Monday, May 11, 2009

Brief Update

So, I am finally writing another post on this blog. I think that I may not be posting too many more on this site and try to stick to my other one now. It's harder than I thought to keep up with two and I think that everyone who reads this one (all 3 of you!! j/k) doesn't ever look at the other one. I really would love the support on my other blog, too, so those two of you that are followers on this site, I would love for you to follow my journey on the other site as well. And please do share my sites with anyone you know that could be encouraged by my writings. Anyhow, back to the update.

A couple of weeks ago, we moved to a new place. We are still trying to get adjusted to this place which is a little bit difficult right now. There are definite positives and negatives about being here but I won't go in to too much detail about that since we may not be here as long as we originally planned.

In addition I was bamboozeled in to coaching Tyler's Upward soccer team this season. At first I was SO hesistant but now I am so glad that I signed up. The kids on my team are so awesome and they are improving every week! Here is our team picture with Tyler's individual picture.

There has not really been that much exciting stuff - just mostly busyness. However, please keep us in your prayers with the adoption process. It is very draining and often times discouraging.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and have a blessed week. Check out my other site to see My First Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's been SO long....

since I have written a post!! For a long time my internet has been acting up and I have not been able to write any posts. Blah! But now that everything is up and running, hopefully I will be able to update everyone on what's been going on (not that it's THAT exciting) and hopefully keep up with the posting.

Look for an update soon!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Newsboys Concert

So, tonight I was able to go to a Newsboys concert at my church! It was AWESOME! Recently the lead singer of the Newsboys, Peter Fuller, stepped down and over the past few weeks has been integrating a new lead singer in to the band. Can you believe that is the former lead singer of DC Talk, Michael Tait?!?!? Well, tonight was so amazing to hear the Newsboys with Michael Tait as the lead singer! And it was also cool because they played Newsboys songs and DC Talk songs. It was like seeing TWO concerts in one night! And everyone loved the show.

Unfortunately, I was a LAME-O once again and I forgot my camera. I have been forgetting that A LOT lately! Grr.. And there were some great pics to be taken. Well, during part of one of the songs, the drummers platform was raised and while he was doing his solo, the platform tilted forward and started spinning. It was great! Lucky for me, lots of other people have recorded it at other concerts so I'm just gonna show you what they captured. Same thing as our show.

Newsboys Drummer in Concert

In addition to that, this concert was so AMAZING because the TRUTH was spoken throughout the whole concert! I'm really going to have to start using some of these concerts as a ministry to my unbelieving friends. The music is GREAT which can attract an unbeliever, but then once they are there, they will hear God's truths!! Wonderful!!!

This may have been one of my favorite concerts ever!! Although I still think the Barlow Girls concerts were pretty great, too. They also made sure to preach God's truths throughout their concerts. I love to see these artists using their talent to reach people for God's Kingdom! AMEN!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Only A Christian Entertainer...

would think to put himself inside of a balloon to make kids laugh!! :-) We had this great entertainer at our Upward Basketball Award Night. He was hilarious. I just want to leave you with this video to show you what we saw. This is not the exact footage from our award night on Friday but it is the exact same thing that he did for us except for the toilet paper. Enjoy!

**Edited: I finally figured out how to post a YouTube video! Yay Me!**

For some reason I just can't seem to figure out how to post videos from You Tube. I must be a lame-o but please do check out the video and please feel free to share how to post videos from You Tube as well. I hope you all have a great start to your week. :-)

Sunday, March 8, 2009


So, we had our court date for Tyler's birth parents' rights to be terminated. Well, it didn't happen. :-( Blah. They had a continuance. This is pretty ridiculous. Well, then on Thursday we had a meeting with all the social workers involved with our case and basically THEY asked for a continuance. I was pretty upset. They gave us this list of reasons why they had a continuance and it was SO discouraging. Basically, they have this list of things that they want us to do in order for us to move forward, including changing our therapist. This DOES NOT make me happy because our therapist is a pastor at a church and he has been making so much progress with Tyler and he keeps the center on what God wants. I don't want to change therapists but they say we have to or else we can not move forward with adoption. Some other things that they want Taylor and I to do is go to counseling ourselves so that we can discuss our frustrations with having Tyler here and the frustrations with going through this process. That, I do think is a good idea but I think that we could have still moved forward and got in to therapy at the same time. I'm just so frustrated with this whole situation and it seems pretty ridiculous that they would bring us this far and now I feel like they are just tearing us down. They had some other things to say - some valid and some not- which I don't really care to post just because I don't feel like re-hashing all of their put-downs all over again. So, from here our next court date is not until June 30, 2009. So, please pray for us as we continue this ridiculous process.