Well after having a busy week leading up to Christmas, then having my beloved laptop die on me (being fixed currently...still under warranty thankfully!) only to be followed up with an even busier Christmas Eve, Day and week following I am actually getting a post on here and am quite proud of myself :)
I wanted to post my 2 new paintings I did for the winner of Lara's Giveaway, Makenzie and I was so excited to do them. She pretty mcuh gave me leeway to do whatever which is almost harder for me because I second guess anything I want to do but wanted to start basic and will see if she wants I can add more to it, so here are the 2 medium sized canvas paintings that may or may not be quite done yet :)
On Christmas Day we got to help out with the most amazing event in our little town, Davo's Diner. You can read about it if you click on the link but in short we not only served a wonderful meal to hundreds of families in need but also were able to distribute coats, hats, gloves, toys and bags of groceries as well as provide family pictures to be taken, a visit from Santa and meals to be taken to those unable to get out. My parents came along too and helped out and honestly it was a bit overwhelming to see how many volunteers there were, maybe more than people we were serving...and it all started because of one sweet little boy's heart for those in need!
And now here is a family picture we got just before heading out to the Christmas Eve service with my parents. We had so mcuh fun and miss them very mcuh already!
As for our adoption process we will be submitting our USCIS application any day...still just waiting on our finalized and notarized home study.
In the mean-time we have been quite busy with our new non-profit organization we have started with 3 other families in our church. It's A Child's Life will be meeting on
Jan 8th, 2011 at 5pm at H2O Chruch in Ada, OK and we are SO excited about it. We hope to see you all there. As of now you can see a general idea on our blog about it but we have already bought the websites .org, .net and .com and soon will have them up and running too with a lot more to offer.
Lastly I want to say a HUGE congratulations to our friends Rachel and Scott Miller who will be leaving in 3 DAYS to go bring their precious daughter Aamina home from Ethiopia. This has been a long haul for them after receiveing the referral for her at the end of July 2010 at only weeks old! Please keep this family in your prayers for safe travels and an amazing Gotcha Day!!!!