Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Friday, August 31, 2007

Ten years ago today!

I still remember exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing when I heard that Princess Diana had been killed in a car accident. Even though I did not know her personally I felt as though she was my "Friend". I remember being a young girl and watching every minute of her wedding and wishing and praying for a wedding like that one day. I feel such sorrow every time I see a picture of her or think of her, but I know that she is in a better place looking down on her boys. She will live in my heart forever.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A gift for ME!!!

The other day the Huth boys, Colby,Ashton and Jayden saw something and wanted to give it to me. They bought me this ladybug trinket that is so pretty, I just love it. They also got me a folder with ladybugs all over it and I love it too, I put all of my Hague certificates in it. There are classes for the Hague convention that we have to complete for our adoption and it is the perfect place to keep them. Thank you boys, I love you!

Our baby is a Freshman!

We have had alot of things happening in the last two weeks around here. First on sunday the 19th Steven gets married, then the next saturday Christopher gets married, then on tuesday Steven leaves for Iraq again, and then on monday Astrud goes to her first day of HIGH SCHOOL!!! Where does the time go. To all of you "first time" parents don't blink because one day they are babies and the next they are teenagers and so on and so on!!! I swear I am going to savor every single second with Franceska, I am not gonna be going in 100 different directions and I AM gonna stop and smell the roses!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Karlee Johnston!!

I finally got to meet Mya and her and Duane's babygirl Karlee Mei. I followed their journey and we live about 25 minutes only from each other. Come to find out we know alot of the same people, she even lived with my God parent's daughter for 3 years in La Vernia where I grew up and still live. What a small world!!! Mya I want you to know that it was so much fun meeting you and I hope and pray that our daughters grow up to be really good friends. Thank you for the meds for our trip, and I look forward to getting to spend more time with you. And that Karlee is just beautiful and already has her mommy's sweet and playful personality!!!

Steven and Megans Wedding Day!!!

Their wedding day was just beautiful and special thanks goes to my sister Kerry and her husband Ricky for letting us have the wedding at their house. There are not any pictures of them because they are all in another file and I can't get them out because I am computer "DUMB"!!! Megan was just gorgeous and we are so happy to welcome her to our family, now we have another daughter. And what can we say we thank that our Steven was just the most handsome groom in the world , at least until this coming saturday then him and Christopher will be the two most handsome grooms there ever was!!!! Thank you to everybody who came and shared this special day with us. Just 24 hours later we had to say goodbye to Steven since he is on his way to the Middle east again. Please keep him in your prayers as well as Megan this is really a difficult way to start their life together. But I know all will be fine. Thank you again and God bless all of you.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It was so much fun!!!

Today Kerry and I went to Target and I registered for "BABY" things!!! It was so much fun. I picked out alot of nursery things, feeding things, bathing things, playtime stuff, baby toys, baby electronics, baby keepsakes, blankets, and even two neck pillows for Frank and I for the plane trip. And no nursery would be complete without a University of Texas Longhorn Cheerleader uniform!!! Once we get our referral I will then go and register for things like diapers and lots and lots of clothes!!!!! It was so much fun, now I really can't wait until my Baby shower!!!

Our 16th LID month Anniversary!

Today our dossier has been in China for 16 months and I know I say this every month, but please pray that the time will speed up so we can go and get Franceska very very soon!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

With Heartfelt Thanks!

I have to tell you all about some pretty darn wonderful people that God has put in our lives. They are Troy and Rachelle Huth and their boys Colby, Ashton and Jayden. You have seen them on this blog before but I have to tell you that there are no words that even come close to what I need to say to this family. They have put together a Chocolate fundraiser for us to help bring our little Franceska home. It was really hard for Frank and I to swallow because there are so many people in this world that need more help than we certainly do, but as Rachelle says , people just really want to be a part of the blessing of bringing your babygirl home. They ordered 50 cases of America's Finest assorted chocolates with 30 pieces in each box at $2.00 each. So many people have already taken boxes to sale it is pretty overwhelming and down right humbling. Here is a picture of Jade my neice putting a picture of us and precious tags that Rachelle made in all of the boxes. If any of you would like to buy or even sale a box of chocolate just call me, you can also go to Rachelles blog: www.theguysandme.blogspot.com , and leave her a comment and she will get in touch with you. It will all be very very appreciated. I thank God everyday for the people he puts in my life. Thank God for all of you.

Stevens Sign

I had this sign made to put out by the road so people will see it and maybe keep Steven in their prayers. Here are some pics of Poppy and Frank putting the sign up, a pic with a whole slew of us in front of it, and then a picture that Poppy (my daddy), wanted me to take for Steven, if you look real close he has a can of beer on the top of each post!!!! I see people slowing down all the time just to take the time to read it. God Bless Steven and his unit.

High School Volleyball Tryouts!!!

Well as always Astrud and all of her friends succeeded again with the game of volleyball!! They had volleyball tryouts and all of them made the team !! Here is a picture of the girls with us MOMS, Their BIGGEST FANS!!! And then one of just the girls!! GO LADY BEARS!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


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The last couple of days I was at the lake with the rest of my family and when my sister Kerry , the girls and I got out of the car at HEB, I looked at my sisters window and there was a "LADYBUG" on it just sitting there. So right away I said ,"Hey Ladybug sighting". And Lily asked me what I meant so I told her that was Franceska's ladybug sent here to watch over us, and she thought that was so cool!!

Then the next day we were all out in the water and all of a sudden there was a ladybug that landed on Jade and Lily yelled "LADYBUG SIGHTING", and told Jade what she meant , and then believe it or not the ladybug would not leave Jade!! It stayed on her all through the water and then she finally took it up to a tree and laid it there. The girls were so fascinated to think that , that ladybug had something to do with Franceska it was just priceless!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Christie tagged me again!!!

So about the meme, you're supposed to answer with one word. So here goes:
Yourself: Blessed
Your partner: Perfect
Your hair: Straight
Your mother: Funny
Your father: Strong
Your favorite item: Computer
Your dream last night: Anxious
Your favorite drink: Tea
Your dream car: Corvette
Dream home: I love my home (I know more than one word)
The room you are in: Stevens
Your fear: Loss
What you are great at: Talking
Where you want to be in 10 years: Here
Who you hung out with last night: Family
You're not: Angry
One of your wish list items: Franceska
The last thing you did: e-mailed
You are wearing: Scrubs
Your favorite weather: Fall
Your favorite book: Bible
Last thing you ate: peanut butter (sorry it is two words)
Your life: Blessed
Your mood: Antsy
Your best friend: Frank
What are you thinking about right now: Cleaning
Your car: Trooper
What are you doing at the moment: typing
Relationship status: Married
What is on your t.v:HGTV
When is the last time you laughed: Today

I tag Rachelle, Kathryn, Fliss and Rebecca Lynn

Friday, August 3, 2007

My Friend Robin!

Hey everyone I am sure that by now almost everybody who watches and loves and thinks of the Good Morning America people as their own family knows that Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I got "PEOPLE", and Robin is one of them, I love her and would love to be her friend. She was diagnosed in the early stages. I want all of you to know that even though Breast Cancer SUCKS early detection is the key ingredient here. Please schedule your yearly mammograms and always do self examination. EARLY DETECTION IS THE KEY!!!! I love all of you and want you here for a really long,long time, so make your appointments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's done and I'm doing the HAPPY DANCE!!!!

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Well today I mailed off our 2nd I600A application to the USCIS office . We updated our home study, I gathered all of the copies of paperwork again and it is in the mail. The reason I am doing the HAPPY DANCE this time is because Thank God it's FREE!!!!! So now all we do is wait for our fingerprinting appointment. Please pray that it all kind of happens fast.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

A Sister makes a Family complete!!!

This is a friend of mine and they added to their family today with the referral of their little sister and daughter!!!! We have never met in person , but she has been a huge source of comfort to me when it comes to Steven and his deployment. We are so excited for her and her family I know I could just scream!!!! I can't wait to meet her. Please keep this family in your prayers while they are awaiting the travel arrangements.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I surprised the girls with tickets to the Jonas Bros. Concert in Corpus Christi, Texas!!!

Franceskas gift from her Daddy

Frank bought all of us girls Astrud, Chas, our daughter-in-laws and our neices and Franceska these bracelets that are pink that say "LOVE 24/7" on them, and he also bought this one for Franceska and it says; Faith & Love and has a cross on it. Everybody thinks it is just so special and it is just a precious little bracelet and I can't wait to put it on her!