Sunday, February 24, 2013

Franco Flash Mob?

We are not above doing a dinner and silent auction.  Those things are super valid fund raisers.
But, we want to think out side the silence.  I love being a bit loud!
We are gonna do a flash mob! 
We are gonna charge 25 dollars a person to do the flash mob. (ok cap at 50 per family)  ( I hope and pray we get at least 100 people signed up)  
We will have 2 performances....
We are gonna ... Well i cant give everything away!
Can i?  

So, I was thinking it would be great if your group (youth group, choir, marching band, cooking club, missions trip, theatrical group, ... well you get the picture) 

If you live in our town to do it here with us...and if it at your church or your mall.(you must ask the mall/or your church leadership about this)  and we could exchange pic's and video's of this fantastically cool Flash Mob thing

{This is perfect if you live out of town..( and wanted to participate...mob your church}
So, if you are interested in this email me or message me at the end of this post! OK!!!!

I'll be  making the video and putting it up on YouTube in the next week or 2.

Think of this fun thing as gathering as a family to work toward a goal...learn the dance with a community with us! Mmmmmm K!


Monday, February 11, 2013

More Hope

Psalm 71:14 (New International Version) 
But as for me, I will always have hope; 
I will praise you more and more

On the plus side!
God's Got this!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


So, I follow a face book page for Adoptive family's
A fantastic conversation came up today I'd like to share some of this with you

The topic of the conversation was:
 Most of my friends and family are super supportive of our adoption. However, I have one friend who acts like I took the easy way out. Any ideas on how to respond to this?

"Adoption...easy? Haha! You're hilarious! Great joke!" Okay, probably not the best way to handle it, but I couldn't help myself.  Sorry you have an unsupportive friend. I think I would just respond with positive remarks about adoption and what a joy it has been for your family. You can model a good attitude that might rub off on her.

 Sorry, but I had to laugh. I could in no way describe our adoption journey as easy. I agree with ~~~~~ that you could educate her on the difficulty and joy you experienced. I also wonder what difficulty she has experienced in her own journey to parenthood that would make her think that way - maybe she had a hard road and thinks that adoption looks easier when in fact it has its own challenges, heartaches, and miracles.

I am Thankful that each comment was met with humor and love! ~  These people should be adopting~ They are super awesome!

I like ~~~~~ comment on the fact that adoption has its own challenges, heartaches, and miracles. And like so many other experiences one never really understands them unless you go through it, perhaps gently reminding her of that would be helpful too. While I in no way disagree that being pregnant and giving birth is a physically exhausting task, having done it twice, neither pregnancy kept me up as many nights or were filled with the uncertainties of this adoption...especially since the time frame is oh TRIPLE!!

 am so sorry ~~~~~ It sounds like she is having her own issues. Most people don't really know much about adoption and all it involves. There are too many times when people like to "compare" experiences. I hope you are able to brush off her comments and help her see how joyful and HARD adoption can be. Hang in there babe.

Yes that is fine cuz people need more education when it comes to adoption. A little girl said to me about "My kido", "who is her real mommy". I didn't take offense and said I am. I told her if she sees someone who is adopted the mommy who adopted them is their real mommy and the one whose tummy they came from is the birth mommy. I told her how many orphans were in Thailand and then she said, "we should all adopt one".

This is a super long post for me

I adore that because of the internet i am able to connect with people who have the same heart as Tony and I! And who are doing what we are doing! 
This is the kind of thing you need a support group for! Not EASY!

What do you think of adoption? 
And Have you adopted an adoptive family yet?

Thanks FB Friends!!!

Glad you stopped by!

Monday, February 4, 2013


1 Peter 1:3 (New International Version) 
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Love each other
Be safe 
Be courteous
Know who you know



Numbers 23:19 (New International Version) 
God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?

We will hang on to the promises!
Pray for us and our kido in Thailand!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Faith in you

I am  blessed!
Can anyone give me an amen?
My heart has been encouraged!

Hebrews 11:1 
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I have faith in God, also, and may be foolishly, i have faith in my fellow man. I believe that some of you are praying for us! I can sort of feel your prayers, and at at a time when i really needed them. Thank you! Please continue to encouraging us with your prayers, thoughts, and secret monies in envelopes under our door with sweet works on them! My heart is still overjoyed at the last one...

We are working on making sure each document in our Dossier is done well!  We are working on getting our documents in the dossier authenticated.  Ha.  As if we did not have to prove they were real already (okay, we did and really the Home study people were through) we need to do it again just to be sure. This is a tricky process to me.  Pray that I can be enlightened and that this small step in our process is done quickly, smoothly and well. 

Well, that is it for today! 
But i'll likely share something with you all soon about our no processed food challenge!