Thursday, February 28, 2008


I am sorry that you had look at my tail of woe so long. I am very tired of seeing it every time I log on but I have been trying to post for several days and have been having trouble.
Today I met Olivia's new adoptive parents. We had a meeting to discuss her transition into their home. She will start having visits over the next few weeks and then move in with them for good on March 21st.
I really liked her new family. I know that they will be good to her and they are VERY excited to adopt her, but the next few weeks are still going to be hard.
Pray for us and they kids as we prepare our hearts to say good-bye.

Monday, February 18, 2008

My "Fun" Weekend

My fun weekend, referred to in my last post, was supposed to start out Friday night with a night away with my wonderful husband, spend the day Saturday "dragging" him shopping and then Saturday night go to a Jeff Allen show. Jeff Allen is a very funny Christian Comedian, and one of our favorites. My sitter plans for Friday night fell through, but we still planned on having Saturday together and going t0 see Jeff Allen in the evening. We already had the tickets. We were really looking forward to this weekend because our trip for our 15th anniversary in September fell through.
My weekend turned into being sick and staying home with a sick family. Tim got sick on Thursday, Charlie got sick on Friday, Chris and I got sick on Saturday, the baby got sick on Sunday and Brittany got sick today. Walter is the only one that has not gotten sick. He is not showing any signs of sickness yet so maybe he will ecscape it.
We were pretty disappointed but ended up having a nice relaxing weekend as family. Sunday for me is usually a very tiring day, and Olivia is at the age that I usually spend more time in the nursery than in service. Yesterday I got into more church then I have in a while. I heard GBS sing at Frankfort Bible Holliness. Listened to my brother teach his sunday school class at Franklin Pilgrim Holiness Church, went to two services at Hobe Sound Camp, AND got to stay in my PJ's all day!
I have always said that half of the fun of a trip is the planning and looking forward to it. So since we WILL get to take that trip someday, I still have something to look forward to!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


.... Two new bloggers. My brother Keith and my niece Joya.
Keith's blog is a really cool site where he post notes and audio of his Sunday School class. I have been in his class several times, and he is a really great and interesting Sunday School teacher. He also has some really cool links to online Bibles and Commentaries.
So check out these two new sites and welcome them to the blogging world.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Every year I try to do a special meal for the family for Valentines Day. This has become something the kids really look forward to. Usually it is a dinner but this year, since Tim has to judge a competition tonight, I decided to do a special breakfest. We had Heart Shaped Biscuts, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, and Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies.
I did not want to spend alot of money on trinkets and stuffed animals for Valintines gifts so the kids got some candy and the first season of Little House on the Priarie on DVD.

Olivia enjoying her heart sucker.

Visiting Valentines Past~

This is one of the kids favorite Valentine meals ever. It was in 05 and they still talk about it. We had Stuffed Chicken, Scallopped Potaoes, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls, and Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Ball w/ Strawberries.

Boy time flies~I can't believe how they are growing up!

To make the Chocolate Bowls just blow up small balloons and dip them into melted chocolate. Let the chocolate harden and then pop the balloon.
Fill with Chocolate Mousse(I just used a store bought mix) and Strawberries. You could also use ice cream if you did not want to mess with the Mousse.
So if you don't have anything special planned for your family tonight, give this a try~they will love it!

Tim and I have a fun weekend planned~can't wait!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My 100th Post.

In honor of my 100th post I am posting 100 things about myself. So if you don't have anything better to do, sit back and enjoy!

1. My name is Patricia.
2. People call me Patty.
3. When I was young people called me Pat Sue.
4. I was born in Africa.
5. When I was about a week old, my brother tried to clip my nails and clipped off the end of my finger.
6. I was 2 ½ before I ever stepped foot in the good old USA.
7. I have 2 brothers.
8. And one sister.
9. I lost a brother when I was 7 and he was 11.
10. I still miss him.
11. I was raised in a Christian family.
12. I had three grandpas that were preachers.
13. I am a PK (preacher’s kid) and a MK (missionary’s kid).
14. I am right handed.
15. I got in trouble a lot in grade school.
16. I loved high school.
17. I went to college for 2 years.
18. I started working at McDonalds when I was 16.
19. I saved my money and went to Alaska that summer to visit my cousin for 6 weeks.
20. I flew by myself.
21. I had a crush on my husband before we started dating.
22. We dated for 3 ½ years.
23. I thought he would never ask.
24. He is my best friend.
25. He is the only man I have kissed.
26. We have been married for 15 years.
27. We are more in love now than ever.
28. He spoils me.
29. I get along with my In-laws.
30. We have been foster parents for 9 years.
31. We have had 12 foster kids.
32. We have adopted 4 kids.
33. 2 boys
34. 2 girls.
35. I used to think that I wanted 6 kids.
36. Now I am very happy with 4.
37. I love to foster babies.
38. I am THANKFUL that we could not have biological kids because God has given us the greatest kids in the world.
39. I always said I would NEVER be a teacher.
40. Now I home school my four kids.
41. I like talk radio.
42. I like politics.
43. I like to shop.
44. I love, love, love to shop if there is a Clearance.
45. I don’t like to “window “shop if I don’t have any money to spend.
46. I like to buy clothes,
47. But couldn’t care less about shoes.
48. I love to scrapbook.
49. I am way behind on my scrapbooking.
50. I do better at making scrapbooks for others.
51. I like to make handmade cards.
52. I like to cook.
53. I took piano lessons for years,
54. But I cannot play the piano.
55. I volunteered for 5 years at Crisis Pregnancy Center.
56. I hope to volunteer again when my family gets older.
57. I love my Church.
58. I love to travel.
59. My favorite vacation was to Outer Banks.
60. My second favorite was to Colorado Springs.
61. My best friend’s name is Lisa.
62. I like to go bare footed.
63. I have been stopped by a policeman 3 times.
64. I have gotten 3 tickets.
65. I have a reoccurring dream about calling 911 and no one answers.
66. Fall used to be my favorite season.
67. Now I love spring.
68. I don’t like to clean house.
69. I like being my age,
70. But this is the first birthday-37-that kind of bothered me.
71. I am a procrastinator.
72. I work better under the pressure of a deadline.
73. My husband thinks I am addicted to blogging.
74. I am not very patient.
75. I am too sarcastic at times.
76. I am sentimental.
77. I like common sense thinking.
78. I have trouble with people who do not do their jobs properly.
79. I am a pack-rat but am getting better about it.
80. I am doing better this year with exercising.
81. I am actually starting to like it!
82. I love any kind of organizing containers.
83. I just got an IPOD.
84. I love to read.
85. I LOVE coffee.
86. Big Starbucks fan.
87. Love Chocolate.
88. I wanted to be a nurse when I was young.
89. I may go back to school when Tim gets out.
90. I have had 8 jobs.
91. I haven’t “worked” in 7 years.
92. I have never had a broken bone.
93. I have never been hospitalized.
94. I like to dream about all the things I would do with a million dollars.
95. I am blessed with great family and friends,
96. And love to spend time with them.
97. I love flowers in my yard,
98. But I hate to garden.
99. I am happy with my life.
100. And finally, I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for his many blessings.