Friday, October 22, 2010

Can You Keep A Secret???

Tomorrow should be a fun day for us... course the kids have no idea! LOL!

I learned a while back to not tell the kids when we have plans like this, you just never know what's going to happen and I'd rather have a fun surprise for them than have to say our fun plans were cancelled due to weather, or friends not able to come, or sickness, etc.

First, we're heading to Darien, IL where I picked up a LIKE NEW bike for Liam for $10!!! Nobody bid on it and I knew we'd be nearby so I bid! I was in the market for a 16inch bike for his bday, this will be a wonderful surprise (even though his bday is in JANUARY LOL!). After that we're off to The Child*ren's Pla*ce to HOPEFULLY find some pants! That boy came downstairs in his size sixes the other day, and they were SHORT! And for someone who ALWAYS buys ahead, I just knew I didn't have much if anything in sevens. Sure enough, one pair of dress pants, NOT for school, and two outfits with running type pants I picked up VERY cheaply last year. That's it. Won't make it far! :) Then finally, we're off to Ko*hl Children's Muse*um to spend some great time with Braeden's godmother, her two boys, another "old" friend of mine, and her son. I am so looking forward to seeing them!

I'm really excited and can't wait to tell them! I'm sure tonight since our plans are pretty set I'll at least share some of what is planned. :)

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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
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

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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