Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I can't believe it!! It is Feb. 21, 2007, and we have gotten THE CALL!! We have a final ruling, Tyler is ours, and we are headed to Taipei, Taiwan in 2 very short weeks.
Halleluah, Praise the Lord, God is Good, and Oh, How I Love Jesus!!
It just seems so unreal! I can't stop smiling, my son and daughter dance around singing about their little brother, my dear hubby and I continually smile, hug, smile some more, and now for the planning.
I had thought I could leave a lot of the planning for March-I was quite sure we would not hear anything until then. Well, I love surprises, but now, I Have got to get busy. Kendell is cutting all the tags off his new clothes so I can wash and pack them, a friend I spoke with said, "We have to get going on this shower," and as for this house-oh my, I have really got my work cut out for me in the next 2 weeks.
We don't have the final details yet, but will probably find out tomorrow if our AIT appointment is the 12th or not, but gotcha day is March 10-someone pinch me, I still can't believe it is real!!
Ok, just when you reach one of your lowest points, and you feel you can't go on much longer, and you are feeling defeated and empty-BOOM-new adrenaline rush.
Well, I need to get going on lists, phone calls, and CLEANING!!
Chris and family
Hang on Little Man, we are on our way!!
We Love YOU!!
Mommy, Daddy, Kendell and Nick
Monday, February 18, 2008
But, over the last couple days, I have come to a conclusion:
-I AM TIRED
*tired of snow
*tired of sub-zero temps & blowing winds
*tired of worrying about the farm, cows, employees
*tired of looking for another employee
*tired of cows with issues
*tired of professionals who don't want to help us
ie.veterinarian, feed consultant
*tired of Sundays being non-stop from 4:30 am to 8 pm
*tired of Sundays being about everything but God and time in church
*tired of waiting for news of our adoption
*tired of feeling like a pawn in the world of international adoption
*tired of watching our little boy growing up in pictures
*tired of homeschool consisting of maybe 1 good hour a day
*tired of my house looking like a tornado struck
*tired of trying to fix 3 meals a day-and then doing the dishes afterwards
*tired of being sharp and angry with my children
*tired of no time for friends-except by email-real personal, huh?
*tired of worrying about when I can fit in my next nap
*tired of cows that calve at all hours of the night
*tired of quality time with hubby consisting of a nap together before lunch
*tired of trying to squeeze Bible reading into our family time at night-when we are all yawning and trying to stay awake
*tired of being tired!!
OK, I could go on for a bit more, but, I think you get the picture-I am weary, worn out, fatigued, exhausted, and running on empty!!
As my hubby said this morning-"Are we having fun yet??"
No, I don't have any answers, but sometimes looking at it all in black and white helps you to see a bit more clearly, at least venting helps to get it off my chest anyway.
I promise, the next post will be a bit more upbeat-It has to be, I can't take any more of this.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I think when the 9 year olds start saying they can't wait for spring, we have maybe had enough snow for one year???
I don't know for sure, but when the piles of snow are higher than any tractor on the farm, when I can't see my house from the milking parlor, and when the swingset is almost completely covered, MAYBE we have had enough?
We are in the midst of yet another famous Wisconsin snow storm, and it could move into the blizzard category by evening if the winds pick up and start blowing the last 8 inches we just got this morning.
Of course, it couldn't just snow, it had to rain first, so we have a really nice layer of ice underneath the new snow, which is always so much fun to deal with on the roads.
Now, we love Wisconsin, we love snow, we love the changing seasons, but we have had snow on the ground since before Thanksgiving. It is now 3 months since that time, and we have no end in sight yet.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
If only I could recall the details of my day as well-sigh!!
I have been blessed by the many blogs I have been reading, and would like to share many of the favorites with everyone.
I am also eager to begin some serious journaling about our life, so over the next few days, I will hopefully be adding quite a bit to this site.
For now, it is time to get on with the show, and enjoy the fruits of my labors.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I guess, you just "do the next thing" as Elizabeth Elliot always said. This week includes
*herd health Monday
*classify 15 Holsteins Tuesday
*Dad comes to work on shelves in basement Wed (weather permitting)
*We milk 2 shifts on Thursday
*Friday is Botany co-op day (sigh, our final class together)
*Look for an employee for the farm
And I am not including trips to the chiropractor, calls to the accountant about year-end taxes, house-cleaning (and calling someone to help with that for a few months since I have been so far behind this winter), call to case worker for hand-carry documents list and ?'s about the process, homeschooling, meal preparations (3 a day, every day), Bible time for myself, and as a family, and I don't think I want to think about anything else this morning. That is enough to keep me busy, don't ya think?
Of yeah, I want to scrapbook some too, not to mention, work on my blog some more-there are ideas I have, but not time to implement them.
So, I had better get ready to head to the barn this morning.
It is kind of nice to have a place to list all this now, and see how the week goes with checking things off.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
This is my attempt to make sense of this crazy life we are living as born-again, conservative Christians, dairy producers, homeschool family and adoptive family. Life is going by so quickly, and I need to make note of all the extraordinary things that happen each day, or they will be forgotten forever.
I am not sure how organized I will be, how often I will do this, or anything else, but welcome to my home on the web.