Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

This year has been CrAzY to say the least but I am beyond thankful for Gods overwhelming love and prevision and I am so excited to see what He is going to do for my little family in 2014!
Here is a quick recap of 2013 ... 
3 Upcoming Fundraisers . . . 

Getting excited about our upcoming 12 week Run for God Bible Study combined with a Couch to 5K training! If you live near the Plano area and are interested in making spiritual and physical changes in 2014 come join us starting January 12th. We will be hosting a 5K in Plano at the end of April and all of the money raised will be going to help us bring baby Dallas home!
Message me with any questions you many have or for more details:

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Raising Cane's
1902 North Central Expressway
McKinney, Tx
* More details coming soon!

The Austin Family is hosting a BBQ dinner and silent auction to help us get one step closer to bringing 
baby Dallas home!

Date: Saturday, Jan 25th 
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Dinner: Starts at 7pm
Silent Auction: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Collin Creek Church
1905 E Parker Rd
Plano, tx

Adults - $20
Children (10 & under) - $10

Meal includes:
*Pork, brisket, and fried chicken with all the fixings
* Banana pudding
*Tea, water and coffee
~ soft drinks available for purchase~

Silent Auction Items & Companies represented:
Custom made book cases
Autographed football by Daryl Johnston
Granite cutting board
Custom artwork
Edible Arrangements
Premier Jewelry
Shear Beauty - Hair Makeover Gift card
burlap heart product
Advocare Products
Nerium Products
Photoshoot with Amy Horton Photography
Starbuck goodie basket
& much more

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Y'all!

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Right to Left:
Mason, Levi (3), Anna, Nolan (10 months), Hannah with George, Nate, 
Judy(Mom), Robert (Dad), Me, and Chris!

Nina and Papa

My little family

My sister and her family

My little brother and his girlfriend, Hannah Banana

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Please remember the REAL reason for the season . . . .

Monday, December 23, 2013

God Found Us You

I opened one of my Christmas gifts yesterday and I couldn't help but share it . . . I cry every time I read it and one day I will have my sweet baby Dallas curled up in arms and I will be reading it to him/her!

Sweet baby Dallas, 
When the day finally comes that we get to bring you home you are going to have more love then you will know what to do with but until that day comes I am working on getting everything perfect for you! 
Your Mama!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is our all favorite time of the year.
We are those crazy people who have the Christmas lights up outside before Thanksgiving! Yes, we celebrate Thanksgiving but why not have a pretty yard to look at to put you in a thankful mood. :)
Our front porch & penguins playing keep-a-way with the snowman's head :)

My birthday is NeXt WeEk and last Sunday when I got home I found this super cute snowman in my yard with a sweet note on the back.
(THANK YOU Papa & Grandma!!!!!)

 Even though we had our outside decorations up early we did wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate the inside. *I just now realize that we haven't hung out stockings yet*

 Our Annual tradition is to go with our friends and cut down our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year we went to Ivanhoe Tree Farm. The trees were all beautiful, it was so hard to pick the perfect one!
 Chris, Korbin, Bret, and Kylee
 Brody, Me, Heather, Blade, and Baxlyn

We found our perfect tree!!!!!

After we got our tree home Chris had some little elves help him decorate the tree.

All finished!

We hope you all have the best Christmas ever with your friends and family and take the time to remember what Christmas is really about. Yes, the lights, tree, gifts, goodies, and being with family and friends is all wonderful and all that helps to put us in the "Christmas Spirit" but what if you didn't have any of that? 
Would you still be joyful? 
Would you still have that "Christmas Spirit"?

PLEASE take the time to watch this video and remember that Jesus is the reason for the hope and joy we have during this season and all year!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Certified . . .

Yep, that's right, a few weeks ago Chris and I became CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified! :)
This week we are both getting to get our background checks and finger prints done. Next we have to complete our physicals and TB tests then on to working on our Adoption Portfolio (the book the birth mom's will look at when finding a home for their baby).

One of my closest friends, Amy Horton, is a photographers and she came out and took some pictures for us to use in the portfolio and these are the 3 we've seen so far! We LOVE them!

Chris and I prayerfully watching for EVERY opportunity for God to bless us with our baby, one way is through an adoption agency and as of right now we plan on adopting our baby through Chosen Child, but another is the possibility of a private adoption.
We are asking that you Please keep us in your prayers if you know an adoption minded mom that might want to help us in our journey!

Thank you for all the love, prayers, and support that we have received, it makes our wait for baby Dallas so much easier!