Saturday, November 28, 2009


We had a great day yesterday getting into town and seeing some of my friends.

We began at McDonalds for a little lunch and play time to burn off a little energy.  Then we headed toward a pottery painting coffee house which some friends of mine own, and whom I hadn't seen in years!  In fact, I've never met their now nine year old, but used to babysit their, gulp, 22 year old! :)  The kids painted a little, met my friends and their daughter, and Braeden acted a little crazy, but it was great to see them and to meet their daughter. 

 We then went across the street for ice cream at my favorite and best ice cream place ever!  (Owned by some other friends of mine.) :)

After, we headed to the hotel to check in and have a little down time.  Another friend, Braeden's godmother, and her son who is Liam's age, came over bringing Little Caesars for dinner.  We ate then went down to the pool for the kids to swim.   Another friend I haven't seen in years, but whom I've reconnected with through facebook came to the pool and we had a lot of fun catching up while the kids swam.

It was a late night for the kids, but they did great and watched some of Aladdin in their pjs before we hit the sack.  Today we are looking at a house I've been eyeing online for a few months, and hopefully seeing Braeden's godmother again along with a couple other friends we didn't get to see yesterday.  

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you