Friday, March 25, 2011

Birthday boy

March 25
Happy Birthday dear Grandpa!!!
Happy Birthday to you!
...and we have have a brand new birthday on the Bronkema side today too!
Our second niece, in the past two weeks, was born this morning.
Photos and details coming soon =)
We can't wait to meet them both!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oh, Spring, where art thou?

I'm not sure our Crocus are pleased to live in Michigan today...
It's clear that spring HAS arrived... I keep seeing robins and spring flowers!
Now, if only the temperatures would catch on =)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

prayer requests

Right now we have friends in three different countries, bringing home their kids.

5 kids!!!

Uganda, Russia and Ethiopia.

So, for our prayer warriors out there, please lift up the Osborns adopting their daughter and son...the Hendriksens adopting their teenage son... and the Larsens adopting their daughter and son.

The Osborns and the Hendriksens both have many weeks ahead of them in country. Prayers for their loved ones and children who wait here in the US. Prayers for God's hand to lead, bond, protect, guide.

I love how God builds families.
I love it when His Hand is so clearly seen leading.
It just blows my mortal brain.

Finances...resources...these become the terms we get caught up in just trying to become a family. Which leads me to another thought.

Our church has an adoption ministry that help adoptive families financially. The "Sam and Ellie fund" will be having their annual Easter Flower Fundraiser starting soon. The flowers are great, but the kids it has helped come home are far greater. So, to the KCC families out there, I hope you'll help bring more babies into our church family =)

It helped us bring two of our kids home, and we will forever be greatful. Now I just want to help others do the same. It's not like spending money on STUFF...
It's LIVES of children.
People are willing to stretch their finances to very creative levels just to bring home their kids. And that is financial planning that I believe the Lord blesses.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eight is Great!

...Playing with our colorful flame candles on the little cake the restaurant gave us at breakfast.

Cole's balloons had lots of character thanks to Lyric and her marker.

Lazer tag