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, July 2, 2010


I got another update from Kristy and this is what she said:

Hi Colby we got your text but we cant send pictures because that is what cost us $600 when we were in Europe. We are getting ready to leave for our tour of the Great Wall, The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square!! We can't wait!!! Please let everyone know that I said THANK YOU BIG for the prayers and well wishes, today is a MUCH better day!!!! Let them know I think it is Mommy hormones ! I will spontaneously combust into tears at any moment !! I call them my "Labor pains", but I know that is just the anticipation for our angel!!! After four and a half years it just seems surreal that we are less than 24 hours from having her in our arms!! Tell everyone how completely blessed we are feeling and that we can truly feel all of the prayers and love coming to us from across the big ocean!! We really can!!! Thank you to everyone , and when I get home I will thank each of them from the bottom of my heart!

Please let everyone know how sorry I am that the picture thing is not working but I will keep trying!

Colby you can just imagine how *&^)&(&( off I am that the pictures are not working, that was the whole point to bring our computers!!!! uggggggg

Anyway thank you for all that you are doing, everytime I check my email I have like 40 comments!!!! So I know you are doing a great job!!!

Give our love to everyone at home, tell Astrud we love and miss her bunches!

Love you, Kristy

From Colby: I just copied the email because I wanted you guys to get a faster update and for you to know that your ongoing encouragement is working!! We are still trying to figure out how to get pictures as you can see and that is why we have not posted any.


Ohilda said...

Oh dear Kristy! I LOVE your honesty and genuineness. I love how you keep it real.

Franceska is going to be one very blessed little girl with a Mama like you!

Prayers continue for your meeting and for your time in China. Although you are a bit homesick, allow the time to take it all in because when you are home, you are going to want to share those little details with your princess.

Love you and thank you for allowing us to follow your amazing journey.


Our Red Thread Journey said...

Kristy, my friend was able to upload to Shutterfly when she was there and on WiFi. You might want to try that.

Kelley said...

So glad that today was a better day for you Kristy. I am praying for you all, and I know you just can't wait to have that baby girl in your arms...

Soon, Mommy, SOON!!!!!

Kim said...

Soooo glad you are doing well..
you don't know how much that email meant to me today when I got it..
Sooo excited..

Kerry said...

Well I can say that I am a little ($#%$) off at the no picture thing!!! I am so glad ya'll are having a better day today. The crying thing will not stop even when you get home remember 17 years ago!!!! Everyone is well here and we miss ya'll, but it is worth it!!!Love ya'll big

tammy harborth said...

so sososososososo happy for you & frank! yes, we ALL want 2 c pics of your new baby girl! have a great time, enjoy it you new mommy & new daddy! we love & miss ya'll. what an experience ya'll will have for the rest of your lives!

The Byrd's Nest said...

It's okay to have lots of Mommy hormones raging through your body my sweet friend. Soon you will have your precious girl in your arms and the last 4 1/2 years will just disappear........what a wonderful Mommy to be so in love with your daughter already.....you will be amazing with her:)

Sherri said...

Oh my Kristy! I'm feeling the same way about the picture thing, that's just horrible they won't work for you. Myself like the rest are dying to see them. Your little Franceska is going to one BLESSED little girl for sure.

Love you and thanks for the updates...that's more updates that I'll ever seen from one of my friends in China. I got goosebumps when you said you were less then 24 hrs away from having her in your arms...yippie!! GOD BLESS you my dear friend.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

well, get that Franceskas and get home!

So glad, you are doing better today. You have been top of mind. I had a dream about you last night.

Much love my dear, dear, friend.


Linda R. said...

So glad that today is a better day for you! The wait is almost over!!! Yayyyyyy! I pray that you rest in His arms and feel His comfort, when you are having those "mommy moments". (which you are very entitled to by the way :))

Love You so very much!!!

Beth S said...

Happy to hear you are doing better! Looking forward to seeing Franceska in your arms! We leave for China next week!

Beth S.

Polar Bear said...

Kristy I'm so excited for you. In just a few hours you'll be meeting your sweet girl!!!

Thinking of you all. Wishing you the best of everything!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank You Jesus for answering our prayers and comforting our precious friend....
Your emotions are so normal my friend..... Yep, Mommy Hormones are a powerful thing. heehee