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7 Quick Takes- Big news in a not so big way, trees, presents, and total randomness!


1.  The Big News
I have had lots of people ask me in real life, and I have said a little too much on Facebook, so I am announcing this here in a not so big way right now . . .

We are adopting!

More to come on that.  A real post soon.  But for now, pray for us because, God willing, in about 18 months, we will be travelling to China!

2. My Mother's Day present

I am a bit behind the "technology curve."  I always have been. When I was a freshman in college, I took a class called Popular Music in America (don't judge). And, on the first day of class the professor asked us to raise our hand if we did NOT have a CD player?  (Yes, I am that old!) I was one of the two, in a class of about 60 people, who did not have a CD player.

And, today, I am a smart phone "hold out."  I am lucky I can text on my phone, really.  But, that will change.  I need one for work, so now it will be a tax write-off.  Hubby is hinting that this may just be a good Mother's Day present . . .


I am hoping so!


3. Tree Cutting Day

We had a tree in our back yard that was dangerously close to our house and had a rotten section of trunk.  Today was the day it was cut down.  Due to its proximity to the house, the fence, and our power line, they used a crane to LIFT large sections of the tree out of the back yard, over our house and into the front yard. 

 
 
 
You can see the whole front section that is rotted to the ground.
 
 
Yep, that 40 yr old trunk got lifted over our house!!
 
 
 
Little did the workers know that they would be fodder for a blog post!
The boys were enthralled and glued to the windows.  They were convinced that being a tree cutter was the coolest job ever when one of the men rode the crane from the front yard to high up in the tree in the back yard. 

4. Wordpress???

I am thinking of switching my blog to wordpress.  Not for blogging itself, but for the other options I can do with it. Between the Run for the Little Flowers, fundraising for our own adoption, and really needing a website that has information about my Life Coaching, I need a space with a little more flexibility. The only thing I do not like about Wordpress is having to type in so much info just to comment on a blog post.  That will not be my problem, but will be problematic for anyone who reads my blog and would actually like to comment.

What are your thoughts?  Anyone have wordpress and love it?

5. Adoption Fundraiser




Susan Elizabeth

Not ours, but this one is too cute not to share.  This family is adopting a little girl, Susan Elizabeth, from China with a heart condition and is doing a virtual run as a fundraiser. Go check it out!


6. Totally random

I found this picture when uploading he tree pictures to the computer.  Yes, that is a dog in a Christmas stocking!  And, no, it is not ours.

7.  Little Flower cuteness to make you smile through your weekend!
 
Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Comments

  1. Katie!
    I am so exited for you guys! The son or daughter who gets to be yours is so darn lucky :)

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  2. Congratulations on everything but mostly the adoption news!!
    Will of course continue to read and comment if you change to Wordpress.
    Good weekend!

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  3. Get ready, sister. Your life is about be even more blessed:) And your hands will be fuller, too, but so will that HEART of yours:) Keep me posted please!!!!

    Love,
    Lisa M.

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  4. Oh yay!!! Congratulations!! Can't wait to read more and follow along on the journey!

    And as a reader I don't much like Wordpress commenting but not enough that I wouldn't comment!

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  5. Praise God that is so exciting! What a lucky little one to have you for his/her mama...so beautiful!

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  6. Actually, I find Wordpress commenting easier than Blogger -- no captchas and easier filtering for spam. I've been using it and its predecessor for 10 years so I guess I'm kind of biased? :)

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  7. So excited for you and your family! I'll look forward to following along on your trip to your child in China. We have two sons from China and feel so, so very blessed.

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  8. You know that we are thrilled for you guys!!! I will have my eyes glued to your blog waiting for the posts sharing details on your adoption journey!! Word Press is where I am heading. After school is over, I'm doing a blog make-over and it's going to include the switch (hopefully June-ish). BTW your flowering bushes in your front yard are beautiful!! :)

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  9. We are all thrilled for your family!!!!

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  10. You have no idea how excited I am to read #1. We've just begun our own journey to adopt (special needs) from China as well. And since we live just a little north of you, it will be a huge boon to us to have someone local who will "get" it. I look forward to reading about your journey - and maybe chatting about our experiences along the way.

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  11. Yay! Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family. Wonderful news!

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