Saturday, February 28, 2009

A getaway with my husband!

I am so excited that my husband and I are going to be able to get away for about 4 days. The down side is that we are going due to business but David's company is so gracious and are going to let me join him. We will be able to spend time together each day before or after classes. During the time when he is at classes, I will do a little ~ aww who am I kidding a lot ~ of shopping. Not much spending but a lot of window shopping. I am mostly excited about the time together and the little get away. I hope that I can do some blogging while there, but in case I cant I will do an update when we get back. We leave on Monday and return Thursday...... Thank you so much mom for keeping the girls, and Cookie!!!!! We really appreciate all you do for us! Much love to all of you and don't forget to check out the giveaway for the Matthew West CD! Just scroll down!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am so excited to announce that I am having a give away!!! I have chosen Matthew West CD Something to Say, for many reasons. I love Matthew West being the first, the second this CD speaks volumes to me, each song has a wonderful message, third it also includes the song Safe and Sound! (Playing on my blog). It is also filled with many hits for Matthew including, Motions and Something to Say! This CD has spoken to me so many times, and I want to share it with all of you.
The give away will end on March 11 @ midnight. You do not have to be a blogger to participate in this drawing, just remember to leave a way of contact for me to get with you. All you have to do to enter is tell me one of your favorite artist's and why and that's it..... Looking forward to hearing from you all.
Thank you all for checking my blog and your encouragement and love!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

To the ones I love!

Have a couple of things to mentioned today.........

I would like to wish Erica a Happy Birthday today. We are so proud of you and the way keep God first, Love life, and are always there to those who need you. Here is wishing you a wonderful birthday filled with surprises, love, and happiness. :) Love you!

I would also lift up the Hamm family, today is the day that Dillon will go to another committee and make that decision to give this precious girl in Korea to the Hamm's. I know that today is another difficult day, but they have held up so well. It is very obvious where their faith is, and that Jesus Christ. I would like to quote them, they said "If she is ours by God's will then it doesn't matter how many families petition for her, she will be ours." What a blessing and example to me, to see your faith so strong! Here is to a wonderful day filled with excitement and joy. Love you all!

Also I will be doing a give away really soon, within the next 24 hours...... Please check back in!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ready for a wonderful week?

We had a wonderful Sunday filled with worship and bible study. Both the sermon and lesson during the Bible Study really made us think, and I hope to apply to my life. The sermon talked about the scripture from Mark 5:21 - 43. It was from the point of view of the father who daughter was dieing, and how long it took for Jesus to get to the daughter. Although the little girl was dead when Jesus got there, that was His plan the whole time. It reminded me that I forget that God is in control. There may be MANY distractions, hold ups, delays, and frustration but that God timing is best and I should just wait on Him, because when all the plans, paperwork and patience come together, God will be glorified and that's the way it is suppose to be. No questions asked, and that one of the parts I struggle with. The WHY questions? The WHEN question? and The HOW questions? That is when I will remember how much Jairus (Mark 5:21 - 43) went through, all the questions Why his daughter was dieing, When was Jesus going to stop talking to everyone else and go to his daughter, and when they got there How was Jesus going to "fix" what had happen. The sermon really brought a lot of things into perspective for me, in my life and during the process of adoption. Thank you Lord, and Pastor B for bringing that message. I am so ready for this week and what it has in store for me....... Hope you are as well.

He took her by the hand and said "Talitha Koum!"
(which means "Little girl, I say to you, get up!")
immediately the girl stood up and walked around.
at this they were astonished.
Mark 5:41-42

Update on Saturday...... We went out had a wonderful lunch at one of our favorite restaurant in Enid...... Garcia's! We shopped very little because Kaylee and her friend had decided to make Sugar Cookies. What a project! We bought the ingredients, and planned the evening! We are off to the house to make cookies with one stop on the way. KC had not meet our pastors and his wife little girl yet. So we stopped by their house and played with JF and had a wonderful visit with the rest of the family. We came home and had grilled pork chops and made sugar cookies. It was a lot of fun and the cookies were wonderful......
Kaylee, KC and JF
KC holding JF, she was pretty excited to see the entire "F" family
Ashley sportin Pastor B sunglasses, looking good!
The start of the cookie project..........
Lets cut 2 flowers and one butterfly, great plan.

Look at we did, just a few more to go!

Lets stop and taste our work, YUMMY!

Dark purple icing may not have been the perfect color choice!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday to all of you! I hope you all have wonderul plans to chill, love with out limitations, and enjoy the day off. My girls and I are trying to make plans to do something, but really dont know what to do. I have been reading on the internet that "Confessions of a Shopaholic" movie is really cute, and the best thing is its only rated PG. You know a day of shopping and a movie about how its not good for us, sounds right up my alley. David is taking a class today I think that it will make him legal to carry a firearm. Not sure, but not because he did not tell me but because I did not listen.

Last night our boys won the second game of area...... Woo Hoo! They play again tonight in Mooreland, and play against Pioneer. GOOD LUCK DEVILS!

So today will be a girly day, with lots of fun to be had between my girls and me! We also have a special guest staying with us last night. A long lost friend of Kaylees's who moved away a few years ago has came for the night to catch up on old times. You should have heard the laughs and giggles from them. We are glad to have KC here with us for they few hours we get her. Bye Bye for know, have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home Study Done............ Check!

We are so excited to report that our pre home study was finished yesterday. With one more trip to Tulsa behind us, we can check home study off our list. It was the hardest of them all for many different reasons. She told us some things we needed to change about our culture, not sure how I am going to do that. Also it was difficult because it really played with our emotions. Some very difficult questions were asked, nothing we couldn't pass though..... lol I was very surprised when I realized we had been there for 2 hours and 15 minutes. All in all the pre home study is done!!!!! Our case worker said that she should have it in 2 weeks, so you can bet that in 14 days I WILL be calling..... ONE STEP CLOSER, CHICAGO HERE IT COMES!

Sorry for no pictures!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Award Recieved

Thank you so much Tammy for the award you gave me. I am so new to this that I am not sure what I am suppose to do. Tammy did help, but I am still unsure. So I would like to say Tammy I would give it back to you! You are truly a friend I cherish, I look forward to your encouragment and love. You always check my blog, and that means alot! I am so excited about what the Lord is doing in your life, and look forward to going through this journey with you! Love you Sister in Christ!

The Friendship Award
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Adoption Update!

David and April are very excited!!!! All of the Hague training is done, and David finished his required reading over the weekend. We are waiting patiently ~ well some what, I have sent 3 emails in the last 24 hours to our case worker ~ for a date when we can have our last of our 4 pre adoptions home studies. After this and our home study is wrote up, it will be sent to Immigration in Chicago! Once again......... Waiting is the name of the game!

April Update ~ I have been having some extreme back pains....... Went to the chiropractor for a week and a half Was not helping, found out why? After an x-ray my Dr found that I have a defected vertebrae. I will have it forever but my Dr. seems to think he will be able to help with the pain. The bad news is that I will have pain for the rest of my life. I seem to think that it will come and go though. I hope my thinking is right. All in all we have answers and know how to treat it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Here is wishing everyone a wonderful Valentines Day, may your day be filled with Love, spending time with those who you love, thanking the Lord for the husband/wife He has given you, holding those children really close and giving the Lord praise for your beautiful blessings. Tell someone you love them, and take in the beautiful day that we have today!

PS...... WTG Ringwood Lady Devils and Devils for winning the game last night. We are so proud of you and look forward to watching you tonight! YOU CAN DO IT!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blessings X 3


Wow what a wonderful last 24 hours we have had. The three adopting families have been blessed beyond our imaginations. I will share with as much details as I can!

First ~ The Johnson's family received a call from Immigration yesterday, calling to clear up some questions. After everything was cleared, they proceeded to tell them that their application was approved and they now have a fingerprint appt. The awesome thing is this was all done in 2 1/2 weeks. WOO HOO!

Second ~ The Hamm family has been blessed with some news they did not expect. They had a call from their agency this morning, telling them of the good news. I would like to share details, but I feel that that is up the The Hamm's........ But trust me it is awesome news....... WHAT A BLESSING!

Third ~ A very special family of friends to us gave us a blessing we did not expect for a million years. Due to the personal aspect of the blessing I cant give all the info, BUT they have touched us so much today that my eyes were filled with tears, and I can't say THANK YOU enough. To this family: May God bless you as much as you have blessed us today. This family means so much to us and we hope that we have an opportunity to serve them as well. Thank you again....... :)

What a day (24 hours) the Johnson's, Hamm's and Mueller's have had. We are reminded just how GREAT OUR GOD IS.

May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Numbers 6:24 - 26

Friday, February 6, 2009

Family of 11

Hello to all of you! Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged. Things are going very well in the Mueller home. We have been blessed to be able to help a very special family to us. The Johnsons house flooded and they needed a place to live for awhile. The young person in me hoped that it would be long awhile because it is like a big slumber party! We have done really well on both parts of the families. I was very happy when we could get everyone in a room and on a mattress (Thanks to all that helped with the mattress situation). It is really crazy sometimes with two family schedules. Some days we really don't even see each other. I am sure that Kaylee, Kenzie and Kayden don't mind because it really is like a very long weekend of fun and spending time together. Kaeleb and Kambry may be confused a little because they never leave "Abby's" house, which is probably weird to them. But they have done extremely well. All in all it really has been a blessing to us, to be able to be there for them.

Now an update for the adoption process. I have talked to our home study provider, in thoughts of scheduling our next home study. She has told us that we will meet next when we have all our required reading done. That is a little overwhelming to me...... I am not a reader, no surprise to some of you, and when I look at the list of reading I think "Wow that alot". I looks like a lot because I just don't like to read, but I have started and I am working on it until I get it done. Oh Wait...... I must do that anyways! David is going to work on Hague today, so hopefully he can get some more done. We are working toward that gift in the end......... OUR LITTLE GIRL IN CHINA!

We have a busy weekend ahead of us, two basketball games for Ringwood Devils and one basketball game in Stillwater. Kaylee and I get to go to Stillwater to watch OU and OSU girls play it out. Very excited about it because we are going with 14 other moms and daughters. Kaylee is really excited too!