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!!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 08 Pictures!

Ok my Halloween post has to start out with a wonderful story. Back on October 21st which happen to be our 30th LIDversary , Kim was in the hospital still and as I was walking out of the family waiting room, I came face to face with a lady pushing a stroller which happen to have her daughter in it, that just happen to be from China!! So as I got in the elevator, I smiled and somehow just knew that , that was God's way of telling me he has not forgotten about us or Franceska. It just made me smile and it gave me hope that this long journey would soon come full circle. So about 40 minutes later when I came back up I looked in the waiting room and there was Lt. Smith , my sisters awesome nurse sitting there with his family.....the same lady , with the same little precious China doll!!!! I smiled again!!!

So when he came in my sisters room later on that day I just had to ask him and tell him all about us and tell him what day it just happen to be for us. He got choked up , I got choked up, he told their story, we both got choked up AGAIN, and he reminded me that it was that RED THREAD that also brought us together. So on the morning of Halloween I met him, his wife Jody and their precious babygirl Gracie!!! Gracie has two very handsome brothers at home also. And she just happens to be such a cutie patootie, I could listen to her voice all day long!!!! They are such an awesome family, and I feel like I have known them forever already. I am so thankful for God bringing them into our lives, I have already learned so much from them.

They are going back to China in November to be a part of something that has never happened before. They along with other families have been invited back to the province of Fuling ( hope I spelled that right), to personally carry the babies to their newly built orphanage! Can you believe that, how awesome!!!!! So please keep this family in your prayers as they travel.
Our lil Zane the Monkey! Isn't that the cutest darn Monkey!!!!

Heres Garett as Anniken Skywalkwer, and Kyndall as Garbriella from High School Musical!

This is my friend April, I think she looks so darn cute!!!

Rayn and Brett

Rayn, the most precious Pumpkin in the world!!!

Poppy and Rayn

Jacy's dad , Larry and my daddy, Harold...(The Antique Railroaders"

Me, Rayn and Nonny (my mom)

Jake, the local SWAT!

Lil Cousin Taylor!

US GIRLS! Becka, Me,, Kerry, Jennifer and Jacy

Pastor Dave, The Only Vikings Fan in Texas!!

My neice Jade and friend Abby

Our "Star Gazing" picture

Jade and Abby


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Denise said...

Isn't amazing when God gives us what we need when we need it? So glad you got to meet that precious little girl.

Great Halloween pics! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Heather said...

Good gravy Kristy, all of those children are just precious!!

ANd as for sweet Gracie and her family - that red thread is so amazing...I am daily awed by God's masterful plan in weaving us together. He holds Franceska close in His palm until her beautiful Mommy can be there with her - what a beautiful story...thank you for sharing.


Sharon said...

So sweet!! And I cannot beleive you have the full moon shot too! Yours is a little cute than mine. HWen you get a chance got to me and scroll down unitl you see it! I had never seen that before this year!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

When I see a family and there is a little 'Asian' girl... my mind does start to wonder and I think of Shauna.. but I don't want to be one of these people to go running up to them and asking questions etc... what a great story that you bumped into that family... a sign of things to come - of that I am sure... take care

Patricia/NYC said...

What a great day for you to meet that family! Definitely your red thread!

Great photos, too! Looks like you all had lots of fun! You look gorgeous, btw, in that photo with your mom!

Beverly said...

love the halloween photos.

Sherri said...

Great costumes for all. Kristy thanks so much for the comment on Sam's blog. Girlfriend I hope it goes that way too!! Nice to see someone else feels the same way. I love you and lets PRAY together tonight, or lets just pray for it to happen.
xoxo from your Friend in Florida,

Sherri said...

Oh i'm sorry I forgot one other thing. It is amazing how God works - I think he sent that family to you just like you said. I have tears in my eyes and I just so love stories like those. He has not fogotten about you.
God Bless my beautiful friend.
again Sherri

Our Journey to Jadyn Nicole said...

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for sharing those great pictures. It looks like those kiddos had a wonderful time and that is what it is all about.

Love you,

mommy24treasures said...

God is so good to send us these things to strengthen us during our journey. I just love Him so much! That is so wonderful thank you for sharing.
Looks like you had a wonderful Halloween.

Oatsvall Team said...

amazing pictures and what a GOD moment encounter ... I just love how He meets us where we are ...

jody said...


It was great to spend a little bit of time with you on Halloween! We look forward to seeing you again and celebrating with you and your family when you finally get to look into Franceska's eyes! Love to you! Troy, Jody, Zak, Coop and Gracie

Jonni said...

Wow, those are some awesome Halloween pictures and that story made me choke up. I truly believe that things happen for a reason and I know that these new friends are supposed to be in your life. What a wonderful story about them being invited back to the orphanage to help move the babies. What an honor. That would be so hard for me because I would want to take them all the babies home (lol). I can't wait until Franceska comes home. Hopefully not too much longer.


Doug and Terrye said...

What an awesome privilege; to be allowed to help settle those little ones into their new "home" (orphanage)! I hope each child feels the love that precious family will pour out on them.

Terrye in FL