Friday, September 21, 2012

Choose Joy Event- speaking about fundraising

I was excited to here from Emmy today on what topic she would like for me to talk about at the Choose Joy Event in February. I will be leading a breakout group on Fundraising for Adoption! Oh do I know the ups/downs/ins-outs of that! I am exciting that I can now start to pray specifically for what God would have me share on this topic and that he place on my heart the words that will hopefully encourage families that are financially frustrated. Been there!

If you are walking the painful and often lonely road of infertility, or even if you have never experienced infertility but still have a desire to grow your family through adoption, I would love for you to attend this event!  Registration will open Wednesday, October 9th. Just go to the Choose Joy Event website to read more about it and register!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

8 months, wha????

Seriously, can you believe it's been 8 months since we were blessed with this angel? It seems like yesterday that I was writing this post about "the call". The one that would change our lives forever.

Lyla turned 8 months on the 16th of September. She is still the happiest, easiest baby I have ever met...and she's my daughter!! She has two teeth on the bottom and 3 that have decided to pop through all at once this week!! She loves eating table food (girl will have nothing to do with baby food!) and drinking out of a cup (she doesn't want a will I cope??). She is starting to pull up on stuff and would rather stand then sit. She is slowly attempting to crawl, but again...would rather you stand her up! She LOVES her Daddy. He can make her smile more than anyone!
She got her first sleep cap this week and kept it on last night until about 3am! She has SO much hair that we either needed a sleep cap or satin sheets. So we started with the cap. It's pretty adorable on her!
I have yet to master a hairstyle that can "go the distance"... but I'll learn. For now the fro is what we love the best.
Laynie and Blake have been great with their little sister. Blake makes her laugh and scream and she lights up when Laynie comes in the room. It's really precious!

Our lives are hectic with 3 kiddos, but we wouldn't change a thing!