Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Do you have room?

During a recent conversation with my husband about adopting more children the phrase, "we have no room" came up several times.   You will not hear those words from our mouths EVER again!!!

Sometimes God gives one of his children a clear message to share with others.  God gave Megan @ Millions of Miles words to share and they have changed me profoundly.  Go read her post titled "Do you have room?"  Not only has God given this message to Megan but to several other people recently. Catch what Amy just posted last week.  

After you read her post watch this video.

and this video.

That Whoever Believes in Him from Southland Christian Church on Vimeo.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Disney Wish Trip 2011 - Part 3

SPOILER ALERT!!!!  If you don't want to know secrets behind the Disney Christmas Parade do not read this post.

We happened to be at Disney the weekend they were filming the annual Disney Christmas Parade.  Yes, you heard me right the Christmas Parade does not actually happen on Christmas Day.  It is taped during the month of November to allow for proper editing.  Taping is an ALL day affair.  It is a tedious process and they film the same section several times.  The taped version on Christmas morning is definitely more magical! Christmas morning see if you can catch a glimpse of us on the parade route.  There were so many cameras there is no way to know if we were actually taped. 


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Disney Wish Trip - Part 2

We spend six days wondering around the Disney Theme parks.  The kids had a blast and Sera's face was priceless when she met the Princesses.  She also fell in love with Mickey & Minnie Mouse.  We were able to attend two special Christmas event while we were there; the Mickey Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional which was narrated by Michael W. Smith. 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Disney Wish Trip 2011 Part 1

We chose to take Sera's wish trip during the holiday season so that Sera would be able to experience all the lights and decorations at Disney. Well, Siemen's heard about Sera's story and decided they wanted to do something special for Sera. On one night of our trip Sera was given the honor of turning on the Christmas lights at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights presented by Siemen's at the Disney Hollywood Studios Park.   We are so grateful to Siemens, Disney, and Give Kids the World for making our trip unforgetable.

It was a very special night and Sera was treated like a princess!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Samaritan's Purse

Before we left for Sera's wish trip we made sure we packed our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  This is one of our FAVORITE holiday traditions.  We get the opportunity to bless a child overseas with Christmas presents and share the good news of Jesus Christ.  Each of our children write a letter and pack their own box.  The pictures below are of them writing letters to put in their boxes.

Don't despair, if you forgot or just did not have time, you can still pack a shoebox online. Operation Christmas Child has a page where you can Build-a-box online and choose which items you want included in your box.  You can also make a financial donation to help with expenses related to shipping of the shoeboxes.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Legoland in Florida

Last week we traveled to Florida for Sera's trip from The Lexington Dream Factory. We spent nine days in the Orlando area. I am going to start posting pictures from our trip. The below pictures are a day trip we took to Legoland. The kids had so much fun there and the adults were amazed by the lego creations.


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Lifesong for Orphans - HopeEthiopia100

Children at the Lifesong Ethiopia school  are fed 2 nutritious meals per day, provided with a quality education, and taught the message of Jesus Christ. This gives kids like Beza the hope they need in order to break free from gripping poverty.
We currently have a need to build a 12-room expansion to our existing school, in order to reach more children like Beza. We have been blessed, by the generosity of a donor, to be able to MATCH all donations to the Ziway and Adami Tulu Schools between now and December 31st... up to $130,000!!!

This week, the 5th through the 9th, we invite you to join Hope Ethiopia:100. We are looking for 100 people to give a one-time $100 donation
Joining this team will not only give hope to kids like Beza, but your dollars will be matched AND you'll be entered into a drawing for a FABULOUS gift basket (details below).

Help us achieve the next $10,000 by being a part of our Hope Ethiopia: 100 Team!
Together we can make a difference in the lives of these kids!  Together we can do more to bring joy and purpose to orphans!
And don't forget to keep checking the Lifesong blog for updates all week!
*Gift basket includes: $100 itunes or amazon gift card, Lifesong t-shirtLifesong cookbook,Journey On CD, handmade necklaces & note cards by orphans in Zambia, handmade ornament from a child in Ukraine, 5 bags of Gobena coffeeGobena coffee
Gobena t-shirt, andGobena tote bag. This basket is worth over $250!

*To commit via check, please send an email to Make check payable to Lifesong for Orphans, indicate 'preference Hope Ethiopia: 100' in the memo.