Thursday, February 28, 2008
We are going to see our baby girl at the end of March! Be praying for us as we plan....pray for cheap plane tickets....and for our hearts as we prepare. I am so excited; I can hardly stand it. 3 of our good friends are going to be going down at the same time (and we didn't even plan it that way)!!
Love you all,
P.S. I am still praying for a miracle...that we could see and spend some time with little Xio too!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Chris is a natural up on stage!! The Lord used him in mighty ways at the Girls of Grace conference. He was able to speak to the girls as a big brother....I was so proud of him. He was able to share the difference between boys and men....and to encourage the girls to wait until God sends them a man...it was powerful! By the way, there were over 200 churches and 15,000 girls that were a part of this event (via satellite)!!!!
Fun times with mom and sisters!
Chris Sligh did an amazing job singing two songs off of his new album!
My sister Leah and Point of Grace....we love them!!
Look at my hubby's booth....HOW FUN!!! His face is HUGE on the banner. It was fun to get to show off pictures of Eliana. We met a ton of incredible people!
We got to meet an amazing girl named Jana! Her mom and her drove all the way from Louisiana to see the conference. What an encouragement they were to us! She was adopted...and her sweet mom kept telling us what a huge blessing adoption is...and that this is what we have to look forward to with Eliana. I could have just cried. Thank you for your prayers. It was so good to meet you both!!
Chris and I met working at a church in Cleburne, Texas....we were so surprised to see some of our friends from the church! We love y'all!!!
I had to show you a picture of Chris signing autographs! :-)
I'll write more soon. We are pretty tired....but so excited for what God has in store!
Love you all,
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Just wanted to write a quick update.....Eliana is finally authorized for DNA!!! Pray for things to go smoothly, and also pray for her biological mom. I can't imagine how hard it must be to come and see the child you gave birth to....and then have to leave her again. My heart hurts for her! Praise the Lord we are moving forward!!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The Latest Buzz About GOG
CHRIS SLIGH ANNOUNCED AS GIRLS OF GRACE NATION SURPRISE GUEST 2008!!
Chris Sligh (American Idol season 6) has just been announced as the surprise guest for the Girls of Grace Nation conference this year at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southake, Texas. The event will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 and there are still tickets available! To purchase your tickets now, follow this link: http://www.girlsofgrace.com/word/word.asp
Something that you probably don't know about me is I love reality t.v. (I realize that some of you won't like me anymore)....but I do!! I loved Chris on American Idol...but unfortunately he was kicked off. I can't wait to meet him. Chris and I love getting pictures with "stars"....I'll have to tell you some funny stories sometime. So, there you have it....my sister just called to tell me about this and I had to tell y'all about it (we didn't even know)! Last year when Chris was speaking at Girls of Grace we met Kayne from Project Runway. I ran up and gave him a big hug (I know, awkward).
Hope y'all have a great week!! Be praying for Chris (Wheeler) as he prepares for his talks. Also, we celebrate our 4 year anniversary on the 21st....YEAH! We have a fun week ahead....I can't wait.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Click on the link below:
Girls of Grace
Don't forget to come and listen to my sweet husband and Point of Grace if you live close to Southlake, Texas next Saturday (February 23). Tickets are 1/2 price for a limited time!! The groups Barlow Girl and Stellar Kart will be there too. It will be a blast....and you can meet us!! WE ARE SO EXCITED!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The last 3 weeks have been extremely hard on me emotionally. I have felt so low....just super exhausted in every way. I just wanted to thank my mom and sisters for always being such a constant support to me. I couldn't do this without y'all!! I love you each so much. I can't wait until you get to meet and hold your granddaughter and niece!! I love you.
P.S. Why do we all have to live in different states??!! Not fair.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I really think we have the happiest girl in the world! Look are her....she is beaming in every picture. But, once again, I am cracking up at her headband (that probably would fit my head)! We knew the moment we met her that she was a Mayan diva....like her momma (clothes are kind of my weakness)!! One of my blogger friends gave me an awesome suggestion....I am going to buy Eliana one of Tracy's Guatemala necklaces to give to her when she is old enough to wear it.
Love you all,
To all of the husbands out there....this would make a great Valentine for your wife!! Or, you could be like me.....and buy one before my husband even had a chance to get me one. Click below:
Friday, February 8, 2008
We got this picture today and I screamed out loud!!! SHE HAS TWO TEETH!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!! Are they not the cutest things ever??!! I just wanted to thank all of you for your comments about Tracy's necklaces. Thank you for helping us bring our precious baby home. Spread the word!
Check out the necklace below at the Junk Posse web-site:
"Iria hasta los extremos de la Tierra por ti."
I would go to the ends of the earth for you.
(Tracy's Description) This Pendant is a Wonderful way to express your love for someone close to your Heart. I will gladly add a name or initials to the back for you. This unique pendant I created from fine silver and Finished it by Hand with a patina to highlight the depth.I paired it with a nice sterling silver chain & clasp.
I love you all,
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I AM SO, SO EXCITED TO FINALLY TELL Y'ALL ABOUT THE MOST AMAZING WOMAN.....Tracy from Junk Posse (the name of her incredible jewelry line)!!!! Tracy has the most amazing heart. In her own words.....here is why she does what she does:
"My name "Junk Posse" comes from the items I love to collect, create, and restore(the junk) and the amazing people, friends, and family who inspire me (my posse)-My husband, who always encourages me to be who I am and continue to learn what I love, my mom who is an artist and never said no when I wanted to sew, cook, or create something, and last but not least, the estyians, who on a daily basis blow me away with their talents."
About one month ago I found Tracy's Etsy site on another fellow blogger's site. I fell in love with her Heart for Africa necklace. She started creating necklaces to help raise money for her daughter and son-in-laws African adoption!! So, I called to see if she could create a Guatemalan necklace. NOT ONLY DID SHE SAY "YES", SHE TOLD ME SHE WANTED TO CREATE AN ENTIRE LINE OF GUATEMALAN GEMS.....AND IT WOULD BE A FUNDRAISER FOR CHRIS AND ME!!!!! WHAT???????? SHE IS AMAZING!!!!!! Literally, I was blown away. She told me that the Lord had put us on her heart.
So, without further ado (the descriptions are in her own words).....
I created this necklace in honor of all the Women that have Guatemalan Children in their Hearts. This fine silver pendant hangs uniquely From a Beautiful 18 inch Sterling Silver chain & clasp. I have added a cubic zirconia gem in the center of the Flower.
I created this Pendant from fine silver to support and celebrate Guatemalan children and the Families who Love them.
A simple Map of Guatemala sits upon spanish text that says
A Child is a special Blessing. I also added a small Heart!
This Pendant of fine silver I created to celebrate the Children of Guatemala and the People that Love them. A simple Map of Guatemala sits upon a detailed background of spanish text that says "A Child is a special Blessing"
The pendant has been hand finished with a patina to show the details.
This Unique Pendant I made by hand from fine silver with a special message "Expecting from Guatemala" is a Wonderful reminder of the Sweet Blessing to come.
This unique Pendant that says "My Guatemalan Girl" hangs from a dainty 20 inch sterling Silver ball chain. I added a small Girl Pendant that has a tiny Heart on her chest.
This unique Pendant that says "My Guatemalan Guy" hangs from a dainty 20 inch sterling Silver ball chain. I added a small Guy Pendant that has a tiny Heart on his chest.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!! FEEL FREE TO PUT A LINK ON YOUR SITE!!! She has amazing necklaces....Africa, China, Guatemala....and many others!!! Have fun shopping!!! They would make AMAZING VALENTINE'S PRESENTS!!!!! That is definitely what I want for Valentine's!!!
I love you all.....I can't wait to see what you think!
Check out her site at:
P.S. SHE KEEPS MAKING MORE......CHECK OUT ALL OF HER NEW PRODUCTS!!! Here is another saying on a new gem of a necklace:
"Iria hasta los extremos de la Tierra por ti."- I would go to the ends of the earth for you
I'm sitting at a coffee shop working on upcoming talks I'll be giving and right now all I can think about is the Birthday Girl! (So I had to make a quick shout out) Today is her 7 Month "Bir-Day." Happy Day to ya baby girl! I miss you and I can't wait till you can read how much has already been written about your precious little life! You've got no idea how many people are praying for you! And get ready...because when you come home the paparazzi are going to be on high alert! You thought America went crazy when the Beckhams came over...you ain't seen nothing yet!
I love you Eliana- Happy 7 Month Birthday!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" Psalm 34:7
Tonight, Chris was headed to a Super Bowl party at the church.....and I got a call from him soon after he left. He was very shaken up! A deer had walked out into the road. He tried not to hit it and slammed into a huge brick and stone mailbox (while hitting the deer too). His car is a crazy messed up.....BUT I DON'T CARE!!! The phone call freaked me out. All I could do was hit my knees and thank the Lord for protecting him. He could have been seriously hurt.....and the Lord had mercy on us. The Lord used the huge mailbox to prevent Chris's car from heading into a steep ditch. Thank you Lord. It is times like tonight that remind you of what's important!!
I love you Chris! You are my best friend. I can't imagine life without you.
Friday, February 1, 2008
I thought this would make y'all laugh! Our entire community group loves LOST!! We had a party last night for the season premiere.....Chris and I were Clarie and Charlie. Scott and Amelia were Alex and Hurley! WE HAD A BLAST!!!