Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Awe...Watermelon, My Favorite!

Finally, watermelon is coming in season! Toryn LOVES it! We are going to have to plant a watermelon patch!

Bucket of Blessings....

I went to the laundry room for ONLY a brief moment and as soon as I exited, this is what I saw! What a monkey! On top of the table, sitting in the bucket, singing, happy as a lark!

Suppose to be napping.......Yeah, Right!


Easter Blessings...CHRIST IS RISEN!

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

We hope your Easter was a blessing to you, like ours was!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Traditions.....

Nothing like being behind. These pictures are long overdue! We FINALLY got back in our house, but things are still crazy! (There's no place like home!) Hopefully, soon things will be back to normal, WHATEVER that is. Between my ancient computer and my very energetic three year old who wants all of my attention (I LOVE IT!), I can't seem to download pictures and blog fast enough. I'm certainly not complaining though, I am having so much fun playing and reading to a toddler again! Thank you, Jesus!
It has become a tradition to dye eggs with my niece and nephew at my Mom's house. It was extra special this year, because Toryn got to join us for the fun. He wasn't sure about this "dying egg thing". He doesn't like, no, more like he HATES, for his hands to be dirty, so when the dye would get on his hands, he would freak out. He finally got the hang of using his spoon and not his hands.

Toryn loves yellow, so his first egg went staight for the yellow dye!

On your mark...get set...DYE!!!

Turned out pretty cute, don't ya think?

Treagan's finished project! Love the face, son!

Taylor's finished project!

"Payton, your suppose to DYE the eggs, not EAT them yet!"

Just for my info...

This is a boring post for you, but I just wanted to make sure I had these dates journaled for my own purposes. I am trying to download Easter pics for you, but my computer is keep watching. I promise I'll get them on here sooner or later. Have a blessed weekend!

9/8/08: Switched to SN program.
*9/15/08: Saw Yang Ling Jun's precious face for the first time.
10/20/08: Received P.A. (pre-approval)
10/31/08: Received R.A. (Referral Acceptance)
12/1/08: Received T.A. (Travel approval)
12/16/08: Leave home and head to China
12/22/09: Receive the best Christmas gift ever!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Praising His Name!

Just a quick note to let you know that Toryn's 2 week post-op appt. went very well yesterday! Dr. Genecov was very pleased at how everything was healing. He did say the area I was concerned with was just taking a little longer to heal, but he had no doubt it would eventually heal nicely. Thank you, Jesus! The best part was that he released us from the liquid diet! YeeHaw!!!! So we went to Chili's and ate lunch! Toryn enjoyed his grilled chicken, but not as much as the brownie and ice cream he shared with Termite. Can't thank you all enough for your many prayers. We will go back in 6 weeks and the doctor will decide what will be next, but he doesn't think we will have to rush into anything yet.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Random pic

When I'm on the computer, I have help now! Three year old help! He makes it real known that he wants his picture on the blog so he can see himself. (Since he's seldom on here-HA!) Anyways, here's a random pic taken before surgery.

Got Sympathy?

Toryn was feeling rotten the day this was taken, and he was making certain his brother was giving him plenty of sympathy!

Father/Daughter Ball

Last Saturday night, Termite and Tessa went to a Father/Daughter Ball held in Midland. It was put on by the famous Christian singing group, BarlowGirl. They got to have their picture taken with BarlowGirl. They had a really nice time.

My little red-neck husband can clean up well. He looked very handsome in his tux! (And he didn't even cut the sleeves out of it! hee hee)

Tessa looked very pretty!

Calling all Prayer Warriors, Please!

I am asking that you continue to pray for Toryn. (We deeply appreciate those prayers lifted up on his behalf already!) Like I have mentioned already, his palate surgery was March 19th, and was deemed successful. Since the surgery, there is a area that is not healing as well as the rest of it. We went back last Friday to have the stitches removed from his lip (which is looking great!), and the nurse looked at the spot that we were concerned with and said not to be alarmed yet, we would see how it looks in a week. (We weren't able to see the doctor, but the nurse has lots of experience in this area, too.) Since then, it has gotten worse and seems larger to me. We go back to Dallas tomorrow for our two week post-op appt. Please pray that the area of concern is healing and it won't require more surgery at this time. Also, please pray that we can be released from the liquid diet! Thank you all, and God bless,