Saturday, October 11, 2008

Desimond's Haiti Pappa

Today we learned that Desimond's Haitian Pappa is alive after all the huricanes and flooding in Haiti this fall and is in MUCH better health. This is a huge praise and we are asking that all of you would pray for us as we begin to plan a return trip to Haiti for Desimond to meet his Haitian Pappa. This is a wonderful and scary time for him and us. Please also pray for us that we would make wise decissions that will help Desimond deal with this reality and produce fond memories for him. In Haiti life is so volatile and short that this could very well be the only time that he will see his Pappa again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Desimond is playing soccer this fall. He seems to be really good at it and he has a great couple of coaches! Last Saturday was his first game.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Birthhhhhhhhday!

Demarcus turned two on Thursday and we sang Happy B-day, then they sang at preschool. Friday we had his party and of course we sang Happy B-day. Well then, my little man woke-up on Saturday and looked and me and sang Happy Birthhhhday to Marcus...just so darn cute. I still really cannot believe that he is already two. Time went so fast, it seems like just the other day that we got the call to adopt him. We are so blessed...

Thursday, August 28, 2008


How can he be two! Already? Did I blink? It seems like just yesterday that Aunt Kim and Uncle Russ were here and the phone rang,"We have a little baby boy..." Wow I will never forget that moment. So Happy Birthday Little Man!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Right Side Up

Ok, I do know that the one pic of Demarcus is upside down. The truth is, that without alot of frustration and annoyance I would not have been able to turn it right side up. Sometimes I think that life is very much like this...I find myself expending energy on making the smallest things "just right". Then I wonder why I am so tired...all the time I know that God did not intend for me to spend my time and my energy over these little things. So as a token I am leaving the pic on its side and I am enjoying that it isn't perfect.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to School/Two year Pics

Well, we FINALLY got to Ft Wayne today and had the boys photos taken. We tried a new studio (Portrait Innovations) and we were really pleased. It seems like it just takes so much energy to get the little things done right now...maybe I should book my apt for Christmas photos now...we might actually get there! *lol* I am posting several of the best ones from today so that Mom and Dad can see them on the internet...

Our Garden

Well, this year we decided that we should really have a garden. You see I come from a long line of green thumb gardeners, although that particular trait seems to have escaped me. Soooo, every few years I have a desire to have a garden. It must be just long enough that ken has had a chance to forget how much work it was the last time, because he always is willing to help and seems to enjoy the thing.
This year we decided to keep it really simple, just tomatoes and banana peppers...nothing too complicated right? Wrong. We went to the store and bought pepper and tomatoe plants. When we arived home and had them all planted Desimond handed me the little stake that tells you all bout the plants. Hmmmm, we bought Cherry tomatoes instead of beefstake...oh well no you can see from the picture the boys still take it very seriously and love to water our big 5'x5' garden.