Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ice Cream (at the Honolulu Zoo!)

A couple photos of Tia enjoying some American Ice Cream while we visited the Zoo during our Hawaii trip. She loved the playground a lot also. Oh and the Giraffes :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Knock Knock!

Tia: "Knock Knock"
Mommy: "who's there?"
Tia: (a little smile on her face) "Knock Knock!"
Mommy: "Who's there?"
Tia: (a bigger smile . . .) "Knock Knock"
Mommy: (with a sigh) "Who's there?"
Tia: (GIGGLING!) Knock Knock!!!!!!"

and so it goes, several times a day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Little Miss USA

Tia and I spent a whirlwind 5 days flying to Hawaii to get her US citizenship - and US passport. Busy and FUN - and YIKES!!! 10 hours is a VERY long flight with a Tantruming, screaming (have I mentioned she has some rage issues??!!) 2 year old! Won't be doing that again for as long as possible. But yeah! she's really a US citizen now!

Oh and she is a darn good shopping buddy too :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Urgent PRAYER requested for family in China.

Please pray for this family! They are in China and the little girl they met has very serious issues and they cannot accept her. They are praying for another referral and thus far they have been told there are no children available at this time. Please pray that God would move mountains and they will get another referral!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Adding a Blog List

I had a question about how to put the blog list with updates on your blog so I though I would answer here:

Go into Layout then on the right side it will say "my blog list" , click on that and then you add the url and just check whichever boxes you want - you can even show the beginning of the post and their thumbnail if you'd like.

If that doesn't make sense let me know.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

more pigtails photos

I took these photos early Sunday morning while Tia and I were enjoying (her)bottle and (my) coffee. I love these sweet times with Tia - snuggling, giggling and just being together (oh and taking photos :).

I love those times with Jesus when I can just enjoy him too, when I let go of all my preconceived ideas about what He wants FROM me (as if!).
Today I am feeling blessed!

“It is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace” Hebrews 13:9

She is just so beautiful :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Look who's talking TWO!

a little lesson on how to talk TWO!

if anyone ever says "please don't . . ." you will always reply

"I NOT!"

If given a choice as to which you would like you will reply


If ever asked if you did something you will answer


when anyone picks up or touches anything of yours you will say

"MY ________"

Tia is talking a lot but it is funny to see how language progresses when you learn to speak when you are TWO years old :)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11