Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sorry!

So sorry for the lack of blogging lately! I really have no excuse. Except for that I'm a slacker! Oh well. So whats been going on around here? Not too much really. Just living the life. Adiah had a good string of weeks where she wasn't sick, praise God! She did get sick this week with another ear infection and our pediatrician says its time for a visit to the ENT doc. That's at the end of this month and probably mean AT LEAST tubes. Maybe adenoids and tonsils too. But whatever will keep our little joy happy and more importantly hearing! She is so full of life I can't even explain it! I decided to make our adoption blog into a book. I ordered it a few weeks ago and it came in on Tuesday. Brian and I sat there flipping through the pages and marveling at how far she has come! She was so sad and withdrawn and really lifeless when she came into our family. Now...I can't put to words. The child explodes with joy. We are so thankful that God let us be her family. Emily, Natalie, and Ridge are such joys too! I constantly find myself laughing with girls. And I find myself imagining right along side of Ridge when he is telling me the latest plot to his new movie he is going to make some day. Usually it has to do with Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. Surprise, surprise!! Last weekend I officially became closer to 40 than I am 30. I turned 36. But I like to call it my 8th annual 29th birthday. I stole that from my friend, Tiffany. I got to celebrate with my dear friends on Saturday and my family on Sunday. I will be celebrating it again in the near future with Brian's mom. What else...? Um...found a new church near our house that we have been attending. Since we moved here in June we were commuting back to the church we've gone to for a few years now. But with Emily being in middle school and the others not far behind we knew it was time to find some place where she could really be involved. You know...let your roots go deep! I've had a hard time missing my church family from the Branch. But God has blessed us with some amazing connections at our new church. We've also been praying through some amazing things that God has been placing on our hearts. Crazy really. But aren't we all sort of in that same boat? I hope so for you as well. Its an amazing journey letting God lead you instead of running out ahead of him. You NEVER know where he'll lead if you'll just sit and listen. Well, no pics today. We have some friends coming over for dinner in a few minutes. My sweet college roommate, Stacey and her new husband Greg. Hopefully I'll be back soon with more! Love you all!

4 comments:

Jenna said...

Great update! Tell Stacey "Hi" from me :) Have a great time (see if you can get her on Facebook).

Amy Pierce said...

Yea! So glad to hear a little about how you all are doing. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Did you get my message Monday? We need to talk soon! I miss you!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday! I join the "closer to 40 than I am 30 club in April!"
Who did you use for your blog book? I placed an order for mine (for Kylie from referral to the day we dropped Caleb's dossier in the FedEx box) back in October and we still haven't gotten it! They keep saying it is almost done...
I'm glad for you that you've found a new church home ~ I'm living the "it's a hard thing to do" aspect of that right now.

Kim, Aaron, Jake, and Jack said...

Amy...very interested who you used for the blog-turned-book deal. Please let me know! I have been wanting to get one, too! Anyhow, enjoyed your little brief update on the family. And I cracked up at the 8th Annual 29th birthday thing. Remind me to use that this year...so it'd be my 3rd Annual 29th birthday! Love it! Hope yall are doing great. Sounds like you are. And hey...no mention of running??? Are you still? And are you training for a full marathon, or no? I am thinking a half was pretty darn good! :) Have a great day!