Wednesday, March 31, 2010


" What's wrong's water, aren't you suppose to play in it?"
Since we are beginning our adoption journey again, John & I figured we ought to get started on Turner's big boy room~! So on Saturday, John was such a trooper...he painted ALL DAY LONG! While Aunt CC, Turner and me played :) I'm going to paint the little boy's arms and legs brown so it looks more like's his own mirror just his size!
John & my dad are going to make trees this weekend out of ply-wood and mount them to the wall for his "reading corner" where the tent currently sits. We have had this furniture for a while's amazing what a few coats of paint and new hardware will do!
Then they are going to make another big tree that will go behind his bed all the way to the's going to be REALLY cool! Eventually we'll paint birds, bees, worms, flowers and dogs on the wall...but that will take some time! Turner loves playing in his room...he's not ready to sleep in there, but we've been spending lots and lots of time in there!
Enjoying this beautiful spring weather and the swing from Grandma & Grandpa!
The smile says it all!
Every day this week, right after we get home and take care of the dogs, we immediately go outside and take a walk around the neighborhood, then eat, then go back outside until it's bath time!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So we had a fun family get a way to the cabin in Eureka Springs...thanks Grandma and Grandpa for having such a fun place where we can go play!!! It was a perfect weekend...did a lot of nothing! We did let Turner "break" a few rules over the weekend! He drank orange juice, had a sip of Dr. Pepper, ate skittles, drank chocolate milk, stayed up past his bed time watching movies to name just a few! That's what vacation is for right???

Our little guy loves his bath time!
Showing off "See food"
Turner mastered scooting down the stairs on his bottom...he's a little champ climbing stairs, but hadn't mastered coming down them until this weekend!
So my pictures are a little out of order..Thursday and Friday were absolutely beautiful spring weather..then Saturday and Sunday were cold with snow and sleet! So we opted to come home on Monday vs Sunday as originally planned...and good thing we did...we counted 12 cars in the ditch btw Eureka and Tulsa!
On Saturday, we ventured out to Branson to hit the outlets to do summer shopping for Turner...4 stores and 2 hours later (including lunch) we were done! A quick trip but he's set to go for summer now!
Roads down the street from the cabin
Sneaky little guy...stole ice out of mommy's Dr. Pepper with lemon...then sneaked a drink! By his smile, I think he's taking after his grandma Judy if he likes Dr. Pepper.

Mommy LOVES Turner
Waiting so patiently on the bench at the train station...notice those rosy red a little sun at lunch on Friday
Don't worry...the train wasn't coming down the tracks

Turner's the caboose!

Silly boy! The weather was so BEAUTIFUL on Friday that we sat on the patio at our favorite restaurant in Eureka Springs...Turner enjoyed a banana and a PB and honey sandwich!

My sweet friend, Christine, let us borrow tons of movies, so we broke the "only 30 mins of tv a day" rule! He looks pretty cozy don't you think?
Turner is all boy...he loves collecting rocks! He has a big pile waiting for Grandma and Grandpa Satterfield when they go to the cabin!
On the adoption front, today I had my individual interview, Friday John has his and then on April 4 we have our home study where they come to our home for an interview with John, Tuner, and me....and the doggies! Thanks for all your support and prayers as we begin this exciting journey for baby #2!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ready for a long family filled weekend!

Another week down!! Aunt CC came in on Monday to spend a few days with us since she is on spring break! Her and Turner had some pretty special bonding time! He's crazy about her...and can even say "Ci Ci" now! Tomorrow, John, Turner & I are going to take a little road trip to the family cabin in Eureka Springs for some R&R!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!
Turner was fascinated with the purple and yellow "flowers" in our back yard!
Being such a brave big boy sitting in the tree....I have a feeling in a few short years, he'll be climbing in that tree all by himself!
Turner loves, loves, loves to be outside....he likes to collect leaves, rocks, and sticks...and chase his sissy's around the yard!
After I got back into town on Sunday from a business trip we enjoyed the beautiful weather and blue skies!

Turner really really wanted to be part of the yard work "action"
Working so very hard to help papa rake up all the dead grass
Look mommy, I found something fluffy!

Pure I really this lucky to have such a precious son and awesome husband? I am one blessed mommy and wife!
Hope everyone has a fun family filled weekend too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

While we're waiting

So I've been a bad blogger! Life has been so very busy and full of surprises. Since the last blog, Turner had a fun filled weekend with Grandma & Grandpa while John & I made a quick trip to Memphis for a dear friend's wedding. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Amy and her new husband are so in's so refreshing to see how God truly blesses you when you put him 1st in your life.
Now for the big news......after much prayer and a "few" signs from up above, John, Turner and I have started the adoption process again!!! We are so excited to begin this journey.
It has been heavy on our hearts for the past few months, but we have been ignoring the signs and making excuses as "Why we weren't ready"...Turner isn't old enough, we didn't have all the money saved up yet, the upstairs wasn't done, and my busy busy season with work is just now starting...but after much prayer we truly feel deep down in our heart and soul that now is the time. We must be obedient to our calling....
Lately, I have been blessed to share our adoption journey with several different groups-educating them about adoption, encouraging them to open their hearts not only to adoption but to consider adopting a child of another color.....Then it hit me like a ton of bricks...I was being a hypocrite. We were ready and able to adopt again, but I was letting Satan fill my heart mind with doubts and excuses....BIG GULP!
So as of Monday, we have turned in all of our paperwork as well as our Life book. The next step is scheduling a home study with our agency after our background checks come back. Then we will wait. It's so exciting to know God has something BIG in store for our family....we will just wait patiently for his blessings. So thank you in advance for all your prayers for our family and our future child. Please specifically start praying for the birth family that they will have peace with their decision. We have been abundantly blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Turner's birth mother and we can only hope and pray the same will be true for our 2nd child.
So now for the real reason you visit my see pictures of my little love bug!!
Enjoying these beautiful sunny days!
Turner has a new love for pickles!! A kid after my own heart...he eats a pickle while I drink pickle juice!
Seriously talking on the phone to Aunt CC
My little monkey!!
During our 1st adoption journey I found a song I could meditate to when my heart was heavy "Knees to the Earth" by Watermark...and this time around I have fallen in love with "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. It is so important to remember that while we're waiting on God, it's not to just wait but to actively wait. Serve, worship and be faithful with what we have, where we are...even while we wait
I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You,Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently,
I will wait
I will move ahead,
bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait
I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord
Psalms 37:7-8
Wait patiently for the Lord with confidence. Do not be angry, frustrated or fret.