Friday, May 22, 2009

On to a better place

A couple of months ago we decided that Jacob needed a dog. Well, actually, DH decided that Jacob needed a puppy. He had done his research and decided that a female, yellow lab was the best puppy for a little boy.

Jolie Blonde came to live with us at the end of February as a sweet little puppy. Well, 3 weeks later she was a dog....a big dog...that is very happy and content. She loved to play with Jacob. The only problem was that she weighed more than Jacob and when she liked to jump. After much consideration and Jacob being hurt, we decided Jolie wasn't right for our family.

We posted a message among our friends that Jolie was available to a good home. We didn't want to give her away to someone we didn't know. After a few weeks Jolie has moved on to her new family. She now lives with an awesome family that has a large yard (like ours) and two older kids. They love her so much and have promised to keep us updated on her.

We'll miss you Jolie, you are a good dog!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moving right along.....

Monday we had our physicals and our last home visit from our social worker. Now she has everything to start drafting the homestudy report. We're trying to get our dossier to China before July 31st. We humbly ask for your prayers for a smooth process and especially that our son is loved and well cared for in China.

Bedtime is very special for Jacob and his daddy. Daddy has been working out of town for the past two weeks, so mommy has been putting Jacob to bed. HE SAYS HIS OWN PRAYERS! It's so cute! He blesses himself first, then mommy, then birthmommy....etc, etc, etc. When I ask about blessing daddy he says, "oh, yeah, I forgot cause daddy's not here mommy".

This weekend was all about picnics! On Saturday was our company picnic and crawfish boil. The crawfish were big and very YUMMY! On Sunday was our "good old fashioned" church picnic. There were sack races, simon says, volleyball and many other "non-electronic" forms of fun! :)

Devon company picnic and crawfish boil

Jacob and his new friend Oscar

Oops, is it ok for Oscar to have ice cream?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Doing God's Will

An amazing story of a family following His call
Can you help them?