As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As of Late...

God has always been the Master Artist:





 Jalen and Jordan finished up their very successful basketball season.

Chris and I started the very beginning pieces of paperwork for our adoption.


Ashton has to get his hours in for driver's ed, so Quinty has been on a few Saturday trips with daddy and Ashton.



 Quintin had to have some dental work done that required sedation.







I am currently reading this haunting book about the Atlantic slave trade from Africa's Gold Coast to Haiti. It is good, but SO sad.  

The world has gotten crazy with the spread of Covid-19, the Corona Virus. School has been cancelled for the next 3 weeks at least, and there are rumors that it could be closed for the remainder of the school year. We are supposed to "social distance" ourselves, and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more. I got word today from friends in Ethiopia that the virus is now in Addis Ababa, and school has closed there, too. Chris and I had to cancel our 20th anniversary cruise for next month, and we're wondering what will happen with Shana's trip to Zambia this summer as well as our trip to Ethiopia. Everything is up in the air right now, but I am so thankful that we have an Almighty God to trust in times such as these.

I can also trust Malia to help keep the twins in line during this time:


Everyone is hard at work doing school at home!


Stay safe, everyone!

Friday, March 13, 2020

We’re Adopting Again!




We have begun the process to adopt a child from Haiti! We are open to a boy or a girl, and it could take up to 5 years. We would appreciate your prayers throughout our journey!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Catching Up...

Lots of snow in February:



Jalen and Jordan's team won another basketball tournament:

Beautiful roses that Chris and Jordan picked out for me at the end of a hard week:

Cute valentines from a cute cousin:


My grandpa received his prosthetic leg. So thankful he's doing so well!

Quintin loves to play card games by himself or with others...

...and warm his feet by the fire...

...and look manly...

...and read the Bible.

Beautiful sunrise:

We've played lots of games lately...

 Skyzone with the Bible Class:

Troy and Heather's wedding:





 

My new coffee bar:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Nineteen!


Happy birthday, Shana! When you were born 19 years ago, we had no idea that you would so totally surpass our dreams for you. You are simply amazing, and we love you more than we can express. This will be a big year for you with a lot of changes, but we know you will do great things while living in Zambia and Florida. Keep passionately pursuing Jesus!