This is my world

this video was taken a few months ago, but it's one of my favorites of capri showing off her mad geography skills...the girl can memorize just about anything if you put it to song...we've sang our way through europe and asia and started africa this past week and she LOVES it! so proud of the progress she's making with school.


the secret's out

alright, the secret is out after my husband so eloquently posted on facebook "Just wanted to let you all know that my lady friend will be delivering my love child this summer." seriously, his love child!?! oh my cow, it's a good thing he's cute!!!

it's true, miracle #3 (as i prefer to call him/her) will be arriving in july...it's gonna be a H-O-T summer, but a fun one. it's so amazing to me that after nearly 10 years of trying to have children GOD not only blessed us with one, or two, but now three miracles.

we truly thought we were finished after gaven came into the world, not that we didn't want 20 more just like him, but we felt like we had one boy, one girl, one adopted, and one biological, what more could we ask for!?! don't ask...unless you want GOD to answer! and answer HE did. we found out on thanksgiving weekend that we were expecting again. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO KEEP THIS A SECRET DURING THANKSGIVING!?! you're sorrounded by family and food (that frankly made me horribly nauseated)...and can't tell a soul! but we kept it hush until one of the kids blabbed at daycare that "mom had to go the hospital because she was puking all over and then we heard a heartbeat in her belly!" so, since daycare found out, we decided to tell our family and then the world once i was 12 weeks just to be safe.

so, there you have it...2012 will bring us to full-time homeschooling, mama not working, and miracle #3!!! EEEEEKKKK!!! it's so exciting. alright, this mama has to go take a nap...this little one is tuckering me out!


i did it!

after months of prayer and being amazed at GOD's provision, i did something that was very difficult, but will be oh so rewarding...i quit my job so i can be a full time mama!!!

we have been so blessed by my job at riverpoint church, but with homeschooling comes many late nights of preparation and a very wonky schedule for my kiddos. we're in the final stretch now, i have until the end of january and then we will be able to really conquer this homeschool thing! capri is so excited, i really noticed how much she wants me home this past week after being off for the christmas holiday. tuesday morning, when we were on our way to daycare and i was on my way to a LONG day at work, capri was being really difficult and disobedient, she'd been really good the past week so i asked her what was wrong, through tears she let me know she wanted to be at home and having school. this was the perfect time for me to share with her that we are almost there, that i won't have to work soon. this helped her and she quickly changed her attitude, now each day, she comes in and asks if today is the day that i'm done.

it's so exciting to see what GOD has planned, we've already been amazed by HIS provision...i know that there will be difficult days, but i also know that this is what they need right now, they are both excelling so much in school and have such excitement to get started each day, i hope i can keep you all posted on their accomplishments...and mine too, cuz we all know this is a learning experience for me too.

my beautiful capri linay

my handsome gaven keith

can't wait to soak up these little miracles