Friday, June 26, 2009

Favorite Photo(s) Friday......

Toryn's favorite place to be when he's watching a movie! What a good big brother Treagan is!

There's that smile that still makes my heart sing!

"Get off of my car, Tessa!" Tessa would not like how hard Toryn is having to pull her on that car!

Splish Splash, I was taking a bath!

Termite playing hide and seek with Toryn! I could sit all day and watch them play! It's so much fun!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pray for Corbin, aka String Bean!

Please, pray for our precious little buddy, Corbin, or better known by me as String Bean! He is currently in a VERY serious surgery. We are asking for a miracle and God is totally in control! I started calling Corbin, String Bean, sometime back. Not sure why other than he really took a growth spurt at that time, and he became String Bean. He cracked me up one day when we were in China. I mentioned here on my blog that Toryn was long and skinny and reminded me of a string bean. I immediately received a email from Corbin telling me that he could not be called string bean, because that was his name. He's right, he is my String Bean!
Thank you for your prayers for Corbin!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day, Honey!

I want to wish my man a Very Happy Father's Day! Man, I love this guy! I have the best hubby and couldn't ask for a better Daddy to my three blessings! Thank you, Termite, for all you do, for who you are! I would not be where I am today, if it had not been for you and your love for Christ! I don't tell you enough how truly blessed I am to have you! I love you, my Handsome Hero! Happy Father's Day! Happy First Father's Day to three!

Happy Daddy's Day! And what a blessing, he was actually off work today, so we got to spend the whole day with him! Yippee, Jesus! (Tessa only allowed me to post this picture if I promised to explain her "chubby cheeks". She just had her wisdom teeth out!)

Termite's first Father's Day with Toryn. Remember when we first got Toryn, he was a little skiddish and didn't have much to do with Termite? Well, you should see him now. He is attached to his back pocket! I love it! It is so cute! Most of the time, Toryn's first words in the morning are, "Where's Daddy?" I pray that God will place a peace in Toryn's biological father's heart, so that he will know that he is being well taken care of and his needs met by his daddy now, Termite. Thank you, Jesus!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

His Prize Possession of the day.....

Toryn received so many fun toys and nice gifts when we were given his shower. We literally didn't have room in our small house for all of the new toys. I had to put some in storage for a little while, which I hated to do at the time, but it was so fun today when we got them all out and brought them home. It was like Christmas or Birthday all over. He was so excited with all the "new" toys. He wanted to sleep with them all, but finally settled for just his green ball. It couldn't be close enough. He loves it! Sweet dreams my little man! I love you!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hey, Vick- this post is for you!

My sweet friend, Vickie, gave me this precious doll while we were waiting for our referral during our adoption. At that time, we thought our little one would probably be a girl. This is the most precious doll that I have ever seen, and it often cheered me up during the long wait. I cherish it so much, I haven't let Toryn see it because he loves "babies" (real and dolls) so much, I didn't want him to ruin her, but he found it today. He was so sweet with it, and had a lot of fun pushing her around in his stroller. Hmmmm, let's not tell his Daddy that he was playing with dolls! LOL Thanks, Vickie, we love her!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fashionable Friday...

"Even I think my choice of fashion is funny!"

Gearing up for the rodeo coming to town. I make a pretty cute little Asian cowboy!

Now this is where Dad draws the line! He won't let me sport around in my sister's high heel shoes!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Too Sweet....

This week has been Vacation Bible School at our church. Unfortunately, I have had to work so I haven't got to help or even take Toryn, but thankfully, Tessa has been able to take him and help work it. She, along with many others, have told me that Toryn has just had a blast. They told me that on Monday, when the puppets came on, he was just mesmorized by them. Of course, I guess he had never seen puppets, so like many things, they were new to him. Tessa said that he was the only one standing up, just staring at them, trying to figure it all out.
One of the sweet things he does is he will pick up any book and ask if it's a Bible. Of course, we explain to him that it is just a book, and then show him one of our Bibles. I have been meaning to pick him up a little Bible, but just haven't yet. He always ask for his when we head to church. (Shame on me for not taking the time to get him one by now!) Yesterday, he came home with a little Bible of his very own. He is so proud of it! He has carried it around all afternoon, tucked under his arm, griped strongly so no one dares to take it from him. He LOVES it. This morning when we headed out, he had to put it back in its little box so it wouldn't get dirty. As I teared up (as always, with everything this child does), I thanked our precious Savior for allowing us to bring him home to a country where we are allowed to carry our Bibles. I pray Toryn will always cherish his Bible, for it is the most precious Book ever!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Favorite photo...Saturday edition.

Oh, how I wish I knew what was going through his sweet little mind! I would like to believe that he is cherishing our "Mama Moment" as much as I am!

Summer's here....YIPPEE!!

We are super glad it's summer time, especially this goofball! Hope you all have a great, restful,blessed summer!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Whew, Can this really be?

Whew, what a week! Can this really be? Me, old enough to have a high school graduate? Oh, the emotions! What an exciting time, but at the same time, it's very sad! In just a short couple of months, we will be heading down the interstate, dropping Tessa off for college. That makes me very sad, but I have to admit that it will be very exciting to see what God's plans are for her. Congrats, Princess! We are so proud of all your accomplishments and especially for the special young lady you have become! God bless you! Thank you for being the person you are, for the choices you have made, and for bringing us so much joy.

Congratulations, Tessa Jordan Kendrick!

The proud family!

I know two guys who are really going to miss someone when she goes off to college!

Not only siblings, best friends! (MOST of the time!)

"I'm done, oh yeah!!!"

All of our 2009 graduates at church.

All of the 2009 Forsan graduates at church.

One of the neat traditions that our church does is each mother decorates a table in honor of their child displaying pictures and memobilia(sp) from their accomplishments and activities. For years, I have enjoyed viewing everyone else's, but decorating my own child's was much more fun! It made me realize how truly busy Tessa has kept us for the past four years. The kid was involved in everything! I'm going to miss all of these activities.

At our senior service at church last night, Tessa sang a song called "Follow Love" by FFH. She did a beautiful job and when I figure out how to make it into a YouTube video, I might put it on here for you to enjoy. For the meantime, I added it by FFH on my playlist, so that is what you are hearing. It's a tear jerker, so be prepared!