Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday, Abel & Belle!

Abel & Belle turned THREE on June 4th! They had their birthday party with friends at Monkey Joe's on June 6th. Their past 2 birthday parties have just been with our family but this year was their big party with friends! Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable playground. They had fun with their Batman and Hello Kitty themes. I can't believe they are 3 - officially preschoolers now! Where has time gone? It seems like both yesterday and forever ago that we were struggling and praying for God to grow our family through embryo adoption. And here we are now...What grace! They have been potty trained since February - WooHoo! Glad to be at the 3 year mark with that behind us now. :)

Abel: Talks non stop now! I recently reread their second birthday post and read how he could say words that weren't clear and definitely no sentences. What a change a year makes! He is all boy - loud and active! Belle entertains herself quietly while he continues to run around like a super hero. He is ALL about super heroes now...he doesn't play with cars, trains, trucks, planes or any other "boyish" toy...only super heroes!

Belle: All girl. She occasionally will play with her Disney princess dolls but is far more into playing dress up and cooking. She LOVES dressing up! Her favorite character is Hello Kitty (which is cool because HK was my favorite growing up too) but she likes all girly things: My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Lalaloopsy, Disney Princess, Minnie Mouse, etc. Oh and she got her ears pierced for her birthday - with Hello Kitty earrings! She is so proud :)

They are best friends and worst enemies. They are always either chatting away with each other or arguing - But always talking! It is a joy to watch their bond grow as they can communicate more.

Happy Birthday, Abel & Belle! We are so grateful to be your parents!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Interested in SAVING MONEY?!

Aaron has recently started a blog for writers. Here is a post about how we saved money to finance his book. Even if you aren't planning to publish a book, the money saving tips are useful to anyone who is trying to finance an adoption or anything else!

P.S. Every time you visit his website, a chapter of the Bible is donated to someone who needs God's Word!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter 2014

Since we will be with family this Sunday and this past Tuesday was a rainy/indoor kind of day, we decided to go ahead and give the kids their Easter baskets. We don't do the "Easter Bunny", as in Abel & Belle know their Christmas gifts and Easter baskets are from us (although, we do sit with Santa and EB at mall just as we would Disney characters as DisneyWorld). Sorry that I have neglected this blog for so long...I just find it hard to have time to sit down and write. I really wish I did though because the kids are talking like crazy now and saying hilarious things - NEVER A DULL MOMENT!!!

Happy Easter, friends! So thankful that Christ crucified absorbed the wrath of God on our behalf...and rose again to confirm the validity of His work on the cross!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Get Aaron's ebook For Free!

We have some exciting news for everyone!  Right now, Aaron is giving his ebook away for FREE at  If you haven't been to this site before, you should really check it out.  You can download 100% free music and books from a variety of categories.

The direct link to download Aaron's book is:

Please feel free to share this link on your social media sites!  We hope you enjoy your free copy!

And of course if you want to order a paperback copy and help support church planting, you can visit your local LifeWay Christian Store or order your copy at

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Book Release!

We're excited to announce that Aaron's book, God is NOT a God of Second Chances...and other good news from the Gospel!, has officially released!  100% of the royalties from this book are being given to church planting efforts in the Charlotte, NC area.

If you haven't yet seen the promotional video, please visit the book's website here.  Or, you can purchase it right now by clicking HERE.  The book will also be for sale at all LifeWay Christian Stores across the country.

(You can also purchase the book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or as an electronic version at CBD.  However, the church plant will get much less of a royalty percentage if purchased through these avenues.)

We'd love for you to pick up a copy of the book and share one of these links via social media!  Thank you for your support of this project and the church it is helping to support!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and celebrating the incarnation of our Savior!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Candy Cane Glasses

Daddy made Abel some "candy cane" glasses out of pipe cleaners. He kind of reminds me of "Where's Waldo." Abel thought he looked amazing and stylish - LOL! :)