a passion of Robert and Charissa to adopt when the time comes. I had always wondered if I could be a good Gigi to a child not of my family or nation, but just by following these journeys and all the journeys of people I know who have adopted, I have fallen in love with children I have never touched or held. I am so excited for the time when Robert and Charissa will bring a little one from somewhere around the globe to be in our family. Meanwhile, I will love on the ones around me.

Please lift up the Kecks, Mayernicks, Doyles, Oatsvalls, Madduxes and Jacksons as they go through this process.

If Drew and Tara have a blog, I can't find me out somebody!

I pray you have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pictures Finally!

At least some anyway. Welcome to our home. Here is the foyer.

Here is the dining room.

The family room.

The master bedroom.

A couple of the master bath......bigger than our bedroom in Nashville and yes, that is a two-person tub, wink, wink. Sometimes the empty nest is very nice.

Those are double closets. One of them is big, the other is REALLY big. Your guess whose is whose. HAHA!

The kitchen. Who is that woman? I LOVE my new cooktop!

The eat-in part of the kitchen.

The playroom or in our house, computer area. The bench is there so we can both see and skype to Colton, Ross & Lindsay at the same time. It's where we recently met a friend of Grace's.....wearing our bubba teeth and all! HA

One bedroom. Boxes are things I don't know if Grace wants to keep. When she comes next time she will go through them. That's Nanny's suitcase. She's visiting now!

Main guest room.....waiting for you! Sorry the quilt is a little crooked. I'll fix that before you come!

Nursery/future grandkids room.

There it is! I forgot to take outside pics.....those will come later! Enjoy!
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