Wednesday, November 30, 2011


a. The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand: "writings meant to be understood . . . by all, composed without deliberate obscurity or hidden motives" (National Review).
b. An instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand.

There it is. Obscurity. That is what waiting on a child you have not met is. I love her so, yet have not met her. May be part of the slight insanity I feel right now!
So very hard to wait on this sweet child God has called me to adopt.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AHHHHHH.......A Janie Fix

This week I am really struggling with the wait for our LOA, day 85, uggggg. Hoping for next week!!! I was thrilled to receive these pics from Diana this morning. I am so thankful that we are able to get pictures so often as some waiting parents only get one update the entire time they wait!

She appears to be so much happier, just made me smile all over!

Pure Joy!!

I just need to hug and squeeze her:)

Those cheeks!!!! 

I cannot believe God has entrusted us with such a sweet little soul. What a precious child. These are the first pictures we have seen of her that she appears happy and secure.....I am so thankful!
Come on LOA, we need a trip to China.......please......pretty please!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Craziness Continues:)

We were able to have Thanksgiving at our house with all the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmother on Jeff's side of the family plus just a few of  Hank's family, Granddaddy and Ms. Joyce.Granddaddy counts ALL our children as his grandchildren, they all love him so. ALOT of people and ALOT of fun. It is always nice to see all the cousins together. They have grown up together but don't get to see each other like they used to since half have been living in Seattle for the last 9 years (a few years after Jeff died) but they are back in Tennessee again:)

It's funny that I now have children the same ages as my neice and nephew's children, so every one has a cousin to play with:). I wish I got more pics but I was a little busy......

The grown up children all crammed in together at one table:)

Looks like Jason is hiding in this pic, he is Brooke's new boyfriend.......wonder if he will be back after all of us:)

The new set of littles, still kind of funny to see my nephew working so hard to keep up with his 3 beautiful girls!

Oh Allie!!!

Julianne in the middle of saying "Mom stop" along with Emily. They are the babies of the older group:)

think they are getting tired of the camera:)

Madeline and Lily playing their own version of scribblege

Lily looks JUST like her Mama at that age!!

We love John David's new glasses.

Scribblege is always fun!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Name Is Paige, My Family Is Crazy......

This afternoon we attempted to take our Christmas family picture....Madeline had just woken up from a nap and she was having NOTHING to do with we improvised.....they are in dire need of being photoshopped!

ok now she is ready to play with her big brothers and sisters, even though they are acting younger than her!




Madeline wanted tutus on everyone and then was taking too long to get ready so we moved on....

LOVE that Madeline is making THE look as well!!!

Madeline was not getting her way so the bigs started acting like her...

She thinks its funny!

I don't think we got a picture, so Allie and Gardner took some of each one of them sitting in a chair to photoshop onto something.....who knows what we will send out!!