Tuesday, September 27, 2011

When I am Weak, He is Strong

It has been a very long, hard past several weeks…Speaking to pediatricians and other medical specialists, praying, waiting, researching…

With a lot of bumps and new unexpected medical information popped in between.

Justin and I made our official decision last night and it is not at all what we wanted.

Ultimately, we have come to the decision that we aren’t the best family to meet this little girl’s needs. Some of the new findings on her medical report (that were sent to us last week) presented some unknowns that we just didn’t feel like we would be able to handle, given they might be the worst case scenario.

We are incredibly disappointed and sad, but at the same time, we truly feel God’s peace about our decision. We know that God has a reason for allowing us to fall in love with this little girl and over time, we hope that He reveals that reason to us. But if not, we still know that He is sovereign and we are trusting that He will guide us according to His good and perfect will.

Please say a little prayer for this beautiful girl that her forever family finds her incredibly soon! She deserves to be snuggled in a Mommy's arms as much as any other sweet baby!

With Love,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Just a Swingin'

For Perry's first birthday, his Grandmommy and Grandaddy gave him this little swing.  Perry has enjoyed it to no end!  One of our favorite things to do in the evenings is to hang out on the porch just a swinging. 

Perry especially loves twisting the swing as far as it will twist, and then going round and round and round and round as if he were on the tea cups at Disney World!! 

Makes me sick just thinking about it!  But little bitty LOVES it!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Charlotte's Web

I do not like spiders.

I don't really even like the movie Charlotte's Web.

However, I do love the name.... If I named a little one Charlotte, her beautiful nickname would be Lottie!

I digress....

I also happen to think spider webs are absolutely beautiful!!

In fact, I saw the most beautiful spider web with dew on it, with the sun beaming through it on my way taking P to his Grandparents one morning.  I was in such a hurry and thought to myself, "I really should pull over to the side of the road and take a picture of that!"  But, I decided to keep going, and weirdly, I regret that decision pretty frequently.  Funny what we regret...

Nevertheless, this is my Favorite Photo Friday!

the long road

To see other Favorites, click Lisa's button above!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

And the Winner is...

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Lucky Number 2!!! Mary Louis Quinn!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mr. Finn's Photo Shoot

My sweet friend Misty asked if I would take some pictures of her little boy, Finn's, first birthday party.

Of course, I was honored!  Not only is Misty a GREAT friend, but she is an even more AMAZING cook!!  This party was full of adorable babies, precious family members, and yummsy, delicious, fantastic, scrumptious, (you get the picture) food!

And ya'll, I have to tell you this story.  Misty wanted a vintage truck at the party, so she hopped on facebook and found this adorable, vintage, teal Ford.  And she asked this perfectly good stranger if he'd bring it to her house and park it in her yard for the party and some pictures... and he said YES!! She's quite the charmer! 

Thank you again Misty for letting me be a part of such a special time in ya'll's lives!  Finn is absolutely perfect!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Finn!! You are as cute as they come!

**Don't forget to enter my Rainbow Roll giveaway HERE!!**

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Recite, Process, Repeat...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rainbow Roll {Giveaway!!}

This Wednesday, I am LOVING that I am doing another giveaway!!

I am so excited to be offering another giveaway to help bring precious Will home to his forever family!!

Won't you join in on all the fun?!

Next Wednesday at 8:00pm CST, I will use Random.org to select a winner to receive a Rainbow Roll from Sew Shay!  I will give the winner's email address to Shay and she will contact you to choose your favorite fabric.

LOVE this idea!! This would be fantastic for long car trips and keeping all those crayons from melting into the seats, lengthy doctor's visits, Christmas gifts, etc.

To enter, all you gotta do is:

1. Leave me a comment to let me know you're a Follower of Murphree's Moments.  If you're not already following, hop on board!

2. Facebook about this giveaway.

3.  Blog about this giveaway.

 Please be sure to leave me a comment for each entry!

Happy Coloring!! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welp, We Did It...

We fell in love.

She's absolutely breath-takingly beautiful!

We have submitted our "PLEASE let us be this child's forever family!!!" request.

And now we wait...

For TWO excruciating weeks.

The committee will meet and decide if they think we are her parents.

I'm PRAYING they feel the same way we do!

We have prayed, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed.

I have told God over and over that I feel so strongly that He's telling us it is her.

If it is not her, I have promised Him that I will trust in His will for both her life and ours.

But, I won't do it without a whole lot of tears.

Please pray that we have patience and faith in HIS good and PERFECT will!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"The Eagle Has Landed"

This is what my silly, yet fabulous, husband texted me today, right after he dropped off our part of the Home Study.  (Due to the terrible weather the past few days...and me refusing to mail all 100 those precious, precious documents... we weren't able to turn it in until today.)


IT'S THERE!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

With Every Stitch

I don't know her name.

I've never even seen her face.

But, I love her more with every stitch.

Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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