Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I'm sure that all of you are getting ready for the Christmas festivities to come, or re cooping from the ones that have already happen. Christmas is a little different for us this year, we are not spending what have in the the past, because we hope we are not here. Lots of waiting this season, usually its waiting on Santa, but that's not the case this time. But the reality is that our Article 5 should have been signed and sent to Beijing already, and its not so TA still looks aways away. Things we are waiting on:
1. Article 5 to be signed and sent to Beijing
2. TA ~ travel approval before Dec 18th :)
3. Ashley to take and finish her first ACT test
4. Decision to purchase gifts for all
5. Kaylee's teeth to quit hurting because of the rubber bands
6. Kaylee's braces to come off ~ Jan 27th
7. But most important ~ Gods Timing!!!!!
Today is a special day for my girls, because they spend the day with their grandma and grandpa, eating, shopping and the big high light of the day ~ LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!! David and I will spend some due time together, since we have been so busy! Looking forward to some time with him having dinner and maybe doing some Christmas shopping!
I have been very busy on the fund raiser party orders...... Thank you all so much for your purchases, we are truly blessed to have your help through this wonderful, incredible journey! Much love to all, and enjoy your family time during the holiday season!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
What a blessing, I cant say thank you enough to show how grateful we are! So many emotions to mention, but we are feeling love, excitement, and joy and are looking forward to what is to come!!!!! Thank you again, we love you!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Oh my goodness... This mom is doing the happy dance! (and you all now that I cant dance). We are on day 94 of the wait for LOA, and today we received the very important email saying "Your LOA is on its way"...... Thanks Karla! During our bible study, and after I had shared my heart with what God had shown me this week about Peace, and being still and wait on him, my sweet husband came in and shown me the email. Now you know that I gasped and took all the air out of the room. Everyone reaction was priceless, and I was quick to share that we had LOA...... :) Praise you father, because your timing is best. I know my focus was on other things regarding the adoption journey. When I confessed that to Him this week and my dear friends, He delivered that very thing I had given to Him. Where my focus was on, to my surprise He still told us tonight that it could be very possible. I am in Awe, but not of Him because He is a God that loves me, answers my prayers, listens to my dreams, and praises. I am so excited to see the timeline before us, and have peace about it. Thank you my father for always being there even when I could be pushing you away!!!! I love you Lord, and Emily we are one step closer to holding you my precious daughter!!!! :)
Monday, October 19, 2009
We have been waiting for LOA(letter of approval) for some time now, and still no news :( but much to our surprise we had an update on our baby Emily! As far as LOA, we have our paperwork done and we are just waiting for our agency to call us saying that they have it.
PS.... Remember the Johnsons in your prayers!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
PS..... No pictures of Emily yet, still patiently (at least trying to) waiting!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Now you ponder why is she checking her email every hour..... We are expecting pictures of our precious little Emily any day now! Also would you please keep D & T in your prayers during this difficult trial they are facing right now! Many blessings to you all!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
VBS is going very well. Tonight will be our last evening. We have been studying Peter and his faith, relationship with Jesus, forgiveness from Jesus as well. Tomorrow will be our program, the students are having fun as well.
Also tomorrow will be the "Gulicks" biannual Reunion. We have a reunion every 2 years taking us to Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma. This year it is in Fairview, we are looking forward to getting with some very special cousins that I have not seen in a few years.......
Most of all this week we are waiting on "PA" (preapproval from CCAA). It can come any day now and we are waiting patiently..... I want to share my little Emily with all of you, it is so hard to wait now. We now who a daughter is and that makes the wait even more difficult. This week has also been very difficult for our dear friends, Connie and Clayton. Please lift them up in prayers! We love you all, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
To the final stage:
From This: Notice the not so updated light fixtures! We changed those too, one of my happy moments in life.
To This: This taken after 6 hours of stripping wallpaper..... Never want to do that again except for one very special friend.....
To This: TA DAH!
From This: This one is the most dramatic!
To This: notice the mounds of wallpaper!
To This: new paint
To This: the final picture, and we are done!
This is one is just for the new light fixture! I'm so excited to have it, and the girls said you can see, just don't look directly into the light because it will blind you! I tried and it does :) We will enjoy this bathroom for many years to come.....