We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Castle

So, here are the long awaited (yeah, right) castle pictures.  The kids had a really great time making it, and I enjoyed getting to know one of Cameron's good friends.  Tim I think had fun with it as well.  I've also thrown in a few snow pictures (since we don't see much of it around here) and maybe a few other odds and ends. 

Cameron and Cody out in the snow

Cameron and Anna - before church

Cody and Cameron

The beginning of a castle

Pearl - enjoying the warm sunshine (the previous weekend before the snow)

The castle walls go up

Future Engineers?

Cameron with the finished product

Project Manager and Project owner (one of them)

Standing guard on top of the castle

The drawbridge invasion (notice the alligators in the moat?)

The battle on the bridge

Snow on the tree

Pearl - not real impressed with any of it.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Please continue to keep our family in your prayers.  We are struggling with a very difficult issue right now, and I would appreciate the continued prayers.  We got the ball rolling today to try to find some answers.  I pray they come quickly.

In Christ,


Lori said...

The castle is awesome! That is one talented son (and friend) you have!

Charity, I will pray for you as you have prayed for me. I'll especially pray for answers and your peace in them!

Paula said...

The alligators are a really nice touch. :)

Your dog Pearl is such a sweety.