Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hey, this thing on?

Our First Thanksgiving as a family of 6 !

I know I have been a slacker. Please forgive me :) Life just kinda gets in the way some times ya know? I wonder if everyone cares about what is rolling around in my head, so I just keep the random thoughts to myself for a bit :)

~The bad neighbors we have across the street from us, have been so much trouble. Today as my son was setting up his new Christmas reindeers that a sweet friend gave him, the nasty teen, who punched out his step-dad last week (charming I know) stood in his driveway

GIVING MY SON THE FINGER !!! This is the same kid who STOLE all our decorations last week ! Ugh!! I wouldnt care if he flipped me off, well thats not true, I would flip him back ;) but doing that to a little boy ? just wrong.

~Yay!! Got my first Christmas card today from THE JOHNSON FAMILY :) :) thank you Kristi and Lucy lane :)

~Have you seen the amazing out pouring of support for sweet Darya ?? This little girl who happens to have downs syndrome,is in an institution and is getting her family !! Her soon to be sister who is 11 !!! Raised over 26,0000 in ...... (your not gonna believe it )

10 days to bring home her new baby sister !! Unbelievable what the whisper of God in a child's heart can do :) :) I am in awe of this amazing story.

~Did you know that in this country , 90% of pregnancies that are carrying a child with Downs Syndrome are ended/aborted?
I am plain stunned over this. My husband and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt no matter what our unborn child's health we were having our babies. God gave us this baby and we would care for them.

This statistic just shocked me.

~Our agency All Gods Children is going to start facilitating adoptions for children with HIV. I think this is just amazing and so wonderful :) So many more children will have a chance for a family :)

~ On a lighter note, DID ANYONE really believe Tiger Woods wife smashed in his REAR window to save him, from hitting a fire hydrant?!?! Seriously people. They had a fight. A big fight. Moving on :)

Boo celebrating her 2 different shoes :)

Baby girl LOVES her baby puffs :) So does the pup ;)

Boo came out dressed in 2 different shoes, AND on the wrong feet ~!

me ~ "Boo who in the world wears 2 different shoes and on the wrong feet ?"
Boo ~ (with hands out to the sides ...) "ummm, they do in Guatemala!"

ohhhhh my cheeky girl !!

Love love this outfit :)

Ok. Ya' ll know my son is a master baker right? well for thanksgiving he made a


YOWZER !! I am going to be rolling down the road if this keeps up ;)

My amazing sweet boy

it is so cool to see Bug mothering baby girl :)

Oh my cheeky girl ! (with her shoes on nana's couch eek)



Kristi J said...

too cute..thanks for the shout out...glad the card made it to Florida :) great make me laugh :) such a cutie fam, kj

Debbie said...

So happy to see you back here in blogland :-)

Sorry to hear about the bad neighbors.

And your son? Wow!!!! He has some real talent and I can't wait to see him on the Food Network one day!

Tisha said...

I love all the thoughts going around in your head... you are busy! All I can think is, meals, school, laundry, sleep... repeat the next day! ;)

I also love that AGCI has started the HIV thing. Makes me want to adopt again...

Renee said...

Ahh Noah loves his puffs to..its a match made in heaven..and omg did you say cheesecake..doesn't matter what words you say before it if your son can make cheesecake i might just steal him..ok so i'll just borrow him so he can cook me one or two or wait 1 would be fine haha.

Rhonda said...

Oh Maria, I am so sorry for the nasty neighbors. Makes you wonder sometimes about people :-( What an amazing chef he's going to be. AWESOME. Loved the pictures. I always wonder too if people really want to hear all the rumblings in my head but I love reading about your thoughts. I was totally shocked though reading about the statistics HOLY COW........ Hope that changes soon.

Blessings, Rhonda

Are These Kids All Yours? said...


"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)